I need to check this more often again. So the poison vs fire element thing. Poison is resistable for two factions, though it's far more widespread in one and it's curable for another. It also bypasses armor entirely. Fire bypasses damage reduction from toughness. Now. The other thing to bare in mind is that the actual physical damage of the Burny Choppa is lower than a regular choppa. I beleive it's 171 off the top of my head? Neither the NCS Nor the Lashsword took an actual damage hit from the sword component for having an ailment component. I don't beleive the Rite of Fire space wolf crozius did in fact either. This may have changed since the last time i played, But i think it's likely to still be accurate and i unfortunately can't look up the stats.