I recently hit max level in Destiny 2 and have started my path on gearing up to do raids. I have a general idea of how gear level is determined, slightly above your current, so that you steadily increase in power.
I have noticed that when I get an engram, the power level of the items inside are sometimes lower than my current power level. If I want to maximize the power level of each engram that I open, would it be best to wait until my power level is as high as possible?
Or is the power level for the engram rewards determined when you get the engram?