See page Skill Table for a basic description of all skills.
Character skills are what truly defines heroes. As players progress through the game their choice of skills and the synergy between them will be the difference between epic success and dismal failure. Skill points are relatively limited so specialisation is advised, for example a Warrior would be advised to choose either Two Handed Expert or Shield Expert. Note that many advanced skills have trait, skill or faction prerequisites before they can be learnt.
Skill Scores and Points
Each level, a character gains two skill points. Additional skill points can also be gained by reading the exceedingly rare Tomes of Lost Wisdom. These skill points can be used to raise skill levels, that is, the actual level of the skill your character has. Each skill has its own number of levels (from 2 to 4) and different costs per level.
Take an example the skill Charge that has 4 levels with a cost of 1/1/2/3
|Charge Level||Skill Point Cost Starting From 0|
|2||1 + 1 = 2|
|3||1 + 1 + 2 = 4|
|4||1 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 7|
Resetting Skill points
- You can reset your character's skills and redistribute skill points by talking to an NPC qualified to do so. They can also reset trait points, or remove your advanced skills. The cost is steep and escalates per reset.
- They can also reset companion's trait and skill points, again for a substantial gold fee. Your companion cannot reset their advanced skills.