Characters and Troops have a number of skills that grant various benefits and bonuses. Skills increase with practice. The rate of increase depends on the number of focus points invested in the skill. As the skills reach certain thresholds, various Perks will become available that grant additional special benefits.
currently the skills max at 1023 although it is impossible to reach the level other then cheating. skill cap with 10 attribute point and 5 focus point is 310.
List of skills
- One Handed
- Two Handed
List of all currently working ways to increase skills:
Faster Leveling Method
Bow: Shoot enemies on horseback, ideally headshot from afar
Crossbow: Same as bow
Throwing: Same as bow
Riding: Use ranged weapons on horseback
Athletics: Participate in combat (battles, tournaments) while on foot.
Crafting: Smith things that's high DPS, crafting harpoon head javelin with mahogany (if you've learned it already) seems to be the most cost-effective. Completing Orders are also more effective than not, Two-Handed Sword Orders can give 5+ levels in a single craft.
Scouting: Spot hideouts or other parties on the world map. Travelling through forest seems to be effective. But, even then it's still too slow. It appears that once your scouting reach a medium high level (around 80-100?), the skill levels up pretty fast just by traveling around.
Tactics: Give useful orders on battle area.
Roguery: Pillage caravans and sneak the towns.
- Get into a faction/found a kingdom, and then vote for things, especially voting for a fief.
- Successfully barter with nobles, bartering is limited when the nobles is staying in town/castle
- When grinding smithing, you can sell your excess to nobility that you encounter on the map.
- Donate noble prisoners, the higher the prisoner's status, e.g. rulers or high tier clan leaders, the greater the relation/charm reward.
- Successfully convince nobles to join your side.
Leadership: Assemble army as large as you can and lead it(?)
Trade: Trade lots of goods. High profit = high XP. Especially Aserai Horses around Askar.
Steward: Assign governor or stay in your settlement.
Medicine: Assign yourself as a surgeon. If you have fief, recruit disposable soldiers, store all food in the fief stash, wait on the field to starve your army, after everyone is wounded, return to fief to recover food and health. Probably the best method, but still ultra grindy.
Engineering: Upgrade fiefs and build siege machines.