Me too had same questions, i know that some said split stat will not reach full potential in attacking/defending - but it gives you balanced benefit in mitigation and damage.
Did i miss something? Or it was just a matter of psychological preference?
For some defenders, damage dealt doesn't matter at all and they just want to be the most effective damage mitigating meat shield tank they can be. And most attackers don't need any defense at all because a balance in mitigating and dealing damage often does you no good when you're in an offensive slot.
If you want to do more damage when attacking or counterdamage when defending, then the attack stat is better. If want to mitigate more damage when defending and attacking, and you don't mind dealing less damage and counter damage, then the defense stat is better. A balance is often not optimal if you play as a ghost or you only play as defending titan, but if find you need to switch roles often then go for it. If it works for you, who am I to say balanced stats are bad?
dont listen what people say just do ur own build .
the only reason u could go full def stat on a defender is to make people lose more .
but lets take my maxed titan account with 500 attack 4000 defense , it nice it absorbs lots of tokens with even when vengeance is at max effect my counter attack is low and also the damage i do isnt that big and its hard to win but i dont care bcz on this im focusing on mitigation the most damage i also have fiori and i benefit most of it if im all defense.
on the other hand i have my other titan build with 3.3k attack 1k defense where i enjoy seeing people getting killed especially vs those empire that have 50 actives and half are weak minis and also enjoy the damage i do and armor gain.
i added 1k defense to increase defending power but and might add another 1k when i reach 4k attack so ..
so just do whatever u like with ur stats .
I have split stats so yup no way is bad. All up to your preferences. I play Titan so I find the split stats good for me. For players wanting a more attacking role split stats are wasted because of reduction in overall dmg for faster kills. Ghosts/reapers etc are better off with all attack stats. Then there are defensive builds for enforcers/sins etc as well. Your stats should reflect your play style. That's all there is to it imo.