This week’s misread magic item comes to us by way of dropping a single letter. The original item, the Arrow-Catching Shield, is pretty cool in its own right. It gives the bearer a reaction that allows them to interpose herself in front of a target of a ranged attack, while also significantly increasing her own AC. It’s a rare item, and takes an attunement slot, but it’s totally bitchin’. However, catching is awfully close to caching, something I deal with a lot in my day job. Which made me think, man how cool would a shield be that could cache arrows? In short, pretty bitchin’ in its own right!
Armor(shield), rare(requires attunement)
You gain a +2 bonus to AC against ranged attacks while you wield this shield. This bonus is in addition to the shield’s normal bonus to AC.
You may use your reaction to absorb a missile into the shield if it would otherwise miss you. You may store up to your proficiency bonus in missile weapons in this fashion. As an action, you may forcibly expel the missile from your shield. The expelled missile is a +2 missile, has a range of 100/400, uses Dexterity to resolve the attack, the bearer of this shield is always proficient in this attack, and deals 1d10 piercing + 1d6 force damage.
If the attack is a critical hit, the target must succeed on a DC 17 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target succeeds on the saving throw, it takes an additional 3d6 force damage.