Follower Resource and Stat Questions

  • While doing my Diablo Daily episode on the Follower System (episode 6) I came up with two questions regarding Followers' and the Resource/Stat systems.

    1) According to the Follower Skill pages, their skills do not require any resources, they simply have cooldowns. Is there some sort of internal resource system used for these Followers or do they really only work based on cooldowns? I'm asking this because I am curious if equipping Followers with items that have the +resource attribute will have benefit whatsoever.

    2) The stats system was revamped not too long ago, separating important attributes and character damage into each of the four potential stats. According to that blog post (and a later correction for Int), they work as follows:
    • Strength: Increases all Barbarian damage and armor for all classes.
    • Dexterity: Increases all Demon Hunter and Monk damage and Dodge for all classes.
    • Intelligence: Increases all Wizard and Witch Doctor damage and physical/elemental resistance.
    • Vitality: Increases life by 10 hit points.


    Followers aren't listed within these stats whatsoever, do they have any potential gains based on stats other than the non-class specific ones? For example, will a Templar gain extra damage for points into Strength? If not, why not? These characters are essentially supposed to act as another player that we are able to interact with, they most certainly should gain damage boosts based on item stats (assuming this doesn't break game balance). It'd make itemizing our Followers' much more meaningful and give us real decisions to make instead of the usual Strength & Vitality attributes.

    If I may suggest something along the lines of the following:
    • Strength: Increased damage for Templar.
    • Dexterity: Increased damage for Scoundrel.
    • Intelligence: Increased damage for Enchantress.

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  • HI SIXEN!

    HI!

    05/04/2012 09:06 PMPosted by Sixen
    1) According to the Follower Skill pages, their skills do not require any resources, they simply have cooldowns. Is there some sort of internal resource system used for these Followers or do they really only work based on cooldowns? I'm asking this because I am curious if equipping Followers with items that have the +resource attribute will have benefit whatsoever.


    Equipping followers with +resource has no effect.

    If I may suggest something along the lines of the following:
    • Strength: Increased damage for Templar.
    • Dexterity: Increased damage for Scoundrel.
    • Intelligence: Increased damage for Enchantress.


    That's exactly how it works! Great job.