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Alternate Advancement

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Once a character reaches level 51, they will be able to put experience that they gain towards Alternate Advancement points (AA). These points can then be used to train various AA skills. All classes have unique AA skills as well as a set of common skills that they share with every other class. In-game, these skills can be viewed via the Alternate Advancement Window (the default keyboard shortcut is V).

Within this window, you can adjust what percentage of your gained experience will go towards normal experience (level advancement) vs AA experience (AAXP). If you turn this percentage to 100%, then you will stop advancing in level completely, but will gain AAXP at the fastest possible rate.

There are bonuses under certain circumstances when it comes to gaining AAXP. Your first 50 AA points will be gained 50% faster than normal. Also, you gain a 10% AAXP bonus at level 63, 20% at level 64, and 30% at level 65 (only from killing mobs?) that **does not** display on the client's experience gain messages. It is widely accepted that the base rate at which you gain AAXP matches the amount of normal experience required to go from level 50 to level 51 (more exp parses are needed).

It is believed that racial experience modifiers do not affect the experience points gained for AAs but rather affect the number of experience points needed for an AA point. For neutral races, this number is believed to be approximately 346,500 (between 346,428 and 346,556).

Human -- 329,900 EXP (more parses needed)
Barbarian, Erudite, Half Elf -- 337,800 EXP (more parses needed)
Dark Elf, Dwarf, Froglok, Gnome, Halfling, High Elf, Ogre, Troll, Vah, Wood Elf -- 346,500 EXP
Iksar -- 355,200 EXP (more parses needed)

Please Refer to: Tome of Knowledge Unlabeled Tome and AA values for more detailed information on AA and Tome mechanics.

Class-Specific Abilities

General Abilities (Shared among all Classes)

Name Cost to Max Cost Level Req. Type Pre-Req's Description
Innate Strength 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Strength by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Stamina 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Stamina by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Agility 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Agility by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Dexterity 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Dexterity by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Intelligence 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Intelligence by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Wisdom 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Wisdom by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Charisma 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Charisma by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Fire Protection 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Save Vs Fire by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Cold Protection 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Save Vs Cold by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Magic Protection 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Save Vs Magic by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Poison Protection 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Save Vs Poison by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Disease Protection 5 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your base Save Vs Disease by 2 points for each ability level.
Innate Run Speed 3 1 51 Passive None This ability will slightly modify your base run speed. This modification does NOT stack with movement rate spell effects.
Innate Metabolism 3 1 51 Passive None This ability decreases your food consumption by 10, 25 and 50 percent.
Innate Lung Capacity 3 1 51 Passive None This ability increases the amount of air you have by 10, 25, and 50 percent.
First Aid 3 1 51 Passive None This ability increases the amount you heal with bandages by 5, 15 and 25 percent.
Hidden Strength 6 3 51 Passive None This ability allows you to gain additional (hidden) benefits from your STR, STA, AGI, DEX and CHA stats even beyond your stat cap. You gain less benefits per stat point above your cap than you do for stat points under it. Each rank of this ability increases your hidden cap by 30.
Innate Regeneration 3 1 51 Passive None This ability raises your regeneration ability by 1 point per ability level.
Total: 93

PoP Advanced Abilities (Shared among all Classes)

Name Max AA Trains Cost Level Req. Type Pre-Req's Description
Advanced Innate Strength 10 1 61 Passive Innate Strength at Level 5 This ability raises your innate Strength by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Advanced Innate Stamina 10 1 61 Passive Innate Stamina at Level 5 This ability raises your innate Stamina by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Advanced Innate Agility 10 1 61 Passive Innate Agility at Level 5 This ability raises your innate Agility by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Advanced Innate Dexterity 10 1 61 Passive Innate Dexterity at Level 5 This ability raises your innate Dexterity by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Advanced Innate Intelligence 10 1 61 Passive Innate Intelligence at Level 5 This ability raises your innate Intelligence by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Advanced Innate Wisdom 10 1 61 Passive Innate Wisdom at Level 5 This ability raises your innate Wisdom by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Advanced Innate Charisma 10 1 61 Passive Innate Charisma at Level 5 This ability raises your innate Charisma by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Warding of Tarhyl 10 1 61 Passive Innate Fire Protection at Level 5 This ability raises your base resistance to fire-based spells by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Blessing of Shojar 10 1 61 Passive Innate Cold Protection at Level 5 This ability raises your base resistance to cold-based spells by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Shiritri's Protection 10 1 61 Passive Innate Magic Protection at Level 5 This ability raises your base resistance to magic-based spells by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Shroud of Kaezul 10 1 61 Passive Innate Poison Protection at Level 5 This ability raises your base resistance to poison-based spells by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Gradalsh's Gift 10 1 61 Passive Innate Disease Protection at Level 5 This ability raises your base resistance to disease-based spells by two points per rank. You may train this ability twice each level, beginning at level 61.
Heroic Power 5 2 61 Passive None This ability raises the maximum that your statistics can be raised to, with items or spells, by 5 points per rank. You may train this ability once each level, beginning at level 61.
Innate Enlightenment 5 3 61 Passive None This ability raises the maximum that you may raise your Intelligence and Wisdom by ten points. You may train in this ability once each level, beginning at level 61. (May only be trained by Priests and Casters.)
Heroic Durability 3 3 61 Passive None This ability adds an additional 1.5% to your maximum HP per rank. You may train in this ability once every other level, beginning at level 61. (May only be trained by Tanks.)
Total: 145

Archetype Abilities

Hybrid Class Archetypes

Name Max AA Trains Cost Level Req. Type Pre-Req's Description
Spell Casting Fury 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability gives you a chance to land critical hits with your direct damage spells. The ability levels increase your chance to score a critical by 2, 4, and 7 percent.
Channeling Focus 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability reduces the chance of your spell casts being interrupted. 5/10/15 % increase to your channeling skill.
Natural Durability 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your maximum hitpoints by 2,5, and 10 percent. (The percentages are based off of your base hitpoints, which include stamina and stamina effects.)
Natural Healing 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability raises your natural regeneration by one point per ability level.
Combat Fury 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your chance to land a critical hit. 2/4/6 additional % to your crit chance.
Fear Resistance 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability grants you a resitance bonus to fear type spells of 10, 20, and 30 percent.
Finishing Blow 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability gives you a chance to finish off an NPC that is below 10 percent health and facing away from you. At the first step you can finish off NPCs of level 49 or below. Successive steps increase the level limit to 51 and 53 respectively.
Combat Ferocity 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your melee precision. 1/2.5/5 additional % to hit.
Combat Agility 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your melee damage avoidance. 1/2.5/5 additional % to your dodge chance.
Mental Clarity 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your natural mana regeneration by 1 point per ability level.
Total: 120

Pure Caster Class Archetypes

Name Max AA Trains Cost Level Req. Type Pre-Req's Description
Spell Casting Mastery 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases the effect of your Focus/Mind specialization skill.
Spell Casting Fury 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability gives you a chance to land critical hits with your direct damage spells. The ability levels increase your chance to score a critical by 2, 4, and 7 percent.
Channeling Focus 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability reduces the chance of your spell casts being interrupted. The ability levels reduce your interrupts by 5, 10, and 15 percent.
Spell Casting Subtlety 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities After training in this ability, NPCs will notice your magical activities 5, 10, and 20 percent less.
Spell Casting Expertise 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability makes it impossible for you to fizzle a spell. The first level affects all spells below level 20. The second, on all spells below level 35. The third, on all spells below level 52.
Spell Casting Deftness 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability reduces the casting time of beneficial spells with a cast time greater than four seconds. The ability levels reduce these casting times by 5, 15, and 25 percent.
Natural Durability 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your maximum hitpoints by 2,5, and 10 percent. (The percentages are based off of your base hitpoints, which include stamina and stamina effects.)
Combat Ferocity 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your melee precision by 2, 5, and 10 percent.
Combat Agility 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your melee damage avoidance by 2, 5, and 10 percent.
Mental Clarity 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your natural mana regeneration by 1 point per ability level.
Total: 120

Priest Class Archetypes

Name Max AA Trains Cost Level Req. Type Pre-Req's Description
Healing Adept 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases the maximum effectiveness of your healing spells by 2, 5, and 10 percent.
Healing Gift 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability grants you a chance to score an exceptional heal at 3, 6, and 10 percent. An exceptional heal doubles the healing value of the spell.
Spell Casting Mastery 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases the effect of your Focus/Mind specialization skill.
Spell Casting Fury 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability gives you a chance to land critical hits with your direct damage and damage over time spells. The ability levels increase your chance to score a critical by 2, 4, and 7 percent.
Channeling Focus 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability reduces the chance of your spell casts being interrupted. The ability levels reduce your interrupts by 5, 10, and 15 percent.
Spell Casting Reinforcement 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases the duration of beneficial spells that you cast by 5, 15, and 30 percent.
Spell Casting Subtlety 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities After training in this ability, NPCs will notice your magical activities 5, 10, and 20 percent less.
Spell Casting Expertise 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability makes it impossible for you to fizzle a spell. The first level affects all spells below level 20. The second, on all spells below level 35. The third, on all spells below level 52.
Spell Casting Deftness 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability reduces the casting time of beneficial spells with a cast time greater than four seconds. The ability levels reduce these casting times by 5, 15, and 25 percent.
Natural Durability 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your maximum hitpoints by 2,5, and 10 percent. (The percentages are based off of your base hitpoints, which include stamina and stamina effects.)
Combat Ferocity 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your melee precision by 2, 5, and 10 percent.
Combat Agility 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your melee damage avoidance by 2, 5, and 10 percent.
Mental Clarity 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your natural mana regeneration by 1 point per ability level.
Total: 144

Melee Class Archetypes

Name Max AA Trains Cost Level Req. Type Pre-Req's Description
Natural Durability 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your maximum hitpoints by 2,5, and 10 percent. (The percentages are based off of your base hitpoints, which include stamina and stamina effects.)
Natural Healing 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability raises your natural regeneration by one point per ability level.
Combat Fury 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your chance to land a critical hit.
Fear Resistance 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability grants you a resistance bonus to fear type spells of 10, 20, and 30 percent.
Finishing Blow 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability gives you a chance to finish off an NPC that is below 10 percent health and facing away from you. At the first step you can finish off NPCs of level 49 or below. Successive steps increase the level limit to 51 and 53 respectively.
Combat Ferocity 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your melee precision by 2, 5, and 10 percent.
Combat Agility 3 2/4/6 55 Passive 6 General Abilities This ability increases your melee damage avoidance by 2, 5, and 10 percent.
Total: 84