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Description

Explorer Skills are upgrades, which can be added to an Explorer to improve their skill at tasks which they perform.

The Skill Tree can be accessed by clicking on an Explorer in the Star Menu, then clicking the 'Skill Tree' button at the top right of the Explorer window, shown below.

Skill tree button

The other three icons, with numbers, display how many skills of each level the Explorer already has, in other words, how many books have been used to add skills to the Explorer. The maximum number of skill points is 21 (5 Manuscripts, 10 Tomes and 6 Codexes).

There is a restriction in the skill point distribution: we can give 1 point to the uppermost row, and 5-5 to the others (5 × 4 + 1 = 21). – It's five row in all. The distribution of the 5-5 points is the requirement to reach the next higher row. (And there is a character level requirement too.)

Exp menu

With the rest four button we can search for sectors, adventures, treasures and (since the 25th november 2014 update) expeditions. ( ^__^ )

Skills List

Stage Icon Skill Name Description X=
1st point 2nd point 3rd point
ResCSS 1st row

(level req. 26)

SkillsCSS Fearless Hiker Shorten the search time for all adventures by X%. 5 10 15
SkillsCSS Lucky Detour Increases the chance of finding Granite on Medium Treasure Searches to X% 8 16 24
SkillsCSS Pilgrimage Shorten the search time for Long Treasure Searches by X%. 5 10 15
SkillsCSS Mountain Boots Shorten the search time for all Treasure Searches by X%. 3 6 9
ResCSS 2nd row

(level req. 31)

ResCSS Deforestation Find X% more Exotic Wood on Very Long Treasure Searches. 8 16 24
SkillsCSS Offbeat Roads Increases the chance of finding Titanium Ore on Long Treasure Searches to X%. 5 10 15
SkillsCSS Wild Determination Find X% more Map Fragment on Adventure Searches. 30 60 90
SkillsCSS Extended Weekend Shorten the search time for Medium Treasure Searches by X%. 5 10 15
3rd row

(level req. 36)

SkillsCSS Loot Wagon Find X% more Granite on Medium Treasure Searches. 8 16 24
SkillsCSS Sturdy Shovel Find X% more loot on all Treasure Searches. 3 6 9
SkillsCSS Mistwalker Raise chance to find Exotic Wood on Very Long Treasure Searches to X%. 5 10 15
SkillsCSS Travel Expenses Reduce the cost of all Adventure Searches by X%. 10 20 30
ResCSS 4th row

(level req. 41)

SkillsCSS Hero Ore Find X% more Titanium Ore on Long Treasure Searches. 8 16 24
SkillsCSS Trouble-seeker Gives a X% chance of finding two Adventures at once. 10 20 30
SkillsCSS Sabbatical Shorten the search time for Very Long Treasure Searches by X%. 5 10 15
SkillsCSS Pathfinder Shorten the search time for all Searches by X%. 5 10 15
5th row

(level req. 45)

SkillsCSS Sophisticated Pillager Grants a 30% chance to receive an Adventure bonus quest. Completing the Adventure with the bonus quest will give additional rewards.
SkillsCSS Streetwise Negotiator Gives a 30% chance of a Treasure bonus quest. A bonus quest rewards Granite, Saltpeter or Titanium Ore if found with the Long or Very Long Treasure Search.
SkillsCSS Travelling Erudite Find Buffs on the "Artefact Search".
SkillsCSS Bean-a-Colada You might find Magic Beans or Guild Coins on the "Rarity Search".

Rich details for the skill effects you can read in the Explorer skill tree article on The (German) Settlers Online Wiki.

There is a useful calculator in the oSettlers.com, which can help in the point distribution.

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