Shieldblocking is a technique employed by all kinds of warriors in battle. You can shieldblock in the following situations.
If you choose to shieldblock, the shield is completely destroyed (exceptions see below) and you take no damage or the attack is avoided respectively.
You can also shieldblock in the following situations:
When blocking with a magical shield, you block all damage. The shield must save vs. death (as a nth level fighter) or be destroyed. Follow these guidelines to determine the saving throw category of your shield: