I've seen numerous threads about this but never quite answered my question.
Beside on how it's made, exactly how is it different from regular darkness? Does it do more then what regular darkness does?
I mean I do understand that it's technically a Level 4 Skillchain since it's made from Level 3 Skillchain properties. But does doing that do any different from normal Darkness?
Evisceration <-> Pyrrhic Kleos
Rudra's Storm <-> Rudra's Storm
=Double Darkness (if this an example)
Does it make much of a difference (not taking into account of the WS themselves)
In order to do double Darkness or Light, you either need an Empyrean Weaponskill (Walk of Echoes weapon or full Empyrean) or a Relic weapon possessing a relic weaponskill. In comparison to other weaponskills, these ones have either Light or Dark as their primary element. This allows them to continue
a level 3 skillchain.
Under normal circumstances with non emp/relic weaponskills, once you make a level 3 (Light/Darkness), nothing else can be added on. In your case of Dancer, Evisceration <-> Pyrrhic Kleos will make Darkness and you cannot go any further with the skillchain unless you posses a relic or emp weaponskill that has Darkness as it's primary element. So in order to continue, you'd need to do:
Pyrrhic Kleos <-> Evisceration (Darkness) -> Rudra's Storm (Darkness)
The reason why people talk about Double Darkness is because with each skillchain, the damage increases up to a cap of 225% of the closing weaponskill damage. Since the above mentioned double darkness skillchain requires 3 steps, and is making darkness twice, the first Darkness will do 100% of the damage of Evisceration, and the second darkness will do 150% of the damage of Rudra's Storm. When you do Rudra's Storm -> Rudra's Storm, you will only make Darkness, not double
. The reason why this is important, is because only skillchains with Darkness/Light properties can skillchain with themselves. All other non empyrean/relic weaponskills are not able to do this. Edited, Aug 8th 2011 8:46am by ImmortalAlchemist
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