What does "character-weapon damage" mean?

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  1. Joe

    Joe Active Member

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    Probably a noob questions but I'm failing to understand what something like this really means "Inflict x3.5 character-weapon damage."

    what element or weapon damage this would be? Or is it non-elemental?
     
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    Zyron Well-Known Member

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    most characters are associated to a weapon. Bahl for example is sword, S'naip bow and Ma'curi spear. Based on that according damage will be caused to the enemy.
     
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    It means damage type will be the same as weapon symbol appears on character.

    If character has sword symbol overlayed, that skill will deal damage as if it was a sword skill.

    And damage will be strictly physical, so it will not have elemental damage.
     
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    Thanks.

    So what does it mean for Shinen^ then which has a Staff symbol? Let's say I didn't pick any of his Spear skills, what the weapon damage will be in this case?
     
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    It will do Staff damage which is a physical damage that is neutral. Staff has no advantage nor weakness against other weapon types.

    Normally, Sword deals double damage to Bow, Bow deals double damage to Spear, and Spear deals double damage to sword. Staff just deals normal damage to every other weapon types.
     
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    Keep in mind that you need to have physical skills to do any physical damage beyond the initial pincer hits. Weapon damage really means physical damage with circle of carnage factored in, and physical damage formula only uses the physical multiplier portion of skills, so not equipping any of his spear skills means he only has the initial pincer hit and the multiplier from Synergy Wave from which to calculate his physical damage.

    As for circle of carnage, Shin'en being staff type means he has no type disadvantage and takes no extra damage from specific weapon skills. His staff type means nothing when doing physical damage though since it is the weapon of the skill type that grants circle of carnage bonus, so despite being a neutral staff type he will do bonus damage to sword types with his spear attacks.
     

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