On the one hand, the stats on your shield don't matter too much while you're leveling, and any old shield will allow you to block. But on the other hand, it is nice to improve your stats as you level, and light shields with stats good for captains are few and far between.
I would suggest asking your kin members or players on glff or the trade channel if they can craft you a better shield. It is not a highly sought item--most captains don't use shields while leveling--and most metalsmiths probably don't bother crafting them for sale on the auction house. But it usually is pretty easy to craft, so you should be able to get a good one if you ask nicely enough.
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. ~ Faramir
Undo the U12 class changes. The trait trees were, are, and will always be a bad idea.
Maedhric 100 Captain, Nunion 93 Champion, Taraviel 85 Minstrel, etc...