It’s not in it’s final form yet and I’m sure there will be a few changes before it’s finally released but I think it looks interesting. Up until this the only really viable sword-n-board was Large or Tower shield with Sacred/Stalwart Defenders. This will give me a reason to break out my Swashbuckler Shield that I’ve been storing all this time. I think it will also add a bit to the current multiclasses and bards out there to give them a bit more variety. Be sure to keep an eye on the discussion in the forum. Developers are getting and giving good feedback.
This also makes me wonder if Crystal Cove is coming back around the time of the update. Let the people who didn’t think there was a use for the Swashbuckler Shield get a chance to make one.