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Toughness is one of the main attributes.

Effects Edit

  • Toughness is the main stat used to determine the PC maximum hit points; roughly one hit point is given for each two points of To, as well as one per level (+9 HP at level 10, +19 HP at level 20, and so on) at Toughness of [2/4/6/8] 14/16/18/20/23/26/29/34/38/45/50/60/70/80/90 (2/4/6/8 checks had weird results in testing).
  • The PC gains one point of natural PV for every two points of Toughness starting with 20. This increase is capped at 58 toughness (+20 PV).

Toughness affects starting natural HP regeneration, but only to a minor degree; the character's race is the defining factor.

The Toughness stat also has some influence on the PC's ability to resist becoming paralyzed from wands of paralyzation and paralytic skin.

How to train it Edit

Herbs Edit

Toughness is very easy to train by eating morgia roots. B/U/C status does not matter; they always have a positive effect. Around 4 herbs are sufficient for an increase. Morgia roots no longer work for Toughness if it is 25 or higher, although an extreme amount of training at 24 can increase it to 26. Eating morgia roots cannot train Toughness if it is already at its potential.

Corpses Edit

Toughness can be trained by eating the corpse of a swamp hydra or any variety of hill orcs.

Garth Edit

The PC can pay Garth to train their Toughness. Higher values of Toughness require progressively more gold.

Leveling up Edit

Like all attributes, Toughness is slightly trained every time the PC levels up. The Athletics skill increases the amount of Toughness training gained.

How to raise itEdit

Corpses Edit

Corpses that can increase potential: Wight, Wraith, Spectre, Vampire, Moloch, Greater moloch, Ancient white dragon, Great white wyrm, Titan, Greater titan

Corpses only partially affected by potential: Keriax

Corpses that ignore potential: Keethrax, Minotaur emperor, Ancient Stone Beast, Ultimate doppelganger (trolls only)

Stat potions Edit

Potions of toughness and potions of gain attributes can be used to increase Toughness. There is no soft or hard cap for using these; blessed potions of gain attributes give +1 (to all other stats also), uncursed potions of toughness give +1, blessed potions +2.

Starsign Edit

The Dragon starsign grants a +1 Toughness bonus. The Tree starsign grants a +2 Toughness bonus.

Class powers Edit

  • Barbarians receive +3 Toughness as part of their level 32 class power.
  • Farmers receive +3 Toughness as part of their level 40 class power.
  • Beastfighters and Bards receive +6 Toughness as part of their level 50 class power.
  • Weaponsmiths receive +8 Toughness as their level 40 class power.
  • Healers receive +8 Toughness as part of their level 50 class power.
  • Chaos Knights receive at least +1d2 Toughness from their level 25 class power.

Talents Edit

The "Tough" talent that is only available at the start of the game increases initial Toughness by 2.

Corruption Edit

PCs receive a Toughness bonus based on their alignment and the number of corruptions they have (+1 per 2/3/4 corruptions at chaotic/neutral/lawful).

How to abuse It Edit

Food Edit

A lot of corpses, for instance those of dark elves, will decrease Toughness if eaten. Most will raise another stat in exchange, but not necessarily a more useful one.

Undead Edit

Many undead monsters list the ability to drain Toughness among their nasty types of attacks. These include, funnily enough, all those whose corpses actually increase Toughness: wights, wraiths, spectres and vampires. Care should be taken to either destroy these quickly and well-armored in melee, or fight from a distance.

Corruption Edit

Three corruptions affect Toughness: very light (-6), maggot breeding (-6) and bulging cranium (-3).

Casting spells from HP Edit

Casting spells from HP heavily abuses Toughness.

Class powers Edit

Necromancers gain a class power at level 50 that lets them escape from most forms of death by sacrificing half their Toughness score and HP.

Aging Edit

Toughness gradually reduces with age; the stat first decreases when PC reaches middle age, then further at each stage in their lifecycle after that.

Items Edit

Several items in the game will grant a Toughness bonus if worn (standard bonus in brackets). These include:

Requirements Edit

Toughness Required for
10 Hardy
11
12 Beast of Burden
Tough Skin
13
14
15 Very Hardy
Iron Skin
16
17
18
19
20 Extremely Hardy
Steel Skin

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