Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

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Pony Cavaliers and Shields

Post by Irockman1 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:35 am

A german supplier for boarding shields?

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Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by David » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:24 pm

I'm not sure I understand the question. Shields give a shield bonus and armor an armor bonus. They should stack without issue.

Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by David » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:24 pm

At a glance, could work. I admit to not playing a lot of cavaliers.

Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by EquestrianScholar » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:59 am

David wrote:Zap.

Thanks David, I appreciate you fixing my mistake. :)

What do you think of the above revision when it comes to the Cavalier?

Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by David » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:50 am


Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by EquestrianScholar » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:14 am

I have for my game a somewhat edited Cavalier archetype from a 3rd party source for the quadruped races, which while not as helpful for ponies wielding shield does cover the question involving mounts:

Class Skills: The new cavaliers remove Handle Animal and Ride from their list of class skills.
Swift (Ex): A cavalier’s base land speed is increased by 10 feet. Additionally, the cavalier may add Endurance, Fleet, and Run to the list of bonus feats available to him at 6th level.
This ability replaces mount.
Great Charge (Ex): At 3rd level, a cavalier learns to make more accurate charge attacks. The cavalier receives a +4 bonus on melee attack rolls made as part of a charge. In addition, a cavalier does not suffer a penalty to his Armor Class after making a charge, and is always considered to be mounted when charging with a lance.
This ability replaces cavalier’s charge.
Spring Attack (Ex): At 4th level, a cavalier gains Spring Attack as a bonus feat, even if he does not have the normal prerequisites. If the cavalier already possesses this feat, he may select any combat feat for which he qualifies instead.
This ability replaces expert handler.
Improved Great Charge (Ex): At 11th level, a cavalier learns to make devastating charge attacks. The threat range of any weapon wielded during a charge is doubled. This increase does not stack with other effects that increase the threat range of the weapon. In addition, the cavalier can make a free bull rush, disarm, sunder, or trip combat maneuver if his charge attack is successful. This free combat maneuver does not provoke an attack of opportunity.
This ability replaces mighty charge.

Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by Mystic_Knight » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:16 pm

I'd have the shield strapped to the shoulder on one side and the lance/spear/ect strapped to the other, or held in the mouth if its a one handed weapon.

Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by David » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:22 pm

By putting the sword, spear, lance, or what not into their saddle rack before wielding the shield. The real question is how to switch things up in the middle of combat. Short Answer: Awkwardly.

Strapping it to your saddle rack could maybe work? If your GM is alright with you doing that, I won't think poorly of you. If you're going to allow a saddle rack to hold two weapons or a weapon and a shield at once, however, I would suggest removing the option to wield weapons or shields in the mouth, since you have basically negated the need for it.

Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by Dragonflame » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:13 pm

How could a non-unicorn pony wield a sword, or anything really, while holding a mouth sheild? And how could it move well if the sheild is larger than a buckler? Could they strap a sheild to the saddle rack? Or strap it to a foreleg?

Re: Pony Cavaliers, and Shields.

Post by lonewolf23k » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:45 pm

I've been going through my books, looking for viable options to replace the Mount. Best I could find is giving the Cavalier Improved Overrun Attack as a Bonus Feat at level 1 to replace Mount, then alter the Cavalier's Charge chain of Class Abilities to apply to ordinary Charges rather then Mounted Charges. Pony Cavaliers don't need Mounts to make a cavalry charge.

Maybe call this Cavalier Archetype the Destrier?

Edit: Actually, found an alternate bonus feat concept from the Pathfinder OGC: Stable Gallop. Just need to adapt the Feat to apply to the Pony Cavalier's own AC when charging.