There’s been a lot of conversation about skills lately, and concern about point spread in the new update. So, I decided to share my personal skill spread in the testing server. This skill spread is geared toward maximizing self-sufficiency as a solo player.
Note: I’m lvl 49, so I’m missing the last 50 potential skill points. Spend them wherever you like!*
Pros: This skill spread is equally viable in crafting, hunting/combat, mining/lumber, and survivability. Has max bag space, and max item durability -or- death penalty reduction. Has max hammer skill masteries and max power and dexterity bonus. Can use Gem hammers and slingbows at max efficiency. Has enough mastery for Titanium ax or shovels for effective gathering of those related resources. Has high energy and 1 second energy recovery. Has Mass Craft. Can use Rage or Focus +1 trait in that tree)
Cons: Can not use precise chisels but can still use basic chisels. Can not craft long range portals. Can not resurrect others. Not effective with bombs. Not effective as a tank. Can not craft chisels, grapples or spanners above gold. No grapple mastery.
Base stats for comparison:
Core skills, 5/5
Item Crafting 16/16
Tool Mastery 10/25
Equipment Crafting 8/15
Combat Mastery 4/18 (4 into slingbow, no side skills)
Abilities 2/15 (I take jump height only, just personal preference over double jump)
Survival 5/15 (Your preference of max durability or death penalty mitigation)
Atmospheres -/- (no effect)
Rage and Focus 2/16 (You choose rage or focus, +1 related trait)