I am playing a Paladin with the 2H spec in weaponmastery. As soon as I got Slaughter I rushed over to Manara Burrow and started wailing on some gnolls. Each attack did 26% of the HP of the level one gnolls, great.
Days later, I have specialized in Strength as a human, I have access to a +2 Str buff in Devotion that I would use before hunting, and occasionally somebody would toss a +Str artifact my way before I hunted. Additionally, I learned a lot more Weaponmastery, getting up to Hew. I happily went over to Manara, expecting to wreck some gnolls, and... 26% HP damage per hit.
What's going on? Is this bugged? I thought the extra strength would help. If it doesn't, surely the extra lessons would at least? I'm using KILL as my command, but if I use ATTACK or SLAUGHTER instead it's no difference. Always 26% damage.
Any ideas of what might be going on, if this is a bugged, if Slaughter simply never scales and a newbie bashes just as well as an omnitrans*?
*Note, I'm not trans yet. But there has been no difference with the couple hundred lessons I've sunk so far.