Q: Dear Sage,
Does the use of the shield counter maneuver (Tome of Battle p60) incur penalties for two-weapon fighting? If so, do these apply to the next round’s attacks as well?
The shield bash allowed by this maneuver suffers a –2 penalty on the attack roll (as listed in the maneuver description), but no other penalties for two-weapon fighting apply.
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