This guide uses information from the Prima official strategy guide to explain how powerful main abilities are compared to sub abilities; how abilities get weaker as they stack, as well as stacking restrictions implemented to some abilities; how the brand affects the sub abilities you can get on an item; and a few more related points along the way!
1:10 - Sub vs main abilities
1:36 - Stacking abilities
3:15 - Abilities stacking restrictions
4:28 - Item unique effects
4:52 - Brand affect on sub abilities
5:50 - Changing or adding an item's abilities
6:24 - Perks mixed with cosmetics - good or bad?
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Abilities Explained - Stacking/Diminishing Returns, Main vs Sub, Brand Differences & More [Video]
Details of ability potency & brand/item differences, based from the official strategy guide