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eldamir July 5th, 2016 07:45 AM

can one use a shield in the offhand with a light weapon
 
The 5e SRD module for Hero Lab lets me equip a shield at the same time as a light weapon in the offhand, but I can't find anything to allow the same in the PHB or DMG.
Is this a bug, or am I missing something in the rules?

thanks in advance.

Mergon July 5th, 2016 12:38 PM

A 1-handed weapon is a 1-handed weapon; whether its a light, finesse, versatile, or otherwise. As long as you are proficient with a shield you can wield a 1-handed weapon with a shield. You can probably even wield a 1-handed weapon with a non-proficient shield if you are willing to take Disadvantage on all d20 rolls while doing so. :)

dafrca July 5th, 2016 08:39 PM

Mergon, I think you miss the point. I can equip a Long Sword in Hand #1, a Short Sword in Hand#2, and equip a shield as well. Shouldn't the shield take up the slot in hand #2 and thus make the Short Sword unequippable? Or the visa-versa? I too just assumed it was a bug and dealt with it by not trying to equip all three because I could nto find in the rules where I could equip all three.

Mergon July 5th, 2016 10:38 PM

Ah, yea that's a bug, though I use it as a feature myself. I created a shield bash weapon. With what you are describing I can wield my weapon and a shield bash while equipping a shield.

Hollis July 7th, 2016 02:20 PM

That is indeed a bug. Can you report it to tech support, please?

eldamir July 7th, 2016 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollis (Post 231836)
That is indeed a bug. Can you report it to tech support, please?

Thanks Hollis.
I just submitted a bug report for this.

dafrca July 7th, 2016 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eldamir (Post 231841)
Thanks Hollis.
I just submitted a bug report for this.

Thanks for doing that. :)


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