I think the Wooden shield of OSRS should be added with a buff as a new content in Smithing where we players can make a Round Shield?
To make a Round Shield, players are required these materials
Bronze Round Shield
Wooden Shield + 1 Bronze Bar
Iron Round Shield
Wooden Shield + 1 logs + 1 Iron Bar
Steel Round Shield
Wooden Shield +1 Oak logs 1 Steel Bar
Mithril Round Shield
Wooden Shield + 1 Willow logs + 1 Mithril Bar
Adamant Round Shield
Wooden Shield + Maple logs + 1 Adamantite Bar
Runite Round Shield
Wooden Shield + 1 Yew logs + 1 Runite Bar
The round shield shall be weaker than a Sq Shield though in defence
(except for bronze where it will have the same def bonus with bronze sq)
The reason why logs are required is because to make it more sturdier so that the metal bar attached to the shield makes the shield more durable and stronger
It may look a little bit impractical to use due to it's lack of defence bonus but Wooden Shields offers 0 penalty towards Range and Magic Attack
So I think that F2P and P2P starter players that is on a very tight budget can benefit using the shield due to it's low cost.
Along the way, If the idea of this wooden shield buff is passed, then Treasure Trails may also received Round Shields contents by adding (g), (t) and god trimmed contents just like the new Wooden Shield(g) received. Not to mention maybe the round shield with the god trimmed will get the God's Icon emblem on the shields as well?
So thoughts on this random idea?
Edited by Isndar, 22 December 2016 - 12:58 AM.