In case no-one's ever done one, here's a quick How-To, or FAQ, on what difference Stats make when creating a standard Human Fighter for Icewind Dale (expansion not used in test). Strength is the most complex, and the most important, so I shall start here. Any Strength Stat will effect your Carry Weight and Open Doors Stat. Strength of 9 = Carry Weight of 50 and Open Doors of 12 Strength of 13 = Carry Weight of 90 and Open Doors of 30 Strength of 16 = Carry Weight of 150 and Open Doors of 45 Strength of 18/01 = Carry Weight of 220 and Open Doors of 60 Strength of 18/97 = Carry Weight of 320 and Open Doors of 75 So that's fairly straight forward, makes sense. Where it get a bit more complicated is with the bonus Stats. These are the stats which increase Damage and THAC0. There are zero bonuses for any Strength of 15 or less. Strength of 16 = Damage +1 and zero THAC0 bonus Strength of 17 = Damage +1 and THAC0 +1 Strength of 18/01 = Damage +3 and THAC0 +1 Strength of 18/66 = Damage +3 and THAC0 +2 Strength of 18/71 = Damage +4 and THAC0 +2 Strength of 18/97 = Damage +5 and THAC0 +2 I'm not sure of the precise moment when the percentage points change the stat, but this gives a clear indication of why some people go re-roll crazy for their Fighter stats. Dexterity is the next most important stat as this Stat will effect your Armour Class bonus and your Missile and Reaction Adjustments. If you have dexterity of 14 or less you will not receive any bonuses from the Dexterity Stat: Dexterity of 15 = -1 to Armour Class (or a +1 bonus if you think of it like that) Dexterity of 16 = -2 to Armour Class and +1 to Missile and Reaction Adjustments Dexterity of 17 = -3 to Armour Class and +2 to Missile and Reaction Adjustments Dexterity of 18 = -4 to Armour Class and +2 to Missile and Reaction Adjustments So you can see why people like to roll enough Stat points to be able to max out both Strength AND Dexterity. However, Constitution is something that cannot be entirely ignored by Fighters. There's little point being a perfect fighter if one single Critical Hit from a Goblin knocks you dead! So the Constitution bonuses start from: Constitution of 15 = +1 Hit Point per Level (on top of your natural roll) Constitution of 16 = +2 Hit Point per Level Constitution of 17 = +3 Hit Point per Level Constitution of 18 = +4 Hit Point per Level So a constitution of 18 would guarantee you a minimum of 5 hit points per level, even if you had the worst Snakes Eyes luck in all of Vegas. Or, look at it this way, that's 40 bonus Hit Points over 10 levels! Charisma is also important, especially if your Fighter is the lead character (and likely will be if s/he's a Tank) as Charisma will improve your shopping prices and bring all those cool weapons, armour, spells and potions quickly into your backpack. The Charisma Stat is really quite brutal and, like the Carry Weight and Open Door Stats, is effected by nearly each number you choose: Charisma of 7 = -4 Reaction Stat Charisma of 9 = -1 Reaction Charisma of 10 = 0 Reaction Charisma of 13 = +1 Reaction Charisma of 16 = +4 Reaction Charisma of 18 = +5 Reaction So, really, think twice before dumping Charisma to minimum for your lead tank, it could slow you down more than you think! Finally, there is Intelligence and Wisdom. This is an interesting and awkward one! for any bonuses to be gained from these Stats the two have to be COMBINED. There are zero bonuses for 18 Intelligence and 7 Wisdom and there are zero bonuses for 18 Wisdom and 7 Intelligence (well, you get a Lore Stat of 1, which is equal to zero as far as Lore is concerned). HOWEVER, if you COMBINE these two stats correctly you can get your Fighter to have anything up to an opening Lore Stat of 21, more than enough to save you thousands of gold pieces if you don't have a Mage, Bard or Theif tagging along. It IS complicated, but this is what's needed (it makes no difference which of the two stats has which number but both stats work together to give the result): One 15 one 9 = Lore of 0 One 10 one 15 = Lore of 6 One 14 one 15 = Lore of 6 One 16 one 10 = Lore of 6 One 17 one 12 = Lore of 8 One 15 one 15 = Lore of 11 One 18 one 10 = Lore of 11 One 16 one 16 = Lore of 11 One 15 one 16 = Lore of 11 One 17 one 16 = Lore of 13 One 17 one 17 = Lore of 15 One 18 one 15 = Lore of 16 One 18 one 16 = Lore of 16 One 18 one 17 = Lore of 18 One 18 one 18 = Lore of 21 Phew! Bet a lot of people didn't know THAT one! Anyway, hope that's helped some people get to the information they want quickly and easily Edit: I found that no stats altered opening Saving Throws.