*Long overly thought-out post. I'm going to attempt to explain what Uclapaul started on. Only read if you have a lot of patience. ^^
First time we get Gravitation, Transfixion, nothing. (Therefore, you can go L2, L1.)
Sorry, that didn't happen. Double check the log to make sure another WS wasn't added or missed somewhere in there. You cannot
go to a "lower" level chain from a "higher" one. I see the mistake you're making though, and that is the reason I always promote the Skillchain chart Psymia posted a little earlier.
Everyone knows that the skillchain you make depends on the second (or third, fourth, etc.) WS you use. Right? However, figuring out the property of a specific WS by looking at what skillchain it makes only works for Lv.1s.
For instance: Fast Blade (Scission) > Red Lotus Blade (Liquefaction/Detonation) = Liquefaction Penta Thrust (Compression) > Tachi:Enpi (Transfixion/Scission) = Transfixion
With Lv.2s it becomes a bit more complicated (or simpler depending on how you look at it). Take the following simple Lv.2 chain for example: Burning Blade > Combo = Fusion
Just by looking at that, you'd assume that since Combo ends the chain, it must be a Fusion skill. In reality, it's actually an Impaction skill. Liquefaction > Impaction = Fusion Transfixion > Scission = Distortion Detonation > Compression = Gravitation Induration > Reverberation = Fragmentation
So to be truly versatile and understand how skillchains work, you need to know more than just WS1 + WS2 = Skillchain. You need to know the underlying property associated with each WS. Combo = Impaction Fast Blade = Scission Double Thrust = Transfixion
Lv.3s are only possible with the 225 WSs (220 for Hexa Strike) because those skills already inherently start off with a Lv.2 property, and to make a Lv.3 you need to chain 2 Lv.2s together. Here are a few examples of the 225WSs and their properties. Swift Blade = Gravitation Hexa Strike = Fusion Full Break = Distortion Shark Bite = Fragmentation
One Lv.3 chain is Fusion > Fragmentation = Light
. So to make this, you first need to start with a Fusion SC. This can be acomplished two ways. 1. Burning Blade (Liquefaction) > Combo (Impaction) = Fusion
or 2. Just start with Hexa Strike (has the Fusion property naturally)
You then, according to the formula above, need to follow with a Fragmentation WS. So following that Fusion with either Dragon Kick
, Shark Bite
, or Spin Slash
will result in the Lv.3 Light chain.
Lv.3s are the best you can do. You cannot chain multiple Lv.3 together. You cannot do a Lv.2 after a Lv.3. Lv.3s have the potential to up to 200% of the damage dealt by the last WS used. (All skillchain damage is based on the damage of the WS used to create it). I've seen a Lv.3 do 60 dmg, and I've seen it do 1,500+. It all depends on the damage of the last WS.
I know this might confuse some people more, but hopefully it will help a few others out there. If you can look at the SC chart I was referring to earlier (Oh hell, I'll just repaste the link. Credit to Psymia. http://web.green.ch/psychonator/wse.pdf ) I think things will make a little more sense. If you are still confused just let me know and I'll try to explain any part piece by piece. It will help to know exactly what part people are confused on.