I recently did Peryite’s quest and got this really bad-ass shield, Spellbreaker. However, its armor type is Heavy and I concentrated my armor perks on the Light Armor perk tree, and this includes the ‘Custom Fit‘ perk (25% Armor bonus if wearing all Light Armor).
If I’m wearing all Light Armor, while wielding a ‘Heavy Armor’ shield like Spellbreaker, will I still get the Custom Fit perk bonus?
Also, is this the same case with similar perks like Wind Walker/Tower of Strength (Stamina regenerates 50% faster in all Light Armor / 50% less stagger when wearing only Heavy Armor) and Matching Set (additional 25% Armor bonus if wearing a matched set of Armor – assuming that the player has a matching set of armor, except for the shield, which is a different armor type).
I just tested this out on my character and can safely say that no, the shield being Heavy Armor will not remove the bonuses received from Custom Fit, Wind Walker, or Matching Set. Those bonuses are applied as long as you have Light Armor equipped to your Head, Chest, Hands, and Feet. So, boots, gloves, helm, and armor. The shield has nothing to do with those perks, so you’re good!