[quote=dirigible]Weather the Storm no longer has any effect past level 10 or so, since your gear will cap out your resists at 80.
Why's that? Why can't you instead choose equipment that gives you other stats besides resists?
Generally speaking, unless you are trying a naked challenge, you will max out your resists before you leave Cyseal if you choose to use rare/magical/legendary gear. Unless you have terrible luck with the RNG.
Edit: This is without rubies/essences, and without talents like Weather the Storm and Zombie, and does not count Tenebrium resist.