The Color of the Armor or Weapon affects the number of Mods you can apply.

Green=6

Blue=8

Purple=10

are you sure of this? or maybe I missunderstand you. because I've got the following:

blue shotgun

[3] reg armor

[2] reduse sonic

[5] reduce ice

total of 10 points.*

Purple rifle

[4] crit %

[3] reduce laser

[1] reduce electricity

[4] reduce fire

total of 12 points.*

*not saying this is any limit.

it seems to me that the maximum number of mods are 4, nomatter colour.

and the maximum mod level is [5].

I did some tests on the test server, and posted in some other thread. I'll copy paste that if anyone finds it useful.

with photonics 1, I modded a white weapon with [1], and had a 50% chance of success.

with photonics 5, I had a 100% success.

if anyone's interested in the chance of success% and destroy% of the items, with maxed out crafting skills (5/5), I'll copy-paste what I found out.

ps. some dont have [4] and [5], because either they got destroyed or I ran out of stuff.

colour....mod level...success%...destroy%

white........1..........100%........0%

white........2..........43%.........14%

white........3..........18%.........20%

green........1..........100%........0%

green........2..........96%.........3%

green........3..........36%.........16%

green........4..........15%.........21%

blue.........1..........100%........0%

blue.........2..........100%........0%

blue.........3..........72%.........7%

blue.........4..........30%.........17%

blue.........5..........13%.........21%

purple.......1..........100%........0%

purple.......2..........100%........0%

purple.......3..........100%........0%

purple.......4..........60%.........10%

purple.......5..........25%.........18%

/P