What's a good stat build for Sten?

#1NafzgerPosted 1/23/2013 3:51:17 PM
I was thinking of going pure strength but I'm unsure. My PC is Sword and Board. I just unlocked him so I want some direction.
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#2AigonrothPosted 1/23/2013 4:15:06 PM
Pure Strength is ideal for a 2-Handed Warrior, if you were planning on switching his fighting style that would be the only reason to change the ideal stat distribution.
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#3Nafzger(Topic Creator)Posted 1/23/2013 5:27:25 PM
What's a good specialization? I'm contemplating Reaver or Champion. I'll have Oghren for Berserker
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#4AigonrothPosted 1/23/2013 5:31:09 PM
Champion is a much better specialization than Reaver, so I would pick that one for Sten. (Champion is also worth considering for Oghren's 2nd Specialization)
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#5Super CreaturesPosted 1/23/2013 6:58:24 PM
Just remember, Sten only gets the one specialization at level 14, and does not start with one like the other companions.
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#6Nafzger(Topic Creator)Posted 1/23/2013 7:29:59 PM
Oh so I only get one...I suppose I'll go champion for him then. That's kind of like a party buff specialization, correct?
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#7AigonrothPosted 1/23/2013 8:33:04 PM
Yes Champion comes with one of the better crowd control options for Warrior (War Cry + Superiority) and it has Rally which provides a bonus to Defense, and when upgraded with Motivate will also boost attack.
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#8Nafzger(Topic Creator)Posted 1/24/2013 1:25:45 PM
Well...while I still have an active topic, what should I do with Morrigan? I've never known what route to take with her. I usually just dump all of my points in magic, but what skill tree is good to focus on? I want her to be my controller.
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#9AigonrothPosted 1/24/2013 3:45:47 PM
Entropy is the Controller spell school, as well as the Glyph of Paralysis Spell Line in Creation, also Force Field, Mind Blast, and Crushing Prison in the Spirit School.

Entropy has spells like Paralysis, Mass Paralysis, Sleep, Horror, Waking Nightmare, etc.

It also has some pretty good debuff spells, like Death Hex and Misdirection Hex (that may not be the exact spell name but it is in the same spell line as Death Hex)

So focus her there and maybe pick up Glyph of Paralysis.

Pure Magic is still the best stat distribution for her.

For her second specialization Blood Mage is the best option as Blood Wound is one of the best Crowd Control Spells in the game.
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#10Nafzger(Topic Creator)Posted 1/28/2013 4:26:53 PM
I'm having some problems here. Sten is made of papier mache. He's only level 8 right now, but he's usually the first person to fall in battle. For some reason, I have a -10 penalty to defense. I can't figure out what's causing it. Here's my total stats

STR: 31
DEX: 15
WIL: 15
MAG: 12
CUN: 10
CON: 13

Mental Resistance Check: 4
Physical Resistance Check: 15
All Elemental Resistances: 0%

Health: 182
Stamina: 130
Armor: 19
Defense: 40 (50-10)
Attack: 69 (73-4)
Damage: 41.7
Fatigue: 25.3%

EQUIPMENT

Helm: Steel Templar Helm
Gloves: Grey Iron Splintmail Gloves
Armour: Veridium Heavy Plate Armour
Boots: Grey Iron Splintmail Boots
Weapon: Steel Greatsword

I know my gear is crap right now. I just really want to know what's causing that penalty to defense.
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