Battle Cloak, GnomeThis exotic shield is not a shield in the typical sense, but rather a special cloak that can be used to foil an opponent's attacks. Since the cloak is not really a shield, it confers no shield bonus to wearers who do not have the appropriate exotic shield proficiency.
You cannot use a battle cloak to make a shield bash attack, but a proficient user can use it to make a disarm attempt. When using a gnome battle cloak, you gain a +4 bonus on opposed attack rolls made to disarm an enemy (including the roll to avoid being disarmed if such an attempt fails).
When used in combat, a gnome battlecloak occupies a hand just as a light shield does, allowing you to carry other items in that hand but not wield a weapon with it. Gnome battlecloaks are retrieved and readied just like other shields.
|Battle Cloak, Gnome (Exotic Shield)|
|Cost||Armor Bonus||Max Dex
|AC Penalty||Arcane Spell Failure||Base spd
|5 gp||+1||-||0%||-||-||1 lb.|| Races of Stone