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Character Attributes[edit | edit source]

There are three character attributes in Grim Dawn, which are similar to the traditional ARPG Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence stats. They are:

  • Physique
  • Cunning
  • Spirit

Physique[edit | edit source]

Each point of physique accrued by a character provides the following benefits:

  • +2.5 Bonus Health
  • +0.04 (1/25) Health Regeneration per Second beyond the base of 50 Physique
  • +0.5 Defensive Ability (chance to avoid hits, avoid crits, and reduce crit damage dealt to you)

Assigning 1 Attribute Point to Physique grants +8 Physique (+20 Bonus Health, +0.32 Bonus Health Regen, and 4 Defensive Ability)

Physique is the sole attribute required to equip the following gear:

  • Helms and Heavy Helms
  • Shoulders
  • Chest Armor and Heavy Chest Armor
  • Gloves and Heavy Gloves
  • Belts
  • Pants and Heavy Pants
  • Boots and Heavy Boots
  • One and Two-Handed Axes
  • One and Two-Handed Maces
  • Two-Handed Swords
  • Shields

Physique is also required to equip:

  • Caster Helms
  • Caster Chest Armor
  • Scepters

Cunning[edit | edit source]

Each point of Cunning accrued by a character provides the following benefits:

  • +1 Bonus Health
  • +0.4 Offensive Ability (chance to hit with attacks and spells, chance to crit, and damage dealt by crits)
  • +0.41% Bonus Physical Damage (Counts the base of 50 for a bonus of +20.5% at level 1)
  • +0.41% Bonus Pierce Damage (Counts the base of 50 for a bonus of +20.5% at level 1)
  • +0.46% Bonus Bleeding and Internal Trauma Duration Damage (Counts the base of 50 for a bonus of +23% at level 1)

Assigning 1 Attribute Point to Cunning grants +8 Cunning (3.2 Offensive Ability, +3.28% Bonus Physical & Pierce Damage, and +3.68% Bonus Bleed & Internal Trauma Damage )

Note: Damage bonuses from cunning apply to both spells and attacks that deal those damage types.

Cunning is the sole attribute required to equip the following gear:

  • One-Handed Swords
  • One and Two-Handed Ranged Weapons

Cunning is also required to equip:

  • Daggers

Spirit[edit | edit source]

Each point of Spirit accrued by a character provides the following benefits:

  • +1 Bonus Health
  • +2 Bonus Energy
  • + 0.01 + 0.25% Bonus Energy Regeneration per Second (flat + percentage)
  • +0.47% Bonus Magical Damage (Counts the base of 50 for a bonus of +23.5% at level 1)
  • +0.5% Bonus Magical Duration Damage (Counts the base of 50 for a bonus of +25% at level 1)

Assigning 1 Attribute Point to Spirit grants +8 Spirit (16 Bonus Energy, +0.08 + 2% Bonus Energy Regeneration, +3.76% Bonus Magical Damage, and +4% Bonus Magical Duration Damage, )

Note: Magical Damage bonuses from Spirit apply to both spells and attacks that deal the following damage types: Fire, Cold, Lightning, Acid, Vitality, Aether and Chaos. Duration Damage covers Burn, Frostburn, Electrocute, Poison and Vitality Decay.

Spirit is the sole attribute required to equip the following gear:

  • Off-Hands
  • Rings
  • Amulets
  • Medals

Spirit is also required to equip:

  • Caster Helms
  • Caster Chest Armor
  • Daggers
  • Scepters

Attribute Points[edit | edit source]

A total of 90 Attribute Points are available to each character in the base game, with an additional 15 points opening up with the increased level cap introduced by the Ashes of Malmouth expansion:

Base game:

  • 1 Attribute Point per level from Levels 1 to 85 = 84 Attribute Points
  • Quests

Ashes of Malmouth:

  • 1 Attribute Point per level from Levels 86 to 100 = 15 Attribute Points