How do these two interact?
The Bashing enhancement states that your shield does damage as if it were two size categories larger, and acts as a +1 weapon in combat.
The Shield Master feat says you add your shield's enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls as if it were your weapon's enhancement bonus.
So, if I have a +3 Bashing shield, does it:
- Function as a +4 weapon (+3 from enhancement bonus, +1 from bashing)
- Function only as a +3 weapon (With the +3 enhancement overriding the +1 from bashing)
If it's the former, I think it would be worth it for me because I would be essentially trading +1 to AC to go from a d4 to a d8.
If it's the later, I would rather just have a +4 shield since I would be not only be losing out on the +1 to AC, but also the +1 hit and damage from Shield Master.