Skill point

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Skill points Skill point.png used to be the mechanism through which characters unlocked slot skills. Skill points and skill challenges have been replaced by Hero points and hero challenges respectively.

Acquisition[edit]

1 skill point was earned for each of the following:

5 skill points were earned for:

Levelling up:

  • 8 skill points were earned at levels 20, 26 and 32.
  • 7 skill points were earned at levels 38, 44, 50 and 56.
  • 6 skill points were earned at levels 62, 68, 74 and 80.

Usage[edit]

Skill acquisition[edit]

To learn a skill, players would open the Hero panel, select the Skills and Traits tab on the left, then select Slot Skills. Each locked skill would display its skill point cost, ranging from 1 skill point for tier 1 utility skills up to 30 skill points for tier 2 elite skills. Clicking on a skill icon and then clicking the "Confirm" button would unlock it.

Healing skills
Position Skill points
1st profession skill Free
2nd profession skill 1 Skill point.png
3rd profession skill
Racial skills
3 Skill point.png
4th profession skill 25 Skill point.png
Utility skills
Tier Skill points
1 1 Skill point.png
2 3 Skill point.png
3 6 Skill point.png
Elite skills
Tier Skill points
1 10 Skill point.png
2 30 Skill point.png

Crafting[edit]

Miyani sells materials required by certain Mystic Forge recipes:

Item Qty Cost
Bloodstone Shard.png Bloodstone Shard 1 200 Skill point.png
Eldritch Scroll.png Eldritch Scroll 1 50 Skill point.png
Augur's Stone.png Augur's Stone 1 20 Skill point.png
Mystic Crystal.png Mystic Crystal 5 3 Skill point.png
Philosopher's Stone.png Philosopher's Stone 10 1 Skill point.png
Siege Masters Guide.png Siege Masters Guide 1 1 Skill point.png

Note that these items are now purchased from Miyani with spirit shards.

Trait guides[edit]

Primary article: trait guide

Trait guides were purchasable from profession trainers. Each trainer offered 65 different trait guides, one for every major trait of that profession.

Tier Number(s) Cost per trait Cost for all traits in all lines (at each level)
Adept I–VI 10 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
Skill point.png
3 Gold coin0 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
60 Skill point.png
Master VII–X 50 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
Skill point.png
10 Gold coin0 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
100 Skill point.png
Grandmaster XI–XII 1 Gold coin50 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
10 Skill point.png
15 Gold coin0 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
100 Skill point.png
Grandmaster XIII 3 Gold coin0 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
20 Skill point.png
15 Gold coin0 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
100 Skill point.png
Total 8 Gold coin60 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
72 Skill point.png

(per trait line)
43 Gold coin0 Silver coin0 Copper coin +
360 Skill point.png

(all 65 traits)

Trivia[edit]

  • Skill point acquisition from leveling before the September 2014 feature pack was one per character level.
  • It takes from 223 to 232 skill points to learn all the available slot skills for one character, depending on the profession and race combination. Notably, norn characters need the most due to an additional racial elite skill available to them.
  • Skill points were removed in the June 23, 2015 game update.