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A buckler was a small shield useful as a defense in melee combat. Due to its small size, a buckler was of limited use in defending against missiles.[citation needed]


Bucklers could be made from various objects. Fighting clerics could strap a field brazier to their arm to serve as a buckler.[1] The eladrin wizard Caelynna used a clamshell as a buckler.[2] In Zakhara, many daraqs (Zakharan bucklers) were made from tortoise shells.[3]

Bucklers were used by many groups. The Cultists of the Shattered Peak typically used bucklers.[4] The amlakkar guard of Calimport typically wielded scimitars with bucklers.[citation needed]

Bucklers sometimes served a symbolic purpose. Priests of Arvoreen wore buckler amulets.[5]

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  1. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 32. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mel Odom (2009). Wrath of the Blue Lady. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 9780786951925.
  3. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 156. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  4. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  5. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 201. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  6. Thomas M. Reid (December 2003). Insurrection. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 200. ISBN 0-7869-3033-0.