hi all. I am a lvl 14 War/Ele using hammers and am trying to plan out my skills for later pve (questions about this in another thread) but I had a question about hammer mastery, strength and your regular damage.
In the build I am planning I dont think I will have a single str skill in my setup, I know that each point in str adds to armor penetration and of course str skills. But since I wont have any str skills is it necessary to put ANY points into str? Or a better question is without using str based skills does str in any way besides armor penetration affect your regular attack damage? The same goes for your mastery. If i get my hammer mastery to the req of my weapon besides each point in hammer mastery increasing my hammer skills will any more points actually affect my regular attack at all?
Basically does str and/or masteries affect regular attack damage at all? Any input is appreciated, been playing for about a month now and havent heard anything about this being discussed.