Rare

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Rare is a Rarity.

Overview

General Information

  • Rare items are denoted in-game by a blue tooltip.
  • Rare items fall into the third tier of rarity.

Characteristics

  • The base Attack/Defense cap for Rare equipment depends on the expansions owned by the player.
    • For Curse of Osiris owners, the cap is 330 Attack/Defense. For other players, the cap is 300 Attack/Defense.
  • Rare equipment cannot be Infused.
  • Rare equipment can be Infused into Legendary or Exotic equipment.
  • Rare equipment can be recolored with Shaders.
  • Rare equipment can be altered with Mods.
  • Rare equipment cannot be purchased from Faction Vendors.
  • Most Rare engrams decrypt automatically when they are picked up.
    • Encrypted Engrams, awarded by certain Adventures when the current character has unlocked all Subclass abilities for their class, do not decrypt automatically - they must be taken to a Cryptarch to be decrypted.

Acquisition - Rare Equipment

  • Rare equipment may be obtained upon completion of certain Adventures.
  • Rare equipment may be obtained upon completion of certain Quests.
  • Rare equipment may be obtained upon completion of a Crucible match.

Acquisition - Rare Engrams

  • Rare engrams may drop randomly from defeated enemies.
  • Rare engrams may drop randomly from planetary chests.
  • Rare engrams may drop randomly from region chests.
  • Rare engrams may drop randomly from High-Value Target chests.
  • Rare engrams may drop randomly from Public Event chests.
  • Rare engrams may drop randomly from Lost Sector chests.
  • Rare engrams may drop randomly from Cayde's loot stashes.

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