1000(base damage) x 1.15(staff) x 1.50(50mab) = 1725
this is what i thought it was. i was getting confused on how he was getting 75MAB is equal to hq staff. i was running some numbers and the 20MAB is almost the same as staff for blu. i think with atma, gear, traits, tonic im at 143MAB. and then with the next update most likely adding new trials, the swords definitely seem to be the way to go. i kind of wish blu could use those trial staves for some seriously awesome nukes. thanks for the info
Ya as rog said, its going to be more than 36mab with your current mab to beat HQ staves(15%). Not sure were you are getting 20mab.
Im not sure how bluemage spell damage is calculated but ill show you why 20mab is not the same as HQ staff in terms of how its calculated as a blm. Assuming youll have MM on for blue? you should have roughly 182 int with buffs. Ill use ol pudding int of 89 as a target(doesnt really affect the outcome much) and use thunder IV.
[182 - 89] *2 +541 * 1.15 *2.43 = 2031
Now remove the staff bonus, and adding 20mab
[182 - 89] *2 + 541 * 2.63 = 1912
So 20mab at that amount is less than HQ staff(15%), now add that rog said it was higher than 36, so well add 37mab
[182 - 89] *2 + 541 * 2.80 = 2035 checks out.
Hope that helps. Again I have no clue how blue mage factors in damage, but 2.8/2.43 = 15.2% which is higher than HQ staff so it shouldnt matter.