Originally posted by BrilliantRain
Do you guys ever define more specific "benchmarks" for the charms of a given Exalt in a given area? Like "Solar Melee, at Essence 3, can make X attacks, with Y bonus to Attack, with Z Bonus damage, for A motes, B Will, and C other costs." I get that there are lots of nuances, but I could imagine the benchmarks helping figure out what to shoot for.
Or is it a more holistic approach?
Doing that would be less useful, for two reasons:
A) The benchmarks that apply to [Solar Combat Ability X] are not going to be the same as the ones that apply to [Solar Combat Ability Y].
B) There are going to be places where, e.g., Lunars are going to dramatically outperform the equivalent Solar benchmarks, and that is not a bad or broken thing, because it's balanced out holistically.
At the end of the day, any benchmark you can formulate with any particularity is going to be subject to so many exceptions as to approach uselessness.