There are a lot of conflicting numbers and ideas going around about the benefits of being a gargoyle when it comes to imbuing. During beta testing, the general perception was that the difference was about 2% (if I remember correctly), but I recently read on one thread that the difference was as high as 7%. So anyway, I decided to do a bit of testing to get some hard numbers for myself and thought some of you might be interested in the results. Both tests were performed at 114.9 Imbuing - that's where my (human) artificer is at now, on a production shard. I made a gargoyle on Test Center and set his Imbuing to 114.9 for a direct comparison. Both tests were made at the public soulforge in Ter Mur (the one where the Imbuing Powerscroll quest givers are located). The final imbue was not actually done; I just picked an expensive imbue and jotted down the success chances for that according to the Imbuing menu. Both tests were done on exceptionally-crafted GM armslore daggers - so the fourth imbue is actually adding a 5th mod. And now the results... Gargoyle -------- First Imbue: Hit Fire Area 44% - 126.3% Success Second Imbue: Fire Resist 13% - 71.2% Success Third Imbue: Hit Dispel 36% - 39.0% Success Fourth Imbue: DCI 15% - 6.2% Success Human ------- First Imbue: Hit Fire Area 44% - 116.6% Success Second Imbue: Fire Resist 13% - 65.7% Success Third Imbue: Hit Dispel 36% - 36.0% Success Fourth Imbue: DCI 15% - 5.7% Success So, as you can see, for the first couple of imbues, being a gargoyle has a big advantage - almost 10% on the first one and almost 6% on the second. But when you get down to the hard ones - the last couple - the advantage shrinks hugely. For the final imbue (the one where the advantage would really be a big deal), the difference between a human's and a gargoyle's success chance is a measly half a percent. Anyway, in light of this, I've decided to keep my crafter human. Hopefully, others can use this info as well. edit: Still waking up, but the advantage would appear to be a consistant multiplicative 8.3% -- meaning 8.3% *of* your current success chance as a human would be added as a gargoyle, though, not 8.3% is just added on top.