The listed Combo Counter increases are additional values to Slash Dash's hit counter. At max rank, a single hit with Slash Dash will instantly add 9 hits to the Combo Counter.
Mods that affect combo count per hit, such as True Punishment affects the modified end result of your combo count after Surging Dash's calculations.
For example, using the full Umbral set with max ranked Umbral Intensify (for a total of 177% strength), using Surging Dash will give a total of 15 combo count points. With True Punishment equipped on your melee, you will gain 30 combo count points.
As mentioned in our last Devstream, we set out to buff a selection of Augments that were underused according to our statistics. Our goal is to bring these Augments up to speed, and align them with our more popular Augments. The buffs below are merely additions onto what already exists in the game. This won’t be our only batch, so expect to see more Augment changes in the future!
Excalibur: Surging Dash Before: Each enemy hit during Slash Dash further increases your melee counter by 4.
New: Doubled Melee Combo gained from Surging Dash.