I was in a party of about 4 on my marauder and I was trying to get folks to try some battle regimen to spice up the dull of the grind. At first my plea went unanswered so I figured I would try something on my own.
We were fighting Giant Crabs southwest ish from Camp Skull Valley and I was averaging 50-100 sp per battle. I was just happy for the change of pace and was content. So for fun I started throwing in some battle regimen+ Skull sunder. I noticed that when the crab went into its defensive pose I still did about 100 dmg while everyone else was hitting for 0s.
It wasnt until I did a raging strike + Battle Regimen + Brutal Swing did I see first off 190 dmg and 154 axe skill points. At first I figured ok nice but a fluke. Then I did it again and same result. I was like ??? and battle ended and I had 493 axe skill points. I was thrilled and told the group. They were like Congrats and stuff but still it didnt click.
Next fight I did a mix between raging strike + br+ light swing for 83 axe skill points per and end of the fight I got 450 axe skill points. I again communicated this in party chat and there was a bit of silence.
Next fight I noticed battle regimens going off left and right as the group started doing their own solo.... which (part of my plan to luck onto regimen effects) and the lancer and myself accidently did Regiment of Constraint. Which was Battle Regimen+ Trammel for lancer, then BR + Light Swing and I being the second to stack activated it and boom! "The Giant Crab is under the effect of Regimen of Constraint in chatlog. The big reason I was excited was the mobs were blue to me and usually blue mobs for me anyway, never yield much sp.
Oh btw I was lvl 18 Mar at this time. I admit I didnt know what it did to the crab as it died shortly after but I figured perhaps I stumbled on to something.
After the party broke I was about 2k sp til 19 so I decided to head to Coerthas and see if I could take arbor squirrels. I only fought the yellow ones and figured I would try same method solo. To my surprise I got 200 axe points on first BR+Skull sunder, not to mention the 30-40sp on the occasional light swing. So you guys be the judge. Idk if it was an exploit or just random luck but it made fighting more interesting to me and gave me a desire to grind more.
Just thought I would share my experience and invite others to try throwing BR into the mix the next time they fight and see if you get any noticeable gains.
Anyway just thought I would share.