Posted by imaspacesuit 2 years ago
So I'm trying to understand how crafting faction capes and new artifact capes work exactly.
Does the cape crafting spec have any effect on the quality of the capes? I'm asking because they don't yield any fame on cape spec or fill the journals.
If they don't have any effect, does the quality of the base cape used for crafting affect the quality of the faction or artifact cape?
I searched a bit but haven't seen any discussion with an explanation about how these work, enlighten me please.
Posted by Retroman 2 years ago (Source)
No. Faction Cape crafting is completely independent from any destiny board unlocks. Including specializations to improve the chance of higher quality items.
At the moment this has the side effect that the iem's original quality level gets lost when you craft a faction cape. But it is something that we want to fix in the future and is on our backlog. The fix would be to keep the quality level of the original item. Until then sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.