Guide to Talents:
I’ve written this guide due to the lack of English ressources in this game.
I hope it will be helpful.
This informations come from my observations and current understanding of the
There is 2 type of talents. Innate talent and acquired talent.
The innate talent is not alterable (i think so at least).
It’s kind a good news, so you have to switch weapon and gameplay sometimes.
A bonus or malus is given to you depending your « growth type », all long of your life.
Balanced: No Bonus or malus depending your age
Early: Bonus 15 to 30 years old and malus after 30 yo
Late: Malus before 30 yo and bonus after
It can be seen in your character Skill Sheet in the “Sword through a Losange” Tab.
The acquired Talent:
It’s obtained thanks to the reading of Martial skill book or Art book.
When you learn a new skill from a PNJ (sect one for example), he will basicly say “It exist, there is a book. Now get by it and leave me alone”.
It give you a level 0 mastering, level 0 understanding and a book of the skill.
Mastering a skill can be done with practice and breakthrough, but it only affect during fightings.
Understanding can be enhanced reading the book. Each « read » chapter will give
you +1 lvl of understanding, up to +10 (there is 10 chapters in a book).
Fully understand a skill seem to have no effect during fightings.
This understanding level increased the acquired talent following this.
In each combat style, The max understanding value of a skill is taken into account
for each Tiers skills. With a limit of 1 skill per Tier. No mater if equipped
(in the inner art management panel) or not.
Everything seem to be added like this :
Low grade : +1 in talent / level of understanding
Mid grade : +2 in talent / level
Fine grade : +3 in talent / level
Into Sword skill, you have:
– 1 skill Low grade A, understanding 10/10
– 1 skill Low grade B, understanding 8/10
– 1 skill Mid Grade C, understanding 6/10
– 1 skill Fine Grade D, understanding 8/10
– 1 skill Fine grade E, understanding 2/10
You will have an acquired talent bonus of:
+10 (Thanks to skill A), + 12 ( Thanks to skill C), + 24
( Thanks to skill D), = +46 Sword Talent.
It is the same rules for Arts
Each Art book have a Tier, and there is 9 tiers corresponding to 9 books in each Arts.
Like martial arts, mastering a Art is only usefull during debates.
Tips about skills
With the TeddyForest translation mod, « Activate Bonus » is not very clear.
It is in fact a passive bonus activated when the skill is equipped !
I have noted that there is variants of skills understandings.
Orthodox and Heterodox.
The effects are shown when used during fights.
I still don’t know how to influence it and what it really mean …
Tips about inner Arts:
When an inner art is learnt, it immediatly give the inner energy bonus liked to it. Even if not equipped !
Equip and internal Art seem to be useful for the passive bonus only.