I guess my next question should be are not all magical weapon skills created equal during a brew fight?
RNG has a magical WS too, Trueflight I think. Couldn't a BLU just spam Sanguine blade rotating with their spells? If you get 50tp regain a tic, I think that BLU should easily win by casting a spell during the downed tic. That is unless Leaden Salute is so much better, can you confirm this?
They're not really created equal. % mods on WSes still matter (60% of 999 AGI[Wildfire] is much better than 30% of 999 AGI[Leaden Salute/Trueflight]), fTP still matters, MAB still matters, Element matters (due to Atma boosts, which I will cover in the next paragraph). Trueflight and Leaden Salute are incredibly similar, but COR gets better MAB gear (not to mention Wizard's Roll) than RNG does, on top of COR being useful in the rest of the evening's events (and remember due to TEs/Lights, switching jobs more often than is necessary is discouraged), whereas RNG is not much more than a lackluster DD otherwise.
Also bear in mind that the e-peen numbers come from a combination of Brew + Elemental Attack Atma. In order to get 60k Charged Whiskers, you need to have Lion/Blinding Horn set, whereas pimping Sanguine Blade (only 2.5 fTP at 100%TP compared to Wildfire's 5.5 fTP) will usually consist of Hell's Guardian/Ultimate/Cosmos. Leaden Salute is Dark, so setting Cosmos by itself boosts its damage by 40%. In order to get the same boost on Trueflight, you need to set Beyond + Sellsword, taking up two Atma slots instead of just one.
I love my BST, but again I have to ask how much damage would Rend crank out per WS? If COR's Leaden is so over-powered, let me know. Otherwise, this doesn't make any sense to me. Other jobs have magical WSs, and BLU has spells too. Do you happen to know how San nukes do in a brew fight? I sense this brew thing isn't 100% balanced. I can see why SE is talking making adjustments.
I couldn't say on the BST damage, because I've never seen a BST brew, but based on the mods, I'd guess it would do about as well as a RNG spamming Trueflight. I've brewed on NIN before (Shinryu), but I didn't try any San nukes due to not wanting to accidentally heal him (it's much easier to avoid with instant-use abilities like WS than with spells, which have a casting time).
Mainly it's due to Wildfire. I'm guessing since you're fairly new to Abyssea stuff, you've put Empyrean Weapons on the same "never gonna get one" shelf as Relic/Mythic, but they really are much more obtainable (particularly any that are Carabosse/Cirein-Croin, like Gun is) than their old-endgame counterparts, not to mention the WoE weapons that will become even more obtainable post-update (supposedly), which still give you the WS, just without Aftermath. Edited, Apr 1st 2011 11:55am by Aliekber