After discussion in a few places (here, IRC, IM) regarding the first cut at the Shield Proficiency Talent, I’ve tweaked it a bit.
This talent allows you to use a shield to increasingly greater effect, ultimately providing impenetrable defenses, defense against spells, and even the ability to turn spells on their caster.
|Free||Proficiency with light shields|
|Basic||Proficiency with heavy shields, Shield Wall|
|Expert||Proficiency with shield bashing and tower shields. Improved Shield Wall|
|Heroic||Shield Protector, Deflect Arrows|
A character is free to use a shield if the shield is equipped and the character is not helpless (yes, it works while flatfooted).