Q: Dear Sage,
If my shield and my shield spikes are made from different material, what material does it count for when making a shield bash attack?
A: Use the material of the shield spikes. An adamantine shield with cold iron shield spikes would count as a cold iron weapon when making a shield bash attack.
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The Sage is a mammal classified in the bear family, Ursidae, native to central and southern China. Debate continues as to whether he is truly a bear or more related to the raccoon rather than the bear, or perhaps in a family of his own. When not eating bamboo and answering rules questions, he works under the nom de plume of Andy Collins as an RPG developer in Wizards of the Coast R&D, where his development credits include Complete Mage, Dragon Magic, and the Player's Handbook v.3.5. He can be easily recognized by his large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, ears and on his rotund body.