Thisis going to feel like a stupid question for me, but I'm not kidding when I say this is keeping me up till late at night.
I want to create a lv1 Disciple Fey class that's supposed to represent an earth-born dwarf toting around an axe or two (or a large one). Easy enough, but due to my lack of knowledge of the game, I don't know what is 'appropriate' or 'average', resulting in me making something that's probably rather overcosted. The faction traits it gets are:
5pts T1 Earthen Powers: Reinforced Armor
0pts T1 Rare Earth Alloys (Exotic Metal Alloys - Resonance 1 8pts or Radiated 1 6pts, weapons only)
Furthermore, one can assume I'm probably going to take Forbidden Knowledge to access the dwarf stuff. The equipment will be taken care of by a 'smith' that takes element-born to access the human Manufacturing Branch to get access to weapon forges and craftsmanship.
Now for the options I'm heavily weighing against each other:
1) Element-Born 1 10
2) Dwarf 4pts Def+2 & Dwarven Stature 2 5pts
3) Stone Hide 15 (+1N.A. & 1 wound)
> Results in 2 Strength, 5 Defense, 3 Toughness (+1 comes from Earth sphere), 1Nat.Arm., 2 Wounds
1) Dwarf 4pts Def+1 & Dwarven Constitution (+2T) 6pts
2) Element-Born 10
3) Natures Strength 2 8pts
> Results in 4 Strength, 4 Defense, 4 Toughness, 1 Wound
In option A, the focus is on the defense, and I'm confident they'll have some good staying power. But I feel like they'll sorely lack on the offense, carrying either 2 simple axes, or a simple greataxe.
Option B, on the other hand, feels like they can put out some more hurt due to the innate Strength 4, but in that case I feel like I'm throwing away a lot of toughness from the class and that they'll die too easily for their cost (I'm looking to give them weapon upgrades as well, increasing the cost even more)
What do you think of this? How do these options compare to other lv1 classes, as well as other classes within the same point range?
I hope you're able to help me out with some general pointers, tips, or other traits that may fit in what I'm looking for.
Thanks in advance! I'm going to try and get this out of my head and get some sleep now, lol