They are completely irrelevent on the subject of using imported characters. It doesn't matter if you finish BT2 at level 51, level 101, or level 10001, they still have 20 in all stats and will suck.
My very first post on the subject in this threadWhat is relevant, and which I had not known, is that imported characters get nothing from Brilhasti.
Zadkiel wrote: ↑January 3rd, 2019, 8:16 pm Because of the huge stat cap difference between BT2 & BT3, taking the 'Overpowered' import option actually results in an underpowered party
I completed BT1&2 without a Rogue, so I needed to create a new L1 rogue to add to my imported party. Once I killed Brilhasti and used the XP boost to level the Rogue to L35, he ended up with 27 dex, 25 con, 25 luck etc, while my 'overpowered' L51 party members are still all stuck at 20/20/20/20/20 and, frankly, suck.
I didn't run a monk this time unfortunately, I used to use monks a lot in previous playthroughs and this time decided to take a different path. I went with:does the gear imported characters bring with them help in any way? Or has the good stuff, like a Paladin's Pureblade (with +8 to hit in BT2) been stripped away and/or nerfed? How about Monks with their astronomical level based to-hit bonus?
Paladin (for spell resist/run)
Warrior (Geomancer in BT3)
Hunter (replaced with Rogue in BT3)
Mage (Chronomancer in BT3)
I wanted to try 3 mages, and I wanted to try the Paladin leader, and there was no room for a monk.
I was confused about you saying Pureblade was +8 to hit, so I loaded up both a BT2 and a BT3 save where I had a pureblade and it's +0 to hit in both games. Maybe it's only in the beta and it's different in live? But I don't remember it having a good to hit when I played BT2...
Gear wise - I guess the armor was useful for a bit, although BT3 gears you up really fast and I was throwing away adamantium armor in the starting dungeon - the weapons were both 'overpowered' (Spectre Snare, Sword of Zar, etc) and also frustrating that I couldn't hit anything with them. I really wished I'd transferred over a bunch of rings of accuracy instead of shield rings.
Oh, while I think about it - do remember to withdraw your gold and bank items before starting BT3, as there is no banks in BT3 and otherwise those are left behind.