I started to play PoE last night and I was wondering about the utility of the three main stats that are Strength, Intelligence and Dexterity.
From what I know now, these are used to limit what pieces of equipment your character can wear.
But is it really only that?
In most game systems, stats like these are used to increase HP, damage, MP, Energy or whatever, but for now I only got skills which deals fixed damage, thus not stat-scaled.
A friend of mine who has played longer than I have also doesn't really comprehend this. He told me that he managed to reach 300 STR, but that 150 should be enough for most of the stuff his character wears, so he's wondering if he should be focusing more on INT in order to raise levels of Auras.
Except to be able to equip some equipment and gems, what is the purpose of STR/INT/DEX?