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My first piece of information on this topic came from the inventory item "Weapon parts" that you got from dismantling weapons.

Weapon parts - used to upgrade and repair weapons.

There is also the same descriptions for the three armour dismantled parts.

My second clue was that after a while, I noticed that my cloak (on my Warlock) had become tattered and soiled. I had sworn it was nice and crisp a few hours beforehand.

So my question is, does your equipment actually degrade? I haven't seen anything similar to durability, so is it only aesthetic?

  • The Destiny wikia has the same description, but it doesn't seem to be something you can do as of yet? – user73392 Sep 24 '14 at 14:03
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    The repair part might refer to the need to use those parts to "restore" exotic weapons to their former glory. – Eben Sep 24 '14 at 19:59
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Currently there is no way to repair items and there doesn't seem to be any degrading factors in the game.

That being said, I have also noticed my armor visually degrading by getting scratched up and paint peeling slightly, though. That seems to be purely cosmetic based on its use/duration of ownership. It doesn't seem to affect stats in any way, and it probably won't until a repair system is implemented.

There might've been repair/durability stats in early development in the game and that description was just overlooked when the system was removed.

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    I thought as much. However I must say I do like the cosmetic aspect of it. – Ben Sep 24 '14 at 14:01
  • I've never noticed this on my titan.. does logging out and back in restore the degradation? I feel like it would be noticeable by now since I've been wearing mostly the same legendaries for about a week now. – turbo Sep 24 '14 at 14:48
  • I never noticed this either. Meant to look today when I got on but then I found myself zoned out at the loot cave and forgot... I'll check tomorrow for sure. – Eben Sep 25 '14 at 8:20

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