Skills can be used at any time by any class even if you have no bonus to this Skill (it is just less likely to succeed). In Combat, Skills usually cost 6 AP. It is strongly not advised to spend Stat Points simply to raise Skills. Instead, find special items, kits, consumables and tools to boost Skill checks at crucial moments.

Acrobatics

Helps with checks to jump over walls and obstacles, dive through gaps, and fall safely.

Athletics

Helps with checks made to run, jump or swim.

Appraise

Helps with checks to estimate the value of an item.

Arcane Lore

Helps with checks to determine the nature of a magical spell, glyph, rune and so on.

Climbing

Helps with checks to climb.

Detect Hidden

Otherwise known as Passive Perception, this Skill is “always on”. Gives a chance to spot Stealthed mobs and detect hidden doorways, traps and so on.

Disarm Trap or Device

Helps with checks to safely disable a trap or device, such as a lever or trap door.

History

Helps with checks to recall the history and lore surrounding a creature, place, event or object.

Identify

Helps with checks to identify the stats and properties of unidentified objects, as well as any auras such as Cursed.

Lockpick

Helps with checks to pick locks. A Lockpicking Set, Thieves’ Tools, or similar must be equipped.

Medicine

Helps with checks to give First Aid, which restores Health but does not cost Mana. A First Aid Kit or similar must be equipped.

Pickpocket

Helps with checks to steal from a creature. Your skill level determines both Success or Failure and whether you receive a random item or can choose from its possessions.

Place Trap

Helps with checks to safely place Traps.

Religion

Helps with checks to recall the history and lore surrounding a deity, temple or religious ritual.

Stealth

Helps with checks to Hide and Move Unseen.

Survival

Helps with finding a place to camp in the wilderness, as well as controlling or avoiding wild animals, and with finding sources of food and water.

Use Scroll or Device

Helps with checks to safely use a magical scroll or device.