Zwiebelchen Posted April 9, 2015 Share Posted April 9, 2015 (edited) Con would be more useful if: -- it helped reduce recovery penalty on armor. It'd be worth taking some on heavy armor wearers to help recover some of their lowered DPS, and having moderate CON and light to medium armor could become a good option for second-line DPS, instead of dumping CON and wearing no armor. -- it was used, either alone or in combination with Might, for dialog options that involve physical intimidation. This. Idea has been floating around since late backer beta and I still think it's the best solution: On top of the endurance/health bonus, simply reduce the recovery penalty of armors by 4% each point (over 10). Obviously, this can not reduce the recovery penalty below zero, so it isn't redundant with dexterity, which increases speed regardless of armor (at a lower rate). So, a character with 14 CON would have a reduced recovery penalty of 16%, allowing them to wear 3 DR robes without a penalty (-15%). A character with 17 CON would have a reduced recovery penalty of 28%, allowing them to wear medium armor without a noticable penalty (-30%). In order to wear the heaviest armor in the game without penalty (-50%), people would require 22-23 CON. So what are the benefits of this? - it makes medium armor more interesting, especially for DPSers - dexterity is still superior when it comes to raw damage output as dexterity boosts all the times, not just recovery and works regardless of armor choice - buff food and resting bonuses with +CON would be way more interesting - still allows people to dump CON if they feel like it (no added recovery below 10 ... only endurance and health loss). I really like that idea: the tankier you want to be, the more you naturally want CON. The only problem is that it still gives you no reason to use it if you don't want to wear heavy armor. What if it simply reduced recovery time? I guess that kind of steps on Dexterity's feet a bit, but it's a logical thing to do with an endurance-based attribute. Imho, that isn't a real problem. CON should never feel mandatory to your build. Yes, for people who wear no armor, CON is still as useless as ever... but isn't that kind of the desired behaviour? The "classic" glass cannon builds are meant to be fragile, aka low CON. And if you happen to get some; be happy: you can now get some free DR by equipping robes instead of running naked! Edited April 9, 2015 by Zwiebelchen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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