Skill

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Legends of Aria relies on a proficiency based system, therefore skill points are gained by performing actions. Upon character creation players are allocated 100 skill points that can be distributed between four skills. There are currently 29 skills available, but each character's skills are capped at a total of 600 skill points. Skills can be accessed by pressing the K key or by clicking on the blue book on your characters paper doll. Skills can be set to a maximum level with a slider found that specific skills page. Skills can be tracked or untracked on the right side of the UI by clicking the "Track Skill" button on the top right of a skill page. Up to 6 skills can be tracked at one time.


There seems to be a bug in Early Access (v 0.8.3). If a skill is at 0.0 (even if it is set to raise), it will never succeed nor will you get skill gains. You 'must' train some level of proficiency at a trainer before you will get any skill gains.

Combat skills[edit | edit source]

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A character may choose to train any of the following combat skills:

Skill Description
Animal Lore Allows players to determine the strengths and weaknesses of certain creatures. It also aids in animal control.
Animal Taming Animal Taming is the ability to control certain creatures.
Archery Archery determines effectiveness at hitting enemies, and being hit by enemies, when using archery weapons.
Bashing Bashing determines effectiveness at hitting enemies, and being hit by enemies, when using bashing weapons.
Beastmastery Beastmastery is the next step after Animal Taming, allowing the player to control even stronger beasts.
Blocking Blocking determines effectiveness using a shield.
Brawling Brawling determines effectiveness at hitting enemies, and being hit by enemies, when unnarmed.
Channeling Channeling determines your mana regeneration rate.
Evocation Evocation determines how successful a player is at casting offensive magic spells.
Healing Healing determines effectiveness using bandages.
Heavy Armor Proficiency The player's effectiveness at using heavy armor.
Hiding Allows the player to become hidden, removing them from the sight of other players.
Lancing Lancing determines effectiveness at hitting enemies, and being hit by enemies, when using lancing weapons.
Light Armor Proficiency The player's effectiveness at using light armor.
Magic Affinity Magic Affinity determines how much damage a players abilities will do.
Manifestation Manifestation determines how successful a player is at casting defensive or general magic spells.
Piercing Piercing determines effectiveness at hitting enemies, and being hit by enemies, when using piercing weapons.
Slashing Slashing determines effectiveness at hitting enemies, and being hit by enemies, when using slashing weapons.
Stealth Stealth allows the player to move while hidden.
Vigor Vigor determines the amount of damage done with all weapons.

Trade skills[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

The higher a player's skill, the better the items that can be created.

Skill Decription
Alchemy The capacity to manipulate the magic in different ingredients to create better potions.
Blacksmithing The capacity to be able to work metal and allows creation of metal weapons, armor and tools.
Carpentry The capacity to work wood. Allows the creation of wooden items.
Cooking The ability to prepare food for consumption. Eating prepared food can also provide special bonuses.
Fabrication The capacity to work leather and cloth to make items, clothing, and furniture. Allows creation of cloth and leather items.
Inscription The ability to craft spell scrolls and spellbooks.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

The higher a player's skill, the better their capacity to gather resources.

Skill Description
Fishing The capacity to fish. The higher your fishing skill, the better your capacity to reel, catch, and find fish.
Lumberjack The capacity to harvest wood from trees. The higher this skill is, the more wood can be harvested from trees.
Mining The process of breaking rock to find usable metal ore. The higher the skill the better the chance of finding decent ore when mining.

Other skills[edit | edit source]

Skill Description
Lockpicking Lockpicking determines a player's ability to open locked chests and doors using lockpicks.
Treasure Hunting Treasure Hunting determines a player's ability to decipher treasure maps and locate buried treasure.

See also[edit | edit source]