Note Before I begin, I would just like to say I’ve been playing Conan for about 1.2K hours now and am really starting to put my knowledge about this game into question as I don’t know something as simple as the difference between “Power” levels.
I play on a Modded server where ember light weapons are almost always the best choice to throw onto your thrall for the reason of Crit weapons. I usually pair these weapons with high strength Thralls to output as much damage as possible but ran into something rather odd. While running around I randomly knocked out a Dina, Master Huntress, and broke her before placing her down. Like I always do I check the stats to see what I’m working with. To my surprise, she had a base strength of 30 with a 86% chance to increase. I decided to take it another step further and leveled her up a bit more (Level 12) and threw on some strength armor for her.
Helmet - Burial Mounds Casque - Bonus Grit
Chest - Burial mounds Breastplate - Bonus Strength
Hands - Burial Mounds Gauntlet - Bonus Strength
Legs - Burial Mounds Wrap - Bonus Grit
Boots - Burial Mounds Greaves - Bonus Grit
Red Rock Hammer - Sunder / Critical Hit
Health damage: 70
Armor Pen: 44%
After giving her these items and leveling her I managed to get her strength up to around 54 with a Strength melee damage bonus of 26% with all of this in place I was able to get her to start hitting for about 78-120-220 (Counting Crit) I wasn’t very happy with these numbers so I threw the gear onto my level 20 Lian to which has 46 into Strength with a 23% SMDB. He was hitting for about 178-260-340.
Am I just stupid or does this not make any sense because I was expecting Dina to be hitting a lot harder than she was. Does strength really not affect anything when it comes to Archers or am I missing something?