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                                 Xenoblade Chronicles
                           Skills Guide for the Wii console
                   Written by and copyright (c) Zerokid 2013-Present
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                                   Table of Contents
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    Each section has a unique code inside square brackets. Use the Find (Ctrl + F)
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        [00] Basics
        [01] Shulk
        [02] Reyn
        [03] Fiora
        [04] Sharla
        [05] Dunban
        [06] Melia
        [07] Riki
        [08] Outro
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                                      [00] Basics
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    ________________
    
    What Are Skills?
    ________________
    
    Skills can be considered to be 'passive' abilities that are always in effect,
    granting stat boosts and certain other effects. Each character starts with
    three skill trees and can obtain two more through some optional side-quests,
    for a total of five. Each skill tree has five skills available to it, for a
    total of 25 skills per character.
    
    Each character has ONE skill tree active at any one time. SP (Skill Points)
    obtained from defeating monsters goes into the active skill tree. Once enough
    SP has been accumulated, the first skill of that skill tree is learnt and SP
    starts counting towards learning the second skill, and so on and so forth. Once
    a skill has been learnt it is always active, regardless of whether it is in
    your current active skill tree or not.
    
    You can change your active skill tree at any time, and the SP you obtain from
    there onwards will go into the skills for that tree.
    
    In addition, you recieve bonuses based on which skill tree you have chosen to
    be active, and how many skills you have learnt from that skill tree. For
    example, if I have choose Shulk's Humanity tree to be active and have learned
    nothing from it, I receive a +5 Ether bonus. If I go on to learn the first
    three skills from it--Healing Wisdom, Kind Encouragement and Friendship Heals--
    I'll receive a +30 Ether bonus.
    _____________
    
    Skill Linking
    _____________
    
    Skill linking is the process whereby you can have one party member learn skills
    that are already known by another character. The skills you want to skill link
    from another character do not have to be in that character's active skill tree.
    
    Each character has up to 30 skill links available, being able to link up to
    five skills from each of the other six characters. Given that each character
    has 25 skills of their own and 30 available to be skill linked, this makes for
    a possibility of a whopping 55 skills to be active on a character at any one
    time.
    
    Affinity
    --------
    Initially, characters will only be able to link one skill out of a possible
    five from another character. The remaining four skill links for those
    characters will unlock when they have increased their affinity (the game's
    measure of friendship) by a certain amount. You can see the affinity between
    two characters in the affinity chart. The affinity stages are as follows, and
    each stage represents one extra available skill link:
    
    Yellow hexagon, green square, blue circle, purple cloud, pink heart.
    
    Affinity Coins
    --------------
    Skill linking costs Affinity Coins. Each character is given an Affinity Coin
    when they level up, and EVERY character is given an Affinity Coin when you kill
    certain Unique Monsters. Every skill has an Affinity Coin cost associated with
    it. Skill linking any skill to a character will remove some of their Affinity
    Coins, but unlinking the skill will bring those Coins back.
    
    For example, if Sharla has 20 Affinity Coins and skill links Healing Wisdom
    from Shulk which costs 8 Coins, she'll be left with 12 Coins. If she
    subsequently removes Healing Wisdom from her set of skill links, she'll get the
    8 Coins back and return to 20 Coins. In this way, you can choose what skills to
    link without being afraid of being locked into a bad choice.
    
    Skill Shapes
    ------------
    Each skill has one of five shapes associated with it, indicated by the skill's
    icon:
    
    Circle, Square, Diamond, Hexagon, Star (technically a hexadecagon, sue me).
    
    You are somewhat limited in what skills you're able to link, based on the shape
    of the skill's icon. When a character wants to skill link to another character,
    they are given five preset shapes (dependant on the characters) and are only
    allowed to link skills of those shapes. For example, if Character A wants to
    link skills from Character B, but the skill link set looks like
    
    Hexagon, Circle, Square, Circle, Hexagon
    
    then Character A won't be allowed to link any Star-shaped skills from Character
    B. In addition, Diamond-shaped skills are character-specific and cannot be
    skill linked.
    
    The full list of preset shapes for each character-to-character skill link set
    is given below. The character on the left wants to link a skill from the
    character on the right. Remember that, initially, only the first skill shape
    will be available for the character to skill link. You must increase the
    affinity between the two characters to gradually unlock the subsequent four
    skill shapes.
    
    Shulk -> Reyn: Square, Circle, Star, Square, Star
    Shulk -> Fiora: Circle, Star, Square, Circle, Star
    Shulk -> Sharla: Circle, Star, Circle, Star, Square
    Shulk -> Dunban: Circle, Square, Circle, Star, Star
    Shulk -> Melia: Star, Circle, Star, Square, Circle
    Shulk -> Riki: Circle, Star, Star, Circle, Hexagon
    
    Reyn -> Shulk: Circle, Star, Square, Hexagon, Star
    Reyn -> Fiora: Star, Star, Square, Circle, Circle
    Reyn -> Sharla: Star, Circle, Square, Star, Circle
    Reyn -> Dunban: Star, Circle, Square, Circle, Star
    Reyn -> Melia: Star, Star, Circle, Star, Circle
    Reyn -> Riki: Circle, Star, Circle, Star, Hexagon
    
    Fiora -> Shulk: Circle, Square, Circle, Hexagon, Square
    Fiora -> Reyn: Square, Circle, Hexagon, Square, Circle
    Fiora -> Sharla: Circle, Square, Circle, Square, Hexagon
    Fiora -> Dunban: Circle, Circle, Square, Circle, Hexagon
    Fiora -> Melia: Circle, Circle, Square, Circle, Square
    Fiora -> Riki: Circle, Circle, Circle, Hexagon, Hexagon
    
    Sharla -> Shulk: Square, Circle, Hexagon, Circle, Star
    Sharla -> Reyn: Square, Star, Square, Circle, Star
    Sharla -> Fiora: Square, Circle, Square, Star, Circle
    Sharla -> Dunban: Circle, Square, Circle, Star, Square
    Sharla -> Melia: Star, Circle, Star, Circle, Square
    Sharla -> Riki: Circle, Circle, Star, Star, Hexagon
    
    Dunban -> Shulk: Square, Circle, Star, Star, Star
    Dunban -> Reyn: Star, Circle, Square, Star, Star
    Dunban -> Fiora: Hexagon, Star, Star, Circle, Star
    Dunban -> Sharla: Star, Square, Circle, Circle, Star
    Dunban -> Melia: Circle, Star, Star, Circle, Star
    Dunban -> Riki: Circle, Star, Star, Hexagon, Circle
    
    Melia -> Shulk: Star, Circle, Square, Hexagon, Star
    Melia -> Reyn: Square, Square, Circle, Square, Star
    Melia -> Fiora: Circle, Star, Square, Circle, Star
    Melia -> Sharla: Hexagon, Circle, Star, Square, Square
    Melia -> Dunban: Circle, Square, Circle, Hexagon, Star
    Melia -> Riki: Circle, Hexagon, Star, Star, Circle
    
    Riki -> Shulk: Square, Circle, Hexagon, Star, Star
    Riki -> Reyn: Circle, Square, Star, Circle, Circle
    Riki -> Fiora: Square, Circle, Star, Circle, Star
    Riki -> Sharla: Circle, Star, Circle, Star, Square
    Riki -> Dunban: Star, Square, Star, Circle, Hexagon
    Riki -> Melia: Circle, Star, Circle, Star, Star
    __________
    
    Skill Data
    __________
    
    In the skills database to follow, you'll become familiar with the following
    skill data:
    
    Active: Always (Blue)/Battle (Orange)
    When the skill takes effect. 'Always' means it's constantly in effect and is
    represented by a blue skill icon. 'Battle' means it takes effect only if the
    character is in the current three-person party. Woop.
    
    Target: Self/Party/All
    Who the skill affects. They're fairly self-explanatory. 'Self' affects only the
    character who has it active, and these skills are indicated by a single
    silhouette on the skill icon. 'Party' affects the current party of three if the
    character is part of it, represented by three silhouettes on the skill icon.
    Finally, 'All' affects all your characters and is indicated by the word 'ALL'
    on the skill icon.
    
    Shape: Hexagon/Circle/Diamond/Square/Star
    The shape of the skill icon. This only affects characters who wish to skill
    link the skill.
    
    SP: How many Skill Points (SP) it takes to unlock this skill. SP is gained by
    killing enemies and exploring new areas.
    
    AC: The cost in Affinity Coins (AC) that it takes to link this skill.
    
    S  R  F  S  D  M  R: Stands for Shulk, Reyn, Fiora, Sharla, Dunban, Melia and
    Riki respectively. An 'o' denotes that this character can skill link this
    skill, whereas an 'x' denotes that they cannot. This is based on the character-
    to-character skill link sets described in the previous section. For example,
    the Dunban -> Shulk skill link set does not contain any Hexagon shapes, so
    Dunban cannot link any Hexagon-shaped skills from Shulk, such as Cheer of a
    Friend.
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                                      [01] Shulk
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    Humanity        | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Ether Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
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    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Healing Wisdom          Battle  Self    Hexagon   300   8   -  o  o  o  x  o  o
     '-> Effect: Healing Arts restore 15% more HP.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Kind Encouragement      Battle  Self    Star      700   7   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Restores 5% max HP to an encouraged ally.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Friendship Heals        Battle  Party   Circle   1000  20   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Restores 5% max HP to party after a Chain Attack.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cheer of a Friend       Battle  Party   Hexagon  2000  45   -  o  o  o  x  o  o
     '-> Effect: Causes Burst Affinity to fill the Party Gauge by 15.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Chain of Friendship     Battle  Self    Star     3500  45   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases chance of a Chain Link by 15%.
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    Integrity            |  --    I   II  III    IV     V
    Bonus: Block Rate Up | +2%  +4%  +6%  +8%  +10%  +15%
    _____________________|_________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Medium Equipment        Always  Self    Star       --  10   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Allows Medium Armour to be equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Secret of Life          Battle  Party   Circle    700  20   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Restores 10% max HP when reviving a party member.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Rewarding Work          Always  Self    Star     1000   3   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Awards 10% extra EXP when quests are completed.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Resilient Warrior       Always  Self    Circle   2000  11   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Phys Def and Ether Def by 5%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ultimate Teamwork       Battle  Self    Star     3500  18   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Chain Attack damage by 25%.
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    Intuition         | --   I  II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Agility Up | +2  +5  +8  +10  +12  +15
    __________________|____________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Battle Cry              Battle  Party   Square    300  13   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases tension gained from Battle Start Affinity by 20.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Underdog                Battle  Self    Circle    700   2   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Agility by 15% for 30.0s when engaging higher
                 level enemies.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Equipment Master        Always  Self    Square   1000   5   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces the sum of the Weight of armour equipment by 5.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fever Pitch             Always  All     Star     2000  18   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases chance of getting into a fever when gem crafting by 1%.
     Note: I'm fairly sure you get a +1% chance for this skill for each character
     who skill links it, so with Shulk and two characters skill linking it, you get
     an extra 3% chance. Some confirmation would be appreciated though.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Element of Surprise     Battle  Self    Square   3500  20   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases damage of Arts that have bonus effects when used from
                 behind the enemy by 100%.
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    Pessimism           | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Ether Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    ____________________|__________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fight the Future        Battle  Party   Diamond   200  --   -  x  x  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Grants an extra 4 seconds before visions become reality.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Stealth Warrior         Battle  Self    Star      500  30   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces aggro gained by using Arts by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Epic Evasion            Battle  Self    Circle    800  45   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases chance of gaining Burst Affinity by 5% after evading
                 an attack.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Forced Mercy            Battle  Self    Star     1000  30   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases the amount of aggro that is lost when attacked by 25%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Immunization            Battle  Self    Star     1500  45   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Grants immunity to stat-reducing debuffs.
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    Bravery                 |  --    I    II   III    IV     V
    Bonus: Critical Rate Up | +2%  +5%  +10%  +12%  +15%  +20%
    ________________________|______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fate Evasion            Battle  Self    Diamond   200  --   -  x  x  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Grants extra EXP when foe's vision tags are destroyed.
                  5% - Stop the monster's timer e.g. by inflicting Topple.
                 10% - Increase character's defence or protect against status.
                 25% - Draw aggro away from targeted party member.
                 50% - Render foe unable to use Art e.g. by inflicting Daze.
                 15% - Reduces foe's HP to zero.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hero's Privilege        Always  All     Diamond   500  --   -  x  x  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases trade value of items by 20%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lone Warrior            Battle  Self    Square    800   4   -  o  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Agility by 20% for 30.0s when party member is
                 incapacitated.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ultimate Defense        Battle  Party   Hexagon  1000  65   -  o  o  o  x  o  o
     '-> Effect: Boosts Physical Def and Ether Def by 10% for entire party.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Glorious Future         Battle  Self    Star     1500  28   -  o  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Refills Talent Gauge by 100% after a vision.
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                                       [02] Reyn
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    Enthusiasm              |  --    I   II  III    IV     V
    Bonus: Critical Rate Up | +2%  +4%  +6%  +8%  +10%  +15%
    ________________________|______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Heavy Equipment         Always  Self    Star      300  30   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Allows Heavy Armour to be equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Courageous Taunt        Battle  Self    Diamond   700  --   x  -  x  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases aggro drawn by Mad Taunt by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Healing Inspiration     Battle  Self    Circle   1000  12   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Restores 10% max HP to an encouraged ally.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Reckless Courage        Battle  Self    Square   2000   2   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Strength by 20% for 30.0s when engaging higher
                 level enemies.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Heroic Taunt            Battle  Self    Diamond  3500  --   x  -  x  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases aggro drawn by Mad Taunt by 15%.
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    Spirit             | --    I   II  III   IV     V
    Bonus: Strength Up | +5  +10  +30  +50  +70  +100
    ___________________|___________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Medium Equipment        Always  Self    Star       --  10   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Allows Medium Armour to be equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mental Fortitude        Battle  Self    Square    700   2   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Physical Def by 10% for 30.0s when engaging
                 higher level enemies.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unrelenting Spirit      Battle  Self    Star     1000  28   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Prevents tension loss via incapacitation.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel the Heat           Battle  Self    Star     2000  40   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases tension by 5 when damage is taken.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sheer Determination     Battle  Self    Square   3500   7   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Physical Def by 15% when HP is at 50% or less.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Diligence         | --   I  II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Agility Up | +2  +5  +8  +10  +12  +15
    __________________|____________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bodybuilder             Always  Self    Circle    300   6   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases max HP by 5%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Against the Odds        Battle  Self    Square    700   2   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Agility by 5% for 30.0s when engaging higher
                 level enemies.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Battle Character        Always  Self    Star     1000  17   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Attack stat of weapon by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Spoils of War           Always  Self    Square   2000  18   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases AP gain by 15%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Wall of Muscle          Always  Self    Circle   3500  14   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases max HP by 10%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Camaraderie            | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Physical Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    _______________________|_______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ties of Friendship      Battle  Self    Circle    200  14   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases chance of a Chain Link by 5%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Shoulder to Shoulder    Battle  Party   Circle    500  25   o  -  o  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Restores 10% max HP to party after a Chain Attack.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flying Start            Battle  Party   Hexagon   800  10   x  -  o  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Haste by 15% for 30.0s with Battle Start
                 Affinity.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Solitary Fight          Battle  Self    Square   1000   3   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Strength by 25% for 15.0s when party member is
                 incapacitated.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Friends Forever         Battle  Self    Star     1500  30   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases affinity gained when encouraging an ally by 15%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Impatience             |  --    I    II   III    IV     V
    Bonus: Counter Rate Up | +2%  +5%  +10%  +12%  +15%  +20%
    _______________________|_______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ultimate Taunt          Battle  Self    Diamond   200  --   x  -  x  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases aggro drawn by Mad Taunt by 20% against non-targeted
                 enemies.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Melee Champion          Battle  Party   Hexagon   500  12   x  -  o  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 20% chance to increase Haste by 15% for 30.0s when enemy is
                 defeated.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Rampage                 Battle  Self    Star      800  20   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases chance to double attack by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Speed Strike            Battle  Self    Square   1000  43   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 10% chance to increase Haste by 15% for 10.0s after missing
                 an attack.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Channelled Pain         Battle  Self    Star     1500  45   o  -  x  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Refills Talent Gauge by 5% when damage is taken.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
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                                      [03] Fiora
    _______________________________________________________________________________
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    Daring             |  --    I   II  III   IV     V
    Bonus: Strength Up | +10  +30  +40  +50  +70  +100
    ___________________|___________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Battle Stance           Battle  Self    Square    300   2   o  o  -  o  x  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 75% chance to increase Strength by 15% for 30.0s at start
                 of battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Opening Blow            Battle  Self    Circle    700   6   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases first attack damage by 50%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Nimble Feet             Battle  Self    Star     1000   5   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases movement speed by 4%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Physical Resiliance     Battle  Self    Circle   2000  30   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces physical damage taken by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Showdown Stance         Battle  Self    Square   3500  19   o  o  -  o  x  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases all stats by 30% for 30.0s when engaging higher
                 level enemies.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Courage                 |  --    I   II  III    IV     V
    Bonus: Critical Rate Up | +2%  +4%  +6%  +8%  +10%  +15%
    ________________________|______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Medium Equipment        Always  Self    Diamond    --  10   x  x  -  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Allows Medium Armour to be equipped.
    OR
    Mechonis Equipment      Always  Self    Diamond    --  --   x  x  -  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Allows Mechonis Armour to be equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Desperate Daggers       Battle  Self    Square    700   2   o  o  -  o  x  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases counter-attack rate by 15% when HP is at 50% or
                 less.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Second Wind             Battle  Party   Diamond  1000  --   x  x  -  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases amount of HP restored when revived by 20%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ultimate Strike         Battle  Self    Circle   2000  13   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases damage of critical hits by 20%.
     Note: Like most percentages in Xenoblade, this is additive, meaning critical
     hits will now do 145% damage.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unwavering Courage      Battle  Party   Star     3500  28   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases party gauge by 50% if the other two party members are
                 incapacitated.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Zeal             |  --    I   II  III    IV     V
    Bonus: Max HP Up | +2%  +4%  +6%  +8%  +10%  +15%
    _________________|_____________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Desperate Defense       Battle  Self    Square    300   2   o  o  -  o  x  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Block Rate by 15% when HP is at 50% or less.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Swift Strike            Battle  Self    Square    700   4   o  o  -  o  x  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 20% chance to increase Haste by 30% for 30.0s at start of
                   Battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Acceleration            Always  Self    Star     1000  29   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases EXP gain by 20%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Strength of Will        Battle  Self    Circle   2000  30   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces Ether damage taken by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Strong Links            Battle  Party   Hexagon  3500  20   x  x  -  x  o  x  x
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Haste by 20% for 15.0s with Burst Affinity.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Innocence           | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Ether Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    ____________________|__________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Maiden's Power          Battle  Self    Diamond   200  --   x  x  -  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases Chain Attack damage by 50% when in battle with Shulk.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Maiden's Courage        Battle  Self    Diamond   500  --   x  x  -  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases Arts damage by 50% when warned of a vision by Shulk.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Maiden's Blessing       Battle  Self    Diamond   800  --   x  x  -  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: 10% chance to restore 10% max HP when damage is taken when in
                   Battle with Shulk.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Maiden's Zeal           Battle  Self    Diamond  1000  --   x  x  -  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Prevents tension from becoming 'lowest' when in battle with Shulk.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Maiden's Miracle        Battle  Self    Diamond  1500  --   x  x  -  x  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases all stats by 25% for 20.0s when encouraged by
                 Shulk.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Spirit                 |  --    I    II   III    IV     V
    Bonus: Counter Rate Up | +2%  +5%  +10%  +12%  +15%  +20%
    _______________________|_______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Vision Mode             Battle  Self    Star      200  18   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases next Art damage by 25% when warned of a vision.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ultimate Counter        Battle  Self    Star      500  60   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: All counter-attacks will critical hit.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Vital Force             Battle  Self    Circle    800  75   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 2% chance to refill Talent Gauge by 100% per Auto-Attack.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Critical Combo          Battle  Self    Star     1000  70   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: All double attacks will critical hit.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Explosion of Energy     Battle  Self    Star     1500  80   o  o  -  o  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Using Talent Art increases tension by one stage.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
                                      [04] Sharla
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Perserverance   | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Ether Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    ________________|______________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Firm Defense            Always  Self    Star      300  18   o  o  x  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Physical Def by 5%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ether Expansion         Always  Self    Circle    700   8   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Ether by 25.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Solid Defense           Battle  Self    Square   1000   6   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 75% chance to increase Physical Def by 20% for 30.0s at
                 start of battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ether Unleashed         Battle  Self    Square   2000   2   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Ether by 15% when HP is at 50% or less.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ultimate Sniper         Battle  Self    Diamond  3500  --   x  x  x  -  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Reduces the duration of Cool Off by 50%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Devotion               | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Physical Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    _______________________|_______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Medium Equipment        Always  Self    Star       --  10   o  o  x  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Allows Medium Armour to be equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Medical Knowledge       Battle  Self    Star      700  12   o  o  x  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases healing done during Chain Attacks by 25%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Long Range              Battle  Self    Diamond  1000  --   x  x  x  -  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases distance of long-distance Arts by 5.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Always Ready            Always  Self    Circle   2000  14   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Agility by 10.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Rapid Healing           Battle  Self    Diamond  3500  --   x  x  x  -  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Reduces cooldown of healing Arts by 15%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Confidence         |  --    I   II  III   IV     V
    Bonus: Strength Up | +10  +30  +40  +50  +70  +100
    ___________________|___________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ether Assault           Battle  Self    Star      300  20   o  o  x  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases damage dealt by damaging Ether Arts by 20%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Initial Endurance       Battle  Party   Hexagon   700   7   x  x  o  -  x  o  x
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 50% chance to reduce physical damage taken by 20% for 30.0s
                 with Battle Start Affinity.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Middleweight Expert     Always  Self    Star     1000  47   o  o  x  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Improves Physical Def and Ether Def of Medium Armour by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Adrenaline              Battle  Self    Square   2000  48   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases tension by 5 when damage is taken.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Heavy Equipment         Always  Self    Star     3500  30   o  o  x  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Allows Heavy Armour to be equipped.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Affection        |  --    I   II   III    IV     V
    Bonus: Max HP Up | +2%  +5%  +8%  +10%  +12%  +15%
    _________________|_____________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Vote of Confidence      Battle  Self    Diamond   200  --   x  x  x  -  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases healing by 25% when warned of a vision.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bedside Manner          Battle  Party   Star      500   5   o  o  x  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Healing Arts restore 10% more HP.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hearty Cry              Battle  Party   Hexagon   800  44   x  x  o  -  x  o  x
     '-> Effect: Restores 10% max HP with Burst Affinity.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Shield of Kindness      Battle  Party   Hexagon  1000  10   x  x  o  -  x  o  x
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 75% chance to reduce Ether damage taken by 25% for 30.0s
                 with Battle Start Affinity.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Miracle of Love         Battle  Self    Circle   1500  25   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Restores 20% max HP to remaining party members when incapacitated.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Reliance            | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Ether Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    ____________________|__________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Memory of Gadolt        Always  Self    Diamond   200  --   x  x  x  -  x  x  x
     '-> Effect: Increases Block Rate by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Vendetta                Battle  Self    Circle    500  11   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases counter-attack rate by 15%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Decisive Follow-Up      Battle  Self    Square    800  10   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Ether by 20% for 30.0s when an ally defeats an
                 enemy.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Revenge                 Battle  Self    Square   1000  11   o  o  o  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Strength Up and Physical Def Up by 50% when an ally is
                 incapacitated.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ether Explosion         Always  Self    Star     1500  25   o  o  x  -  o  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Ether by 75.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
                                      [05] Dunban
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Wisdom            | --   I  II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Agility Up | +2  +5  +8  +10  +12  +15
    __________________|____________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Spiritual Awakening     Battle  Self    Circle    300   2   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases aggro gained by 25% when no armour is equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Reckless Abandon        Battle  Self    Square    700   8   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Agility by 15% when HP is at 50% or less.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Twin Swords             Battle  Self    Star     1000  18   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases chance to double attack by 5%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Natural Born Warrior    Always  Self    Square   2000   5   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces the sum of the Weight of armour equipment by 5.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Inner Peace             Always  Self    Circle   3500  18   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Agility by 30% when no armour is equipped.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Bravery                |  --    I   II  III    IV     V
    Bonus: Counter Rate Up | +2%  +4%  +6%  +8%  +10%  +15%
    _______________________|_______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Medium Equipment        Always  Self    Star       --  10   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Allows Medium Armour to be equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Invincible Hero         Battle  Self    Star      700   6   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Strength by 10% when HP is full.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Warrior's Ambition      Battle  Party   Square   1000   8   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases tension by 25% with Battle Start Affinity.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Overwhelming            Battle  Self    Circle   2000   2   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases aggro drawn when dealing damage by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hero's Valour           Battle  Self    Hexagon  3500   3   x  x  o  x  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 75% chance to increase HP by 20% for 40.0s at start of
                   Battle.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Prudence             |  --    I   II  III    IV     V
    Bonus: Block Rate Up | +2%  +4%  +6%  +8%  +10%  +15%
    _____________________|_________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sustained Spirit        Battle  Self    Star      300  28   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases the duration of Auras by 10.0s.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Steel Protection        Battle  Self    Circle    700  30   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces Spike damage taken by 20%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mind of the Warrior     Battle  Party   Star     1000   2   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces depletion rate of Party Gauge outside of battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lightweight Expert      Always  Self    Star     2000  28   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Improves Physical Def and Ether Def of Light Armour by 15%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Critical Drain          Battle  Self    Circle   3500  50   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Restores 2% max HP when dealing a critical hit.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Enthusiasm         |  --    I   II  III   IV     V
    Bonus: Strength Up | +10  +30  +40  +50  +70  +100
    ___________________|___________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Charge Acceleration     Battle  Self    Square    200   8   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 25% chance to increase Haste by 30% for 15.0s at start of
                   Battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Counter Rage            Battle  Self    Circle    500   6   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases counter-attack rate by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ardent Strike           Battle  Self    Circle    800   7   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases tension by 10 after landing a critical hit.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Deadly Determination    Battle  Party   Star     1000  48   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Increases tension by 10 after using an Art.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Blazing Aura            Battle  Party   Hexagon  1500  43   x  x  o  x  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Refills Party Gauge by 20% after using an Aura Art.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Obstinance             | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Physical Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    _______________________|_______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Equipment Expert        Always  Self    Circle    200  10   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces the sum of the Weight of armour equipment by 10.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Gentleman's Valour      Battle  Self    Hexagon   500  12   x  x  o  x  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 25% chance to increase HP by 30% for 40.0s at start of
                   Battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Heavy Equipment         Always  Self    Star      800  15   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Allows Heavy Armour to be equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Body of Steel           Battle  Self    Circle   1000  49   o  o  o  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces physical damage taken by 15%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Solid Foundation        Battle  Party   Star     1500  45   o  o  x  o  -  o  o
     '-> Effect: Grants immunity to Blow-Down.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
                                      [06] Melia
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Honesty                 |  --    I   II  III    IV     V
    Bonus: Critical Rate Up | +2%  +4%  +6%  +8%  +10%  +15%
    ________________________|______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    High Speed              Always  Self    Circle    300  20   o  o  o  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Agility by 15.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Whisper of the Wind     Battle  Self    Diamond   700  --   x  x  x  x  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Increases wind Arts damage by 25%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Amplified Ether         Battle  Self    Square   1000   5   o  x  o  o  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: (Buff) 25% chance to increase Ether by 25% for 30.0s at start of
                   Battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Electric Shock          Battle  Self    Diamond  2000  --   x  x  x  x  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Increases electric Arts damage by 25%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Enlightenment           Battle  Self    Star     3500  25   o  o  x  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases accuracy of Ether attacks by 20%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Serenity          | --   I  II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Agility Up | +2  +5  +8  +10  +12  +15
    __________________|____________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Amplified Healing       Battle  Self    Circle     --   3   o  o  o  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases HP received from healing Arts by 15%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Serenity of Water       Battle  Self    Diamond   700  --   x  x  x  x  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Increases HP absorbed from water Arts by 25%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mining Master           Always  Self    Star     1000  18   o  o  x  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases chance of finding rare crystals from Ether deposits by
                 5%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Glistening Ice          Battle  Self    Diamond  2000  --   x  x  x  x  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Increases Chill duration by 6.0s.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ultimate Ether          Always  Self    Star     3500  18   o  o  x  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Ether by 50.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Reliability            | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Physical Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    _______________________|_______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ether Awareness         Always  Self    Circle    300   6   o  o  o  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Ether by 25.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Playing with Poison     Battle  Self    Diamond   700  --   x  x  x  x  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Increases Poison duration by 15.0s.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Power of the Moon       Always  Self    Star     1000  12   o  o  x  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Strength by 15% at night.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unyielding Heart        Battle  Self    Circle   2000  18   o  o  o  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Prevents accuracy loss in low tension states.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ether Guard             Battle  Self    Square   3500  20   o  x  o  o  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Grants immunity to Ether Down.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Passion         |  --    I   II  III   IV     V
    Bonus: Ether Up | +10  +30  +40  +50  +70  +100
    ________________|______________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Nonchalant Heart        Battle  Self    Circle    200   7   o  o  o  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces tension loss when an attack fails by 5.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Awakening Strike        Battle  Self    Star      500  10   o  o  x  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases damage dealt to sleeping enemies by 50%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Telethia Killer         Battle  Self    Circle    800  48   o  o  o  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases damage dealt to Telethia by 50% when an Aura is active.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Passion of Flame        Battle  Self    Diamond  1000  --   x  x  x  x  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Increases Blaze duration by 20.0s.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Rejection of Evil       Battle  Self    Square   1500  50   o  x  o  o  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Reduces Spike damage taken by 50%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Reticence           | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Ether Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    ____________________|__________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Palace Guard            Always  Self    Circle    200   7   o  o  o  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Block Rate by 15%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Heavyweight Expert      Always  Self    Star      500  45   o  o  x  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Improves Ether Def by 30 for each piece of Heavy Armour worn.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unadorned Beauty        Always  Self    Star      800  12   o  o  x  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Increases Strength, Ether, Agility and max HP by 20% if no gems
                 are equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mental Barrier          Battle  Self    Square   1000  75   o  x  o  o  x  -  x
     '-> Effect: Reduces damage taken from Ether area attacks by 25%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Arcane Aura             Battle  Self    Star     1500  18   o  o  x  o  o  -  o
     '-> Effect: Reduces aggro drawn while an aura is active by 30%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
                                       [07] Riki
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Innocence           | --    I   II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Ether Def Up | +5  +10  +20  +30  +40  +50
    ____________________|__________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Adventure Time!         Battle  Self    Circle    300   5   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases movement speed by 5%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Learning all the Time!  Always  Self    Star      700   4   o  o  x  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Awards the same AP regardless of participation in battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Explore Time!           Always  Self    Star     1000   8   o  o  x  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Awards 20% extra EXP when discovering a landmark.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Make it all better!     Battle  Self    Circle   2000  12   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases healing used on allies with 50% HP or less by 20%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dream of Money          Battle  Party   Hexagon  3500  45   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases chance of monsters dropping gold chests by 3%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Vivacity         |  --    I   II  III    IV     V
    Bonus: Max HP Up | +2%  +4%  +6%  +8%  +10%  +15%
    _________________|_____________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Like Sun!               Always  Self    Circle     --   7   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases Strength by 10% during the day.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Friends Now!            Always  All     Diamond   700  --   x  x  x  x  x  x  -
     '-> Effect: Increases trade value of items by 5%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Love Sun!               Battle  Self    Circle   1000  18   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Reduces cooldown by 10% during the day.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lucky Me!               Battle  Party   Hexagon  2000  30   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases chance of monsters dripping silver chests by 10%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Adore Sun!              Always  Self    Circle   3500  18   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Awards 15% extra EXP from battles during the day.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Flexibility       | --   I  II  III   IV    V
    Bonus: Agility Up | +2  +5  +8  +10  +12  +15
    __________________|____________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Buy Stuff!              Always  All     Diamond   300  --   x  x  x  x  x  x  -
     '-> Effect: Increases sell price of items by 20%.
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    Riki See, Riki Do       Always  Self    Star      700   4   o  o  x  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Awards the same EXP regardless of participation in battle.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    AP for All!             Battle  All     Diamond  1000  --   x  x  x  x  x  x  -
     '-> Effect: Lets Riki steal AP with Yoink! and share it with the party.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Riki Strong             Battle  Self    Star     2000  20   o  o  x  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Grants immunity to Strength Down.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    EXP for All!            Battle  All     Diamond  3500  --   x  x  x  x  x  x  -
     '-> Effect: Lets Riki steal EXP with Yoink! and share it with the party.
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    Heroism                 |  --    I    II   III    IV     V
    Bonus: Critical Rate Up | +2%  +5%  +10%  +12%  +15%  +20%
    ________________________|______________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Heavy Equipment         Always  Self    Star      200  15   o  o  x  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Allows Heavy Armour to be equipped.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Nutritious!             Always  Self    Circle    500  29   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases Strength by 50.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Kissy Kissy!            Battle  Self    Diamond   800  --   x  x  x  x  x  x  -
     '-> Effect: Reduces Party Gauge consumption when reviving an ally by 50%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ouchies!                Battle  Self    Hexagon  1000  15   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases Spike damage dealt by 25%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cuddly Hero!            Battle  Self    Star     1500  43   o  o  x  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases Debuff Resistance by 30%.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Cowardice            |  --    I    II   III    IV     V
    Bonus: Block Rate Up | +2%  +5%  +10%  +12%  +15%  +20%
    _____________________|_________________________________________________________
    Skill                   Active  Target  Shape    SP    AC | S  R  F  S  D  M  R
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pretty Stars!           Always  Self    Circle    200   7   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases Strength by 15% at night.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Watch Out!              Battle  Self    Hexagon   500   8   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: (Buff) Increases Agility by 20% when HP is at 50% or less.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Amazing Stars!          Battle  Self    Circle    800  13   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
    
     '-> Effect: Reduces cooldown by 15% at night.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bullseye!               Battle  Self    Hexagon  1000  45   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Increases accuracy of back attacks by 50%.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bestest Stars!          Always  Self    Circle   1500  13   o  o  o  o  o  o  -
     '-> Effect: Awards 20% extra EXP from battles at night.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
                                      [08] Outro
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    Version History
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    Version 1.00
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    - Date: 18/02/2013 (UK dating system)
    - Size: 68 KB
    - Includes data on all skills in the game, as well as a Basics section which
      outlines each character's skill link details.
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