Shields are one of the most common defensive pieces of armor. Over long combats its weight requires good strength and endurance, but being able to use the shield against most types of ranged attacks proves to outweigh its disadvantages.
You may use the Shield if you are using another one-handed (1 Hand Icon) Weapon of Choice in play. Play this card before the game begins. You can only attack as if disarmed if the only Weapon of Choice you are armed with is Shield. Any basic block you play may remain in play as a Guard and is considered to be a Standing Defense. At the beginning of your turn, you must discard the top card of your Endurance for each Guard you have in play.