WALL OF STEEL
By closing ranks and locking shields together, you and your teammates form an impenetrable barrier to shield a more vulnerable team member from enemies.
Training: Your group stands in a tight formation and locks shields while a hired mercenary or assistant pelts everyone with blunt arrows. Each bruising shot reminds you to improve your form and teamwork.
Task Leader Prerequisite: Tower Shield Proficiency and base attack bonus +8.
Team Member Prerequisite: Shield Proficiency and base attack bonus +2.
Benefit: As a swift action, any member of the team can lose his shield bonus to AC and grant it to a single adjacent team member instead. This bonus stacks with the recipient’s existing shield bonus, if any.
Tip: Any arcane spellcasters who are frequently exposed to missile fire might want to take the Shield Proficiency feat to gain this teamwork benefit.