A loothunter attribute increases the amount of a specific item you receive when it is dropped as ghost loot. It does not increase the chance of that loot being dropped on a hunt. When the specific item is dropped as loot, then the number of that item you receive is increased.
Most loothunter attributes are intrinsic (come automatically with) a talent, a companion, a contract, or a bait.
Some loothunters will be added to a companion through augmentations.
Some loothunters can be amplified (increased) by a collection bonus or an accessory with that same loothunter stat. These loothunter bonuses ONLY kick in if you have a talent, companion, contract, or bait with the same loothunter already in your active setup.
See the individual loothunter type pages to see the companions and contracts that give you the intrinsic loothunter for each stat.
Add-on loothunter bonuses
Some souvenir collections and accessories will reward you with a loothunter bonus if you complete the set and put it up for display in the exhibition (or keep the accessory enabled in your inventory. These bonuses are only activated when you have a companion, a contract, a bait or a talent with the same loothunter bonus in your setup. They do not work independently.
Special circumstances: Raiding
If a player has a loothunter in their setup that is triggered during a raid, only that player benefits from the loothunter. The loothunter bonus is not applied to the entire raid unit.
The loothunter attribute is stackable, which means that the value of each loothunter attribute of the same type in your setup is added to your total for that loothunter.
Example: In other words, a +1 ghost plasma loothunter from your companion and a +2 ghost plasma loothunter from a collection bonus will give you a +3 ghost plasma loothunter as long as you have that companion in your active setup. When you then get ghost plasma in a loot drop, you will receive a total of 4 ghost plasma if the ghost drops 1 or 5 ghost plasma if the ghost drops 2.
The loothunter stats do not affect the loot from a hidden treasures vulnerability bonus, so even if one of the loothunter items is dropped as part of hidden treasures, the size of that drop is not increased.
- 14 April 2010: The loothunter attribute is introduced to Ghost Trappers.
- 23 October 2012: Companions acquired the ability to have more than one native loothunter (before augmentation).
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