Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is the first game by 38 Studios and the first game in the Amalur series, launching February 7th, 2012. Reckoning is an action role-playing game set in the fatalistic world of Amalur. In it the player assumes the role of the fateless, a person resurrected by the Well of ...

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Is atheism a bad choice?

During character creation, I'm allowed to choose a god to worship, all of which grant different permanent game bonuses. One of the options is to worship no god, which yields a paltry 1% experience ...
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How can I maximize my skill points gained in Kingdoms of Amalur?

Skill points are earned 1 per level to a maximum of 40. This number can be increased by using trainers, picking up books and by some equipment. Is it possible to simultaneously max out all the ...
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What is the max level in Kingdoms of Amalur?

What is the level cap in Kingdoms of Amalur? And, perhaps more importantly, how many ability points will you have when you reach it? Is it always 3 per level? Can you get ability points in ways ...
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How can I increase my carrying capacity?

In Kingdoms of Amalur, your character starts out with 70 slots of inventory. It sounds like a lot, but when every other dead brownie or kobold earns you a new pair of pants, it's only a matter of time ...
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What's up with my junk?

I noticed that I have a junk bag on the lower right hand side of my inventory screen: I assumed it was to hold worthless material that can just be sold off whenever I find a merchant. However, ...
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How do I zoom out?

Is there a way to zoom out in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning? I am a fan of third person view, but I prefer to be a little farther away from my character so that I see more of the area around me. I ...
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Why do I sometimes fully heal at the end of combat?

At first I thought I was crazy, but I've been keeping an eye out for it and it definitely happens on really rare occasions. I'll be fighting some enemies and when the battle ends, my life bar fills ...
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How can I loot the bones from St. Eadric's tomb without being detected?

In the quest The Guided Hands, you have to steal three items to join The Travelers. One of these, St. Eadric's remains, is causing me grief. The problem is that three monks are always staring at the ...
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How can I respec my character?

I have a tendency to regret my build after I start spending ability/skill points, which is why I appreciate when a game allows me to respec later on. There are just too many options to get things ...
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How can I steal things without getting caught?

I was poking my nose about the Alchemist's shop when I found a locked chest. Greedy little sneakthief that I am, I wasted no time in picking the lock in search of loots! The guards, who were upstairs ...
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How is critical damage calculated?

Based on experience in other games I'd expect it to work one of two ways: Crit: ( Damage + ( Damage * Bonus damage percent)) * (2 + critical damage percent) or Crit: Damage * (2 + critical damage ...
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Is there an auto-run key?

I'm getting pretty tired of holding down control and W at the same time to make my character sprint. Is there a way to auto-run?
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Why can't I dispel this ward?

I seem to be having some (a lot) of difficulty dispelling wards on treasures in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The problem is, after reading the tooltip ~3 times and still not understanding exactly ...
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Will my bad karma catch up to me eventually?

This game features what I'll call a "Bioware-style conversation wheel" wherein there are usually a set of responses possible to any given conversation element. For instance, if someone tells me: ...
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How can I find a new god?

After the initial character creation, is there any way to change the deity you're worshipping? A certain bonus might have looked attractive on the startup screen but might not be working out (ie ...
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What houses are available in Kingdoms of Amalur?

As per this answer, the only way to store items in Amalur is via your character's Stash - and the easiest way to access that is from houses you own. My question is simple: How many houses can I own ...
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Is destroying people's stuff worth it?

I've been happily smashing my way through stacks of boxes and barrels so far, and while I find the process mildly enjoyable (about on par with popping bubble wrap), I can't help but notice that the ...
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Do books serve any purpose?

Do the books that I've been randomly looting off bookshelves serve any purpose other then reading for the lore and then selling? How about random invoices, tattered documents, letters, etc?
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Do plants grow back in Kingdoms of Amalur?

I've been running around Amalur picking most of the glowing plants and trees that dot the landscape. Since my alchemy is so low, however, I'm doing a pretty awful job at actually receiving any items ...
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What determines the cost to respec?

In Kingdoms of Amalur, you have "Skills" and "Abilities". If you later want to change what you picked, you need to visit a fateweaver to respec. (This is also how you can pick where the original 3 ...
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Why can't I junk certain jewelry?

During my travels, I've found some jewelry that wasn't worth keeping and so I threw it in my junk bag so I could easily sell it later on. Recently, I found this interesting piece: This item is ...
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Does the quality of the item affect the quality of the salvaged components?

When salvaging items (i.e. destroying an item to recover components) in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning does it make any difference as to the quality of the item you use? I've received nice components ...
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Can I make a profit off blacksmithing?

In Kingdoms of Amalur, my character found putting points in blacksmithing rapidly generated a hurricane of parts, pieces, bits, bobs, and odds n' ends. This sent my OCD into panic mode, and I ...
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What is an Essence of Fate?

I recently encountered a group of bandits in a cave while playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. I decided I would stretch my wings a bit and try out the "Reckoning" mode. After killing all of the ...
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What is the difference between difficulty levels?

Kingdoms of Amalur has three difficulty levels: Casual, Normal, and Hard. When starting a game and selecting a difficulty, the game gives me no information about how changing the difficulty will ...
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Is there a way to remove a curse without going to a healer?

I really suck at removing wards so I am often cursed, usually half way through a dungeon when I can't get to a healer. Is there a way to remove the curse myself?
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Does it make sense to sneak?

Thus far I've been playing a thief/mage hybrid class in KoA, but I rarely find it advantageous to sneak or go for sneak attacks. Moving while sneaking is extremely slow, and most of the time I find I ...
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What item classes don't take up inventory space?

In Kingdoms of Amalur, you've got a finite inventory. However, I've noticed that not every item (such as alchemical reagents) do not count against your limit. What item classes are effectively ...
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What happens to skill levels gained via training if I use a Fateweaver?

If I go and buy some training for my skills (say I used 2 mercantile trainers and an alchemy trainer) and then use a fateweaver to reset everything, what would happen? Would I lose all the training, ...
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Do the enemies levels scale in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning?

I'm currently only level 8, but I've noticed that everywhere I go, the enemies seem to be fairly equal in strength. Adding to that the fact that the game was designed by Ken Rolston (of Morrowind and ...
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What effects, if any, does your choice of gender have?

After browsing through some of the Kingdoms of Amalur questions, I noticed that one achievement would have you wooing Rast Brattigan. Now, I imagine that Rast is receptive to wooing from either sex, ...
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What does it mean if a monster is “vulnerable”?

Pretty frequently I'll be fighting an enemy and alongside all of the damage numbers that come flying up, I'll see the word "Vulnerable" popup above the enemy hitbox briefly. What does this convey? Is ...
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What do I do with Kingdom of Amalur's Steam Key?

I have the Steam version of Kingdom of Amalur, and when I opened up the game for the first time, Steam gave me a game key and told me that I'd need to enter it -- except it didn't tell me where, or ...
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How should I build a Finesse-Sorcery character?

Cage has been leveling up as a pure finesse archer. His arrows now are too powerful so he wants to change it up a little bit. He wants to try out those girly weapons called chakrams and some pew-pew ...
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo restrictions

I know that the demo for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has a 45 minute time limit, but how does it enforce that limit? Is it 45 minutes of play time from starting up the game or creating a character, ...
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Can I craft armor that can use Epic Gems?

I craft almost all my own armor and weapons. I've recently unlocked the ability to craft epic gems. I can include gems in my armor and weapons, but I can't seem to combine the two. Is there any way ...
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Is there any reason to repair items before they reach 0?

In KoA it seems like the most cost-effective method for repairing items is to wait until their condition reaches 0 and then use repair kits. Are there any drawbacks to this? For example, is the item ...
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Enemy respawning in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

How does respawning work in KoA? It appears to be almost immediate in the "overworld", but what about in dungeons? Do bosses ever respawn?
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What does %elemental damage get me?

I just made a pair of daggers with +8% poison damage. I didn't have any decent Rivets available, so it was a choice between that and +8% bleed damage. The dagger now has a listed bonus of "+8% poison ...
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What's the most efficient way to make money?

What's the most efficient way to make money? Is there a good place to farm with a relatively high $$$ drop, or even one-time loots that are especially well rewarding?
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Where's a good location for crafting?

I like to craft new items, since they tend to be more powerful than what I can find or buy. However, I've yet to find a good location to do my crafting. Ideally this place would have: A fast ...
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What happens if you fail a quest?

I was skimming through the Stats screen in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning when I came across this puzzling bit of information: Personally, I wasn't even aware of the fact that failing a quest was ...
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Does destiny affect the type of loot you get in Kingdoms of Amalur?

Does destiny change the loot you get? If you take sorcery destiny will that make it so most items you get in the game world are weapons/armors mages use, or if you choose finesse destiny would it ...
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What epic gems exist in Kingdoms of Amalur?

When considering building a character with a high amount of blacksmithing or sagecrafting it would be helpful to know more about the potential benefits of the gems that can be incorporated into ...
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Are there any blacksmith merchants who sell “master” level components?

I've been buying "Improved" and "Greater" tier components from merchants, especially the blacksmithing merchants in Rathir. I was hoping that once I got to the eastern continent I could find a ...
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Does it matter how many days have passed?

Every time I go to open my inventory to check out some new gear I found, which is approximately every 37 seconds, I see the game clock staring back at me. Sometimes it's nice to know if it's day or ...
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What are the limitations and penalties of going on a murder spree?

As my time in Amalur wound down last night, I decided to do the only logical thing and murder everyone I came across. I managed to make mincemeat of most of a village of Fae, but then I encountered ...
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Why do some dialogue options have percentages next to them?

I noticed that some of my dialogue options have percentages next to them. Here's an example: Not only does it have a percentage, but also an icon and it's highlighted green. What's special about ...
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How do I create a mastercraft item?

I've leveled my blacksmithing up to level 10 and am now interested to see what it means to mastercraft an item. From several other places I've read, this simply indicates that I should now be able to ...
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What are all of the unlockables in the Reckoning demo?

The Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo unlocks some items for use in the retail version. What are all the unlocks? Does finishing any of the quest chains in the village unlock anything? I've already ...