Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

There are different stat affixes that affect the maximum stat attribute roll for each armor piece.

If we look at all the possible affixes for the Strength stat:

"Ruthless" (max +100 Vit and Str) and "of War" (max +200 Str, see affix Str 16 on "Strength [Amulet, Axe, Belt, Bow, Ceremonial Knife, Dagger, Fist Weapon, FollowerSpecial, Hand Crossbow, Mace, Mighty Weapon, Offhand, Shoulders, Spear, Sword, Wand]") are the best affixes, resulting in a total of 300 Strength and 100 Vitality on a perfect roll for a rare iLvl 63 shoulder.

Therefore it would be optimal to craft the Archon Spaulders of Vitality for a Barbarian, than a perfect Archon Spaulders of Strength would roll:

330 Strength and 200 Vitality,

but a perfect Archon Spaulders of Vitality would roll for:

300 Strength and 330 Vitality.

However the maximum possible stat affix for Dexterity and Intelligence armor is +200 for their respective stats.

For Intelligence, it's "Illustrious" (max +100 Int and Vit) and "of Far Sight" (max +100 Int).

For Dexterity, it's "Valiant" (max +100 Dex and Vit) and "of Pain" (max +100 Int).

So it makes more sense for a Barbarian to craft Vitality shoulders over Strength shoulders, but for other classes sticking with their main stat is better:

330 [Main Stat] and 200 Vitality vs. 330 Vitality and 200 [Main Stat].

Which plan provides the most optimal stat distribution for each piece of armor (including amulets) for each class?

share|improve this question

closed as too broad by Tharius, Timelord64, Dragonrage, Ben, Schism Apr 6 at 4:32

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

That would depend on your build, wouldn't it? Mostly, you'd just be looking for Main stat, Vit, crit chance + damage, and IAS. Resists and all resist are gravy on top of that. – Frank Mar 1 '13 at 20:04
That is true. DPS vs. EHP, and budget also play a factor, but I'm looking for the most optimal strategy for stats when craft. Lets say we are crafting a shoulder, would it be better to for a Barb to make a Vit shoulder over a Str shoulder, since shoulders can roll up to 300 Str, but less Vit than if you craft a Str Shoulder? – Krazer Mar 1 '13 at 20:20
just keep in mind you cut your chances of getting a good roll drastically going for spaulders of vit. – l I Mar 12 '13 at 2:49
The answer to this question is entirely build dependent. – Tharius Apr 5 at 23:26

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.