Shield Specialization

Choose one type of shield, such as bucklers, for which you have already selected the Shield Focus feat. You are better at blocking attacks with that type of shield.

Prerequisite(s): Proficiency with selected shield, Shield Focus with selected shield, 4th-level fighter.

Benefit: While wielding the selected shield, the shield bonus granted to your Armor Class is increased by +2. This bonus requires activity on your part, and thus the increase is lost whenever you are denied your Dexterity bonus to Armor Class. Because it is an increase in the shield bonus, it does not apply to incorporeal or touch attacks. This benefit applies both to standard shields and to shields made of special materials, such as mithral or darkwood.

Special: You may take this feat multiple times; its effects do not stack. Each time you select this feat applies to a different shield type for which you have learned Shield Focus.