Ok, for all you min/maxers out there, I decided to share a list for character creation, as I did this to find the best melee classes for myself.

Every race has 90 total stat points. The only variation, is how these stat points are allocated. So, there are 3 basic melee stats, and 3 basic magic stats. Of course, everyone will want to build their character differently, so this will not apply to everyone. For me, I want to build an all-out melee character, so my important stats will be STR, VIT, and DEX. At some point or another throughout my characters career, I plan to put points in each of these. Therefore, the starting allocation of these point is irrelevant, just the total number of point between the 3 of them. Here is a list of all the races: (note that male and females of the same race have the same stats)

**Hyur**

Midlander

STR - 16

VIT - 15

DEX - 14

INT - 16

MIND - 13

PIETY - 16

Total Melee - 45

Total Magic - 45

Highlander

STR - 18

VIT - 17

DEX - 15

INT - 13

MIND - 15

PIETY - 12

Total Melee - 50

Total Magic - 40

**Elezen**

Wildwood

STR - 14

VIT - 13

DEX - 18

INT - 17

MIND - 12

PIETY - 16

Total Melee - 45

Total Magic - 45

Duskwight

STR - 15

VIT - 14

DEX - 15

INT - 18

MIND - 15

PIETY - 13

Total Melee - 44

Total Magic - 46

**Lalafell**

Plainsfolk

STR - 13

VIT - 13

DEX - 17

INT - 16

MIND - 15

PIETY - 16

Total Melee - 43

Total Magic - 47

Dunesfolk

STR - 12

VIT - 12

DEX - 15

INT - 16

MIND - 17

PIETY - 18

Total Melee - 39

Total Magic - 51

**Miqo’te**

Sun

STR - 16

VIT - 15

DEX - 17

INT - 13

MIND - 14

PIETY - 15

Total Melee - 48

Total Magic - 42

Moon

STR - 13

VIT - 12

DEX - 16

INT - 14

MIND - 18

PIETY - 17

Total Melee - 41

Total Magic - 49

**Roegadyn**

Sea Wolf

STR - 17

VIT - 18

DEX - 13

INT - 12

MIND - 16

PIETY - 14

Total Melee - 48

Total Magic - 42

Hellsguard

STR - 15

VIT - 16

DEX - 12

INT - 15

MIND - 17

PIETY - 15

Total Melee - 43

Total Magic - 47

So, based on that information, here are the top 3 classes for a PURE melee, and a PURE magic. (as noted above, everyone will have different plans on their character, so this will not apply to everyone, but it’s good info for all)

**Top 3 melee races:**

Highlander – 50

Sea Wolf – 48

Seeker of the Sun – 48

**Top 3 casting races:**

Dunesfolk – 51

Keeper of the moon – 49

Hellsguard and Plainsfolk tied at 47

cheers,

Verax