Ok, I have been planing this suit for a while and wanted to go 55 SSI with macing first (to swing a hammer pick at max with 180 Stamina). Since I cannot use faction gear I found out rather soon, that there is no good way of doing it, unless I would sacrifice too many other things (especially since I am going 100 DI on the suit - want to use the whetstones for some nice 5 mod weapons). So the new idea was to go longswords. You need 35 SSI and 180 Dex to swing at cap. Since I was lucky enough to have tinker legs drop for me last week I thought I see if I can use them in the suit, beacuse I thought 40 SSI (I mean 30 from weap + 10 from tinker legs) would give me a bit of room to still swing at cap when I get hit and drop a little stamina. But when I played around with different SSI calculators I found that there seems to be absolutely no difference between 35 and 40 SSI. I could not come up with ANY Stamina value where the difference between 35 and 40 SSI would make a difference in actual swing speed. (meaning if Stamina drops to 179 I will swing at 1,5 with 35 SSI AND with 40 SSI alike. So if the 5 extra SSI don´t do anything for me I would be better of to use imbued heartwood legs instead of the tinker legs and a SSI ring to get to 35 SSI. (MUCH easier to balance out other things without the tinker legs - after looking at them in the build I don´t really think they are such a great item, unless you need them for a higher SSI build). Does someone know if I am making a thinking mistake here? Is there any benefit from the extra SSI? Maybe I don´t really understand how SSI works. Comments would be appreciated! Thank you!