Skill point

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Skill points File: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 Skill points and skill challenges have been replaced by hero points and hero challenges respectively.


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.


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


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
Vigil Battle Guide- Risen.png Siege Master's 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 coin 0 Copper coin + Skill point.png 3 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 60 Skill point.png
Master VII–X 50 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + Skill point.png 10 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 Skill point.png
Grandmaster XI–XII 1 Gold coin 50 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 10 Skill point.png 15 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 Skill point.png
Grandmaster XIII 3 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 20 Skill point.png 15 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 100 Skill point.png
Total 8 Gold coin 60 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 72 Skill point.png
(per trait line)
43 Gold coin 0 Silver coin 0 Copper coin + 360 Skill point.png
(all 65 traits)

Removal and replacement[edit]

Skill points were removed in the June 23, 2015 game update, with two of their main uses being replaced by two new currencies:

Existing skill points were converted as follows:

  • Skill points earned through level rewards or skill challenges (now known as hero challenges) were discarded.
  • All remaining skill points, along with unused Scrolls of Knowledge in character or account inventories, were converted to Spirit Shards and deposited into the account wallet.
  • The character was then allocated the number of hero points that they would have received under the newly introduced level rewards, plus one hero point per hero challenge already completed.
  • The introduction of specializations organized the unlocking of skills and traits into linear tracks. Some skills were removed and some new ones were added. Due to this, all previously unlocked skills and traits were reset. Using the new system, the update then attempted to unlock a similar set of skills and traits to what the character previously had unlocked.


  • Skill point acquisition from leveling before the September 2014 feature pack was one per character level.
  • It took between 223 and 232 skill points to learn all the available slot skills for one character, depending on the profession and race combination. Notably, norn characters needed the most due to an additional racial elite skill available to them.