Skills

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The idea of this page is to give an overview of the many skills featured in the game, their sometimes amusing descriptions, and link to the relevant page for each skill.
(this is a rough draft)

General Skill Mechanics

  • When active skill levels are too far apart (more than 25 levels), abilities that are above the 25 level difference are grayed out on the skill bars and uavailable.

Skills and how to obtain them

The following table provides an overview of all the available skills currently available in the game, and some of their associated skill trainers. Information on learning a skill can be found on its individual page.

Combat Skills

Skill Description Skill Trainers
Animal Handling The art of taming animals and teaching them to fight alongside you. Gisli
Archery Expertise with using bows to hunt and kill. Elahil, Alravesa the All-Hunter
Bard Bardin' Rappanel, Percussa
Battle Chemistry Using alchemical concoctions in the heat of battle. Not for the faint of heart, or the particularly sane, this combat style specializes in area-effects of all types. Advanced practitioners can also ingest their formulae directly to take on new combat personalities. Masters can even create homonculi to serve them in battle. Chemist, Mox Warcut
Cow Cows are fast and furious! Suspicious Cow, Raul
Deer A majestic deer hanging out in town. Jumper
Druid Druidin' Silvia, Azalak
Fire Magic Using Fire to destroy your enemies. This is a very potent offensive skill, including long-range and area-effect attacks, and even some Cold attacks for versatility. However, there are drawbacks: Fire Magic is extremely Power-intensive; all creatures generate extra Rage when they are burned; and many creatures have some resistance to fire. Velkort,The Sand Seer, Landri the Cold
Giant Bat Spooky, but vaguely adorable. Yavazek
Hammer If I had a hammer... Agrashab, Falkrin Overstrike
Ice Magic A specialization of Fire Magic that focuses entirely upon lowering temperature instead of raising it. It has protective and controlling abilities as well as offensive abilities. Landri the Cold,Ichin the Ice Master
Knife Fighting Using daggers and thrown knives in combat. Knife combat is extremely damaging, relying on traumatic injuries, poison, and subterfuge. Bahdba, Flia, Lisi, Rick Snapley
Lycanthropy Skill in fighting as a wolf beast. Also indicates your ability to control and suppress the beast mode. Harry the Wolf
Mentalism The power of mind over matter: psychic powers! This combat skill focuses on recovery and restoration, but also has multiple damaging abilities. Echur, Mu, Rohina
Necromancy Necromancy is control over the undead, along with other powers that trifle with mortality. To use necromantic abilities, you must be wielding or wearing a necromancy gem. Azalak, Sir Arif, Daniel Murderdark
Pig An example of a player pig. Norbert
Priest Officially the 'Priest of Arisetsu' skill, this represents your attunement with Arisetsu, the goddess of Warmth and Hope. When fighting alongside allies, you can bring hope to even the most impossible battles... but you cannot do it alone. Gloria Stonecurl, Aralorn
Psychology Understanding the mind of sentient creatures. Also, using that knowledge in combat and other stressful situations. Riger, Helena Veilmoor, Nissim
Rabbit The art of living and fighting as a rabbit or hare. Note: rabbits are not known for their ferocity, so sentient rabbits should carefully consider their choice of secondary skill. Cinnamon the rabbit
Shield Expertise in the use of a shield, both as a weapon and as a defensive tool. Tyler Green, Gorvessa, Sir Johnson
Spider Ew, they're icky! Strange Spider, Legs
Staff Mastery of the staff as a martial weapon. Staff fighting has a mix of both offensive and defensive abilities. Hogan, Roshun the Traitor
Sword Expertise with swords, rapiers, and the like. Swords are very damaging and can reduce an opponent's rage. Nelson Ballard, Malvol, Janet Lews
Unarmed The skill of fighting with your body and minimal weapons. Flia, Hogan, Furlak

Beast Skills

Skill Description Skill Trainers
Beast Metabolism Represents your metabolic efficiency when consuming raw meats. None
Beast Speech Skill in speaking while in the form of an animal or monstrous beast. None
Cow Cows are fast and furious! Suspicious Cow, Raul
Deer A majestic deer hanging out in town. Jumper
Giant Bat Spooky, but vaguely adorable. Yavazek
Howling Skill in howling as a werewolf. N/A
Lycanthropy Skill in fighting as a wolf beast. Also indicates your ability to control and suppress the beast mode. Harry the Wolf
Pig An example of a player pig. Norbert
Rabbit The art of living and fighting as a rabbit or hare. Note: rabbits are not known for their ferocity, so sentient rabbits should carefully consider their choice of secondary skill. Cinnamon the rabbit
Spider Ew, they're icky! Strange Spider, Legs
Survival Instincts Mittens

Trade Skills

Skill Description Skill Trainers
Alchemy The art of combining esoteric things together to make potions and poisons. Azalak, Charles Thompson,
Ancillary-Armor Augmentation Knowledge of the techniques for creating Helm Augments and Shoes Augments. (Augments for other types of equipment are covered by other skills). Gribburn, Nightshade
Armor Augmentation Knowledge of the techniques for creating Chest-Armor Augments and Leg-Armor Augments. (Augments for other types of equipment are covered by other skills). Syndra, Nightshade
Art History Understanding of the rich history of art in Alharth. Jesina
Artistry Skill in the visual arts, including painting, sculpting, and mosaic creation. N/A
Blacksmithing Making and enhancing metal equipment. Blacksmiths don't create armor directly, but they can buttress metal armor's effectiveness. They also create metal parts for many other skills. Tadion,Kodan,Falkrin Overstrike
Brewing Skill in creating alcoholic beverages of all sorts. Brianna Willer, Dhakmar
Buckle Artistry A description of the skill. Jake the Buckler
Carpentry Preparing and treating lumber, and making things out of wood. Jara, The Wombat, Amutasa
Cheesemaking Making cheese, butter, and other dairy products. But mostly: cheese. Fainor, Braigon
Cooking Skill in preparing food for consumption. Fainor, Laura Neth, Selaxi
Dye Making Skill in producing dye. Dye Maker, Gurki, Firaki
Fishing The art of collecting fish. Ukorga, Rugen
Fletching The craft of arrow-making. Elahil, Bellema Deftwhisper
Flower Arrangement The art of making flower arrangements. Zhao, Janet Lews, Malvol
Foraging The art of picking things up. Jesina
Gadgeteering The ability to create elaborate contraptions that automate complex tasks. Kohan, Ufkar
Gardening The vegetable highway in Serbule. Kelim
Geology Bloodstone, Blue Spinel, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine and Fluorite Jaime Fatholm, Fazzi
Ice Conjuration A sub-skill of Ice Magic dedicated to the creation of delicate ice items. These items tend to melt in hot environments. Ichin the Ice Master
Jewelry Augmentation Knowledge of the techniques for creating Necklace Augments and Ring Augments. (Augments for other types of equipment are covered by other skills). Poe, Nightshade
Leatherworking Turning leathers into armor and goods. Kleave, Sirine, Ukorga
Mining Digging metals and ores out of the ground. Jaime Fatholm, Urzab
Mushroom Farming The specialized skill of growing mushrooms in grow-boxes. Hemmit Magmagrip
Mycology Mastery of fungus in all its forms Mushroom Jack, Hemmit Magmagrip
Shamanic Infusion Knowledge and skill in the magical art of enhancing items with the spirit of deceased animals. Gershok
Skinning Nishika
Surveying Jaime Fatholm, Urzab
Sushi Preparation A sub-skill of Cooking used in the creation of delicious fish meals. Rugen
Tailoring Thimble Pete, Legs, Shirogin
Tanning Tanning rack in Serbule Kleave, Sirine
Textile Creation George Madler
Toolcrafting Skill in the creation of advanced tools and unusual equipment. Yogzi, Sie Antry, Amutasa
Transmutation Makara
Treasure Cartography Just like surveying! Except instead of valuable gems, you can find..."treasure." Yasinda
Weapon Augmentation Knowledge of the techniques for creating Weapon Augments, Off-Hand Augments, and Glove Augments. (Augments for other types of equipment are covered by other skills). Malgath, Nightshade

Other Skills

Skill Description Skill Trainers
Alcohol Tolerance This 'skill' represents your ability to ward off the adverse effects of alcohol. Note, however, that alcohol tolerance does not prevent you from becoming an alcoholic after prolonged alcohol abuse. None
Anatomy Knowledge of the physiology of creatures in general. This is an umbrella skill that encompasses a vast suite of sub-skills for particular types of creatures. This skill represents generalized knowledge that applies to all creatures in the world.. None
Armor Patching The ability to use repair kits to fix up your armor. None
Assessment Skill in determining things about somebody based on their visible appearance. A high Assessment skill lets you see more information about other players when you examine them. Unknown
Butchering Skill in the act of removing meat and useful body organs from a corpse. You need to be carrying a Butcher Knife in order to butcher a corpse. Corpses of sentient creatures, such as goblins and humans, can't be butchered. Nishika
Calligraphy The art of writing things. Handy for... writing things. It's also a valuable art for swordsmen and other warriors, who can infuse their art with potent additional effects. Sammie Grimspine, Ufkar
Civic Pride
Compassion
Corpse Talking Ability to commune telepathically with nearby dead bodies. Higher skill grants higher chances of persuading recalcitrant spirits, as well as higher comprehension rates when learning from the dead. Jumjab
Crossbow Pew pew pew. Bellema Deftwhisper
Dying The art of dying. N/A
Endurance
First Aid
Foraging The art of picking things up. Jesina
Gender Studies A careful exploration of gender roles and sexuality, focusing on Human, Elven, and Rakshasa cultures. This knowledge is not directly applicable to combat or crafting, but it helps you to be a well-rounded individual. N/A
Goblinese Fluency in the language of the goblins.
Gourmand
Holistic Wellness An approach to health that involves taking into account factors beyond the obvious. Some critics claim that any benefits are due to the placebo effect, and they may be right. But if it works, who cares? Lakrea
Hoplology
Industry
Interpretive Dance
Iocaine Resistance
Lore
Meditation
Myconic
Nature Appreciation
Notoriety
Oratory
Orcish Fluency in Orcish, the ancient language of orcs -- as well as many other races and cultures. Melandria
Pathology Ashk
Performance This umbrella skill represents your ability to entertain with performances of music, acrobatics, dance, art, recitals, and so on. N/A
Phrenology Glajur
Poetry Appreciation
Productivity (unused) Unknown
Retail Management Selphie
Sigil Scripting Sir Arif, Preta, Kohan
Teleportation Elmetaph, Ratuk the Thinker
Vocabulary The art of speaking good Nelson Ballard, Janet Lews, Malvol