Been thinking about it for a while, while a nice idea, it seems too powerful to me. The limit on the number of uses is a nice thought - the wearer should decide when to use the powerful effect. This is a tool of heroes.
An alternative way for using the shield would require the user actually hitting (intercepting) the weapon, then willing the effect to happen. So in theory, even missiles and some spells could be destroyed in this way, were they not that fast.
GAG!!!!! The correct spelling of Sheild, is Shield.
Other than that, just a few more details. I like nice generic descriptions, as they are easy to incorporate into any campaign.
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interesting idea - I havent been immersed in the roleplaying scene as much as some of the others in this site, but I don't think i've heard of - let alone thought of - a defensive item which destroys weapons. Now! Onto the critique.
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An item to brighten places and blind evil creatures has been done before many times in different forms.
The destruction of weapons is almost over-powerful, though it has been capped slightly by still allowing projectiles and magic a chance to hit. Even still, perhaps putting a limit on it would be wise? Maybe it can only destroy a certain amount of weapons before It must be given time to rest?
I can 'see' this item though. I can imagine a great troll swinging a mighty axe at a warrior. The warrior brings up his puny shield as though to defend himself. A faint glint of light is seen, and the blade of the axe appears to melt away (also lightening the weapon and causing the troll to stumble off balance.)
As such, its a 3/5 for me. As the vote says, its an 'Alright idea'. Not bad at all, but could be better with some more time and thought.
*ahem* Anyways, nice idea! I like how it's defensive /and/ offensive. :-) However-- if Radagast wanted 'a brave soul' to find the shield, why did he chuck it in an underground lake? Seems to me it'd be more sensible to go out and find said soul, and give them the shield. Maybe he wanted people to have to go through the trial of searching and journeying to reach it, before they merited it or could handle it...? Go to Comment
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