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Explain orange gear to me


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FunkyOne
12.20.2011 , 04:25 PM | #11
You're missing something. Mods. Orange gear is like Heirlooms, yes. But unlike Heirloos, you have to re-enchant them every few levels. Their stats are based on the mods inside them. Alll orange gear is fully mod-able. A LS can have a hilt, a color crystal, a mod, and a something else I can't remember the name of. So the LS you have now is probably full of level 20ish mods. The one from the Esseles is probably full of level 9ish mods.

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kanezfan
12.20.2011 , 04:25 PM | #12
I've been upgrading mine. I guess what I'm really asking is do the base stats on it increase too or do they stay the same forever?

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Zakka
12.20.2011 , 04:25 PM | #13
Its kinda of cool actually if you like a piece gear or several pieces of gear you can just put new stuff in it so you can keep the look.

The thing is I haven't seen gloves or boots that you can do with this, just legs, chest and helm.
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BigLuvins
12.20.2011 , 04:26 PM | #14
Orange has fully customizable stat categories which are changed with different mods that must be updated to match your level.
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Khors
12.20.2011 , 04:26 PM | #15
Same for Blue gear. It is slotted with mods that are one to 2 points less in quality, but can match the quality of am Orange piece by slotting-in equivalently higher mods.

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kanezfan
12.20.2011 , 04:26 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by FunkyOne View Post
You're missing something. Mods. Orange gear is like Heirlooms, yes. But unlike Heirloos, you have to re-enchant them every few levels. Their stats are based on the mods inside them. Alll orange gear is fully mod-able. A LS can have a hilt, a color crystal, a mod, and a something else I can't remember the name of. So the LS you have now is probably full of level 20ish mods. The one from the Esseles is probably full of level 9ish mods.
OK that is what I wanted to know. I dig it.

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phowell
12.20.2011 , 04:27 PM | #17
orange gear is like gear that is made up only of gem slots. It "scales" because you can put a full set of lvl28 mods into any orange piece of gear and it will effectively become a lvl 28 piece of gear

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Thradar
12.20.2011 , 04:28 PM | #18
It's an appearance thing. Like the look of something? Keep it and upgrade the mods as you progress. Good drops are moddable gear (orange) that is already populated with good mods.

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FunkyOne
12.20.2011 , 04:28 PM | #19
Think of it this way, there are no base stats. The gear is actually the mods, the orange gear is just the container that holds and activates them.

So it's more of a cross between heirloom gear, and an appearance tab. I have three heavy armor orange robes from various places. Empty they'll all have the same stats. Put the exact same mods in all three of them, and they will have the exact same stats.... thus I can pick the look I want, put the mods in that robe and wear it. Replace the mods as I level up. If I want to change my look, I can move the mods to one of the other orange robes.

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Kindara
12.20.2011 , 04:31 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by kanezfan View Post
I've been upgrading mine. I guess what I'm really asking is do the base stats on it increase too or do they stay the same forever?
There are no base stats on Orange Gear. There's base mods that you can either remove n vendor or you can put new mods ontop of them thus destroying / removing them forever.

The higher level the mods the higher level requirement the orange gear has. This allows you to find a fairly unique or fun look that if you like it you can keep that look forever while upgrading it to keep up with your level.

You can buy Mods and Armor from Cybertechs, Crystals & Enhancements from Artificers.
Gun Barrels come from Armstech and I believe Armortech's can make some types of Armor mods.