*Updated* this is a complete revised version of the old guide:
How Much Bonus Does Each Stat Point Gives?
The table above shows how much stat attributes of a Force Blader rises as one stat point is added on STR/INT/DEX. Informations that we can get from the table:
- STR only gives a slightly more Attack than DEX, which is not noticeable
- STR and DEX both give the same amount of Defense
- DEX gives a lot more Hit Rate, Defense Rate and Magic Attack than STR
- INT gives the highest Magic Attack but lowest ATT, DEF, and HIT/DEF RATE
- We can conclude that:
- DEX gives the most bonus
- INT gives the least bonus
- STR does not give as much bonus as DEX
How To Determine My Stats Build?
To determine the best stats build for your character and distribute your stat points accordingly, first you need to know what equipments (armoursets and weapons) you're going to use. As for me, I highly recommend Osmium Armorset over Battleset because to sum it up, full Osmium Armorset will give 24 Defense more than full Osmium Battleset.
Although Terragrace and Mithril set seems to give way more Defense, it's really hard to get them in double slots + crafted. Thus, double slotted + crafted Osmium Armorset, which is easier to obtain, will give more bonus such as HP, Critical Rate and Critical Damage compared to regular Terragrace and Mithril.
For weapons, Blade and Crystal give more Attack than Katana and Orb, so think for yourself.
Hence, the best stats build (as most of the FBs' recommended, including me) is:
- 283 STR
- 227 INT
- all the rest goes to DEX
DEX Build Versus STR Build:
This has been an arguement of all the FBs around town for ages already. Still, DEX OWNS any other builds! Here's a comparison between full DEX build and full STR build obtained from http://www.orazur.free.fr/, a really useful and accurate CABAL Character Builder developed by MrThink. Click on the image for full size viewing.
I set both the characters at max level 170, max class rank and max skill ranks trans/trans, then adjust the stats according to +7 equipments requirement. Next, I add all the rest stat points to STR on the first character and DEX on the second character. I did not add in any upgrade skills to provide a better overview and because they don't really affect anything.
Notice that STR build only gives an extra 5 Attack (not noticeable at all in PvP and PvE) over DEX build, while DEX build on the other hand has way, way lot more Hit Rate and Defense Rate than STR build as well as a heck lot higher Magic Attack. Hit/Def Rate greatly affects your performance in PvE, because if you are STR build, you'll be hit by mobs all the time and you'll miss so much more often, which leads you to hell even faster. Now who's the boss? DEX ftw!
Please read my Force Blader Guide for more details