I just hit lvl 73 sch and took my sch to sky to see how it fared. After much anticipation I realized that sch weather effects ,which was my main draw to this job, just don't work. These are the tests I ran:
1. It was firesday at the moment so I asked a smn which had his AF2 tunic to cast Shiva. Smn AF2 tunic will give you -4 avatar perp. when you have corresponding avatar out. I casted cryohelix on him but he didnt get -4 avatar perp. The spell didn't work.
2. I equipped dusty ledeslens "in sandstorm movement speed +12%". I casted geohelix on myself and raced a nin with AF boots on at night......I got smoked, geohelix didn't work.
3. A buddy of mine had that greataxe that gives you 99dmg in fire weather,sorry I forgot the name. He equipped it while it was iceday and watched his attack as I casted firehelix on him, It didnt go up. Firehelix didn't work.
4. A blm friend of mine who had most of the elemental obi's was using lightning obi on lightning day and was doing huge numbers. He swares by the power of obi's, he is aware of what kind of boost they give. I had him use his "wind"obi and casted aerohelix on him and told him to try it out. After him going back and forth for 10 mins he concluded that it wasn't doing the dmg he was used to. I believe him. The weather spells don't work.