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It has been speculated in this question of mine that the Vault Hunter's Relic's bonus effects are applied only if the player who has it equipped is the one to get the kill.

This leads me to thinking: Does enemy item or loot drop depend on which player gets the kill?

(Note: I'm not asking about the Vault Hunter's Relic only, but about game items or other game mechanics that could possibly affect this, in general. I just mentioned the Vault Hunter's relic as an example.)

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possible duplicate of Do the effects of relics like the Vault Hunter's Relic, stack in co-op? –  user9983 Oct 7 '12 at 19:20
    
@OrigamiRobot I don't think so (I asked that question too). I asked that question to know if relic effects stack in co-op. This question is not about that. –  galacticninja Oct 8 '12 at 4:02
    
Details on how the relic works will include how drops work. I just think we only need one question about MF in BL2. –  user9983 Oct 8 '12 at 4:18
    
@OrigamiRobot That assumes that only relics affect item drops. I'm asking here if there is any game mechanic that could possibly affect an item drop based on which player gets the kill. I'm not asking about relics only. I just mentioned the Vault Hunter's Relic as an example. –  galacticninja Oct 8 '12 at 4:23
    
The important thing is we only need one question about how drops work in BL2. –  user9983 Oct 8 '12 at 4:27
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No, the player who kills it is unimportant. The relic affects global drop values so in theory even enemies not touched by the player (E.g. thresher's killing varkids in the caustic caverns) should have a slightly better drop chances. It is also worth noting that the Vault Hunter's relic only increases the spawn rate of greens and blues while decreasing the spawn rates of white items and even then, the change is miniscule. The relic is also unfortunately the only thing in game that can change these values (at the moment, anyway. Future DLC may change that). You really are better off equipping something else.

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Also worth noting that the Relic's only effect is a slight increase in loot rarity distribution towards non-white quality items. –  Rilgon Arcsinh Oct 7 '12 at 16:51
    
Yeah, I should've added that in there as well. Not like I haven't been saying that enough 'round these parts to begin with. –  Feeble Oct 7 '12 at 17:07
    
You can totally edit it in - you always have the ability to edit your own answers. :) –  Rilgon Arcsinh Oct 7 '12 at 17:08
    
@Feeble My question is not about the Vault Hunter's Relic only (it seems that your answer is directed only at that), but about game items or other game mechanics that could possibly affect this, in general. I just mentioned the Vault Hunter's relic as an example. –  galacticninja Oct 8 '12 at 4:12
    
@galacticninja The only item or effect that modifies drop rates is the Relic, so it's the only relevant criteria to discuss. –  Rilgon Arcsinh Oct 8 '12 at 4:40
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