|From the Herald grab bag question to support the age old question "Does quality of armor matter when it comes to alchemy?":|
"Q) During a discussion the other day on new Dragonsworn armor and redoing templates to fit pieces in,the topic of what to alchemy onto the suit came up. Since the new crafting changes, all pieces have MP armor SC points. The armor, as far as I know, quality wise is for your AF. My questionis does the quality of the armor affect the proc rate of ablatives and omni procs? Is there a difference between the amount a ablative will proc on a 99% piece and a MP piece?A few people I know were wondering this as crafting MP's can be expensive just for the extra 6 odd armor from 99% armor if ablative proc rate is not affected.
A) The quality of an item will not affect its proc rate, so you can go ahead and apply whatever proc you want to your 96% quality armor without feeling like you?re missing out. Note that charges are another matter entirely. When a charge tincture is applied to an item, the item?s quality will affect the number of charges it can hold. A 96% quality item can hold 4 charges. Each point of quality above that will add another charge, the exception being when you reach 100% when 3 are added, meaning a masterpiece item will get 10 charges.
In other words:
96% = 4
97% = 5
98% = 6
99% = 7
100% = 10"