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Rarity Differences Guide - Unique Traits & Stat Bonuses

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Check this Borderlands 3 guide to know the differences in rarity of weapons, shields, class mods, & artifacts in the game. Including info on legendary unique traits, stat bonuses, and more!

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All Equipment Rarity In Borderlands 3

Rarity Description
Legendary - Extremely rare drops
- Equipment card is orange
- Always has unique legendary traits
- Powerful stat bonuses & benefits
Epic - Very rare drops
- Equipment card is purple
- Unique/named items can have unique traits
- Have high stat bonuses & benefits
Rare - Rare drops
- Equipment card is blue
- Unique/named items can have unique traits
- Stat bonuses & benefits may sometimes be powerful
Uncommon - Semi-rare drops
- Equipment card is green
- Rarely has unique traits
- Stat bonuses & benefits are okay
Common - Common drops
- Equipment card is white/grey
- Does not have unique traits
- Stat bonuses & benefits are not notable

Differences In Equipment Rarity

About Legendary Rarity

About Legendary Rarity

In Borderlands 3, Legendary gear is identified by its orange glow when it drops and its orange equipment card. These are very rare and sometimes have the most powerful stats or most useful unique traits in the game.

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About Epic & Rare Rarity

About Epic & Rare Rarity

Epic & Rare equipment are characterized by their purple & blue glows respectively. These are have a higher drop rates than legendary equipment and have good stat bonuses that can help greatly in the game.

About Uncommon & Common Rarity

About Uncommon & Common Rarity

Uncommon & Common rarity equipment are characterized by green and white glows respectively. They have more common drop rates and have moderate to to low stat bonuses.

About Gear Rarity & Differences

The Higher The Rarity, The Better Stats Or Traits

In Borderlands 3, the higher the rarity of your equipment, the better stat bonuses or effects you'll get. So it's important to keep higher rarity gear in your inventory & arsenal.

Choose Higher Level Over Higher Rarity

Gear that drops when you loot scales to the level of your Vault Hunter. It's recommended to choose higher level, lower rarity gear than lower level, higher rarity gear as these will give bigger damage or defense when facing off with higher level enemies.

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