Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning guide: the best skills and abilities

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

When levelling up your character in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, you are presented with numerous skills and abilities that can be upgraded to provide different perks. Here’s our guide to which ones you should pick and why. If you’ve not tried the game out yet then read more about game in our Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PS3 review.

Skill: Detect Hidden


Easily the most useful skill available, upgrading Detect Hidden will display hidden treasures on your mini-map that can then be looted. This provides you with a steady stream of potions and ingredients to use, plus weapons and armour to improve your loadout or sell on to merchants for a tidy profit.

Skill: Mercantile


Upgrading Mercantile improves buying and selling prices for your items, and from level 3 onwards you recover a percentage of an item’s value if you destroy it. Crucially this information can be used to determine the value of the items you hold, so you can keep the most expensive ones to sell and destroy the rest.