You aren't waiting the 4 full cycles before using it, it takes maybe 1s for the gauge to fill on the first swing and from what I've seen, the modifier for a max gauge is probably around 700%.
Charge is 240% for giants and I think the set adds an additional 10%.
It may not have set bonuses, but you can reforge it for damage and additional AoE on weapons and on accessories, with a naturally higher max damage %.
Here's one for reference:
I don't believe charge would be capable of the same thing.
Last edited by Arbiter; 05-24-2017 at 09:15 PM.
My question is: How will giant's ability to defend against damage improve? I already know that a giant using a vales shield with wind guard can take minimal damage but in a perfect scenario does wind guard only act as a longer duration shield of trust? or does having the ability to use defense on top of wind guard with the Northern Flawless Shield give giants the ability to tank hits even better than before?
Currently R1 defense for giants gives "Defense +15; When skill is active, Defense +60 and Prot. +40%, Party Defense +10" (not sure what party defense is tbh) and R1 wind guard gives "When skill is active, defense +15 and protection +50%". So does that mean stacking defense with wind guard can provide a 90% protection increase and basically turn a giant into a mini girgashiy in regard to the damage they take?
Yeah pretty much but within a much short range, I believe.