Also called a parrying dagger, the main gauche is used as an off-hand weapon in conjunction with a single-handed sword. They are designed to parry, or defend, more effectively than a simple dagger form, incorporating a wider guard to better protect the …
A spiked buckler is a small shield griped in the hand, typically used as a companion weapon in close combat.
A round shield can refer to any type of hand-held shield that has a round shape. They come in highly varying sizes, and have, in different forms, been very popular throughout Thedas.
A kite shield is a distinct type of shield. Designed as either a reverse teardrop shape or flat-topped. The tapering point extends down to either a distinct or rounded point.
Essentially providing a small wall of protection, the tower shield is typically rectangular but is occasionally rounded. The cost a bulk is the only thing that deters most from using this in combat.