Thank you! I really like your attitude, it is very nice to discuss with somebody who is actually interested in the details and does not wave his hand, leaving a one-liner saying "it's like this" without testing or explaining.
I did watch your video a lot of times and I couldn't find any damage modification that pushes the damage above the shown values. But then again, it is really easy to miss some damage modification in DQ... That is also the reason why I stripped my char completely for the tests.
I'm still convinced the damage increase in your video must be from something else since the word "Effective" does not appear on screen and my tests are congruent with Effective not working with Ignore Resist.
Maybe you could consider for further tests:
- Switch damage to Arcane to have no elemental effect on the monster,
- have a switch-out for your Effective Ring, and compare directly Effective/no Effective,
- compare the average damage values, not the maximum damage.
Your tests rely on the assumption that the screen damage on your Stats page is also the damage you deal. What happens if you take off Effective, does the damage stay in range of the Stats page or does it go above also? Maybe try with a clean ring, and one with only Effective on it to be sure.
PS: Of course you are correct, Druidic should only affect Poison DoT