By: Mcpie#8672 Added: 07/10/2021 Discussion
Finding: Parametric Transformer has an internal cooldown of 0.4 seconds and it takes exactly 18 elemental hits to fill it from 0% to 100%. It cannot receive any elemental source dmg for at least 0.4 seconds in order to reach another step, therefore adding more damage sources most of the time will not make it progress further, but will delay it.
Venti Q -> won't work because it's interval is 0.4 seconds
Sucrose N1 -> N2 -> won't work because the chain is too fast unless it's timed correctly
But Mona Sprint, Lisa Q, and Electro Crystal have 0.5 seconds interval, so they will always fill it with every hit.
The best time you can achieve without manual timing is 18 x 0.5s = 9s The best theoretical time you can achieve is 18 x 0.401s = 7.218s
Evidence: Mona dash speedrun
Parametric ICD - 0.4s (in-game file datamined by Dimbreath)
Venti Q - 0.4s (in-game file datamined by Dimbreath)
Lisa Q - 0.5s (in-game file datamined by Dimbreath)
Mona dash - Can't find in gamefiles, assumed 0.517s from video after frame analysis: https://youtu.be/QqpqITYB5Fc That's only 1 frame difference.
Electro Crystal - 0.5s after frame analysis: https://youtu.be/69BUuqOBhRo
Significance: If you're in a rush and you want to save that extra second, you can min-max your life using techniques mentioned above