hmm OK how would I do that with Melee charms?
Well... just my example from her combo list: Righteous Wrath of HeavenCost:
: First Melee Excellency, Peony Blossom Technique, Hungry Tiger Technique
Peony Blossom Technique allows you to buy up to your Essence (or Dex, I can't recall which exactly) +1 in extra attacks without suffering multiple action penalties. The First Melee Excellency lets you increase by up to double your relevant dice pool each attack. Hungry Tiger Technique doubles all your pre-soak attack successes for calculating damage. I used this combo in-game against a full brotherhood of akuma Dragon-Blooded and dropped three of them flat and badly injured a fourth before they could make their initial attacks. It's expensive as hell, since you have to buy the First Melee and Hungry Tiger for every attack (if you want the benefits), but it's so bloody effective it's basically an IWIN button. I don't even use it anymore, unless it's truly life or death, because there's just no point to whipping it out on anything less than something that's otherwise guaranteed to kill me.
For reference, my Dawn is Ess 3, Dex 3, Str 3, Melee (Daiklaves +1) 5, orichalcum reaper daiklave in one hand paired with a Chiaroscuran glass khopesh in the other.