i already covered this aspect of the game a while ago, Edit by Melcom doesn’t like that people get offended by their lack of homework making skills
the optimal pve aspect of the game is fairly simple
also to reach a second 40 in another stat would required 170 points that arent there to go from 31 to 40 a second time
the reason is simple.
- dlc offers 2 temp resist and +9 on a single stats and doesn’t require a specific crafter to be made or purge named crafter and from memory you dont need a specific perk or crafter to repair them. open to correction if im wrong on the repair part
- EF khitan armor medium and EF pictish heavy armor with a named crafter( for DLC; beri or another crappy named crafter can do the job) you get a straight +9 bonus to strenght, and 10 bar in cold or heat resist.
- EF acquilonian medium , and hope FC releases the cold DLC version of vitality medium… you get the same bonus as mentionned above.
Also the reason i dont use max stats is simple, before someone tryes to be a smart ■■■ , is: it’s not worth it. and you never go under 50% unless you’re totally unlucky or the server decides to go apeshit on latency and fps
max encumbrance is nice by at the end of the day your bag has a slot limitation. and even BB tools can harvest at best 23 000 rocks before needing a repair. a good bearer can carry around 23k rock + weapon and shield.
i will wait for a few players on my server to get online later this aftrenoon//evening. and check with them for a non DLC armor set EF ,crafted with oisan, of the same type and post the results