@clocknova - I thought about it some more, and you're right that I shouldn't have used such heavy real world logic. However; this still doesn't seem like the right ability to give too much power too. The ability comes off as being meant as random and a risk of losing the benefits an already decent item when trying to "make" a better one. I already mentioned that it literally has no cost other than skill points and time spent recovering the ability. Isn't it powerful enough to allow yourself to be guaranteed pieces of equipment that suit your character's strengths with no need to farm resources? I don't think the nerfing of this ability will do much to make the game "less fun", considering that to take full advantage of it requires using it in the most boring way possible.