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[Blacksmithing] Lets Talk Exceptional Bonus Distribution


Stratics Veteran
Stratics Legend
As I sit plugging away moving my mouse over thousands of newly crafted armor repeating to myself "5,3,2,3,2" looking at bonus resist distribution I wonder, well I know, I'm looking for the holy grail. So I thought, I wonder what everyone else has seen out there.

A regular piece of plate(I'll use that since thats what I'm up to, feel free to drop your own) is 5,3,2,3,2 in resists, then the Legendary Blacksmith bonus of +10 random, and GM Armslore bonus of +5.

I've seen pieces that get the full +10 go to them, but I've never seen a piece that had all of the +10 AND some of the +5 in it. Have you?

What's the best base piece you've ever crafted? I'd say mine is a +0, +1, +2, I've never had one that was better than that. Have you ever seen a piece that was +0 +0 +0 +10 +5? or anything like that in any combination? +1 +1 +1 +10 +2? +10 +5 +0 +0 +0 etc...

My mind is squishy, hopefully I got my talking point out correct.


Slightly Crazed
Stratics Veteran
I have crafted a "perfect" piece before - I don't remember exactly what the stats were, but this piece was the exact mix of resists to get me to exactly the resist I wanted without wasting any. I think it took me something like 2200 tries. Luckily, one can collect 20k leather in 30 minutes or so.

I don't think it is possible to get all 15 resist bonus into a single stat, unless you were crafting a hat or something, because I think 15 is the limit where a stat is considered 'natural' and doesn't count as an imbue property. I've definitely seen plenty of pieces where I got something like 1, 0, 2, 11, 1 while crafting sampire armor.


Stratics Veteran
My biggest problem with base armor pieces is the overwhelming amount that have high physical. For some reason my last 2 pieces usually need a higher roll on fire and cold and it's so hard to get this combo. I've spent hours trying to get the right pieces so I didn't have to use a forge tool on the last piece. For some reason my OCD won't allow me to be ok with 68 or 69 cold resist instead of 70.


Crazed Zealot
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Stratics Legend
I have a piece... I thought I posted a picture of it here.... I'll try to find it.