- Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:46 am
You have to consider split damage.
When a weapon does 150 physical and 150 fire, against an enemy with 10 phys defense and 40 fire, that weapon will do only 250 damage despite its 300 AR.
That same weapon if set to Heavy affinity may have 150 physical + 130 physical scaling for a total of 280, but that damage would only be reduced by the 10 phys defense for 270 damage.
The coded sword being 100% holy will only have its damage mitigated by holy resistance (which, if you look at most armors, is hilariously low) averaging out to much better damage than what is observable from the AR. Not to mention, most people only look at their physical defense, so when you are doing PVP, you will often do much more damage than a physical/fire split.