I was playing a game the other day and my DM awarded me "any +1 magic shield."
So imagine my surprise when I could not find a single +1 shield of any type in the compendium. There's tons of magic shields, bracers, etc. But I couldn't find any that were simply "+1 heavy shield" with perhaps some extra stuff on it.
Magic shields don't confer numerical bonus to AC in 4E and don't fall under the Magic Armor +X enchantment as they are Arm slot items.
The are very few magic items - apart from enchantment on armor - that provide and increase in AC.
(for completness sake i personally only know of 2; a ring worth several million (level 30 or so) and - boots of the fencing master - giving one AC and reflex bonus if you shift - worth several hundred)
There are shields that have useful and interesting powers.
Which just shows that you know of comparatively few items. There are dozens which give bonuses to AC of various sorts. Probably the most important being the Elven Chain Shirt, which gives and always-on +1/2/3 item bonus to AC in light armour.
Personally I don't see why they can't have enhancement bonuses to AC.
That might make them slightly more competitive with existing arms slot items, as there aren't many magic shields that I've ever seen anyone use past Shield of Deflection.
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