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I have past pre searing and there is a person caller sir Bertran who you can buy skills from.
Im a Mo/E and Flare will cost me 1 skill point. Isn't there a maximum skill point you can earn? If there is, then its a waste of skill point to buy Flare and skills you dont have great use of, right?
You earn skill point by completing the mission/quest and leveling. Even if you hit max level (20), you can still earn 1 skill point by gaining 100% exp over and over again.
So there is no end on how many skill points you can have?
Then you can have 12 on more than 2 skills if you play for a verry loong time?
Thir, you're talking about 2 entirely different things.
There are Skill Points, which are used to buy skills and capture signets. You gain one point at every level and from missions (a couple quests also).
Attribute Points, which are used to improve your abilities, are capped at 200 total.
Yes, the skill points and the attribute points are two different things. There's no real limit on skill points (except time), but there's a maximum of 200 attribute points, which improve the effects of the skills you can use.
To answer the original poster's question, there is no limit to how many skill points you can earn as far as anyone knows. So dont worry about buying skills, but I would suggest getting the ones you wont be needing last, no hurry, because they wont be disappearing anytime soon.
Aha, now i see why i couldnt use my skill point to improve my abilities.
Thanks, i understand now =).
As a further suggestion; many times the skills they are selling are also given in a quest that is located in the same area. Note not all are given as quests rewards but many are. So save the skill points for later so you can buy lots of sig's of captures instead of waiting around to get more skill points after lvl 20........it's more of a time saver.
I posted this in another thread, but it's somewhat related to your question. Yes, you can continue to earn skill points as you "level" beyond 20. Your max level is 20, but you will continue to earn skill points:
The Experience Guide (http://www.gwonline.net/page.php?p=137) explains it and has a table. Basically, the way it works is that the amount of xp needed is 600 + (experience needed for the last level you gained). So, at level 20, you would have 140,600 xp total and need (600 + 12,800) more to get to:
level 21 = 154,000
level 22 = (600 + 13,400) + 154,000 = 168,000
level 23 = (600 + 14,000) + 168,000 = 182,600
level 24 = (600 + 14,600) + 182,600 = 197,800
level 25 = (600 + 15,200) + 197,800 = 213,600
level 25 = (600 + 15,800) + 213,600 = 230,000
level 26 = (600 + 16,400) + 230,000 = 247,000
level 27 = (600 + 17,000) + 247,000 = 264,600
Now, as you can see, the amount of experience it takes to continue gaining skill points increases. At level 20, it takes 13,400 XP to get the next skill point. That is the equivalent of killing 1,340 level 20 mobs SOLO, as you get 100 xp for killing a mob the same level as you, if you are doing it solo, with no henchmen.
This is why it is best, in my opinion, to try to get as many of the skills via quests rather than buying them from skill trainers. You can only get elite skills later in the game by capturing them with a Signet of Capture, which costs a skill point for each one. Considering that there are between 14 and 16 elite skills per profession, you should reserve about 30 skill points if you intend to capture them all. Remember, too, that going through the missions will net you a skill point for completing the mission, plus a skill point for each time you level, netting you about 44 skill points all together (without including any skill points earned by leveling above 20). If you decide to change your secondary profession later, those extra 14 skill points will come in very handy to be able to capture the elites for it.
Anything you can get from a skill trainer, you can get from a quest.
Save your skill points for capturing elites, and incase you want to change your secondary later (because you cant go get any skills later on).
All my friends bought skills and now they are having to get exp to get the skills theey want, and im sitting on 33 skill points after capping some elites.
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