Boulder Shield

Armor (shield), very rare

This rough-hewn +2 shield is carved from stout mountain stone. It imbues you with the implacable strength of stone, granting you advantage on Strength (Athletics) checks made to Shove a creature as long as both you and it are standing on the ground. When you successfully Shove a creature, you deal 1d8 bludgeoning damage plus your Strength modifier; this is considered an attack with a magical weapon.

In addition, when you successfully Shove a creature, you can use a bonus action to cause them to be rooted to the ground, becoming restrained if they fail a DC 14 Strength saving throw. A restrained creature can break free on its turn with a DC 14 Strength check. Otherwise, it remains rooted to the ground for 1 minute. Once you root a creature in this way, you cannot use this ability again until you complete a short rest.

The boulder shield makes you very difficult to move when you are standing on the ground. You have advantage on saving throws or checks to resist being knocked prone or pushed back. In addition, if you are targeted with a ranged weapon or spell attack using stones (including those hurled by giants and siege weapons), as a reaction you can give the attacker disadvantage on their attack roll against you.

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