: Although a shield is usually a defensive item, a barbed shield turns the tables on attackers because of the long spikes and blades attached to it. While too awkward to use as a weapon, a barbed shield provides added protection against enemies that attempt to grab you, because the spikes and barbs built into it cut into them.AC Bonus
: 18 lb.Cost
: 20 gp.Special
: Heavy Shields
Published in Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium, page(s) 8.