What is Luck?

All players have a rating called "luck" that can be modified by items that have "luck" as a property. Luck affects the loot you can find on monsters (that you kill) in three different ways:
  • Luck can affect the number of magic items the monster drops. The higher your luck, the more likely the monster will drop an additional magic item. However, it will not increase the number of magic items beyond what the creature's template allows. For example, if a Ratman Mage's template says it can drop between 1-2 magic items, having a high amount of luck may allow 2 magic items to appear in the Ratman’s loot, but high luck will not make it drop 3.
  • It can affect the number of properties on each magic item. The higher your luck, the more properties each object can have (up to the maximum number of properties each item allows).
  • It can affect the intensities of the properties on each magic item. The higher your luck, the higher each property might be raised in intensity. However, it will not increase a property beyond the maximum intensity that the template allows.
The higher your luck, the more bonuses you can get. An extremely lucky person might find all 3 bonus groups applied to the loot drop from a monster he or she kills.

Do I need luck to find magic items?

You do not need to have luck in order to find magic items. However, luck can increase the quality of the magic items that you do find.

How is luck determined when hunting in groups?

The effect that luck has on the magic items a monster drops is determined by the luck of the person that deals the most damage to that monster (the "top attacker".) So, if you're hunting with a group of people, it would be wise to have the person that has the highest amount of the luck do the most damage to any creatures you kill.

How does luck work with Bards and Tamers?

Pets, summoned creatures, and provoked creatures act as sort of an extension of the player. So, even though the Bard or Tamer is not doing direct damage, their luck is still factored in when the monster generates its loot pack upon death, as long as the majority of the damage was dealt by the provoked or tamed creature.

Does luck affect loot in treasure chests?

It's important to note that luck only affects the magic items you find as loot on monsters. It doesn't improve items that you find in any kind of treasure chest and it doesn't affect the amount of gold a monster drops. It also does not play a part in runic crafting or enhancement.

Is there a cap on luck??

There is currently no hard cap on luck - your luck is limited only by the items you can find and the skills/effects that you can add (see below.)

Does anything other than item properties affect your luck value?

Yes - the "UO" statue that drops in certain dungeons will provide a temporary bump to your luck value when used, and the Bushido skill "Perfection" is added to your luck stat for the purposes of determining the loot of the monster that you achieved perfection on. (It's not a time-based buff or anything, it's just a one-shot.) The actual amount of luck is the perfection bonus squared, divided by ten - so, if you have achieved max perfection, you'll get a bonus of 1000 luck added to your base luck for the loot rolls on that critter.

How do I find out what my luck value is?

In the 2D client: Drag off your stat bar and double-click it to open your character sheet. Your luck is indicated by the number next to the green four-leaf clover symbol.

In the KR client: Open your Paperdoll (the small head symbol on the bottom bar,) choose the "Profile" tab, and click the "Character Sheet" button (likewise a head symbol.) If you wish to have your Luck value displayed on your hotbar, drag the clover icon to the bar. Your luck value will be displayed and updated in that square.

Calculating Luck

Luck translates directly into a % chance to get a bump in number of items, number of item properties and property intensity. The % is calculated very simply: it's luck ( 1/1.8 ), which ends up being slightly better than the square root. At 1200 you have roughly a 51% chance of getting the bump.


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Updated December 20, 2007