02-16-2001, 10:58 PM
I believe it is predetermined. So if you find a grand twinblade or something else rare, and the tekker says it is -50% in everything, don't despair. Select not to believe him and that particular item will go to the bottom of the list of your specials for you to get a better %.
A little off-topic, whatever percent it is, chances are that it will stay within +/- 15%.
I am convinced that luck affects your critical attacks and # of items found. Running through offline ruins netted me about 7-8 specials total when my luck was under 20. Now it is over 50 and I get about 7-8 specials per floor in the ruins. I also notice the chances of my critical attacks increasing significantly. Sometimes I get 3 criticals in a row. Try that with 10 luck.
As for the rarity of the items that you do get: I'm not sure. I used to keep all my materials stocked up in my bank. At one point my luck was around 22. I found a double saber (maybe not so great, but pretty rare find) with this luck in vhard caves after about 60 hours of gameplay. After using my luck materials, I increased my luck up to 40 at that point in my game. Since then, I have found two more double sabers (mines and ruins). Before 90 hours of gameplay.