Actually from having just booted up the new version for the first time to check out the stat changes I am going to have to post something I imagine will not be popular....
Change it back.
The new stats make no sense. If I want to make a fighter who is a powerful tank character I can dump Might and Dex but I want to max out Intelligence????? This makes no sense, and it is non intuitive. Dex is now basically a joke stat you can just leave at 10 for everyone, only casters are going to see huge benefit. Perception is now massively overpowered especially for ranged characters. Intelligence is now must have for tanks where as before it was just reasonably useful. Resolve is now a caster stat that no one else will really get a ton of use out of since interrupts were removed from Perception.
I had gripes with the old stat system, I patently dislike the new one.
The thing is Fighters, Barbarians, and Monks all have very good defensive abilities that already make them good Front Liners.
But with the INT change now you could have a high INT Chanter that can be a front liner while also benefiting from the AOE.
Barbarians benefit from the INT because of Carnage, yes but that was the case before.
Dex is very useful on everyone especially DPS classes.
The only Dump stats I see now are Resolve and Might but even that is arguable as Matt has said.
BTW Matt, Im not arguing that the system says Might means more DPS than Perception, Im arguing that because of the potential enemies in this "campaign" having high defenses stacking accuracy would be better in the long run. Its the diference between having a D&D campaign were you have a wide variety of enemies and having a D&D campaign were you will face many trolls. Obviously in the troll campaign you will value burn/fire damage more than in the other campaign. But we wil have to see just how high the enemy defenses get in this game before we can conclude with certainty wether Might, Dex, or Perception/Accuracy is better for DPS. Im gonna stick with Accuracy/Perception for now because I enjoy crits.
Edited by Fiebras, 27 September 2014 - 07:53 AM.