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Today I was farming Act II on normal difficulty with 250% magic find bonus trying to find some decent rares. Of 25-30 rare items that I found all armor items had 4 affixes and weapons had 4 to 5 affixes.

I know that items can have up to 6 affixes (source), but apparently on lower levels the limit is 4 or possibly 5. I would like to know on what exactly maximum number of affixes depends (is it act and difficulty? Or iLvl?) and what is the earlies point in game where I can start getting items with all 6 affixes. Is there any official (or unofficial) info on that?

Also, I suspect that there is a minimum number of affixes for specific iLvl as well (have you ever seen rare item of 62 level with just one affix?). Any information on this will be appreciated as well.

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As I've got 6 affix drops on Act 1, fairly sure your 'limit' assertion is wrong. – Alok Jul 19 '12 at 0:09
Where are you getting the information that lower levels have affix limits? And rares, specifically have at least four affixes. That's why they're rare. I would suspect that any rares, period, can have 6 affixes. – Frank Jul 19 '12 at 0:13
Just saw you mentioned Normal - I was referring to A1 Inferno, hmm don't really have any data points from Normal :( – Alok Jul 19 '12 at 0:36
@fbueckert: as I mentioned, I did a run on Act 2 Normal with MF ~250% (which is pretty high and should give me more items with 5 or 6 affixes), and of roughly 25 rares that I picked up all had 4 affixes and that's it. I know that this dataset is tiny and I will try again, but it's enough to give the first impression – Dyppl Jul 19 '12 at 4:46
@fbueckert: also, the link that I put in my question contradicts with your assumption about 4 being the minimum. Where did you get this information, is there a source of any kind? – Dyppl Jul 19 '12 at 4:48

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