I was reviewing all 3 of MetaVoid's characters today.

One common thing I noticed was that he was using a Rhythm blade weapon in his off hand to take a shield bonus to AC and Reflex, but from what I've seen from threads like this one. There is somewhat of a consensus the Rhythm blade only improves and existing shield bonus, but does not provide one on its own in absence of another shield bonus. So if you don't have something like a weapon with the defensive property, or the two-weapon defense feat or anything else that provides a shield bonus to AC and/or Reflex, the Rhythm Blade does nothing.

I wanted some judges to weigh in as to how this weapon will work in L4W, since it appears that it would have a significant impact on MetaVoid's characters.

Thanks.