Vault hunter relic

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2 years ago#1
Does this +5% rare drop rate actually work? And if so does it only apply to 'rare' gear or to purple/Legendary/ pearlescent as well?
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2 years ago#2
Heh asked this awhile ago myself, General consenus is it only effects green and blue drops. Handy at the beginning but quickly outclassed.
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2 years ago#3
It basically works like any other boosting percentage in the game, being it boosts by a percentage of a percentage.

Take whatever the drop rate is, and multiply it by 5%, NOT add it. Which is why this works against most legendary drops. Or at least the most sought after ones, anyway. The rarest loot usually has less than a 1% chance to drop, and if something under 1% is multiplied by 5% it actually gets decreased, so you don't wanna wear it if you're after rare gear. If you're willing to settle for blues and greens, its probably not too bad.
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2 years ago#4
Well that is very disappointing.
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2 years ago#5
bgwilly255 posted...
Well that is very disappointing.


The white gearbox weapons make up for it though
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2 years ago#6
Incorrect. It adds 5% of the current drop rate. So a weapon with a 1% chance to drop will have a 1.05% chance with the relic
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2 years ago#7
WretchedOwl posted...
It basically works like any other boosting percentage in the game, being it boosts by a percentage of a percentage.

Take whatever the drop rate is, and multiply it by 5%, NOT add it. Which is why this works against most legendary drops. Or at least the most sought after ones, anyway. The rarest loot usually has less than a 1% chance to drop, and if something under 1% is multiplied by 5% it actually gets decreased, so you don't wanna wear it if you're after rare gear. If you're willing to settle for blues and greens, its probably not too bad.


You need to spend more time in math class.
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