Lower damage modifiers, but multiplies armor pierce, gives protection pierce. Similar to, but different from piercing levels, the pierce numbers aren't linked to each other.
Racial differences- Giants get armor pierce and large bonus damage. Humans get bonus damage, armor pierce, small protection pierce. Elves get large defense pierce, moderate protection pierce.
Moderate damage modifiers, critical chance increase, critical damage increase.
Racial differences- Giants get lowered multipliers, lowered critical chance and critical damage increases unless they use special Giant Scythe (Giant-Only) weapons. Giant scythes have increased damage compared to all-race scythes, but lower critical chance.
Humans get a damage bonus if they use human-only scythes, Human-only scythes have increased critical chance compared to all-race scythes.
Elves get damage penalty unless they use Elf-Only scythes. Elf Scythes have increased critical chance compared to all-race scythes.
Giant skills have bonus to damage.
Humans skills have damage and critical chance bonuses.
Elves skills have critical chance and critical multiplier bonuses.
Life Exploration Weapons (Popular, it seems!)
You can view the stars of all collection journals before completing them.
They can now be special reforged.
If you have the journal entry to receive a life exploration tool, you can see, and buy from, an imp in Dunbarton, Tara, Filia, Rano, or Vales. Imp sells higher grade items related to the skills for which you have the life exploration tool of, and you may re-purchase the life exploration tool.
Life Exploration Tools now have a minimum collection requirement and a Minimum star requirement, but you only need to meet one to use the tool.
Life Exploration Tools are higher grade tools when used as a tool.