In Destiny you can collect three different types of engrams that randomly appear after defeating and enemy. The green ones are uncommon, the blue ones are rare, and the purple ones are legendary. What is the actual percent chance of an engram dropping from a defeated enemy and what is the chance of getting a legendary item from a blue engram and an exotic object from a legendary engram?

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    I'm almost 100% certain that nobody besides Bungie knows this. Given the nature of Destiny, it's also unlikely that any statistics are accurate.
    – user66184
    Mar 1, 2015 at 1:26
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    @Thebluefish - That's a perfectly valid answer in it's own right, would you care to add it?
    – Robotnik
    Mar 11, 2015 at 6:35
  • I agree, that would work as an answer. Mar 12, 2015 at 0:18

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Nobody really knows and it is known to change. As I noticed, higher level enemies drop blue and purple engrams more often. Though on a standard earth/moon patrol you should get 1 blue engram from around 200 kills, so 1/200 or .5% approx. With purple engrams i am not sure. I get them quite rarely. I could have a tip to around: 1/2000 or .05%. And with green engrams, you get about 1/50 or 2%

All is approximate though. It might be variable and Bungie seems to keep it as secret.

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