Tradeskills define a character’s ability at crafting items in ten categories, which range from Armorcraft to Medicine and Weaponry. For example, characters with the Cooking Skill can prepare food that speeds up the recovery of hit points and stamina. Meanwhile, experts at Scavenging can comb through piles of junk and debris to find useful component materials—the higher the skill, the more likely they are to find the highest-quality items.
A Tradeskill improves with use, as long as you’re creating items that still challenge you. Advanced crafters get no skill boost from assembling simple items. All characters can work to improve any of the ten Tradeskills, but because it’s time consuming, most choose to specialize in only a handful.