Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning Abilities Guide

In Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, abilities give you special powers that can be improved over the course of time. The abilities system render players with freedom to alter the play-style even after they have selected a certain race with a set of abilities at the start of the game.

Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning Abilities

Improvement in abilities will unlock destinies which can further enhance your hero’s powers. There are three abilities trees in Kingdom of Amalur you can choose abilities from  and they are: Might, Finesse and Sorcery.

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Might

With these abilities, you can pour your fury into the battlefield by using swords, hammers and other heavy weapons. You can shake the land with your massive hits that can mesmerize the opponent.

Battle Frenzy (5 Levels)
With the death of each enemy, the damage dealt is increased sequentially.

Quake (5 Levels)
You smash the ground to create a tremor that damages enemies. Three attacks quickly can be chained together.

Wrath ( 6 Levels)
You will be able to take the enemies into the air and do the damage till landing back to the land. Smash the buttons quickly to do more damage.

Harpoon (4 Levels)
You can snag the enemy and pull it towards you. Heavy enemies can have the opposite effect.

War Cry (6 Levels)
A scream that reduces enemy’s damaging abilities. Can even knock out enemies at higher power.

Brutal Weaponry I-IV (3 Levels)
Some special attacks for the Long Sword, Hammer and Great Sword are unlocked.

Longsword Mastery (6 Levels)
Longsword damage is increased.

Greatsword Mastery (6 Levels)
Greatsword effectiveness is increased.

Hammer Mastery (6 Levels)
Effectiveness of Hammer is increased.

Concussive Force (5 Levels)
Stunned enemies deal more damage.

Bulwark (5 Levels)
Your defense is improved and enemies’ attacks can bounce off from the armor.

Skillful Defense (5 Levels)
Your shield is improved to block more intensive attacks.

Relentless Assault (6 Levels)
You get a short resistance against resistance at the cost of armor.

Adrenaline Surge (Levels 5)
The chance of death (when your health goes below 25%) grants you a surge that increases your health and the damage.

Stoneskin (5 Levels)
Damage resistance to physical and piercing attacks when battle frenzy is also active.

Celerity (3 Levels)
It will grant you inhuman speed and propels rage.

Aftershock (5 Levels)
When quake is activated, final hit of the combo will stun your enemies and quake damage is increased.

Vengeance (6 Levels)
It will allow you to reflect any attack damage that comes your way back at your enemy when relentless assault is activated.

Bloodlust (5 Levels)
When relentless assault is activated, every strike of yours will get a measure of renewed vigor.

Power Strike (5 Levels)
When adrenaline surge is activated, it will increase your chance of critical hit.

Hardy Constitution (6 Levels)
This will help you survive any wound or anything that hits you, from sword to flames.

Terror (6 Levels)
This ability will reduce enemy armor for you and they will be more open to your attacks and will panic.

Finesse Abilities

These abilities will teach you the art of precision and accuracy. Moves like stabbing, slicing and poisoning will be your specialty.

Smoke Bomb (5 Levels)
A smoke bomb creates a smoke screen that can blind enemies for a small duration.

Poison Bomb (4 Levels)
This will add a poison cloud effect to your smoke bomb.

Shadow Flare (5 Levels)
Caste a shadow magic in an arc to do the damage. The ability can be chained with a volley of blades quickly to do the piercing and bleeding damage.

Enduring Agony (5 Levels)
This will allow you to extend the duration of your poison attacks and increase shadow flare damage.

Gambit (6 Levels)
A leap spreads explosive on the field below to create a vast damage radius.

Frost Trap (4 Levels)
A frost trap can be places which on explosion will inflict all the enemies nearby.

Icy Explosion (5 Levels)
It will allow you to build frost traps that deal additional damage.

Blade Honing (6 Levels)
The critical damage of the sharp weapons (swords, daggers etc) is increased which can actually cut through the enemies.

Lunge (5 Levels)
You can lunge past your opponents at a fast pace and then attack them from behind.

Assassins Art (6 Levels)
Your stealth skills are improved. You can even kill an enemy with single blow if the ability is improved to that level.

Precise Weaponry I-IV (3 Levels)
Some special attacks for Daggers and Faeblades are unlocked.

Dagger Master (6 Levels)
The effectiveness of Dagger is improved.

Faeblade Master (6 Levels)
The effectiveness of Faeblade is improved.

Longbow Mastery (6 Levels)
The effectiveness of Longbow is improved.

Drawpower (5 Levels)
Arrows that you fire will penetrate even the thickest armor.

Arrow Storm (3 Levels)
This will allow you to fire a hailstorm of arrows.

Barbed Arrows (5 Levels)
Will fix small barbs on your arrows and damage will increase.

Scattershot (6 Levels)
This will allow you to fire multiple arrows simultaneously.

Execution (5 Levels)
You can deal higher damage to the bleeding foes.

Envenomed Edge (6 Levels)
All your edged weapons are poisoned that can slow down the enemies.

Inoculation (5 Levels)
It will give you higher resistance to the poison effect.

Mysterious Toxins (5 Levels)
This will allow your poison attack to propagate to other enemies.

Paralytic Poisons (4 Levels)
It will allow your poison attack to damage as well as stun your enemies.

Sorcery

Master the art of magic and cast annihilating spells, heal yourself and summon creatures from other worlds. Sounds fascinating, isn’t it ? You can wield scepters, staves and chakrams.

Summon Faer Gorta (6 Levels)
You can summon a Faer Gorta that will fight by your side for 120 seconds.

Healing Surge (5 Levels)
Your wounds get healed, which restores your health.

Elemental Rage (5 Levels)
Elements of Fire, Ice and Lightening are chained together into devastating attacks.

Sphere of Protection (6 Levels)
It’s like a protection shield that blocks the incoming attacks.

Sphere of Reprisal (5 Levels)
When sphere of protection is activated, ethereal orbs will be created and will deal damage to enemies.

Sphere of Retribution (5 Levels)
This will allow sphere of protection to fire deadly ethereal splinters when enemies get near.

Mark of Flame (5 Levels)
It’s like a magical c4 charge. Mark your enemies with the flame and then press the button to detonate them.

Smolder (5 Levels)
This will increase the effectiveness of all the burning effects and will deal more damage.

Meteor (5 Levels)
A Meteor is called from above dealing massive damage in the radius of effectiveness.

Storm Bolt (6 Levels)
An electrical energy pulse can deal Lightening and shock damage. Can also stun enemies at higher levels.

Chain Lighting (5 Levels)
It will increase the storm bolt damage and will cause shocking damage as well.

Tempest (5 Levels)
A lightening storm is summoned from the heavens that burns the enemies to ashes.

Ice Barrage (5 Levels)
Freezing shards are fired into the air which on landing deal ice and freezing damage.

Arcane Weaponry I-IV (3 Levels)
Some special attacks for Staff, Chakrams and Sceptre are unlocked.

Sceptre Mastery (6 Levels)
The effectiveness of Sceptre is increased.

Chakrams Mastery (6 Levels)
The effectiveness of Chakrams is increased.

Transference (5 Levels)
When summoned fear gorta is activated it will allow you to siphon health from your enemies.

Masterful Construction (5 Levels)
Summoned fear gorta will swing more and will get more hits done with more chances of critical hit.

Staff Mastery (6 Levels)
The effectiveness of Staff is increased.

Conservative Casting (5 Levels)
Your abilities consume lesser Mana.

Frostshackle (5 Levels)
This will extend the duration of freeze effects and will slow down enemies for even longer duration.

Winter’s Embrace (5 Levels)
This will launch a cloud of ice shards for a longer duration.

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