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For starters, here's an example of the: Character Sheet. The icons and numbers displayed there will be explained below.

Primary Stats[]

Icon Name Affected Stats Description
Burliness Burliness Life Points Melee Power Block Chance Burliness is the Primary Attribute of the Warrior and pertains to getting into trouble, hitting ones head on other people, and getting hit by large objects/limbs/pseudopods. It affects Hitpoints, Melee Power, and Block chance.
Sagacity Sagacity Mana Points Magic Power Sagacity is the Primary Attribute of the Wizard, and is mostly about being a know-it-all. It affects Mana points and Magic Power.
Nimbleness Nimbleness Dodge Chance Enemy Dodge Reduction Counter Chance Sneakiness Nimbleness is the Primary Attribute of the Rogue and is the quality of swiftness, grace, and not getting hit by things. It affects Dodge chance, Sneakiness, enemy Dodge Reduction, and Counter-attack chance. Nimbleness is pretty great.
Caddishness Caddishness Critical Chance Counter Chance Life Points Caddishness is the Primary Attribute of the Pirate and revolves around not caring about the feelings of others. It affects Critical Hit and Counter-attack chance.
Savvy Savvy Haywire Chance Sneakiness Savvy is the Primary Attribute of the Bard and involves being clever while avoiding trouble. It affects Magical Haywire chance and Sneakiness.
Stubbornness Stubbornness Magic Resistance Block Chance Stubbornness is the Primary Attribute of the Monk and enhances self-righteousness and the ability to ignore mean things other people say about you. It affects Magical Resistance and Block chance.

Secondary Stats[]

Icon Name Description
Melee Power Melee Power Melee Power affects how hard you hit with your weapons (or feet, if you don't have any). It's also how hard you throw stuff, but not how hard you shoot your crossbow bolts because that wouldn't make sense.
Critical Chance Critical Chance Critical Chance affects how likely you are to land a particularly effective blow in combat, dealing double damage.
Counter Chance Counter Chance Counter Chance affects how likely you are to commit a vindictive act in melee combat by returning an enemy's attack with one of your own.
Magic Power Magic Power Magic Power affects the power of your spells and how much mana they drain when cast.
Haywire Chance Haywire Chance Haywire Chance affects how likely your spells are to trigger a highly unstable resonance cascade event.
Magic Resistance Magic Resistance Magic Resistance affects how intuitively you can (mostly) nullify a magic attack against you.
Armour Absorption Armour Absorption Armour Absorption is how good your armor is at standing between you and inevitability. Each point of Armour Absorption removes one point of mundane damage types (eg. crushing, slashing, and blasting).
Block Chance Block Chance Block Chance affects how likely you are to (mostly) block what you deserve, at least so far as physical attacks go.
Dodge Chance Dodge Chance Dodge Chance affects how likely you are to avoid the consequences of your actions and physical attacks.
Enemy Dodge Reduction Enemy Dodge Reduction Enemy Dodge Reduction affects how likely an enemy is to not dodge your attacks. Because heroes never miss - but sometimes their attacks are dodged.
Sneakiness Sneakiness Sneakiness is how good you are at tip-toeing around your problems rather than facing them. Helps with sneaking by enemies, not waking sleeping enemies, and with avoiding traps.
Visual Sight Radius Visual Sight Radius Visual Sight Radius is how far you can see in the dark dungeon.
Wandcrafting Level Wandcrafting Level This is a rating of how good you are at wandcraft.
Trap Sight Radius Trap Sight Radius Trap Sight Radius determines the distance at which you can spot and identify traps.
Trap Affinity Trap Affinity Trap Affinity is a rating of your ability to avoid and disarm traps.
Smithing Level Smithing Level This is a rating of how good you are at smithery.
Alchemy Level Alchemy Level This is a rating of how good you are at alchemizing.
Tinkerer Level Tinkerer Level

This is a rating of how good you are at tinkering.

Magic Reflection Magic Reflection Some of the items have this stat (One Sparkling Glove). There is no real description of this stat in game since it's a hidden stat. This stat has a chance based on your total magic reflection, to reflect any spell(testings needed) against you back to your attacker, leaving you completely unharmed.

Life and Mana[]

Attribute Icon Effect
Life Life Points Health: 1 point per Burliness/Caddishness point; Base = 5
Health Regeneration Bonus Health Regeneration: Each point reduces the time it takes to regen 1 life point. Base of 7 rounds.
Mana Mana Points Mana: 2 points per Sagacity point; Base = 5
Mana Regeneration Bonus Mana Regeneration: Each point reduces the time it takes to regen 1 point of mana. Base of 7 rounds.

Levelling up with Skills[]

Levelup bg

Every point you spend in a skill, including the first 7 points used to pick your skill paths, affect secondary attributes as well as enhancing bonuses on equipment in their respective areas at higher levels.

Level 1 rogueLeveling bar

The one on the left is a brand new character fully specialized in rogue skills; while the other one is a multi-classed warrior and wizard. Below is the chart of bonus attribute points you get for each class-skill you choose.

Attribute Warrior Rogue Wizard
Burliness Burliness +2 +1 +1
Sagacity Sagacity +1 +1 +2
Nimbleness Nimbleness +1 +2 +1
Caddishness Caddishness +2 +2 +1
Savvy Savvy +1 +2 +2
Stubbornness Stubbornness +2 +1 +2

Warrior Swords, Axes, Maces, Polearms, Staves, Unarmed Combat, Dual Wielding, Shield Bearer, Berserker Rage, Master of Arms, Smithing, Big Game Hunter, Killer Vegan, Clockwork Knight, Battle Geology, Communist.
Rogue Daggers, Archery, Thrown Weaponry, Artful Dodger, Perception, Burglary, Assassination, Fungal Arts, Archaeology, Tinkering, Werediggle Curse, Piracy, Demonologist, Rogue Scientist, Bankster, Paranormal Investigator.
Wizard Vampirism, Golemancy, Fleshsmithing, Mathemagic, Psionics, Necronomiconomics, Viking Wizardry, Astrology, Promethean Magic, Magic Training, Blood Mage, Ley Walker, Alchemy, Wand Lore, Emomancy, Warlockery, Egyptian Magic, Magical Law, Tourist.

Damage Types[]

Mundane Damage Types[]

Icon Type Description
Blasting (Damage) Blasting (Damage) Blasting damage, first discovered by Alfred Nobel, refers to any damage projected from the quasi-elemental plane of dynamite. It is affected by your opponent's armour.
Slashing (Damage) Slashing (Damage) Slashing Damage is caused when you manage to get the sharp bit of the weapon to cut through the flesh of the other guy. It is affected by your opponent's armour.
Crushing (Damage) Crushing (Damage) Crushing damage is caused by maces, blunt objects, feet, rocks, and elderly gravy. It is affected by your opponents armor.

Magical Damage Types[]

NOTE: Magical damage is not affected by the target's Armour Absorption - it bypasses armor entirely. It does not bypass any resistance to that specific magical type however, if present.

Icon Type Description
Conflagratory (Damage) Conflagratory (Damage) Conflagratory damage is inflicted upon your opponent when you manage to set any part of them on fire.
Hyperborean (Damage) Hyperborean (Damage) Hyperborean damage is inflicted by frost bite, frost demons, frost weapons, Frost Brand, and frost giants.
Voltaic (Damage) Voltaic (Damage) Voltaic damage is any damage of an electrical nature.
Acidic (Damage) Acidic (Damage) Acidic damage is why you should always be careful when attempting to make a really large baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano.
Toxic (Damage) Toxic (Damage) Toxic damage is everything icky, nasty, and poisonous. It is often inflicted by tiny Brazilian frogs. The frogs do not like you very much, and we do not recommend strapping them to your equipment.
Aethereal (Damage) Aethereal (Damage) Aethereal damage is inflicted when your attack damages using the power of the stars. We have absolutely nothing funny to say about this, because we take astronomy very seriously. So should you.
Asphyxiative (Damage) Asphyxiative (Damage) Asphyxiative damage is very hard to spell, and is inflicted upon your opponent when your attack suddenly causes them to stop breathing. This is usually accomplished by removing air from the room, and replacing it with gas, cabbage scents, or noxious cologne.
Piercing (Damage) Piercing (Damage) Piercing damage is caused when you manage to get the pointy bit of the weapon to stick into the other guy's flesh. It bypasses armour.
Existential (Damage) Existential (Damage) Existential damage: does it exist or not? We don't know, but your weapon may inflict it on somebody... if they exist. It bypasses your opponent's armour, if it exists. This tooltip is now going to go off and question its existence, read Heidegger, and weep piteously into a bottle of Dr. Sanin's New-Age Pilsner.
Necromantic (Damage) Necromantic (Damage) Necromantic damage is inflicted by necromancy, which usually means that you have a sword that drains life or turns people into zombies or something.
Putrefying (Damage) Putrefying (Damage) Putrefying damage is inflicted by any attacks that cause your opponent's flesh to decay and rot, such as by attacking them with the vegetable crisper in a refridgerator.
Righteous (Damage) Righteous (Damage) Righteous damage is inflicted by holy weaponry, really pretty elven maidens, angelic beings, certain sorts of very mystical and holy crystals, and mineral water.
Transmutative (Damage) Transmutative (Damage) Transmutative damage is inflicted when your attack changes something into something else, like clean white linens into a very large drycleaning bill.

Resistance Types[]

Mundane Resistance Types[]

Icon Type Description
Blasting (Resistance) Blasting (Resistance) Blasting resistance lets you go out with a bang.
Slashing (Resistance) Slashing (Resistance) Slashing resistance protects you from attacks by attacks and weapons with bladed edges. It also helps reduce razor burn.
Crushing (Resistance) Crushing (Resistance) Crushing resistance allows you to successfully resist the impact of large, blunt objects like bricks.

Magical Resistance Types[]

Icon Type Description
Conflagratory (Resistance) Conflagratory (Resistance) Conflagratory resistance is very useful if you're a witch, or are likely to be working near witches or other flammable objects. Caution: asbestos armour has been determined by the Dwarven Mountainhomes to cause an increase in lung cancer, beard rot, and Strange Moods.
Hyperborean (Resistance) Hyperborean (Resistance) Hyperborean resistance, common amongst the savage Viking hordes, helps you survive even the chilliest of winters or wintery attacks.
Voltaic (Resistance) Voltaic (Resistance) Voltaic resistance is best achieved by strapping frogs to your body. Their tough, thick conductive hides will help protect you from any electrical encounters. Failing that, we recommend magic rings or something.
Acidic (Resistance) Acidic (Resistance) Acidic resistance is best achieved by covering yourself, head to toe, in baking soda. Failing that, we suggest the adventurer's fallback: magic rings, again.
Toxic (Resistance) Toxic (Resistance) Toxic resistance is highly praised by those gourmands wishing to dine on the finest in Goblin cuisine.
Aethereal (Resistance) Aethereal (Resistance) Aethereal resistance protects you from attacks fuelled by the power of the stars, the universe, and the influences of the Celestial Bodies upon your more earthly body. Caution: do not stare directly into the Celestial Aegis.
Asphyxiative (Resistance) Asphyxiative (Resistance) Asphyxiative resistance: the Heimlich Maneuver of the tenth century.
Piercing (Resistance) Piercing (Resistance) Piercing resistance allows you to be stung by twenty thousand bees and not feel a thing! (Well, very little.)
Existential (Resistance) Existential (Resistance) Existential resistance: you think, therefore you resist.
Necromantic (Resistance) Necromantic (Resistance) Necromantic resistance is very useful when dealing with any members of the undead, and the occasional politican.
Putrefying (Resistance) Putrefying (Resistance) Putrefying resistance lets you survive attacks which may try to rot your skin off.
Righteous (Resistance) Righteous (Resistance) Righteous resistance helps protect you from being smote by Divine Powers. It will not, however, protect you from being eaten by bears, as befell the children who mocked the prophet Elisha.
Transmutative (Resistance) Transmutative (Resistance) Transmutative resistance helps you resist transmutation. Whatever that is.


  • The Transmutative damage type icon is an octogram (easier to see on Resistance Icon).