I’m sure a lot of you remember the days when you were unfortunate enough to get the knockback enchant on your best/first MC diamond sword. Oh, the nightmare of chasing down those skeletons .
Anyway, as a shield is there to provide extra protection why would you want to create distance between you and the enemy? And since you’ll be wielding a one-handed weapon the distance you create will be counterproductive in my opinion.
How about a very short stun or sunder? I’m already having enough fun with those back-paddling archers .
And how about buffing kick to provide a knockback if wielding the appropriate weapon combo?