If you're fighting something high level and fSTR, DA pDIF, and DA acc come into play, then DA looses by significantly more.
presumably, that doesn't matter, because the same acc penalty will afect the initial hit too, and you don't need the initial hit to land to perform a DA.
When I said 2-3, the 3 was in small print meaning 1%DA is about as valuable as 2STR. I shouldn't have even included the 3, was just a silly moment, as that would make askar better than osode for ws (when comparing the STR & DA stats on the 2 pieces only), and you and i (at some point) have provided math showing Osodes superiority over Askar.
Speaking about SAM in general, with recent research into Zanshin, and the fact the att is doubled for Gekko means these are evolving times for Samurai's.
I have a quick Q anyway - the Champion's Galea from AMK with the STR+4 WSACC+15 AGL+4 WS DMG+2% setup, does anyone know if....
When Overwhelm is active, does it add on like an additional stage, so we get 21% increase, or does it increase the dmg as an extra part of the equation, so the end of SAM's WS dmg would be ' *1.19 *1.02 '?
As its always active, whereas overwhelm isn't i'm obviously hoping its the latter.