This is a copied post from @Sara Dreygon Blade Tree Blade Combat 100 A great start... eventually 110 will give an additional 3.25% damage on all attacks and 6.5% damage on charged and auto attacks and only costs 2 million XP... worth it but maybe after a few other things Blade Speed 70 Meh... not the biggest fan of this skill and it only affects auto attack and is very spendy... I'd take 80 and leave it there for a long, long time. Vital Points 100 Noice! A great skill! Blade Master 76 I know this helps damage but that's about it... taking it to 90 isn't too expensive but I'd leave it there for a long while. Thrust 80 ?!?!? One of the best skills in the game... take this to 100 ASAP for sure and make it your most used attack. Riposte 80 Meh... I don't mind Riposte but its only good if combined with Parry and used after a successful parry. Against anything other than melee mobs that are hitting you all the time (so you're parrying quite often) it's situational although it is cheap and a very fast skill to use. I'd leave at 80. Double Slash 70 This is a cheap skill but does cost a lot of focus and the skill takes a while to complete use (i.e. the animation and cooldown is meh). Definitely worth having as your second attack against everything not AOE (whirling blades) or a boss (rend)... I'd take to 90 for now and 100 soonish. Rend 70 This is a great skill for mobs and PVP as it stacks 3 times. I'd take to 100 and use on everything that isn't undead and that has more than 1000 HP. Also, combine this with Trip for the combo Hamstring which is badass. I'd take to 90 for now and 100 soonish. Whirlind Blades 70 Great for AOE killing like Deep Ravenswood or the Kobold Expeditionary Camp. I'd take to 90 for now and 100 soonish. Coup de grace 56 Situational against bosses still but a fine skill to lock in your deck when fighting a dragon or daemon. Take to 90 and leave for a long while as 5x damage is 5x damage. Heavy Armor Absorb Impacts 40 Meh... leave at 40. This skill is good if being attacked by 100 bunnies at the same time but not much against anything that hits hard. Glancing Blow 55 ?!?!? One of the best skills in the game... take to 100. Inner Strength 70 This is a good skill and can be used on the overworld map as well as in your utility bar immediately before combat. I'd take to 90 and leave for a long while as it is a 2.4 million XP skill. Deflection 80 I'd take to 90 for now and 100 soonish. Endurance 80 I'd take to 90 for now and 100 in a long while. Hard Headed 70 I'd take to 80 for now and leave it for long, long time. Very spendy for what you get. Body Slam 60 ?!?!? One of the best skills in the game and cheap to use and cheap to level. Take too 100 right away and start every fight with it... after body slamming the mob, slide behind it for that sweet, sweet 2x crit bonus action. Earth School Root 40 Strength of earth 70 Sympathy of stone 70 I'd raise the innates to 90 and leave them for a long while until you've leveled a decent amount of other stuff. Bulwark of earth 70 I'd raise the innates to 90 and leave them for a long while until you've leveled a decent amount of other stuff. Life School Healing Touch 70 Life Power 70 Tactics You'll also want to take Defensive Stance and Berserker's Stance to 90 immediately and eventually to 100 as they're very good skills... Defensive stance it great if you're looking for survival and Berserker if you want to move fast and kill faster. Fortify Defenses is a skill you'll want to take to 90 immediately as it adds avoidance and decreases the chance of a critical attack hitting you. Healthy 70 I'd raise to 90 to get the extra 20 HP but leave it there for a long while until you've leveled a decent amount of other stuff. Parry 51 A great skill against melee. Great when you have Riposte in your deck and you're fighting something that it hitting you quite often (or many things that are hitting you quite often). Train Strength 71 I'd take to 80 for a while, then 90 for a long while... getting to 100 is extremely spendy and there are other things with more bang for the buck. Heavy Lifter 70 Fine here. Subterfuge Train Dexterity 70 I'd take to 80 for a while, then 90 for a long while... getting to 100 is extremely spendy and there are other things with more bang for the buck. Armor Weak point 70 I'd take to 90 right away for the extra crit and then leave it there for a while as it is a 4.8 million XP skill. Focus Hightened Awareness 70 I'd take to 80 for a long while but eventually 90. Train intelligence 70 I'd take to 80 for a long while but eventually 90. Thank you !