- See also: Challenges
All characters in game are built via basic statistics and abilities redistribution system. Simple explanation is that they get X levels on start and abilities are randomly raised.
But to be precise, upon creation each character gets basic statistics and abilities pool based on character class (warrior, medic, dwarf, ghost, etc.) Abilities are spent randomly through focus system based on character class or its custom abilities focus. Events and equipment can also give some special attributes.
Skills are inherent attributes characters raise when they level up; different classes favor different skills. Skill-type attributes can also be boosted by equipment. Skills are used in challenges, quest events. They also affect other game actions like crafting, construction, gathering, healing and others. There are 23 skills in the game:
|Animal Kinship||Understanding the animal world can be useful in many situations.|
|Armour||Armour is the primary defence skill for Fight challenges. It is a combination of Health and equipment bonuses.|
|Attractiveness||Attractiveness is used in many events and for First Action and Counter Offence in Social challenges.|
|Craft||The ability to create objects and build. Craft can be increased by certain tools.|
|Curse||Knowledge about curses. Used in Hex challenge.|
|Damage||Damage is the power of attack during Fight challenges.|
|Dexterity||Dexterity is not only how nimble you are, but also increases your Stealth. Dex and Stealth are used in a variety of challenges: Hunting, Sneaking and even Fight.|
|Folklore||Folklore represents both wisdom, knowledge and even basic folk rituals. Used in Intellect and Hex challenges.|
|Gathering||Gathering determines your ability to gather materials and the speed at which you do it. Also used in Hunting challenges.|
|Health||Health shows how much damage you can take before dying. It also increases your Armour during Fight challenges.|
|Herbalism||Herbalism is the ability to collect and use herbs. It is used in Cure Sickness challenges.|
|Intelligence||Intelligence is the primary skill for Intellect challenges, but it is also used in many others and can help you overcome many obstacles.|
|Magic||Magic is a rare and sought after skill. It is used in Hex challenges, but can also help you resolve many situations in unexpected ways.|
|Medic||A Medic skill is invaluable in fighting Cure Sickness challenges and it lowers chances of dying from wounds for the group they're in.|
|Perception||Perception is your ability to spot things, to assess danger and scout ahead. Used as a Tactic in many challenges, including Hunting or Intellect.|
|Ranged Damage||Ranged damage gives tactical abilities during Fight and Hunting challenges.|
|Shielding||Shielding is an ability which relies mostly on the equipment to protect the wearer (or other characters) during Fight challenges.|
|Speech||Speech shows how eloquent your people are. It is used in Social challenges and can help you get out of many tight spots using diplomacy.|
|Stealth||Stealth is your ability to move quietly, unseen by your foes, it is boosted by Dexterity and used in many challenges, but primarily Sneaking.|
|Strength||Strength determines your damage, your lift, as well as your general physical prowess. Used in many challenges, including Fight and Physical.|
|Tactics||Tactics are used in many challenges to give tactical moves.|
|Traps||The ability to lay Traps is very useful, the skill is used primarily in Hunting, Tactical and Fight challenges.|
|Will||Will is the primary defence skill for many challenges, including Social and Hex.|
Most of the skills are used in different challenges as a base for tactical abilities. Get Closer ability is always de Offense ability so you can only get closer a tactical card if it may damage enemies.
During the card game in addition to raw offence, characters may have additional weapon effects, which modify their attacks. There are four basic types of weapon effects: Blunt Damage, Piercing Damage, Poison and Leech. Blunt and piercing modify the way damage is dealt to enemies. Poison and Leech increase the offense value and provide additional bonuses (extra damage to wounded enemies and lifesteal respectively).
Blunt, Piercing, Poison and Leech are used during Fight challenges. However, all other challenge types have their own weapon effects, which act exactly like these basic types (except for blunt damage, which is unique to fights and has no equivalent in other challenges).
Basic weapon effects are provided by weapons and other equipment such as armor and artifacts, and characters can even learn them as skills occasionally when leveling up[Can they?]. Weapon effects for challenges other than Fight are usually provided by jewellery items.
There are 16 unique weapon effects in the game and it may be hard to distinguish between them at a glance. When in doubt, check the color of the icon. Icons of piercing-like damage are always blue, poison icons are green and leech icons are red.
All damage remaining after killing an opponent is then dealt to the second opponent. If you selected Blood Bath in the game difficulty settings, while all the damage will be applied to the first opponent because his health is allowed to go negative, the overlap (the amount by which the first enemy's health went negative) will still get applied to a second enemy.
|Weapon effect||Used in challenges|
If you enter the battlefield behind an enemy, deal half offense damage (not leech or poison) to that enemy and then move before them in initiative. Blunt damage overrides piercing, so if you have an Elf with natural piercing and equip a Warhammer he will lose the piercing ability. The Jewellery column shows the items that provide the corresponding piercing effect.
|Weapon effect||Used in challenges||Jewellery|
|Fast Reaction||Cure sickness, Physical||Syrin's Bracelet|
|Concentration||Hex, Intellect||Small Amber Charm|
|Light Steps||Hunting, Sneaking||Sundrop Earrings|
|Clear Mind||Social, Tactical||Blood Drop, Diamond Ring|
Deals damage to the enemy, and deals double damage to already-damaged opponents.
|Weapon effect||Used in challenges||Jewellery|
|Adrenaline Boost||Cure sickness, Physical||Tree Praying Necklace|
|Divination||Hex, Intellect||Silver Brooche|
|Backstab||Hunting, Sneaking||Tear of the Nymph|
|Feint||Social, Tactical||Dark Pendant|
Deals damage to the enemy, and heals you for the leech amount.
|Weapon effect||Used in challenges||Jewellery|
|Sturdiness||Cure sickness, Physical||Dragon Signet|
|Sixth Sense||Hex, Intellect||Tear of the Nymph|
|Distraction||Hunting, Sneaking||Mountain Heart Amulet|
|Find Weakness||Social, Tactical||Dragon Signet|
From simple wounds to more complex poison or sickness, characters get hurt during exploration of Thea. That's not all, because there are plenty of negative magic effects such as curses.
- Wounds: Reduce the health of the villager. The Medic attribute in group does not increase the healing rate but reduces the probability of dying from any critical wounds.
- Sickness also cures over time, but requires the Medic attribute and/or Herbs to deal with.
- Poison and curses can only be healed in special events or places such as the Herbalist's Hut (poison) or Dziody camp (curses).
Simple damage done due to fight or events.
- When out of food (anytime): Adds 1 wound per turn.
- In an expedition with food: Heals 1 wound per turn (even if having 9+ types of food).
- At a camp/village with food and fuel healing is:
- 3 base healing.
- +1 per every 10 health (above 1) of the villager (Eg: for 10 health = +0, for 11 health = +1).
- +1 with at least 9 different types of food.
- +1-5 while inside the village with an Herbalist's House building.
Wounds can he healed instantly at the Herbalist's Hut (location) by offering 30 food and 5 wood and defeating a level 2 Sneaking challenge (consisting of around 4 level 4 cards with 7 Offense and 4 Defense each). If the hut is less than one turn's distance from the village you can reliably heal critical wounds the same turn they are taken.
The base chance of dying from Wounds is or . That is, a villager won't die as long as he has above 30% health. The maximum chance of dying without the Bloodbath mode is 30% at 0 Health. Death is checked at the end of turn, before healing. 
Without the Bloodbath, the best medic decreases the death chance by 1% per skill point and the second best medic by 0.5% per skill point:
In the Bloodbath mode — by 4% and 2% respectively:
As per the healing rules above, villagers with higher health will heal a lower percent of their maximum health per turn so it will take more turns to surpass the 30% threshold and cure the Critical Wound. The following table summarizes the maximum villager's health that will heal in 1/2/3 turns according to where he is resting at:
|Resting Place||Fuel||Food Types Available||Herbalist's Hut Healing Bonus||Villager's maximum health that will still heal the Critical Wound in:|
|1 turn||2 turns||3 turns|
|In expedition||-||1 or more||-||3||6||9|
|Camping or at the village||Y||1 - 8||0||13||46||∞|
|Camping or at the village||Y||9 or more||0||16||66||∞|
|At the village||Y||9 or more||1||23||86||∞|
|At the village||Y||9 or more||2||26||106||∞|
|At the village||Y||9 or more||3||33||126||∞|
|At the village||Y||9 or more||4||36||146||∞|
|At the village||Y||9 or more||5||43||166||∞|
For example, in the first row we can see that a villager completely wounded (with 0 health) in an expedition with food will heal his critical wounds in 1 turn if he has a maximum health of at most 3 or in 2 turns if he has a maximum health of at most 6.
A tool to help calculate chance of death n turns from now (with bloodbath turned off): https://www.desmos.com/calculator/tvgl3ebawc
Cures over time. The amount is the number of turns in which it will wear off.
|Sick||Lose 1 Health per turn until it wears off.|
|Heavily Sick||Lose 3 Health per turn until it wears off.|
|Deadly Sick||Lose 6 Health per turn until it wears off.|
Will not wear off. Should be cured at Herbalist's Hut (location).
|Poisoned||Lose 1 Health per turn until cured.|
|Heavily Poisoned||Lose 3 Health per turn until cured.|
|Deadly Poisoned||Lose 6 Health per turn until cured.|
At the Herbalist's Hut you need to win a level 2 Physical challenge (consisting of around 4 level 4 cards with 7 Offense and 14 Defense each). Send warriors and gatherers and/or equip Syrin's Bracelet (with ) for piercing effect and/or Tree Praying Necklace (with ) for leech and poison effect.
Will not wear off. Should be removed at Dziody (location) by offering 50 food and winning the corresponding challenge.
- Note: If the party has multiple curses those must be removed in the following order: Deforming Curse, Curse of the Darkness, Cursed
As a reward for positive results in events or quests, participating groups or individual characters can become blessed with temporary increases in attributes.
List of Blessings: