Your character has four major attributes which affect what you can do in very profound ways. Attributes do 2-3 things: they give you some kind of immediate advantage, and they also allow you to increase skills that are dependent on that attribute. Strength and Intelligence also allow better armor/books to be used, Skills can only be raised to one third of a certain attribute (rounded down). For example, Ironflesh is a Strength based skill, so a character with 14 Strength can only raise their Ironflesh up to level 4, while 15 Strength will allow Ironflesh up to level 5. Furthermore, each attribute carries its own benefits. See the section on Skills for more information.
When you create a new character after selecting a background, you will get four points to spend on attributes, and upon each level-up, you will receive one more. These choices cannot be changed once committed, so be sure to spend them wisely!
Prophesy of Pendor offers a way of obtaining attribute points without having to level up, thanks to Finneas de Digit elixirs, that can be obtained with Qualis Gems. The Elixir of Arkon will add two points to Strength, Agility and Charisma and the Potion of Janos will raise your Intelligence by 2.
There are also Achievements, and some of these do increase your Attributes.
The maximum level for attributes is 63. Finneas elixirs' nor Achievements won't go over the limit (and thus, wasted) if you are already maxed.
There are four attributes in the game:
| Name|| Abbr.|
| Description|| Skills|
|Strength||STR||Each point in this attribute raises your hit-points by 1.
(Hidden bonus: each 5 levels, the damage dealt on any hit increases by 1).
|Ironflesh, Power Strike, Power Draw, Power Throw|
Each point in this attribute increases your attack speed by 0.5% and gives you 5 bonus Weapon Proficiencies points
(Hidden bonus: each 5 levels, your speed increases (counts as 1 extra point in Athletics)).
|Weapon Master, Shield, Riding, Athletics, Horse Archery/Shooting from Horseback, Looting|
|Intelligence||INT||Each point in this attributes gives you a bonus skill point.||Trainer, Tracking, Tactics, Path-finding, Spotting, Inventory Management, Wound Treatment, Surgery, First Aid, Engineer, Persuasion|
|Charisma||CHA||Each point in this attribute increases your maximum party size by 2.||Prisoner Management, Leadership, Trade|