Upgrade my HoZ Ok, First I'm non-ladder on US West, I've noticed that alot of characters have shields that look transparent and glow. I figured they had a certian unique shield I wanted until I asked to see one and found that they had the same shield I had, A Hoz. So, my question is, Has thier shield been upgraded and if so how. Yes, I have read the hordiac page on transmuting items. Yet reading that, It seems that only a ladder character can upgrade exceptional or unique weapons and armor. I also assume that belts, shields, gloves, helms and boots all fall under the upgrade recipie of armor. I'm looking for some help and hope the answer I get is... Yup, you can upgrade your shield no problem and it will look just like the others. But an explanation as to why I can upgrade and not be on ladder would be a better answer for me. Thanks for looking and responding if you do.