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Everything you need to know about skills in Rune Factory 5

Rune Factory 5 features a wide range of skills that players can learn across the farming, fighting, mining, and furniture building that you will do as you grow your farm and improve the lives of your fellow villagers. Just like previous games in the In the Rune Factory series, you will have to repeat a lot of activities to increase your skills, which in turn can unlock additional abilities.

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While playing Rune Factory 5 you will notice a ‘Level up!‘ notification accompanied by a happy sound to indicate that your level in a skill is increasing. When you’re first starting out, you might not know exactly what increases each skill, how to increase them further, or how many skills there are to unlock in total. To give a clear understanding of all the skills in Rune Factory 5 and how to level them up, we have created a table showing everything you need to know about all the skills in the game below.

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All skills in Rune Factory 5

There are a number of skills that derive from each main activity that can be undertaken in Rune Factory 5. Broadly speaking, these could be organized into different categories such as skills acquired from agriculturethe skills acquired fight, and Arts and crafts skills. Rune Factory 5, however, makes no such distinction. In place, assign skills to specific actions in a long list.

As you will soon notice after increasing your skill level in one of these areas, you can sometimes acquire additional abilitieslike Dash Attack, Charge Attack and Ultimate Attack gained by increasing weapon-based skills. However, the main benefit of increasing skill levels is to gradually increase key attributes.

Most skills are improved simply by repeating the activities they are related to. Some specific skills, however, can be increased via several methods, which we’ve noted below.

Skill Name What it improves How to increase
Agriculture
  • This is a general skill that improves the use of all agricultural tools such as the hoe and the sickle. Reduces RP used for using these tools.
  • Increases RP and SPD.
Farm: Farm efficiently by plowing the ground, watering the plants, and harvesting the crops.
Mining
  • Reduces RP used when using the hammer to mine ores.
  • Increases RP and SPD.
Mine: Extract materials such as ores and gems from rocks.
Registration
  • Reduces RP used when using an ax to chop wood.
  • Increases RP and SPD.
Chop Wood: Obtain wood from tree stumps using an axe.
Fishing
  • Reduces RP used when fishing with a rod.
  • Makes catching fish easier.
  • Increases RP and SPD.
Fish: Catch fish using a fishing rod.
Taming
  • Increases your chances of successfully taming a monster.
  • Raises INT.
Interact with monsters: tame, brush and give gifts.
Kitchen
  • Increases the total number of recipes that can be used when cooking.
  • Increases RP and VIT.
Create food with the cooking system.
To forge
  • Increases the total number of recipes that can be used while forging.
  • Increases RP, STR and SPD.
Create weapons and tools using the forging system.
Arts and crafts
  • Increases the total number of recipes that can be used when crafting.
  • Increases RP and INT.
Create furniture using crafting.
Chemistry
  • Increases the total number of recipes that can be used in Chemistry.
  • Increases RP, INT and VIT.
Create potions using chemistry.
Research
  • Increases RP and INT.
  • Makes you more likely to find good articles.
Find items and chests while exploring.
Sleeping
  • Increases HP, RP, STR, INT and SPD.
Get enough sleep by resting in your bed each night.
While walking
  • Increases HP, RP, STR, INT and SPD.
Walking. (Each step you take counts towards increasing this skill).
Bathing
  • Increases HP, RP and SPD.
Bathe in the local public baths, The Blue Moon.
While eating
  • Increases HP, RP, STR, INT and SPD.
Eat food (this includes meals prepared using cooking, food given to you, and food found).
Launch
  • Increases damage dealt while throwing.
  • Reduces throwing RP consumption.
Throw objects at enemies or throw the enemies themselves.
Defense Increases when hits are taken by enemies.
Resist poison
  • Increases resistance to poison.
  • Increases INT and SPD.
Increases when poison is applied to enemies or when you are poisoned.
Resist Sigils
  • Increases joint strength.
  • Increases INT and SPD.
Increases when you seal enemies or are sealed by enemies.
Resist Paralysis
  • Increases resistance to paralysis.
  • Increases INT and SPD.
Increases when you apply paralysis or are paralyzed by an enemy.
Resist fatigue
  • Increases resistance to fatigue.
  • Increases INT and SPD.
Increase when applying fatigue or being fatigued by an enemy.
resist sleep
  • Increases resistance to sleep.
  • Increases INT and SPD.
Increases when you apply sleep or are put to sleep by an enemy.
Barter Increases by shipping items.
Contagious
  • Improves the ability to “catch” enemies.
Use the ‘catch’ function.
Leadership
  • Increases STR and INT.
  • Increases party damage.
  • Reduces damage taken by the group.
Lead a party of adventurers.
short sword
  • Increases short sword damage.
  • Decreases RP usage.
  • Increases RP and STR.
Use the short sword in combat against enemies.
long sword
  • Increases longsword damage.
  • Decreases RP usage.
  • Increases RP and STR.
Use Long Sword in the fight against enemies.
Spear
  • Increases Lance damage.
  • Decreases RP usage.
  • Increases RP and STR.
Use Spear in the fight against enemies.
Ax and hammer
  • Increases axe/hammer damage.
  • Decreases RP usage.
  • Increases RP and STR.
Use ax or hammer in combat against enemies.
Double blades
  • Increases Double Blade damage.
  • Decreases RP usage.
  • Increases RP and STR.
Use Dual Blades in the fight against enemies.
Fist
  • Increases fist damage.
  • Decreases RP usage.
  • Increases RP and STR.
Use handguns in the fight against enemies.
fire (magic)
  • Increases fire magic damage.
  • Reduces RP usage.
  • Increases INT, M.ATK and M.DEF.
Use fire magic.
Water (magic)
  • Increases Water magic damage.
  • Reduces RP usage.
  • Increases INT, M.ATK and M.DEF.
Use water magic.
earth (magic)
  • Increases Earth magic damage.
  • Reduces RP usage.
  • Increases INT, M.ATK and M.DEF.
Use Earth magic.
Wind (magical)
  • Increases wind magic damage.
  • Reduces RP usage.
  • Increases INT, M.ATK and M.DEF.
Use wind magic.
Light (magical)
  • Increases light magic damage.
  • Reduces RP usage.
  • Increases INT, M.ATK and M.DEF.
Use Light magic.
Black magic)
  • Increases black magic damage.
  • Reduces RP usage.
  • Increases INT, M.ATK and M.DEF.
Use black magic.
love (magic)
  • Increases the amount of healing given by love magic.
  • Reduces RP usage.
  • Increases INT, M.ATK and M.DEF.
Use the magic of love.

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