Sorry for such a basic question, but my search-fu is really failing me today ... I want to know how to make a heavy shield a weapon.
Background: Looking at a funny setup for a melee ranger|warden, Str+Wis, and I really don't want to give up shield use. The build requires Hybrid Talent spent on Guardian Might, and I'm worried about my defenses because I'll be making myself a pretty attractive target. Unfortunately, there are few ranger powers that work for a single melee weapon. But if I can make my heavy shield a functional weapon (through item or feat, NOT paragon path), I can delve into all the two-weapon ranger powers.
Can it be done without making the shield worthless as a shield?
Avatar by Meltheim: Eveve, dwarven battlemind, 4e Dark Sun
There are also the 'Fighting Shield' shield enhancements from a Dragon 385
Originally Posted by Fighting Shield
This shield can be used as a one-handed melee weapon with +3 proficiency, 1d6 damage, heavy blade, off-hand. It grants a +1 enhancement bonus to attack rolls and damage rolls when used as a melee weapon, and it deals 1d6 extra damage on a critical hit.
That's the IL1 version, there are higher level ones that count as different weapon groups.
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