Since I’m farming Killavolt anyway, I thought why not note some stats so I can see if luck actually works? So I’ve kept track of legendary drops. Note that I’ve only kept track of legendary drops in Mayhem 4, I didn’t test anything on lower levels, nor did I care about white/green/blue/purple drops because at this point they don’t matter anyway, do they?
Spoiler: I think I’ll have to agree with ckx00000, at least when it comes to legendary drops from Killavolt.
I’ve kept stats with three different artifacts: one gives “+12.67 luck”, the second one is a Loaded Dice that “substantially increases luck”, and the third one doesn’t have any luck bonus at all. I’ve killed 120 Killavolts and 480 bandits, and opened 120 white chests.
I’ve done 40 runs with each, half on normal M4 and half on TVHM M4. This doesn’t qualify for scientific proof, but it certainly gives a direction. Results:
All results are in the +/-10% range so there’s no significant statistical difference that can’t be attributed to chance. Interestingly, the Loaded Dice which “substantially increases luck” performed worst.
One thing worth noting is that during all of that, I’ve had bandits drop a legendary 4 times, and all of them were when using the +12.67 luck artifact. This may be chance, but it may also hint at the luck stat increasing drops from regular enemies, something that may deserve further observation.
I’ve also addressed the normal Mayhem vs. TVHM Mayhem thing. Result:
This actually didn’t surprise me because I always upheld that there’s probably no difference between normal Mayhem and TVHM Mayhem whatsoever. This video came to a similar conclusion. The fight always felt exactly the same and the XP gained from killing Killavolt was always the same too. It reinforces me in my belief that there’s no difference at all: Mayhem is TVHM + modifiers, no matter where you launch it.
Takeaway: I probably won’t bother with the +XY luck stat anymore and certainly not with the Loaded Dice.