|Each of your character's skills has a number associated with it. This is the skill 'rank' and determines how good the character is with that skill. When using a skill to perform an action, the rank is compared against a Difficulty Check (DC) number. For example, to open a lock with a DC of 15, take your skill rank in Security + |
- Character generation
|Class||Jedi Guardian||Jedi Sentinel||Jedi Consular|
|Skill points||(1+INT) * 4||(3+INT) * 4||(2+INT) * 4|
- Level up
|1 + INT||2 + INT||3 + INT||4 + INT|
Characters are always granted at least four skill points at character generation, and at least one on level up:
|1 + INT||2 + INT||3 + INT||4 + INT|
All points do not have to be invested at character generation or level up, so they can be saved for a future level up. After becoming a different class, a character’s skill points on level up are determined by the new class, but the class skills of the earlier class are retained and those of the new class are gained. Class skills cost one point to raise one rank, while cross-class skills cost two points to raise one rank:
Class Skill feats can change a cross-class skill to a class skill. Points can be invested in class skills to maximum rank equal to level + 3, while they can only be invested in cross-class skills to maximum rank equal to [ (level + 3) / 2].
If you select Auto Level Up or Recommended, skills are given the following priority when investing points:
|Jedi Guardian||Jedi Sentinel||Jedi Consular||Soldier||Scout||Scoundrel||Tech Specialist||Combat Droid||Expert Droid|
|Treat Injury||Stealth||Persuade||Treat Injury||Computer||Stealth||Repair||Repair||Repair|
|Demolitions||Computer||Treat Injury||Awareness||Demolitions||Demolitions||Treat Injury||Awareness||Computer|
|Stealth||Security||Computer||Security||Treat Injury||Treat Injury||Demolitions||Demolitions||Awareness|
However, unlike at character generation, class skills take priority over cross-class skills: for example, for an Expert Droid like T3-M4, Awareness is prioritized over Demolitions until he has the Class Skill: Demolitions feat.
|Weapon Master||Jedi Watchman||Jedi Master||Sith Marauder||Sith Assassin||Sith Lord|
|Persuade||Persuade||Treat Injury||Persuade||Persuade||Treat Injury|
|Stealth||Security||Computer Use||Stealth||Security||Computer Use|
|Repair||Treat Injury||Stealth||Repair||Computer Use||Stealth|
|Computer Use||Repair||Demolitions||Computer Use||Repair||Demolitions|
Computer Use is a class skill for the following:
Minimum rank 15 is needed for your main character to fully upgrade T3-M4.
Demolitions is a class skill for the following:
Difficulty Classes for setting, disabling or recovering mines are reduced by 5 on Easy but increased by 5 on Difficult. According to Feedback, DC increases to disarm and recover mines are cumulative rather than separate:
|Minor||5 (-15)||10 (-10)||20 (0)||10 (-10)||15 (-5)||25 (5)||15 (-5)||20 (0)||30 (10)|
|Average||10 (-10)||15 (-5)||25 (5)||15 (-5)||20 (0)||30 (10)||20 (0)||25 (5)||35 (15)|
|Strong||15 (-5)||20 (0)||30 (10)||20 (0)||25 (5)||35 (15)||25 (5)||30 (10)||40 (20)|
|Deadly||20 (0)||25 (5)||35 (15)||25 (5)||30 (10)||40 (20)||30 (10)||35 (15)||45 (25)|
|Devastating||25 (5)||30 (10)||40 (20)||30 (10)||35 (15)||45 (25)||35 (15)||40 (20)||50 (30)|
Successfully setting, disabling or recovering mines requires that the sum of Demolitions skill rank and a d20 roll is equal to or greater than the DC. When not in combat 20 is always rolled, so minimum skill rank (in brackets) is DC - 20.
A maximum of 15 mines can be set in any map. While friendly mines can normally be recovered without a DC check, after leaving a map and returning to it any mines left behind can only be recovered after a successful DC check (although they remain friendly).
Hostile mines must be detected by passing an Awareness check before they can be disabled or recovered. Disabling a mine always grants experience equal to 10 * user level, while that granted for recovering a mine depends on its strength and user level:
|XP * level||User level|
|10||> 5||> 10||> 15||> 20||> 25|
Frag, Plasma and Sonic mines can also be used to blast locks instead of bashing or Security: unlike bashing this doesn't result in broken items (although it seems broken items are only added to inventory rather than replacing items in it), but unlike Security it doesn't grant any experience. However, according to Feedback attempts only succeed if 20 + (Demolitions rank / 2) + mine strength equals or exceeds lock DC:
|Rank||(DC * 2) – 40||(DC * 2) – 46||(DC * 2) – 58||(DC * 2) – 58||(DC * 2) – 64|
Strong and Deadly mines have the same strength. Lock DC decreases by 5 on Easy and increases by 5 on Difficult, so minimum rank for success decreases or increases by 10.
The only Devastating mines that can be disabled or recovered are actually Deadly mines in all but name so, unless you want to recover your own Devastating mines after leaving then returning to an area, your party only needs to be able to disable or recover Deadly mines. Your main character only solos some areas containing Average mines, which can also be triggered using a Stun Droid power.
Stealth is a class skill for the following:
Awareness is a class skill for all classes.
According to Feedback, Difficulty Classes for detecting mines are reduced by 5 on Easy but increased by 5 on Difficult.
|Minor||5 (-15)||10 (-10)||15 (-5)|
|Average||10 (-10)||15 (-5)||20 (0)|
|Strong||15 (-5)||20 (0)||25 (5)|
|Deadly||20 (0)||25 (5)||30 (10)|
|Devastating||25 (5)||30 (10)||35 (15)|
Successfully detecting hostile mines requires that the sum of Awareness skill rank and a d20 roll is equal to or greater than the DC. When not in combat 20 is always rolled, so minimum skill rank (in brackets) is DC - 20.
Although running imparts a -5 penalty (maximum roll 15), this isn't an issue if you stop briefly every 30 meters or so: for example, pause upon turning a corner, reaching a junction or entering a room (if opening a door hasn't already obliged you to do so).
The only Devastating mines that need to be detected are actually Deadly mines in all but name, so your party only needs to be able to detect those. Your main character only solos some areas containing Average mines.
Persuade is a class skill for the following:
Minimum rank 27 is required to pass every persuade check in the game.
Repair is a class skill for the following:
Minimum rank 21 is needed for your main character to fully upgrade T3-M4.
Minimum rank 20 is needed for your main character to receive 100% of an item's component value when it's broken down by any character using a workbench.
Security is a class skill for the following:
According to Feedback, Difficulty Classes for locks are reduced by 5 on Easy but increased by 5 on Difficult. Successfully opening a lock requires that the sum of Security skill rank and a d20 roll is equal to or greater than the DC. When not in combat 20 is always rolled, so minimum skill rank (in brackets) is DC - 20.
Successful use of Security to open a lock normally grants experience equal to 5 * user level. However, more difficult locks have DCs based on main character level, and successfully opening these grants experience equal to 10 * user level:
|Difficulty Class||23 (3) + main level||28 (8) + main level||33 (13) + main level|
Treat Injury is a class skill for the following:
Minimum rank 20 is needed for any character to receive 100% of an item's chemical value when it's broken down by that character using a lab station.