Please help an old crusty addict out with a problem that has haunted me since ..well for years. If I am badly damaged (die a lot)in a high level grift my profile will read real LOW in dmg/toughness/recovery. I must repair..then boot out of the game and then boot back into a game to set my preference numbers right. I will appreciate any help...and support didnt even understand what I was talking about...look at the 2 screenshot..tks
When gear is so badly damaged that it turns RED, it will also loose all it's abilities - so you effectively loose the INT, VIT and other stats from that item, and also loose the item's 'ability' to complete the 2/4/6-set bonus until it's repaired again.
It's pretty much equivalent to removing the item from the char and having nothing equipped in that slot. (or those slots is if occurs for multiple items at the same time).
I'm not sure exactly how low the durability (lower right hand on the item info) has to get for it to be inactivated, as it varies from item to item...
I want to thank you very much for your info, what you said makes 100% sense to me..and I am super grateful that you were cool enough to share the info. Your reply answers the big question "Does this only happen to me?" and I am now quite certain we can all enjoy the temporary loss of dmg/toughness/and recovery. :):):)