Originally Posted by 1varangian
Not everything is about optimizing your PC's power or playing only the most powerful build available.

I for one would like to play a High Elf EK with high Intelligence and throw Fireballs and Scorching Rays that don't suck. And I'd like to benefit from the racial Intelligence rather than dump it and wear the same headband as every other EK in BG3 would.

Okay, I think that's great.. but if you don't care about optimizing then why do you feel the need to take the headband of intellect if you don't want to?