"Your skill with a shield goes beyond 'defense' and straight into 'offense,' adding some of your shield's armor value directly to your melee attacks as physical damage." (Requires a Shield and any melee weapon)
- At Rank 1, Sword and Board converts 20% of the armor value of the equipped shield into a flat Physical Damage modifier for the equipped weapon.
- Note: No text is displayed to show the increased damage on the weapon in the Inventory screen, but the player can view the Arcane Statistics screen to see the increased damage
- Each subsequent rank increases the percentage of armor transferred by 5%, up to 90% at Rank 15.