As in the topic, what stats would you recommend for a Sigmar initate? A fighting priest (shield + weapon)
I picked up 3-3-3 for physical, since this gives 3 basic defence actions and 2-4-4 for mental. But perhaps willpower should be 5, since it powers spells? I guess I could lower agility and scrounge 2 points somewhere else…
Well, if you want a warrior priest of Sigmat go for that
St: 3 To: 3 Ag: 3 Int: 3 WP: 4 Fel: 4 (20 creation points)
3 creation points in Skills for 4 + 2 specialization: WS (take a specialization), acquiere and train Invocation (take a specialization), acquiere Piety.
0 creation points into talents
1 or 2 creation points into wealth. If your GM is a bit tight rewarding players with gold and items, take 2 creation points in wealth and pick up a chain mail and hand weapon and shield, or a great weapon depending the style you prefer. If your GM is easy on rewards, go for 1 creation points in wealth, but I have found that starting the game with a chain mail is crucial if your GM does not handle gold or armours easely.
0 or 1 creation points in action cards.
-During the Initiate career rise first To and then St up to 4 as non-career advances (that is a total of 10 xp). Tougness is a super important characteristic in this game, it will give you a lot of survivability. Bear in mind, that rank 1 invocations are not that hard to cast, and they do not need that much favour. You should be more than ok for a while. So, if you want to be a Warrior Priest, priorize St and To, go for it soon.
Before changing to Disciple career try to train a second rank in Invocation (1 xp) and one or two ranks in Piety. As Initiate you have 2 advances in actions, which together with the fixed action advance that every career have, makes a total of 3. Spend them ALL, and pick up your action cards wisely, they are the key to have an capable character in combat. This of course means that you will stay quite a long time in the Initiate career, but this is not a bad thing at all, there is no need to rush through careers. Remeber that spell goes by character rank and not by career.
Finally, my advice is that once you are a Disciple, train Resilience to rank 1 as an out of career advance ASAP, it is vital to survive in the Old World. I would also go as soon as possible to WS to rank 2, but it is not as urgent as Resilience.
Enjoy the game