i got an item that "binds when equipped"

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#1 Edited by super2j (2098 posts) -

does that mean that this item can only be used by me or that the item now stuck there forever (stopping me from upgrading if i find a better weapon)?

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#2 Edited by Aerobie (129 posts) -

In most games at least, "bind on equip" means that when you equip them, you can no longer trade them with other players.

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#3 Edited by Fredchuckdave (10203 posts) -

If you equip it you can't give it to another player, if you don't you can trade it/sell it etc.

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#4 Posted by super2j (2098 posts) -

thanks guys.

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#5 Posted by EgoPoisoning (49 posts) -

Note that you also can't give it to another character once you've equipped it if it's Bind on Equip. Through the crafting merchant you can do a lot of upgrading and eventually swapping of items (you can upgrade a blue item to purple--though you have to be using the character who could normally equip the item--and then you can switch to another character and use the crafter to transform a purple item that character couldn't normally use into one he can), but you can't swap an item once it's bound.

So if you come across blues/purples that don't blow you away for your current character, I've found it's worth hanging onto/upgrading them without equipping them so I have a stash of purps to outfit a character I decide to start leveling.

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