I have been struggling to stick with a character for a long term campaign and I was hoping to get some assistance from the wizards community to help solve my problem. I have been wanting to make a martial power source character who uses light armor but I don't care for the rogue or ranger flavor. I really like the idea of a tempest fighter, but using a shield instead of two weapons, is that even possible? Ultimately, I like the idea of a lightly armored fighter using a sword and light shield, wielding the shield as a weapon to remain a striker more than a defender. I don't need to be optimized, but I don't want to be useless. Thanks for any info.