MC, it's documented in many places, but only R and under drop as augmenters. A set UR drops in Ely, and bur and master augs are only found already applied to items. Augs of all levels may be awarded as DM prizes based on events or other very special occasions.
Gand is correct. Regardless, this is not a Q&A thread, it's one in which I'm trying to elicit important feedback, and will therefore be policing tyrannically. Any further offtopic posts will be summarily deleted, until I'm done gathering the input I requested in the initial post.
I should have been more direct: I think BUR augs need to drop more, as normal BURs drop far more, I haven't seen one yet. Now that I know what Gand explained, I realize this statement is pointless now, but not off topic. I was simply asking if the BUR augs were rarer than I had experienced, or if I just had poor luck. Again, this was answered. As a second thought regarding frequency, the skill boosting augments are not showing up a lot, but this seems fine to me, I think the balance between the stats, skills, and other properties is fine.
I know this is an old thread, however I just want to say that I feel Lion's augmenters are dropping way too rarely. Fear immunity off an aug is very useful and this is a Rare augment, however I haven't seen a single one drop since I came back around 2 months ago.
I would like to see a slight more often droprate of ur casterlevel augmenters. Esp. Bard once I see next to never drop.
Since the introduction I have found just one. I was even thinking they dont exist at all till I have seen that one and one bur on auction on a of course not suited item but maybe that is just me.
Merchantsaugmenters feel like spam. 4/4 and 6/6 augs are dropping much less often then 4/4/4 once, though they have the same tier. (at least if i compare my augmenter bankchests and i collect both kinds).
Suggestions: -Could UR and BUR aug never drop (again) on gear worse than Rare? (this would help banking, as the aug are the only excuse to no use !autosell 2-3 on high end runs) -Could uncommon/common aug be MUCH less frequent on UR+ items? (0% chance is a fine number )