I am taking the Squire feat from Knights of the Inner Sea. I want my Combat Healer Squire to be useful in combat, without hogging too much of the spotlight from the other players. So, here's a rough draft of what I was thinking. Just looking for a critique on whether this will be useful or wasteful.
Human Combat Healer, built with heroic NPC array:
Dex 13 + 2
1 - Improved Shield Bash, Saving Shield
3 - either Extra Lay on Hands or Combat Reflexes
Skills go primarily into Heal, Handle Animal, and Ride.
The basic idea is to equip him with a heavy shield as his primary weapon, and then place him beside the character that is most heavily engaged or most vulnerable in combat. On his action, he will use Aid Another to grant a bonus to my or my ally's AC, and can use Saving Shield as an immediate action to give an additional bonus. His only real offense will be if he gets an AoO.
Should be able to contribute without taking any of the limelight....