Pax Dei has taken the approach to skills with “You learn by doing.” This means things in gear and weapons might require you to have a skill of a certain level to activate.
The outcomes of crafting and some other actions are influenced by your skill level. Crafting doesn’t simply map to a recipe having a skill level requirement, as opposed to having a crafting difficulty rating and the outcome depends on your skill level. There is no feature right now for learning from books, but this is in the plans.
Crafting skills are some of the foundation skills for anyone wanting to survive the world of Pax Dei. As seen in the image below there are a variety of skills to level up and master. Leveling up Crafting skills will play a huge role in Guilds and their construction of trading towns and routes.
|Alchemy||A form of chemistry. Transmutation of matter. Potions and Elixers.|
|Building||Ability to build bigger and better structures. Can build more detailed and intriquet items and buildings.|
|Leatherworking||The use of leather to make armor, clothes, and bags.|
|Cooking||Crafting of meals and rations.|
|Tailoring||The use of silk and cloth to craft items and clothes.|
|Blacksmithing||Crafting of armor and weapons.|
|Fletching||Preparation of arrows and bolts.|
|Jewelerycrafting||Crafting of rings, amulets, earings, etc..|
|Baking||Crafting of deserts and pasteries.|
|Charcuterie||Preparing of cured meats and meat products.|
|Mining||Using a pickaxe to gather ores.|
|Tanning||The preparation of raw hides into leather.|
|Woodcutting||Chopping of trees and wood preparation.|
If crafting is not your thing and you prefer exploring and battling the dangers outside the Heartlands or within dungeons, then mastering the different Combat Skills is what you will want to strive for. As seen below there are a wide range of weapons for you to master as well as skills to help in combat such as Dodging, Sprinting, and Blocking.
|Hand Axes||One-handed axes that can be wielded with one hand. Commonly used with a shield.|
|One Handed Clubs||Clubs that can be wielded with one hand. Commonly used with a shield.|
|One Handed Swords||A large axe that uses 2 hands to wield it.|
|Two-Handed Clubs||A large club that uses 2 hands to wield it.|
|Two Handed Clubs||A large sword that uses 2 hands to wield it.|
|Two-Handed Axes||A large sword that uses 2 hands to weild it.|
|Block||To use a shield/weapon to block and attack.|
|Bows||Ranged weapon that shoots arrows.|
|Dodge||Avoiding an attack.|
|Melee Attack||Attacking with melee weapon.|
|Ranged Attack||Attacking with a ranged weapon.|
We will be updating this section as the game develops and more is revealed.