What do the x1/x2/x3/x4 on an elemental weapon mean. Are they a percentage per shot? If so what are the percentages? I have a x4 fire SMG. I also have a Lilith with 5/5 spark. I have no idea if this is redundant.
IT IS NOT CHANCE! those are damage multipliers X4 means that over the time an enemy is taking elemental damage a total of 4 times the weapons bullet damage. And keep shooting because elemental damage stacks. --- If you are what you eat, only cannibals are human.
No. It's the damage the effect causes. Elemental chance is based on the difference from your level to the enemy's level at base. Weapons can have a chance, a high chance, or a very high chance to cause elements that increases this chance, and this will always be listed. Spark and certain class mods increase the chance further. The multiplier has nothing to do with the chance, but is very important because it determines damage. --- http://card.mygamercard.net/nxe/SushiSquid.png
Also wondering this. Cannot find a definitive answer at the Answers tab, nor do I have the time to scan 570 pages of Borderlands board posts.
I can tell you that a x1 electric does not have the same "blast radius" as a x3 electric. I was using a x3 electric revolver just to use as a shield killer due to the radius of the explosion, the 1x wasn't big at all.