Well, what i wanted to test yielded no results, so here is my guess.
STR=Increases WEP damage balanced out with your Rank which is then calculated VS monster LVL and stats, this effects can be noticed better in melee damage skills.
VIT = Increases HP(we all know that), i also feel it helps your defense(indirectly) multiplier def+r+vit VS mobs def+r+vit.
but thats just a speculation i have.
DEX = Slightly increases melee/skill accuracy(no idea how DEX works on archers, given some games DEX=damage on bows, i have not yet played ARC) some players have brought to my attention that the DEX also seems to help theyr melee weapon damage similar to the way PIETY helps spell damages(dont feel it does, but there is a tought).
INT = Increases elemental(CON) spell damage including a range of other spells not yet comfirmed(ex:HP Drain).
MND = Increases MP, healing potency and Scourge/Banish spells damage, (posibly indirectly help spell defense?)
PIE = Increases DoM spells accuracy in diferent ways.
ex:Bind/Paralyze/Silence it helps with Hitting/Missing your target.
Damage spells/or Drain spells, it helps reach the full potency of damage in the spells, where sometimes it may do 50% damage it helps make more of your spells be closer to that 100% potency we all love.
Some of those toughts are tested and proven by many players, some are guesses and speculation, please add comments you think might be useful regarding that in the following thread. Attribute Points
Now to everybody that still feels Stat points seem to do nothing, its one simple explenation.
This isnt WOW XDDDD.if your looking to get to lvl 80 someday and do 2-3 million damage on a boss raid, it wont be happening, this is FF/SE, you have to look at it this way.
Rank+WEP+Stat+Spell/Skill Ranks VS Mob Ranks also noting that mob ranks have a wide range i would guess mob lvls instead of being 20-21-22-23-24-25 its more like 20.1-20.2-20.3-20.4 and so on, your damages increase accordingly and the stats help a huge deal, the game keeps a certain elegance of trying to make it look real yet keep it real, its a video game, we lvl up we do more damage to the right mobs, the stats+WEP+Rank slowly increase our damage towards those high lvls with the elegance FF11 would.
we now have a more dynamic game and i am glad, anyways go ahead and reset all your stat points, give yourself only VIT to survive, and go fight something you normaly would SP on, and see how far down your damage went, and plese when you do increase back up yours stats, start with DEX and leave str alone and try to fight, and see if it actually helps damage or not, thanks. hope to hear helpful opinions on this, alakhaZAM was my favorite back when i playeed FF11 lets keep being the best at something and bleh to the other sites. Edited, Oct 26th 2010 8:52pm by AggroDoctor