First item is “Epic Skull of Greed” the item is EPIC of course
All the text is gold (RARE) but one is ORANGE (EPIC) of +30.5% Gold Find, hence “Epic Skull of Greed”
However, as soon as I equip it, it loses the ORANGE (EPIC) stat, and replaces it with an empty socket!
The item still stays ORANGE, but all text is GOLD (RARE), so it essentially morphed down to (RARE) somehow.
Next item is an EPIC HAT.
Which had +420 HP Regen epic stat on it, but when equipped, it too changed to RARE and lost the EPIC stat.
And Finally, I got an EPIC WAND of PROTECTION, that had +174 MP per HIT on it, but when I equipped it, it lost that too, replacing it with an empty socket.
Did you get these items in an old version of DQ? The item checker that was added in 2.0 will take off any doubled stat on an item and turn it into a socket. In your picture, the Epic Skull has two Gold Find stats, which is no longer allowed. It randomly picks one and turns that into a socket. Sucks that it picked the better one, but you’ll find better gear soon that’s already correct and won’t get changed.
Ah ok, thanks all, at least I got an answer. Noticed the icon changed from a Wizard to the Fighter when the game updated, so I guess that’s the latest, but I just deleted cache, uninstalled game, and reinstalled, so I will have the latest version with nothing left over.
Yea it sucks it “fixes” it’s own drops, to an inferior version.