A Respec gives you the ability to move AP (Attribute Points) from one Attribute (Stats or Skills) to another, in case you would like to change your playstyle after you have added AP to Attributes that you no longer want and/or need.
When you do decide to Respec, we will supply you with an interface very similar to the Attribute window. You can pre-spend as many of your total AP in the base attributes, skills, and mutation paths as you wish, and you can leave some or all AP unspent to handle later. When you finally settle on a build and confirm it, all your stats will be altered at once. Any armor or weapons that you were wearing but are no longer eligible to use will be placed in your pack or mailed to you. You will retain all previously learned knowledges and recipes, but if you spec out of the attributes required for them, you will no longer be able to use them.
There have been a few questions about the effect of Respec on tradeskills. The important thing to remember is that because all tradeskill maximums are affected by your Intelligence and Perception, you can only potentially lose tradeskill points if you spec out of those attributes.
For instance, if you're a level 45 with max Intelligence and Perception, you may have a Science skill at 166. If your new build includes no Intelligence or Perception points, your Science will be reduced to the new maximum, 110. If you spend points in Intelligence and Perception later (outside the Respec), you may again increase the maximum Science your character may have, but you will have to craft more items from Science recipes to actually earn those points back.
To be clear: you can only lose tradeskill points during a Respec if your new spec reduces your previous levels of Intelligence and/or Perception
Minor Respec Instructions:
Unspend 5 AP to adjust your character's stats and skills. These special Recombinant Injectors are available on level-appropriate Mutagenics Merchants throughout the Province.
Levels 1-10 Weak Recombinant Injector = 5 respec points, max 10
Levels 11-20 Basic Recombinant Injector - 5 respec points, max 10
Levels 21-30 Simple Recombinant Injector - 5 respec points, max 15
Levels 31-40 Average Recombinant Injector, 5 respec points, max 20
Levels 41-50 Advanced Recombinant Injector, 5 respec points, max 200
You are able to completely respec your character using the injectors.