I have recently picked up where I left off with PSO, after years of my disc gathering dust. Thankfully, it was still playable and the characters of mine were still intact. Bored of nuking all of ultimate on my FORCE, I decided to make a RAmarl, because of all the RANGE weapons I've accumulated. Most of these weapons have an effect such as: Burning, Tempest, Blizzard, etc.
It seems that my normal hits, hit higher than these so called special hits. Why is this? I understand the effects of Chaos, or Arrest, and I seldomly freeze or shock enemies with Blizzard/Tempest. However, the damage output of the special hits compared to normal make them obsolete.
So to recap.
-What purpose does a Burning weapon serve?
-Is it supposed to hit embarrassingly low?
-Is the damage amount affected by anything other than atp?
Thanks for reading my post, I tried to be a clear as possible.
*I found some use with these taking down a whole pan arm/dark gunners*