In this chapter you can find a detailed breakdown of the character tab and of the most important parameters:
1. Base attributes. The characters are described with a number of different parameters that describe their combat potential. Here you can find how much damage does a character deal, how much HP they have, how accurate they are as well as the dodge and initiative (the higher initiative the more probable the character will have their move in combat sooner) parameters, along with the number of tiles they can move in combat. On top of that you will also find here the character’s resistances, and penetration damage (that weakens resistance). If you hover the cursor on the additional info at the bottom, you will also see info about shield generation, different buffs, etc.
2. Character skills. As your character develops, it gains empy slots, where you can allocate many different skills. You can access available skills by pressing an empty slot. Note that each skill has a certain value ascribed to it and that there’s an information about free slots on the top. More powerful skills require more slots, so you need a good plan.
3. Character equipment. Here you can change your character’s equipment: every character can use a specific type of weapon and two additional accessories that increase their stats. Go to a blacksmith, visit tradesmen or go for an expedition to obtain better equipment.
4. Level info. Your team gains experience as a team, not individuals. Here, you will find info about the character’s current XP level, as well as the amount of XP required to get to the next level.
5. Other characters. Just click the thumbnail and you will swap to a different character’s tab.
6. Appearance. You can change the character’s appearance here.
In the top-right corner, there’s an “i” icon. Pressing it will yield a window with the available skills of the given character. Each character has four basic skills and one special which can be used occasionally during fights. Note that each character in the game has a specific role to follow – such as the protagonist. Kay isn’t overtly strong, but he can buff allies and replenish their shields
Every time a new character joins the team, check their character tab and available skills, and allocate abilities.