Well it ignores level difference penalties, which I understand amounts to roughly 15% of a damage boost, though I came to that understanding at 75 so it may have changed a little. Best used on WS. Nice for zerging and "look ma, big numberz", but not a job changer.
Whatever the effect really is, it's not a huge boost to overall damage, and I found Stealth Shot merits to be more attractive. Heck, if you want to do a Recycle build, you could stack merits to that effect and wouldn't miss Flashy Shot.
Edited, Jul 29th 2011 12:28am by tertoonetwothreefour
There are two kinds of people in FFXI, those doing the laughing and those who don't know what's funny.