This is here to help you with your early characters and explain a bit as to how you should spend your stats to maximize them as well as prepare you for later on in the game. This will also help explain your characters class strengths and how to grow each one efficiently. This is not necessarily the best way, but it is a guaranteed fast way to making a lot of progress quickly.
Warrior–Miner and can hit multiple enemies with class weapons each hit. Most balanced build
–Strength is the main stat
–Wisdom is the accuracy stat
Archer– Crafter and weakest combat class, but second best looter class
–Agility is the main stat
–Strength is the accuracy stat
Mage–Woodcutter and strongest attacks, but lowest defense
–Wisdom is the main stat
–Agility is the accuracy stat
Your main stats boost your character’s specialty skill in addition to your damage and these are generally what you will want to focus early on for leveling.
Mining efficiency is boosted by Strength.
Crafting efficiency is boosted by Agility.
Woodcutting efficiency is boosted by Wisdom
Efficiency Buff Skills
Main levels are always 3 points in your class skills and 3 for your character skills so those are far more valuable than skill levels and should be prioritized when you’re not needing resources. Hence why damage stats are recommended to level over skill based ones.
I built a miner going only for efficiency and has zero skill points in strength. Although they mine well, it’s hard to get main levels since the damage is generally so low. My other warrior is the exact opposite with near max strength and mines modestly, but hits hard enough to train at end of W1 creatures efficiently. I’m using mining as the example because you’ll see how much grinding is needed when you start needing iron to upgrade gear as opposed to woodcutting.
You can get by on the gear stats and a handful of points for the first 5-6 areas, but then you really need your accuracy to hit consistently. Don’t be afraid to grind those weaker mobs a bit longer if it means getting guaranteed hits every attack on the next area’s mobs.
Don’t over level your accuracy stat.
Only level it to where you can always hit the mobs in the area you are in. Sometimes if you are about to enter a new area and just leveled up, you should hold on to those points to find out exactly what you need to guarantee a hit. You can check by going into the afk info menu and looking at the bottom left.
For instance Boa only need 27 accuracy to hit so you hardily need any stat buffs to hit them, but a Carrotman needs 45 accuracy so you need quite a bit more accuracy. Always check this in a new area if you are missing so you can figure out how many accuracy stat points you’ll need to make your combat efficiency 100% without wasting them by over leveling.
The Archer Class
Personally I find my archer to be the most balanced class of them all being decent at nothing time consuming and having the most free time. I tend to have my archer do mining, woodcutting, and monster hunting while afk the most while my main miner is running in the background while I do other things. I might even go so far as to say that the archer is your unsung hero of your characters. You’ll likely never want more than 1 for now and yet it’ll be the one that will be doing all the grinding behind the scenes of your other characters and helping to gear them all up.
Archer’s secondary skill next to smithing is for looting and it’s still not nearly as good at it compared to the Journeyman
What you have to do to unlock them is for you to figure out. Good luck!
You’ll want to match the class to the family buff as you gain the additional stat buff bonuses for matching them.
There is more beyond these initial classes, but those you’ll learn about when you reach them or I really get a feel on them and update the guide.
You also want to save those stat resets for when you really need to focus on a particular grind for gear, a drop, or resource because you won’t get many. 1 shard per town shop per day or one tenth of a stat reset.
Don’t be afraid to save points and also don’t be afraid to spend them.
A good thing to remember though as you play is, things that specialize in everything tend to excel at nothing.