By the way, did we ever hammer out the information for the Pet Correlation bonus on the head?
Nope, but I'll bet Karbuncle's comment in ffxiah for cabasset is accurate:
Though the monster correlation effect might be interesting, if i understand it it increases (for BLU At least) TP mod's for their magic, so might increase in general their acc/atk/def/eva a small amount against the families they're strong too (I.E Amorph > Bird > Aquan > Amorph
I made my Sic/Read macro swap the Cabasset in (and a few other pieces) when I do Ready moves. I commented in the other thread once about dipper dropping a 1.5k spiral spin against a nightmare funguar one time. I'm thinking I got a TP mod bonus from the head proc on that one.
This is assuming it works similiar to the similarly worded bonus which bluemage gets. I tried testing this once before also. I had wild oats proc a 600 damage vs a wasp once when the best I could get otherwise was ~300 (that was in w. saruta while doing other testing w/ capped pdif/etc).
Its not much as far as evidence goes, but its the best I have. Monster correlation effects are not killer effects. its not going to manifest in intimidation rate. Its the bonus the mob gets vs the family its strong to... I don't think there is enough information available to know quite how much that bonus normally is... although I guess the best way to test that would be some magical ready moves.
Charged whisker, fireball... purely magical damage dd.. find out how much it does on a mob.... might be able to get some idea from that... though there's still alot of uncontrolled factors...
hmmmm now I'm thinking...
go nuke & CW some mobs to get a baseline of the damage. and also a baseline vs lizards of comparable level (Cape terrigan, cuz I'm pretty sure the lizards and hares have same INT from primal rend testing).
Nuking w/ /mage should give some idea of how consistant a spell damage will be from 1 to the other. then nuke'em w/ shasra to compare CW damage between both, and CW damage w/ and w/out cabasset.
Thats probably a fairly decent test now that I think about it.
Edit: ... and nope...
I hit Charged whiskser 24 times in cap terrigan and I'm getting bored... no abnormal damage. 330; 333; 334 depending on lizard level. 334 of the bunnies also. got the lightning day proc a few times also. at the end I just gathered up all the lizards at once and hit them all w/ CW. could say the number of hits is at least double 24 really.. but it probably only affects targeted mob.. not sure
anyway. completely non-conclusive... Edited, Mar 25th 2012 11:39pm by Xilk