So, I’m not sure if anyone will even care or not, but I spent WAY too many hours of my time trying to figure out exactly what the various character creation options did to the stats. I literally tried every possible combination, and I finally cracked it. (In case anyone is wondering, that’s 320 possible initial character builds.) I was able to then list out all the options with their stat increases or decreases, which you can then use to figure out exactly what your stats will be before you choose them in the game.
I am attaching the file as an image (originally a .xlsx file, saved as a .pdf, e-mailed to my iPad, then screenshot to make into a picture, because I can’t get on file converters on my work computer). The only information I do not have on my chart is mana; it slipped my mind at the time, and I do not wish to try to figure that out yet, as I would have to almost do it all over again, unless someone knows the correlation between magic and mana so I can add that in.
I figured if I wanted to know all the stat effects of the different character creation options, others might, too; especially since you can’t see your stats until AFTER you have chosen everything. Please feel free to comment on it if you have any questions or improvements.
Quick explanation of the chart:
The 4 numbers under each option are the 4 stats in the order they are listed in the “stats” screen in the game. So, from top to bottom, they are combat, guile, perception, and magic.
The first line is your base/starting stats, before making a single choice.
The second line is race stats, obviously.
The third line is weapon stats, again, obviously.
The 4th through 7th lines are the stats for the different backstory options, in the order listed in the game. I tried to use a keyword from each option so that you can tell which it is before you get to that choice, but, again, they are also in game order. Line 4 is the first option for the first backstory choice (from top to bottom), and then the 4 stat sets on that line are for the second backstory choice, in order from left to right (top to bottom in the game). Then line 5 is the second option for the first backstory choice…and so on.