I'm also trying to phrase the question so that I don't spell out what it does.
The answer is yes. It's as if you quaff a can of WHUPAZ, hit the enemy, then drink another can and hit them again
. Makes vicious Firstborn tremble in fear. In most cases, double-strength + reflex is even better. Definitely a bug that needs addressing.
In my opinion the fact that high-HP bosses have more or less been wiped off the roster (pretty much limited to vicious scenarios now) has reduced the power of WHUPAZ to the point at which I only prep it for specific scenarios that are assured a big "tub-of-lard" type boss. VGT, Dragon Isles, Slime Pit, and maybe
Naga City. That's it.
Very good points on Purist; we may well have to move it to 5-points in the future. We'll see analyze how much scoring it's responsible for at the end of this round and reconsider from there. Given we've had very few (any?) purist runs so far, it'll probably get moved to 5 points.