Tier System in Albion Online

Tier is actually the rank of items you gather in the world or the items you craft with these materials. An item’s power is increased with its tier. For example a pine tree gives you tier 4 materials. The bow you craft with pine wood will become a tier 4.0 bow. The reason I used 4.0 but not 4 as an example is to introduce you to the sub-tier system.

Some materials can also become uncommon, rare, exceptional,legendary or mythical. For example a whitewood tree can spawn in the world as an exceptional one and the wood I gather from this tree will be tier 8.3. This is called the sub-tier.For example an exceptional whitewood bow will be a tier 8.3 bow.

There are 8 tiers and 5 sub-tiers. Also there is another layer of tier while crafting materials which is called quality.

Sub-Tiers
Tier .1=Uncommon (green glow around the resource)
Tier .2=Rare (blue glow around the resource)
Tier .3=Exceptional (purple glow around the resource)
Tier .4=Legendary (red glow around the resource)
Tier .5=Mythical (orange glow around the resource)