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Re: character creation help

Post by eternalightwithin » March 4th, 2009, 8:20 pm

So I made character without cartography because in the demo I got a map skill book from a barrel on the first map. Didn't realize at the time that treasure was random. ;) gRRR. Any ways I got sextant and got lvl 5 cartography, so I'm good to go. Just gave potion to diseased hermit from his 'friend' Michael. LOL good stuff. I was surprised. Definently NOT cliche writing. :mrgreen:

Question: I'm trying to save as many as skill points as I can so, I just got Elemental ( for free) At lvl three I put on point into spot hidden as I heard that peeps haven't found a skill book for that. (Not that I particullarly needed it anyways as my perception at 30 is high enough to see hidden traps and that one cool stone wall in Evermeet.)

So yes the question, How many skills can I learn from books? Is there a skill book for all skills? ANd can vendors sell them? I guess reading a book and gaining one point is better than using 3 to learn through the level up screen.

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Re: character creation help

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » March 4th, 2009, 9:26 pm

I think somewhere there is a list of skill books. I know there's one for all melee weapons except short bladed, and one for archery. One for hide in shadows, one for pick locks, one for cartography, one each for Elemental and Divination magick, one for Mercantile, one for Skulduggery (traps). Maybe others I'm forgetting. They can sometimes be found at the Inn Keeper in Blackwater and in Border Town, but more often you find them in random drops.
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Re: character creation help

Post by Unclever title » March 4th, 2009, 10:33 pm

There is also skill a book for light armor, pretty sure there's one for heavy armor also. One for Alchemy.

There are NO skill books (at least I never found them) for dodge, meditation, survival, shields, Lore, move silently, thrown weapons, unarmed combat, and I think Spot hidden not so 100% sure on that one.

I just realized this but it's interesting how all the main class skills have a book and a trainer as well, with the exception of the Rogue. Of course Rogues get the extra XP from unlocking doors and chests, assuming that is that you don't pick up that skill elsewhere.

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Re: character creation help

Post by Randomizer » March 5th, 2009, 1:57 am

There is a book for spot hidden.

These are the titles for the ones I know:

Elements of Magick - Elemental
Magicka Divine - Divination

Buy and Selling - Mercantilism
Art of Brewing - Alchemy

The Lumberjack - Cleaving Weapons
Bones to Splinters - Bludgeoning Weapons
The Legendary Swordsman - Swords
The Greatest Ranger - Bows
Light Armor Field Guide - Light Armor

Hidden Dangers and Treasures - Spot Hidden
Keyholes and Tumblers - Pick Locks
It's A Trap - Skullduggery
Embrace the Night - Hide in Shadows

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Re: character creation help

Post by IJBall » March 5th, 2009, 2:02 am

Randomizer wrote:Light Armor Field Guide - Light Armor
IIRC, there is also a "Heavy Armor Field Guide" book.

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Re: character creation help

Post by eternalightwithin » March 6th, 2009, 1:02 am

there is a person in blackwater that teaches throwing?!? Just found the lady that does, swords,bludgeon, and cleaving.

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Re: character creation help

Post by Randomizer » March 6th, 2009, 2:09 am

Trainers:

Aridell -
Cartography if you do quest to find sextant

Bordertown -
Alchemy
Bows and Thrown Weapons

Blackwater -
Elemental
Divination
Swords, Cleaving, and Bludgeoning Weapons

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