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According to Bungie: Gear on other characters, in the vault, in your inventory, or currently equipped are all compared to find the best loadout you could have. Which seems at odd with the recent edit to this page.
- Please use signatures on Talk pages. You see, I made that recent edit because my clanmate showed that he gets gear with lower power when he keeps high power stuff in the Vault, and I see no reason to not trust him. Now with your edit I tried to test this stuff myself, and it turns out you are right. Thank you for correcting my mistake. — Selph (talk) 10:31, 31 July 2020 (UTC)