In Destiny's Vault of Glass raid, once the Templar boss is defeated, a chest spawns by an alternative tunnel route in the raid. The chest will commonly contain glimmer and spirit bloom, giving it the name the "spirit bloom chest". There is a very prevalent suspicion among players that opening the spirit bloom chest will decrease the chances of getting an exotic item from the exotic chest by the Gorgon's Labyrinth. Most players will ignore the spirit bloom chest whether or not they believe the rumor, because the chest isn't really worth opening anyway. However, a member of our raid this week got a legendary engram from the spirit bloom chest.
Does opening the spirit bloom chest really affect exotic chances, or have we all been missing out on possible legendary items?