Lazlo.Arcadia wrote:thejeff wrote:
I'm not sure why you're making these assumptions. Are these specific to your game world?Why would a 13 Wisdom Cleric be restricted to "apprentice"? Why would a ranger with a 13 wisdom (especially if that's his high stat and if not it's hardly a lower entry requirement) do just fine?
It is one of simple demographics. How many people have a 200 IQ? Or a PHD? Vs a professional certification or an Associates degree?
Lower stats = more people will participate. A Wisdom 13 Cleric vs a Wisdom 13 Ranger. One will virtually master their trade, the other will barely scratch the surface.
Why does a Wisdom 13 Cleric do better than a Wisdom 13 Ranger (Especially assuming that the far more MAD Ranger is putting his high stat into Wisdom.)I've already pointed out that the Cleric with a starting 13 Wisdom can easily cast 9th level spells by the time she gets them. The ranger may even more easily cover all his spell levels, but he's not going to be very good at all the other rangery things - like fighting for example.
Why is he a master and the Cleric only scratching the surface?
Mind you, both will likely be well behind the ones who rolled well and started out with awesome stats, but that doesn't differentiate.
Well, you are quite right about the cleric and his advancing wisdom, hadn't thought of that. As far as the ranger, no one said it was his high stat. Just that it would compare favorably to an acolyte with a lowish wisdom.