Has anyone played around with this step and can comment as to whether this lowers magic defense or evasion? That is to say, after using it, do nukes hit for more max damage or do they hit for full more often? --Chrisjander t/ c 22:24, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Tested this a long time ago in a Western Altepa Desert party on IT Beetles. Blackmage in party consistently had increase in nuke total damage as well as better landing rate on Debuffs. -=Carnivor-Asura 13:00, October 26, 2009 (UTC)=-

It's still not really clear- but I think its resistances, just like the player's resistances on the equip screen, which would mean (according to the resistances page) that it would increase the chance of effects landing. It does definitely increase the chance of the stun effect on Violent Flourish, which is a magical effect. Tahngarthortalk-contribs 04:20, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

I just did some testing on this with a dnc friend. My nuke damage was the same before any stutter step, and after level 5 stutter step. Tested on 3 mobs, all had same results. So, it seems it's resistance as in, lowering chance to have spell resisted, as opposed to an actual Magic Defense Bonus decrease. -- Ramtrill

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