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Stat Ordering


The Importance of Stats and Stat Ordering for all of your classes

When your character was created, five of its key qualities were determined randomly by 
SlothMUD.

These qualities are called "stats" and are Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Dexterity, 
and Constitution.

Each stat has a numerical value between 3 and 18, with higher values being better.
Once you get 18 in a stat, it is possible to use max_stat equipment to increase your
stat.  The maximum you can increase the stat is based on your class order and your
current levels.

Level Class Order/Stat Maximums
1x40 - 19, 18, 18, 18, 18
2x40 - 20, 19, 18, 18, 18
3x40 - 21, 20, 19, 18, 18
4x40 - 22, 21, 20, 19, 18
5x40 - 23, 22, 21, 20, 19
6x40 - 24, 23, 22, 21, 20
7x40 - 24, 23, 22, 21, 20
8x40 - 25, 24, 23, 22, 21

Each Max Stat gets bonuses:
Max Con = Extra hit points, extra hit point regen
Max Dex = -.5 AC per stat point
Max Str = Extra damage and extra hitroll
Max Wis = Extra Mana Regen and divine focus
Max Int = Extra Mana and arcane focus

You will be able to see the values of your stats when you reach level 8 in your primary
class.

The five stats affect you in different ways.

A high Strength (STR) score increases the damage of your attacks as well as the 
effectiveness of pushing, bashing, and so forth.

Your Intelligence (INT) determines your maximum mana, how easy it is to learn a spell, 
how many spells you can memorize at a time, and other minor things.

High Wisdom (WIS) speeds the regeneration of mana and affects how well a cleric can 
raise people from the dead.

Dexterity (DEX) strongly affects many thief skills, and a high value improves your 
AC (armor class).

Finally, a good Constitution (CON) score improves your maximum HP (hit points) and 
makes it easier for you to be raised from the dead.

When you chose your class ordering, you determined what kind of person your character 
would be.

Your choices for primary and secondary class automatically tell SlothMUD which stats 
you consider most important. This means that (for example) a primary mage's best stat 
will always be INT.  Your secondary class determines the next most important stat, 
so a Mage/Cleric would always have INT as his best stat and WIS as his second-best.

Generally, for spellcasters (mage, cleric, necromancer, and druid) high INT and WIS are 
desirable, monks and warriors are most effective with high STR, CON, and DEX, and bards 
and especially thieves do best with a high DEX (STR is also useful).  SlothMUD considers 
the most important stat for each class to be:

Bard: DEX
Cleric: WIS
Druid: WIS
Mage: INT
Monk: CON
Necromancer: INT
Thief: DEX
Warrior: STR

Stat Orders

Warrior Prime

Thief Str Dex Con Wis Int
Cleric Str Wis Dex Con Int
Mage Str Int Dex Con Wis
Necromancer Str Int Dex Con Wis
Bard Str Dex Con Wis Int
Druid Str Wis Dex Con Int
Monk Str Con Dex Wis Int

 
Thief Prime

Warrior Dex Str Con Int Wis
Cleric Dex Wis Str Con Int
Mage Dex Int Str Con Wis
Necromancer Dex Int Str Con Wis
Bard Dex Int Str Con Wis
Druid Dex Wis Str Con Int
Monk Dex Con Str Wis Int

 
Cleric Prime

Warrior Wis Str Int Dex Con
Thief Wis Dex Int Str Con
Mage Wis Int Str Dex Con
Necromancer Wis Int Str Dex Con
Bard Wis Int Str Dex Con
Druid Wis Dex Int Str Con
Monk Wis Con Int Str Dex

        
Mage Prime

Warrior Int Str Wis Dex Con
Thief Int Dex Wis Str Con
Cleric Int Wis Dex Str Con
Necromancer Int Dex Wis Str Con
Bard Int Dex Wis Str Con
Druid Int Wis Dex Str Con
Monk Int Con Wis Str Con

 
Necromancer Prime

Warrior Int Str Con Wis Dex
Thief Int Dex Con Wis Str
Cleric Int Wis Con Dex Str
Mage Int Wis Con Dex Str
Bard Int Dex Con Wis Str
Druid Int Wis Con Dex Str
Monk Int Con Wis Dex Str

 
Bard Prime

Warrior Dex Str Int Con Wis
Thief Dex Str Int Con Wis
Cleric Dex Wis Int Con Str
Mage Dex Int Con Wis Str
Necromancer Dex Int Con Wis Str
Druid Dex Wis Int Con Str
Monk Dex Con Int Wis Str

        
Druid Prime

Warrior Wis Str Dex Int Con
Thief Wis Dex Int Con Str
Cleric Wis Int Dex Con Str
Mage Wis Int Dex Con Str
Necromancer Wis Int Dex Con Str
Bard Wis Dex Int Con Str
Monk Wis Con Dex Int Str

 
Monk Prime

Warrior Con Str Dex Wis Int
Thief Con Dex Str Wis Int
Cleric Con Wis Dex Str Int
Mage Con Int Dex Str Wis
Necromancer Con Int Dex Str Wis
Bard Con Dex Str Wis Int
Druid Con Wis Dex Str Int