I thought the Vault Hunter's Relic only made Blue/Green more likely to drop, decreasing the chances at an Orange (since the other two are more likely).
I don't know, just that when I applied that relic and took down a "Boss" I got the Orange Weapon.
VH relic does nothing. You just got lucky.
It does something, it's just a stupidly small % that it's irrelevant, but it is technically something. --- There is one big difference between Call of Duty and Skyrim. Call of Duty adds content each game while Bethesda takes away. -MC2011