Sarinpa1 wrote:It also occurs to me, I remember seeing a very cheap (and as far as I know, craftable) weapon that has 110% STR scaling. Now that's a nice scaling.
Fist weapon with 105%, I'm honestly not sure if there's weapons with purely one stat in such numbers. And then there's alot of mixing. Maybe the issue lies in the actual weapon scaling, since it'd make sense for melee weapons to actualy rely on str most, if not all of the time. I remember specificaly picking a katana with the lowest STR scaling to circumvent the need for it.
There you have it, motivation to grab str if you're actualy adding force n' momentum to weapon againts an opponent.
The point is to give STR reason to be used when its not the main offensive stat. Spells would not get this boost because they already benefit greatly from Fire ATK, unless you want to tell me that Cinder effects, Explosion and Exgalfa aren't worth it.
No one can deny that STR is useful when you need it for most of your damage
. This does not change the fact that it's completely useless outside of this
. It's not a 'niche' stat, it's a binary switch that centers around SWA. Anything that works without scaling on STR/Fire ATK is a prime example, particularly anything that uses SKI or GUI for their damage scaling. Why, in any of these builds, would you use STR if it wasn't a part of the weapon scaling or a secondary effect's scaling? VIT covers Inventory Capacity. BW is easily handled by talents. There is nothing else STR can contribute for.
(yes, Arbalest wants lots of BW, but they're a part of the group that wants STR for most of its damage)
Yes, adjusting weapon scalings is possible, but that is a last-ditch effort if nothing can be done to pull STR out of being a 'SWA or bust' stat. Forcing people to build STR for even decent SWA does nothing but strangle build variety, and push people towards any other offensive stat that actually has useful effects going for them. That might 'solve' STR's dilemma, but for the wrong reasons.
[12:53:15 AM] Chaos: don't hit dyst
[12:53:18 AM] Chaos: that's cruelty to animals
[12:53:20 AM] Chaos: you have to shoot it
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