The number of skills each character can have is limited by the fixed amount of Skill Points. Every player character has 250 skill points available to obtain skills.
To learn a new skill, in addition to any other requirements, you also must also have required amount of points available in order to learn that skill. For example, if you want to learn One-Handed I: Sword Techniques. You would need 2 Skill Point. If you have only 1 Skill Point left, you will not be able to learn the skill.
You can Surrender a skill in order to reclaim Skill Points. However, all certifications, bonuses, and/or Commands that came with the skill are also removed from you character.
Each profession is divided into what is referred to as a "tree". There are 4 branches of 4 skill boxes with "Novice" as the base and "Master" as top.
For each profession, the "Novice" skill box is required and must be taught by a NPC. The "Master" skill box is only able to be trained once all of the other skills on the tree have been trained. The "branches" have to be learned bottom to top.
- Should someone want to learn any of the skills of Brawler, they need to first learn Novice Brawler.
- Once they learn Novice Brawler, they can choose to learn Unarmed I: Street Fighting, One-Handed I: Sword Techniques, Two-Handed I: Weighted Stances, and/or Polearms I: Long Hafted Weaponry.
- Should they then decide to become a Teras-Kasi Artist, they will need to train in all of the Teras-Kasi "branch", they will train, in order, Unarmed I, Unarmed II, Unarmed III, and Unarmed IV.
- If they decide to train for Master Brawler, they need to train all of the Unarmed, One-Handed, Two-Handed, and Polearms skills first.
Except for the Novice skills of the Basic Professions, every skill has an Experience (a.k.a. XP) cost associated with it. You must have enough of the appropriate XP before you can learn that skill.
|Type||How is it gained?||Which Profession requires?|
|Apprenticeship||Teaching other players various skills||Unknown|
|Armor Crafting||Crafting Armorsmith items.||Armorsmith|
|Bio-Engineer Crafting||Crafting Bio-Engineer items.||Bio-Engineer|
|Bounty Hunter||Completing Bounty Hunter terminal missions||Bounty Hunter|
|Carbine Weapons||Using Carbine weapons||Carbines branch of Marksman tree and Carbineer|
|Combat||Engaging in combat||??|
|Creature Handling||??||Creature Handler|
|Droid Crafting||Crafting Droid Engineer items||Droid Engineer|
|Heavy Weapons||??||Bounty Hunter|
|Image Designer||??||Image Designer|
|Onehanded Weapons||Using One-Handed weapons||One-Handed branch of Brawler tree and Fencer|
|Polearm Weapons||Using Polearm weapons||Polearm branch of Brawler tree and Pikeman|
|Twohanded Weapons||Using Two-Handed weapons||Two-Handed branch of Brawler tree and Swordsman|
|Unarmed Combat||Engaging in combat without weapons or Vibro Knuckler||Unarmed branch of Brawler tree and Teras-Kasi Artist|