Right, so I'm one of those who maintains an opinion that Carnifex are a class in need of aid. The class is basically reliant upon a snowball effect that allows the class to obtain obscenely high numbers of damage without any sort of buildup or venom offense, not even utilizing Sensitivity. With a non-artifacted Carnifex, the damage isn't noticable until the soul drains go up.
Since I'm not a liaison, I do not have the ease of easy class switch nor easily testing all feasible options. However, I am not going to state that "this needs to happen" or "Carnifex damage needs to be scaled back" or "Carnifex's damage is justified because they have no other offense". I don't think that's correct at all at this point. What is needed is to post the numbers and data in order for liaisons and other players to assess the state of Carnifex for constructive criticism for the improvement of the class in the long run.
For the first part of these tests, I was not able to get Luna's assistance due to OOC obligations and Moirean had another OOC obligation. The first part was with Angwe, a dexterous statpack in the arena with a 133/98/133 bardiche. No buffs to the weapon since soul gems were not available. No artifacts. I have displayed my audit with a protection amulet in the log. Without it, we can generally assume the damage would be more. Angwe also had about a .5 second delay due to latency. With soul gems, the damage can also be assumed to be more.http://www.logsty.com/logs/YEYRp
Xiuhcoatl was also kind enough to post a log on Logsty. For reference, he was fully deffed. Weapon stats are not known, but it is known that he is using a Level 2 bardiche.http://www.logsty.com/logs/MToIl
Unfortunately, I couldn't clean it up because the code was a bit skewed, but this should provide a bit more information. Even with howls and an active offense, it was not possible to stop the scaling of damage. It is believed at this time that it is either weapon runes or +str causing a large scaling in terms of what kind of damage that Carnifex are doing.
If possible, if @Luna
can provide a log of her damage and speed, it would be appreciated. She is currently known to have both +str and a weapon rune and can provide more information regarding the scaling.