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Re: We need clarification on the luck stat

by ShadowDrakken
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We need clarification on the luck stat

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So far the only official comment on luck I've found is a vague tweet about how luck increases the chances of getting higher rarity drops. 

 

There are numerous conflicting comments and anecdotes on reddit as there always tend to be when RNG loot is involved. Some insist luck has zero impact on getting masterwork or legendary gear. Others insist their luck set consistently makes them get more masterwork items. Some are claiming they use to consistently get X drops over time with their luck sets but are no longer getting them since the patch (potential stealth nerf to drop rates or to luck affecting something it wasn't supposed to be). 

 

This isn't something one person can really tell reliably on their own because it involves RNG. I've tested a luck set myself on my Colossus, but RNG is still RNG, so even if it's working sometimes I still get no drops in a run (besides the guaranteed drops from certain content on GM1) and sometimes I get multiples whether I have a luck set on with over 100% or none at all. 

 

It really isn't something the developers should leave players in the dark about. Some people are using luck gear over larger upgrades because they believe it will result in getting more drops. If luck doesn't work on masterwork+ items, people should know. If a developer could clarify how this stat works more specifically and if and how it affects potential masterwork drops, that would be great.

 

There's also the question of how luck works in groups. Does it only affect your personal drops? Does the luck of the person who got a kill or opened a chest affect the drops for everyone? Does luck average out over the entire group when it affects drops (the way Diablo 3 splits bonus experience stats)? I've seen some players claim with enough luck you never get white drops anymore, but when trying farming with a set with 150ish luck, I still saw white drops occasionally.

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You'd think that in a loot-focused game, stuff like this would be very well explained (along with all the other ambiguous/broken stats).

 

This is Anthem.  You thought wrong!

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There is also a rumor going around that legendaries have a hard limit of 2/reset.  So RNG would only serve to work against you.   You could never benefit.  Pretty shady imho, and will certainly lead to .. i got my 2 leggos .. time to log off for the day.

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Yesterday I put together a luck set just to see. Was sitting at 151%, ran 3 stronghold's. Recieved 4-5 MW's per run. Today after downloading the update, I got 2 MW after 6 hrs of play, from stronghold and event chest's(not including the the MW you get from finishing). I even added another luck item jumping me up to 186%.

 

Either I was incredibly lucky yesterday, and unlucky today or they did a stealth nerf to luck. I did notice a increase in drop's in general. I recieved a ton of epic quality drop's, more then I normally see. 

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Not a stealth nerf, the nerf is in the forum post regarding the patch notes. It's just missing from the main patch notes.

 

Chests got nerfed though, not Luck specifically.

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Are you referring to the nerf to freeplay chests or a newer change? I thought they specifically said stronghold chests were not changed the other day.


Today I'm starting to see a lot of people mention that stronghold drops may have been nerfed now as well in today's patch. I haven't tested that myself yet as I haven't played today.

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