Posted May 07, 2021
Worth noting that shrines will only get you +4 to each stat in total, and that last +1 will need to come from leveling.
suchiuomizu: Did a Shrine of Compassion quest too, just because it was close and got me one of the five missing dex.
Since you're already level 5, if you want to max all of your stats in Ultima 5 without leveling down, you will need each level up to go to a different stat. This means that, if the same stat increases a second time from level up, you will need to reload from your last save (or level down) and reload the level; since whether you can level up when resting is RNG, this can get particularly annoying. (Also, if you level up without Lord British (by having enough XP after being resurrected), you won't get the stat point from leveling up.)
I believe I *have* maxed my stats in Ultima 5 without a transferred character, but it is quite tedious to do so. (Also, DEX is the most important stat in Ultima 5, since it affects how many turns you get, and the relation is quadratic, I believe, so 40 gives you 4 times as many turns as 15.)