While out hunting with my little newb, I discovered that the enhanced shield I've been using had a durability of 262. I thought that the max was 255, so I decided I'd ask the fine folks in the rare forum for some information. Well, in order to not make a total fool of myself, I opted to experiment with some PoF. I figured I'd either increase the durability (thus knowing that I didn't have anything special), or I would get a message that I couldn't fortify said object any more. Well, I was able to fortify my shield only to see the durability DROP back down to 255! I'm an idiot. . . So, if I hadn't messed things up, would my shield have been worth anything? I'm going to beat myself, violently, about the head and shoulders if I've un-rared a rare, heh.