Is there a correlation between imbuing difficulty and enhancement success?
I've been using a rule for deciding whether to enhance an item. If the enhancement would bring the item to above 5 properties, don't even try. The rule is based on imbuing, where a maximum of 5 properties can be applied to an item. It doesn't always work; enhancement can still fail catastrophically if the end result would have been 5 or less properties. But it is a sanity check if nothing else.
I'm wondering if my rule can be fine-tuned. Lets say I want to enhance a sword with gold. The looted sword already has 3 properties. The gold would add 40 luck and lower requirements by 50%. That would be 5 properties total. At 86.5 skill, my imbuer has 0 chance of adding any new properties, but he sees the total property weight is currently 280/450. Can my blacksmith use this knowledge to decide there is room for the golden enhancement?
Rock (formerly Imperterritus VXt, Baja)