Originally Posted by dlconner
Actually, you do get the skill points back for your race based skills, (detect hidden, stealth, etc.). You also retain any points that you paid to train, or learned from a book.
Retain them, yes, but they are stuck where they are.
Based on what happened during my respec, if you read a book on Mercantile, you will always have THAT point in Mercantile. I wanted to recycle the Stealth points but they stayed right where they were.
Since I'm swimming in money (and I'd hit Level 16) I did two respecs in a row. I maxed out Sagecraft and Blacksmith and made some stuff, which ended up giving me a few Achievements. Either I needed better raw materials or the stuff you can make isn't as good as you can find/buy. Once I had some gems for sale and to put away, I did my second respec and I maxed out Detect Hidden. Now I see everything lootable, including at least one chest that SEEMS to be unreachable for the moment. Just like I thought, inside some buildings all the lootable spots are now marked, which doesn't mean as much as the ones outside since pants aren't MY idea of loot.
Working on House of Ballads. Every time I hit an opponent I can't beat without using up my Fate supply, I run around killing bad guys with enough style to refill the meter for the next big fight. I have the technique down, but foes like Brownies are hard to avoid killing before the style move gets me some more Fate. I kinda wish Fate was easier to get but whatcha gonna do?...