Item Level is a statistic possessed by all equippable items (other than consumables), representing the general PvE power level of the item comparable to other items. Item level has no relationship to character level, and characters of any level can equip items of any item level, providing they meet any other requirements of the item (i.e. Player Level Requirements or Role-specific). The item levels of all a player's equipped items are used to determine the player's combat rating. The Item Level has no influence nor is it influenced by the item's rarity (common, uncommon, rare, or epic): some uncommon item can have a higher item level than an epic item, and vice-versa.