|80/100 giving extra checks?||No|
|Obtainable in game?||Yes|
Affects Tactics modifiers.
This skill modifies the bonuses and penalties yielded by the 'T' command (see the command list) which influences the fighting techniques of a character. No character starts out with this skill — you'll have to learn it somewhere.
This skill affects positive and negative modifiers from tactics settings, further boosting the former and decreasing the latter. The effect is quite significant, especially on higher skill levels, making it very desirable.
As the manual indicates, Tactics is not included in any race or class starting skill set. It should be either wished for or obtained from Bart, the grizzled gladiator, in exchange for the Golden gladius. Bart can be found in Dwarftown, where he stays in Torgall's Inn. The sword is awarded to the PC by Dak for winning the 20th match in the Arena. In order to receive the skill, the PC should simply 'c'hat to Bart with the gladius in inventory.
Note that starting skill level is influenced by the Learning attribute. Players are advised to equip Learning-boosting items (the Crown of science is extremely effective for this) and possibly drink available potions of boost learning.
Fighting on tactics settings different from Normal. Note that it is not very effective and is the only natural way of training this skill; increasing the initial skill level as described above is very important.