7 Shield Spell Feats takes the standard Bullet Point format of 3 column landscape orientation and adds what I can only describe as really sub-par artwork. I know I know, art is just icing in a product like this, but I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't state my opinion, now would I?
OK, by now I think everyone alive knows what the Bullet Points are, but just in case...a quick and easy handful of material designed around one central theme, contained in the barest amount of page count possible. Got it? OK, let's move on...
This time out we are treated to a collection of feats intended to enhance the classic [i[shield[/i] spell. Covering Shield starts us off, giving us a feat that allows you to extend the benefit of the shield spell to an adjacent comrade. OK, kind of boring, but practical...and the practical stuff is at the end of the day the bones upon which the entire system is built, lol.
Elemental Shield allows you to attune your shield vs. a specific elemental attack, giving your elemental resistance a boost. Force Shielding is easily the first true feat to shine for me, as it turns this defensive spell into something far more offensive. Allowing for the casting of this spell upon a physical shield, it transfers the normal AC bonus into a force effect instead...which can then be utilized in touch attacks...yeah...let it sink in.
Reactive Shield lets you use this spell to affect your CMD as well, Shield Spell Bash allows you to use the field of force that is manifested by the spell to perform shield bash attacks, which could present some interesting group tactics on a battlefield to say the least. Shield Properties allows you to trade a percentage of the AC bonus of the spell for magical shield properties to enhance the shield. Tower Shield Spell lets you gain a higher AC bonus by stretching your shield to the sizes of a tower shield at the cost of a negative to attack. The spell may be weightless, but the sheer size of this thing leaves it in the way for attacks to some degree. As an added benefit, you gain a degree of coverage thanks to the sheer amount of space this thing will take up.
Tallying it all up, where-as there were a few that didn't ring any bells for me, everything here is useful, and makes sense. I saw nothing wasted in the designs, nor any “bad” feats here. I did stumble across a few grammatical missteps, but not enough to create confusion or misunderstanding. In the end I am going with a solid 4 star rating for this Bullet Point.
[4 of 5 Stars!]