Shield Proficiency

Type: General
Source: Player's Handbook

You are proficient with shields.
Benefit: You can use a shield and suffer only the standard penalties (see Table 7-5: Armor, page 104).
Special: Barbarians, bards, clerics, druids, fighters, paladins, and rangers have this feat for free. Monks, rogues, sorcerers, and wizards do not.