There essentially are three possibilities for that bonus:

a) A 1.05 multiplier applied before MAB.

b) MAB+5

c) A 1.05 multiplier applied after MAB.

Same setup for every shot: SCH85/WHM42, 81+47 INT, Rainstorm, Water V on Huge Hornet in South Gustaberg.

Without any MAB gear, without Klimaform: 960 damage [1].

With MAB+27 in gear, with Klimaform: 1280 damage [2] (1407 damage with weather proc [3]).

Now let's do some math.

a) floor(floor(960 * 1.05) * 1.27) = floor(1008 * 1.27) = 1280

b) floor(960 * 1.32) = 1267

c) floor(floor(960 * 1.27) * 1.05) = floor(1219 * 1.05) = 1279

Out of the three given ways to apply the bonus granted by Savant's Loafers +1, only a) matches the observed numbers (though c) is very, very close, so you might prefer to not rule it out entirely without bigger nukes to widen the gap between a) and c) for proving). So even if you don't believe me saying it's a 1.05 multiplier applied

*before* MAB, it's pretty safe to say it is

*not* a straight MAB+5.

[1]

http://img177.imageshack.us/i/ffxi20101102023404.png [2]

http://img221.imageshack.us/i/ffxi20101102024002.png [3]

http://img16.imageshack.us/i/ffxi20101102023815.png *Edited, Nov 2nd 2010 3:58am by SKudo *