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Traits Edit

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Trait concept drawings.

New recruits to your mercenary company may have 0 to 2 randomly selected traits that affect their stats in positive and/or negative ways. Some backgrounds will disallow certain traits, as will some traits disallow others.
For example, a character can not be both physically strong and weak, or eagle-eyed and short-sighted.[1] The following info is accurate as of Build 1.0.5.

Also, traits can allow certain events to trigger or certain new options for other events. Occasionally, new traits (such as "Old") can be suffered through events or certain event choices.

For a list of events associated with one or more specific Trait(s), look here.

Trait Stats Hints
Asthmatic
Trait icon 22
-5 Fatigue Recovery per turn. Note: Considered by most veterans to be the worst possible trait for a mercenary to have as it reduces Fatigue Recovery from 15/turn to 10/turn.
Athletic
Trait icon 21
Builds up 2 less fatigue for each tile travelled (previously -1 Fatigue per tile in older builds)[2] Synergizes well with the Pathfinder perk.
Bleeder
Trait icon 16
Will receive bleeding damage for 1 additional turn.
Bloodthirsty
Trait icon 42
All kills are fatalities if weapon allows. Explanation: Causes a gruesome death like a decapitation, which affects morale more strongly than a regular kill (according to unrevised dev response, this may not happen). Note: The decapitation prevents Wiedergangers to raise from dead if they haven't already risen once, but does NOT prevent Fallen Heroes from raising from dead. Necromancers CAN raise headless Wiedergangers (and Fallen Heroes of course) from the dead.

Events:

- May cause trouble in town?

Brave
Trait icon 37
+5 Resolve
Bright
Trait icon 11
+10% Experience Gain May share a positive event with Dumb characters resulting in a positive mood boost.
Brute
Trait icon 01
+15% Damage to a hit on the head (Melee Only), -5 Melee Skill This trait can work very well with certain weapons (e.g. Flails, Axes, Pikes) and synergizes well with the Juggler and Killer on the Run backgrounds (due to their bonus chance to hit the head). Can sometimes trigger negative events in towns.
Clubfooted
Trait icon 23
+2 Fatigue for each tile traveled (previously +1 Fatigue per tile in older builds)[2]
Clumsy
Trait icon 36
-5 Melee skill May injure himself during a related event.
Cocky
Trait icon 24
+5 Resolve, -5 Melee Defense, -5 Ranged Defense Can lose a breath holding contest against a character with Iron Lungs.
Craven
Trait icon 12
-10 Resolve Doesn't mind being in reserve.
Dastard
Trait icon 38
Starts combat at wavering morale Can be removed by a world map event involving your original battle brothers with the trait Background: Companion.

Doesn't mind being in reserve.

Deathwish
Trait icon 13
No morale check triggered upon losing hitpoints.
Determined
Trait icon 31
Starts combat at confident morale Only if mood permits it.  Also, an event is associated with the Determined trait.
Dexterous
Trait icon 34
+5 Melee Skill Can help certain event/s turn out in a positive way.
Disloyal
Trait icon 35
Fast to leave if you run out of provisions or money. Doesn't mind being in reserve.
Double Grip
Passive 07
+25% Damage Special: This trait only applies if you have a one-handed weapon equipped with your second hand free i.e. no shield or net. Does not apply for Puncture skill, but it does apply for regular dagger attack.
Dumb
Trait icon 17
-15% Experience Gain May share a positive event with Bright characters resulting in a positive mood boost.

Can possibly be removed through an event with Historian or Monk background. Not guaranteed though, and there may be a chance for negative consequences in such events.

Drunkard
Trait icon 29
+10% damage, +5 Resolve, -5 Melee skill, - 10 Ranged skill Has world map event with choice to flog afflicted battle brother with chance to remove trait. The trait has a chance to be added to battle brothers during tavern event "Buying a Round for your Men".

Note: Brothers without Drunkard can gain it if you lose a lot of men.

Eagle Eyes
Trait icon 09
+1 Vision Note: This trait does NOT allow one to shoot further with a ranged weapon than normal. However, it is useful as it negates 1 point of vision penalty from Nighttime or helmets (e.g. an archer could wear a helmet with a -1 penalty to vision for greater head protection without suffering any loss of range vs an archer without this trait using a helmet with no vision penalties).
Fat
Trait icon 10
According to the latest 1.0.0.5 version, this is:

+ 10 HP, -10 Max Fatigue

It used to be +10 HP, -15 Max Fatigue but it got reduced to +10 HP, -10 Max Fatigue.

Can be removed by an event choice (as with removing any trait that is removable, all associated penalties and bonuses are removed).
Fainthearted
Trait icon 40
-5 Resolve
Fearless
Trait icon 30
+10 Resolve
Fragile
Trait icon 04
-10 Hitpoints
Gluttonous
Trait icon 07
Uses more food (3, instead of 2 per day) and is fast to leave if you run out of food Can become fat.
Greedy
Trait icon 06
Will ask for more daily pay than similar characters, and quicker to leave if you run out of crowns. Can currently be added by an event choice.

May leave the party after attempting to get a raise due to a competing company offering better pay.

Hesitant
Trait icon 25
-10 Initiative
Impatient
Trait icon 46
Always acts first in the very first round of combat. Currently only applies in the first round (used to apply every round).
Insecure
Trait icon 03
Will never be of confident morale.
Iron Lungs
Trait icon 33
Recovers an extra 5 fatigue every turn. Considered by nearly all players to be the best trait in the game. Can win a breath holding contest against a cocky character.
Iron Jaw
Trait icon 44
The threshold to sustain injuries on getting hit is increased by 25%. Can synergize with the Colossus perk
Irrational
Trait icon 28
Has +10 or -10 Resolve randomly at every morale check.
Loyal
Trait icon 39
This character is much less likely to leave you if you run out of food or crowns.
Old
Status effect 60
+5 Resolve, -10 Hitpoints, -10 Max Fatigue, -10 Initiative, -1 Vision Acquired trait from an in-game event. Affects Swordmasters or Retired Soldiers.
Optimist
Trait icon 19
+5 Resolve at positive morale checks.  Now also makes negative mood go away quicker.
Pessimist
Trait icon 20
-5 Resolve at negative morale checks.  Now also makes positive mood go away quicker.
Quick
Trait icon 18
+10 Initiative
Short Sighted
Trait icon 27
-1 Vision Can result in an out-of-combat event that causes an injury to a friendly team member.
Spartan
Trait icon 08
Uses less food and is less likely to leave if you run out of food. Can sometimes be removed as a result of an event choice.

May faint and get injured.

Strong
Trait icon 15
+10 Max. Fatigue This trait synergizes well with the Nimble perk (Nimble activation chance % is calculated after bonus fatigue from the Strong trait is accounted for)
Superstitious
Trait icon 26
-10 Resolve at morale checks against fear, panic or mind-control effects. Can become afraid in an event and get a 50% penalty to Resolve for a while.
Sure Footing
Trait icon 05
+5 Melee Defense Can help certain events turn out in a positive way.
Survivor
Trait icon 43
Now has a 90% chance to survive if reduced to 0 HP and not killed by a fatality. See "Permanent Injuries"
Tiny
Trait icon 02
+5 Melee Defense, +5 Ranged Defense, -15% Melee Damage
Tough
Trait icon 14
+10 Hitpoints

Character Titles and Traits Edit

Occasionally you may come across a character that has a title to his name (ie Reynhart the Mad). There is currently no way of telling a character's stats or traits before hiring him, however if a character has a title (which is usually a nod to his profession), in some cases that title may be based on his traits. Example posted by devs: An especially large and sturdy character being known as “the Mountain”, which should give you a hint.[3]
The following is a largely incomplete list of observed titles and possibly linked traits based purely on in-game hires:

Title Trait
the Anxious Impatient
the Barbarian Clumsy
the Berserker Brute (possibly also Tough)
the Bear Strong
the Blessed Survivor
the Brave This used to mean Cocky or Brave, now Brave only.
the Bull Strong or Brute
the Butcher Bloodthirsty
the Chicken Dastard (possibly also Fainthearted)
the Coward Dastard
the Craven Craven
the Raven Craven
the Drunk Drunkard
the Fearless Fearless
the Hero Brave
the Idiot Dumb
the Lucky Survivor
the Mad Deathwish (possibly also Irrational, Bloodthirsty)
the Meek Fainthearted
Orcbane Fearless?
the Ox Strong (possibly Brute)
the Pig Fat
the Quick Quick
the Restless Impatient
the Rock Tough or Hesitant or Iron Jaw
the Savage Strong
the Slow Hesitant
the Swine Gluttonous, Disloyal (?)
the Wolf Gluttonous
the Survivor Survivor
the Mountain Fat

ReferencesEdit

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