In response to @xx_alucard and @Adhana, I agree with what you said, in theory kick “should” work but indeed yet it doesnt, i think its a matter of time til FC tweak it. They already raise the kick speed, it was too slow before.
metal shields indeed is heavy to stay lifted , but in medieval times shield users had to be very strong to hold those, because lifting them or not, they had to carry them all the time as the shields were attached on the arm, its not like in games where you unnequip it.
I dont know about durability against arrows, but if arrows can break them quickly depending on the situation, its another factor, because if you dont have a cover, you are really f*cked against good archers above a wall.
Now, if a drain is implemented, i dont see a problem if being a slow drain. But still, I wanna see blocking, kicking and equiping weapons being more responsive.
Maybe agility could make equiping animations faster.