One of the stats that can appear on medium to high level armor in The Division is "Scavenging". That game doesn't really explain what exactly this stat does. Is it useful? If so, in what situations?
It actually is something like +x % for Magic find. It increases your Chance to loot better gear, techs etc. We compared in a group the various scavenger percentages. Overall, the higher, the better. Its really nice to get yellow tech, when you only get a green one, if you didnt give some % into scavenging.
Some Addition: Scavenging will not increase loot count. But it will increase the Chance, that your loot is of better quality (yellow instead of purple item, not 7% crit instead of 5,5%)
There is actually another stat for that ("magix find"), it's a Talent but I can't remember what it's called, it's on a Orange/Yellow item that's being sold right now at lvl 30 in the Base of Operations.
actually the real answer to this question is SCAVENGING is for finding materials and items like med kits, grenade drops, ITEM FIND, which is a talent on high end gold knee pads is for finding items such as gold items
the talent is called perceptive i have it on my knee pads it gives +25% to item find and dz currency