Once my brother had 1 bardish +8 and 1 glave +7 and he/we tested it.
That extra 1 ap from Bardish +8 did made a diference. The AP of the warrior raised and so his dmg of course.
So that 1 extra ap from glave +8 will also make a diference vs Raptor +7 I assume.
When did you tested it? Was that mages bug before or after KE patch? Don't really remember.HumanBigBrother FTW! *
Btw I tried that (before Knight Empire) with a Salamander +6 and a Elixir +5 (on worms ). Salamander +6 had more ap but Elixir +5 hit for more damage. *
(Edit: Sorry for posting in a wrong section. I thought that Tech Help section was for "more technical" problems )
But Devile is right and the dmg from staffs can have a wide variability so 1 or even 10 samples could not be enough to make a proper conclusion.