Skill Bonuses

Overview

Skills are generally advanced by leveling up to earn skill upgrade points, but there are also a number of items which grant skill bonuses on top of natural skill level.

Skill Bonus Items

Consumables

Skill Book - Upgrades one skill by one point, up to the natural limit of level 10. Each skill can only be upgraded once by this method. Skill books can be looted or purchased.

Brain Wine - Upgrades one skill of your choice by one point, up to the natural limit of level 10. Each skill can only be upgraded once by this method. Brain wines can be purchased.

Skill Reset - Removes one point from every skill, allowing you to reallocate eleven points as you like among all skills. You can assign as many of these points as you like to a single skill, up to the natural limit of level 10. You can use more than one skill reset. Skill resets can be purchased.

Accessories

Many Accessories offer skill bonuses and can be looted, traded, or purchased in packs.

Exoskeletons

Exoskeletons are permanent installations offering skill bonuses that stack with accessories. They offer bonuses for multiple skills maxing at +2 for each. Therefore, with a +3 accessory and an onyx exoskeleton, a player can achieve a whopping +5 bonus. This allows players to top out certain skills at level 15 maximum (level 10 natural +5).

Skill Maximums

This table displays the maximum skill level attainable through accessories and exoskeletons:

Skills Accessory Exoskeleton Maximum
Agility Skill Onyx Boot Onyx Exoleg 15
Automata Skill AIU - 13
Building Skill T Square - 13
Combat Skill Onyx Scope - 13
Engineering Skill Abacus Onyx Headset 15
Horticulture Skill Onyx Rake - 13
Luck Skill Rabbit's Foot - 13
Mining Skill Onyx Mining Gloves Onyx Exotorso 15
Perception Skill Onyx Pocketwatch Onyx Headset 15
Stamina Skill Conch Onyx Exotorso 15
Survival Skill Onyx Survival Knife Onyx Exoleg 15

How to Max All Skills

If you are level 78 and having trouble getting all your skills to maximum, see How to Max All Skills.