The issue of "obligatory" equipment for statpoints in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire General Discussion (NO SPOILERS) Posted October 10, 2017 Let´s be honest: if you earned points in stats you don´t need (like +Perception but you want might) you can always visit your next trader or inkeep and rearrange your stats for a modest fee (compared to what riches you accumulate in game). (Except if you´re a mage that invested thousands into learning spells that would be lost. ) This is my favorite aspect of the games mechanics. But as it is now, the Items in question pose the only alternative to a path of forced decisions or rearrange your equipement, swallow dragon eggs and such, or making certain decisions just to accomodate to the next situation (resolvecheck of 20 seriously ) And as I pointed out previously, pushing one attribute is of little consequence for actual gameplay, since your items and skills will provide better boni anyways. Perhaps I exaggerated with the +4 examples for reputation-rewards, but lets assume half or even just 1 point for progressing. five points could already make a big difference for checks (like passing most dialogue, yet not falling into every scripted pit) I don´t want the games to become easier, but leaving me more room for my individual decisions, whether it is about what I do, what I wear, what I eat or in which room I sleep. This micromanagement is nothing but tiresome.