My potion-creating variability is very high, but I've never checked it against stat builds. Sadly I didn't test during any of my restats on my lv100 creator which did go through a full INT phase. I tend to agree with @Ace144 that there isn't enough data but I'm not going to discount the theory. [Off topic, but answering @Ace144's other questions] As for how to max skills on a level 30: lots of jexp farming combined with frequent suicides. The exp penalty of 5% of the required exp for next level means that you can counter the daily login bonus of 16k, with 5-6 deaths. (5% of approx 65k required from level 30 to 31). Rinse and repeat, or do RDG or PVP or other jexp farming. Last time I checked, one of mine has about 10m jexp. Good for maxing 2 skills and all the passives. Why have a level 30 alt? Really good way to test builds and base class skill trees. I have a couple of them, one of which can achieve HIT=100 due to DEX items. Will be super useful when I start my testing of damage formulas. Especially now that I know that MIN=MAX will give me a damage constant for said tests.