Nathan, you mentioned that you took the nefarious trait. Does anyone know what that really does? I was going to take it in book 1 but im not sure what it does. Somewhere i read its just an extra 5% chance to critical. Would that mean that your regular chance of 5% goes up to 10% chance of angry damage?
Here's what Book II says on character creation:
A person of Nefarious faith lives a life of self-indulgence and corruption. By promoting wickedness in this life, ensured continued debauchery in the afterlife. Nefarious people have a 5% chance on any attack to deliver 'Malice Damage'. an increase in damage gained by the use of savage and cruel combat techniques. However, they are immune to the altrusitic act of healing from a cleric or priest.
Hope that answers at least some of your query. I screen captured the quote above so as to type it in here. I've never used it so I can't answer much more.