WELP, i can safely say the new stuff is better. Hit 1400 BP yesterday, found out weapon abilities do not increase bp, and 4* units are overrated except for a 3% increase to melee potency (currently sitting at 52-53% with my build (+40 Cattleya Knucks Lvl. 4 pot, lvl 5 fixa attack, 3 2* units at +40 with fixa enthusia/performa (i have two sets to test with), and each with about 5-6% melee pot from augs)). instead of paying millions for more bp to just need 1184, i recommend scouring the market for 2* lvl 5's in your BIS, instead of 50 mil a unit its 110k (my friend had the idea when they were at 50k). Less survivability but more dps which is perfect for me. Also the ex cube expenditure was a little unneeded but i still have two left over (1% potency = 5 ex cubes LOL)
all in all prob ran through 20 mil of materials when i wouldnt be able to get one perfect BASE qual de armor: Arga with a LVL 5 soooooooo worth. I deal 1300-1500 on my hardest hit with weak point and blight rounds and about 500 dps non weak point. PB last hit range 15-3500 dmg, no crit.
One last thing is i found that BP = Gear score, not how much dmg you do. I didnt know this until my buddy was doing the same or more dps then me and we were both 1200~, same main/sub. So dont minmax for BP, just enough to get into the high tier content. You could even go further and just use a shitty 4* to get in with klausz's on and switch weapons in the instance. IDK what klausz units are but the fastest fleeting fight for knuckles has 3, granted i havent practiced it enough so I can only get a sub 50 (better timing on counter hits).
All in all thank you for the replies ^.^ first post hype!!