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So far in Dead Island I've noticed white, green, blue, and purple items. These seem to indicate different rarities, similar to the classification system used in Borderlands, but I don't know what these colors actually mean. Is green more rare than blue? What are the different rarity colors?

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So far, here are all the colors I've found ordered in quality (based on overall stats when compared to one of lesser color and also how often I see weapons of that color):

white->green->blue->purple->orange

The in game text during loading says that some of the quest rewards gives you unique weapons, and (assuming Gabriel's Sledgehammer is a unique), it is still an orange colored weapon. So I'm going to assume that even unique weapons are orange. I've also found a Master Chef, which was also orange.

This link seems to back up my answer.

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So in other words, the exact order as WoW :P –  Nick T Sep 10 '11 at 14:19
    
@Nick T if that's the case, then might we expect beige as either "better" than orange, or as an alternate green/blue? (Heirloom items!) –  jsnlxndrlv Sep 10 '11 at 15:51
    
I know that "The Ripper," a prize for pre-ordering is unique. I'll insert my code later and update you with what color it is. :D –  Domocus Sep 11 '11 at 17:30
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the ripper is a mod, the colour depends on the weapon you use it on. Eg. blue rarity baseball bat + duct tape x2, wire x2, belt, large battery, circular blade, metal scrap x2 = blue rarity ripper. –  user12382 Sep 11 '11 at 19:44
    
The orange weapons are the best but the Black Weapons rule I only have have 1 and its a special :D –  user14612 Nov 17 '11 at 9:10

Orange are the super rare or legendary weapons. Purple are rare, blue and green are rare but tend to be less rare than others.

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As Ashley Nunn points out in an answer to another question, the Dead Island wiki explains each color in detail:

There are a total of FIVE different levels of rarity for an item in Dead Island. These are:

  • White (Common) - Absolutely everywhere, most items and weapons are this color.

  • Green (Uncommon) - Frequently found in chests and given as a reward from quests. Uncommon items are occasionaly [sic] dropped by zombies on death.

  • Blue (Rare) - Often given as a reward from quests but can be found on zombies after death and in chests although the chance is low.

  • Violet (Unique) - Occasionaly [sic] given as a reward from quests but can be found on zombies after death and in chests but the chance of this is very low.

  • Orange (Legendary) - Rarely given as a rewards from quests and is both rarely dropped by zombies on death and found in chests. Finding one of these is truely [sic] a gem, congratulations if you have one.

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