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I know Luck helps with getting monsters to drop items when they die, but does it help rarer items drop from chests? It has been many years since I played this and I seem to remember Luck not effecting chest drops, but I cannot remember for sure. Can someone please help me out with this? Thank you! !
There was always a great debate on whether Luck gear affects the boss chests (or chests in general) or not. Some people believed it and had great experience with luck gear, others didn't believe it, and neither did they have good experience with luck gear and believed that using max DPS builds was more effective. There's also a theory that Luck itself doesn't affect chests that much, but Ebisu Raiment and Thief Rings do.
There's no real way to test it out, and it still can either take ages to get the desired items even with Luck gear or you can get a super rare item within few tries with very basic gear. In general though, if it doesn't slow you down significantly then you might as well use Luck gear. However if it makes your runs significantly longer, then it's probably better to run DPS gear instead.
Sorry for not having a definitive answer, but this topic always was a huge controversy in CV:HD community, so it's really hard to answer it one way or another.
for the past 9 years most people think there's no effect on chests. but can't really be tested. your best bet is to max your DPS and finish levels as fast as you can to get more chests drops.
some people think for chests luck will raise the drop rates for everything equally. so since 100% is the max then all that increase just change something from a 1/100 chance to 2/200 chance so still ends up being the exact same drop rate.
again it's hard to test since you could do 1 run with no luck and get sonic boots or you can do 1000 with max luck and still not get it. in the like 300~ hours i played the game i feel like it makes no difference.
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