Optimism could use a little bit of adjustment

Optimism seems like it’s way too strong to be showing up on the Ents that you run into frequently right at the start of the game. I’ve had fights turn into 0-damage slapfests between my Ent and the enemy Ent with everybody else dead, because both Ents’ defense values have reached the stratosphere. Maybe cap the gains, or add a decay, so you can strategically avoid hitting the enemy for a few rounds to bring their defense back down? There’s not a whole lot of other options this early in the game besides hoping you hit it hard enough to kill it before its defense stat gets absurd.