Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Skills Leveling Guide

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Skills Leveling Guide

Kingdom of Amalur
In Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, it’s not just how well you can swing your sword or cast a spell, you will have to pay equal attention to different skills or you will find it really hard to progress in the game.

The higher the skill level, the more rewarding it is, when you use it. Following are the skills you can level up to survive the Reckoning.

For more help on Kingdom of Amalur, read our Crafting, Gold Farming and Troubleshooting Guide.

Alchemy

The art of mixing reagents into useful potion is quite common in RPGs and Reckoning is no different.

Level 1
A failed experiment will result into an unstable potion.

Level 3
Three reagents can be used to make the potion.

Level 5
Four reagents can be used to make the potion.

Level 7
Essence of Fate can be used to craft the potions.

Level 10
You unveil all the available alchemy recipes.

Blacksmithing

With this skill you can repair your armor and other items.

Level 1
You get the ability to harvest components some enemies in the world.

Level 2
You can use three components while crafting the equipment.

Level 3
Infrequent equipment can be saved

Level 4
Four components can be used while you craft the equipment.

Level 6
Rare items can be salvaged.

Level 7
Gems can be used in crafting items.

Level 10
Master crafted equipment can be created.

Detect Hidden

It lets you find the hidden objects like treasure chests, boxes, traps and secret doors. This is single most important skill in the game and you can’t survive without leveling it up.

Level 1
The mini-map shows enemies and other characters.

Level 2
Hidden treasures are displayed on your mini-map.

Level 3
Enemies facing you are displayed on the map.

Level 4
You can disarm the traps.

Level 5
The mini-map marks the locations of hidden doors.

Level 7
Traps are marked on the mini-map.

Level 8
You can salvage components from the traps after disarming them.

Level 10
Lorestones and treasures are displayed on the mini-map.

Dispelling

You can dispel the magical wards without taking any damage.

Level 2
There is one chance to fail the dispel before it explodes.

Level 4
Dark sigils are removed.

Level 7
You can afford to fail the ward twice before it explodes.

Level 10
Ward gylphs regeneration time is reduced.

Lockpicking

This skill grants you the art of hacking through mechanical locks which can be useful in gathering loot and other stealth based tasks.

Level 4
Very easy locks are always unlocked.

Level 7
Easy locks are always unlocked.

Level 8
Average locks are always unlocked.

Level 10
Hard locks are always unlocked.

Mercantile

You become a good merchant as you make more profit by selling at higher price and buying at cheaper rates.

Level 3
15% of an item’s gold is recovered on destroying it.

Level 6
30% of item’s gold is recovered on destroying it.

Level 10
You can sell the stolen items at any merchant.

Persuasion

You can avoid several fights by talking people out of combat and convincing them to side with you. You can also convince people to trade for less amount.

Level 1
Bribe costs for crime are reduced by 20%.

Level 3
Bribe costs for crime are reduced by 30%.

Level 6
Bribe costs for crime are reduced by 40%.

Level 10
Bribe costs for crime are reduced by 30%.

Sagecraft

You can craft powerful Gems that add different bonus attributes to your equipment.

Level 2
You can create more effective Gems using lambent quality shards.

Level 3
You get the ability to fuse shards to create even better shards.

Level 6
Better Gems can be crafted using pristine quality shards.

Level 8
Epic gems can be crafted.

Level 10
Using any Sagecraft Altar, you can remove Gems from any socket.

Stealth

You can sneak in undetected and stealth attack to get extra points.

Level 1
-5% sight range for unaware NPCs

Level 4
-10% sight range for unaware NPCs

Level 6
-15% sight range for unaware NPCs

Level 8
-20% sight range for unaware NPCs

Level 9
-30% sight range for unaware NPCs

Level 10
-40% sight range for unaware NPCs

How To Level Up Skills

In the first couple of hours of the game, you might find these skills useless as they won’t increase your health, mana or the damage your weapons inflict, but you will realize their importance as you progress through the game.

Alchemy for instance can get you potions and gems that can be really useful for you in tougher battles. Being a fighter or a brawler, Blacksmithing can be crucial to salvage equipment to craft weapons/armor and repair the damaged equipment.

Detect Hidden is probably the most useful investment for your skill points. You can find the hidden loot and at higher level, you can even see enemies in advance, which should help you avoid unnecessary risks.

You can level up Mercantile if you are into trade. The items you collect throughout Amalur can be sold at a good price if you have leveled up Mercantile.

Last but not the least, don’t forget the trainers, they can increase your skill level instantly if you have sufficient gold in your bag.