Warning post about optimisation incoming
Advocating for WIS as a dumb stat
Hey tavern patrons,
doesn’t it suck when you have to put an 8 in one of your stats when making a character? Well, i tell you your choice should be WIS (unless you really need it for your class of course).
Why is this?
When you have a -1 to a stat your chances for the results are
6- : 58%
7-9 : 34%
10+ : 8%to have that result
(thanks Michael Prescott)
So you will fail a lot but at least every third roll will be a 7-9. Your question though is, where can i live best with getting a 7-9 “at best”
So lets have a look at the other options.
If your HP suck this isn’t a bad option either, really encourages you not to get into trouble where you can be punched. But a -1 STR modifier really hurt the amount of stuff you can carry. A 7-9 on Hack&Slash also is dangerous. Not enticing.
Dangerous as your HP will be really low. Rolling a 6- is always dicy and really low hitpoints don’t help either. This in general hurts you whole character
Most often used to dodge things. Now for sure there are other ways to deal with attacks or problems then dodging them but that is what most people default to i found. And a 7-9 on a defy danger isn’t that much fun either. Worse outcome anyone?
When you roll a 7-9 you still get 1 question. That is good. Most often this is what you need as i said. Also Discern Realities is easy to trigger often, netting you XP.
I don’t really like getting a 7-9 on spout lore. Getting something interesting on the topic can be quite useless for a while. False information to act on is fun though. Still, being bad at Spout Lore hinders your ability to add to the game world. Spamming Spout Lore however is a bit more distracting to everyone at the table, especially with so low chances of getting 100% useful information.
Can work as the 7-9 option on a parley is the most fun story-wise. So a bit better chances to get to a 7-9 here are fun. I usually try to have a +1 in CHA and use parley a lot.
What do you think?
Do you have a stat you like to have low?