Does triggered mean a shadow card is revealed or does it mean the shadow card resolves? What I’m asking is can you keep the shield’s +2 DEF benefit but still cancel the shadow effect through Hasty Stroke, Sterner than Steel, Balin, Erkenbrand or some other method?
Looks like the answer is yes. The language of all those shadow cancellation cards talks about the shadow triggering as what allows the cancellation to happen. This makes Round Shield quite useful given its cost, especially early on where other options might not have yet presented themselves. I’m guessing that a third to a half of shadows are the ones that raise the enemy’s attack, so Round Shield works as a repeatable cancel against them. And for the other shadows, a boost to DEF can’t hurt.
I’m really liking this card.