Overview[edit | edit source]
Dexterity is an abstraction of a character's hand-eye coordination, balance, and overall grace. In interactions, it can be used for sleight-of-hand and fast reactions. In combat, it affects the character's Action Speed with all attacks, spells, and abilities and contributes to the Reflex defense.
- 5 - Clumsy
- 10 - Average
- 15 - Agile
- 20 - Incredibly Graceful
Effects[edit | edit source]
Combat[edit | edit source]
Per point of Dexterity above/below 10, a character gains:
See Attribute#Combat for more explanation on how bonuses are calculated and applied.
Dialog and scripted interactions[edit | edit source]
In conversations, the protagonist's dexterity is sometimes checked for attempts at sleight-of-hand etc.
In scripted interactions, any party member's dexterity may be checked to determine success at actions that require finesse or fast reactions.
See Uses of Dexterity in interactions for a detailed list.
Allocation[edit | edit source]
A player character's Dexterity score is allocated during character creation, and does not progress with levels. By default you may put between 3 and 18 points in it, but the character's race and culture can modify those limits - for example for an Elf from the Deadfire Archipelago, it would be between 5 and 20:
Buffs[edit | edit source]
There are various ways to (temporarily) increase a character's Dexterity beyond their base score. These buffs are not restricted to the upper limit that is imposed during character creation - so a temporary score of 30 or more is not impossible.
passive abilities/talents– – permanently active once learned
Type Ability DEX modifier Quest reward talent Skaen's Boon +1 Rewarded talent Effigy's Resentment +1
equipment– – bonus while equipped
Slot Item DEX modifier head Stag Helm +1 neck Cloak of Many Feathers +1 neck Dream Dancer's Sidestep +2 neck Finreah's Grace +3 neck Glanfathan Adraswen +1 finger Ring of Thorns +3 hands Gloves of Manipulation +1 hands Gyrges' Gloves +1 hands Fulvano's Gloves +2 waist Belt of the Stelgaer +2 waist Coil of Resourcefulness +1 feet Viettro's Formal Footwear +4 armor +1 Dexterity Enchantment +1 armor +2 Dexterity Enchantment +2
Location Inn Room DEX modifier Lasts for Copperlane Fox and Goose Vixen's Burrow +2 2 rests Ondra's Gift Salty Mast Broad Beam +1 2 rests Dyrford Village Dracogen Inn Wurm's Nest +2 2 rests Caed Nua Brighthollow Craft Hall +3 3 rests
prostitute boons– – for the protagonist only
Location Brothel Prostitute DEX modifier Lasts for Ondra's Gift Salty Mast Serel +2 ? Ondra's Gift Salty Mast Iqali +2 ?
active abilities/spells– temporary bonus when used
Type Ability DEX modifier Duration Affected characters
consumable items– temporary bonus when used
Type Item DEX modifier Duration Affected characters food Rauatai Sweet Pie +2 300 s user drug Carow Golan +2 600 s user