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Anarchy stacks give a bonus to "gun damage". Does this bonus also apply to the elemental effects of a gun while Anarchy stacks are active?

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I've actually already done the research but I can't answer my own question for a few hours. I'll update when the time is up. – Bryan Oct 20 '12 at 16:43
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I just checked with my Mechromancer and the answer is no, it doesn't. It only affects the bullet damage and not the DOT portion. To test I shot the target dummy with a fire SMG while unspecced. Then I got my Anarchy to 28 stacks which should be ~50% additional damage. You can see that the bullet goes from ~40 to ~60 but the DOT ticks remain at 22-23:

Initial Test Bullet damage DOT damage

With 28 Anarchy Stacks Bullet damage DOT damage

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I reward your science with an upvote. Keep up the good work! – MBraedley Oct 20 '12 at 23:52

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