@Tec-9-IceFox said in Trailblazer Sword Dimexion Question:
Probably should've worded my original post differently to prevent my own confusion. So if I'm understanding you correctly, putting +200 MEL-Pwr on the weapon with S1: Melee Amp will be the equivalent of having +210 Mel-Pwr.
The "potency" is more of a multiplier on your overall damage if you take into account all of your other multipliers (for instance Perfect Attack Bonus,Stance Bonuses, Extra Conditional Bonuses, and then your Weapon Bonus). I cannot think of the exact numbers but I can quickly write it out as the following using the Hunter as an example:
1.20 (Fury Stance) x 1.05 (Fury Stance Up 1) x 1.05 (Fury Stance Up 2) x 1.10 (Perfect Fury Bonus) x 1.10 (Perfect Attack Bonus 1) x 1.10 (Perfect Attack Bonus 2) x 1.05 (Potency Bonuses)
All of these multipliers stack so your weapons "200 MEL" damage contributes to being part of your base MEL damage which ends up being fed into these multipliers and the extra multiplier at the the end. If you affixed for critical rate and critical damage this will go up even higher if you can max out your critical rate.
Without the potency bonus the Hunter (assuming Fury Stance) with the perfect attack bonuses and the likes would have about a 1.76x multiplier for damage. With this potency bonus from having a Lightstream/Trailblazer weapon with at least 200 ATK of its relevant type affixed to it (and the relevant S1 ability), it becomes about 1.84x or 1.85x.