The skill tree is a way for you to improve your character through small bonuses that add up over time. These bonuses are part of a path that you can choose and follow for your character within the skill tree, be it a more tank and survival oriented build or a more damage oriented build.
Skill tree mechanics
In order to open the skill tree, one must find it on the Others menu, located on the top center in the client UI, like shown in the image. Once clicked, the skill tree will be visible n your screen.
You start from the top, where the wolf's face is located and work your way downwards. Each class has its own iteration of the skill tree, which means that the skill tree is different for each and every class. There are a total of 4 paths for you to choose, being 2 of them exclusive for the class that you are playing and the other 2 are generic paths that all classes share.
As for the points, you can get points through leveling your character up, getting a point for every few levels and upon completing a few quests (Promotion quest, Lion set quest and Soul ring/ammy quest) for the first time.
If you desire to re-do your skill tree at some point, you can hit the Refund Passives button that will remove all of your allocated points and return them for you to spend them again. Be aware that you will need a Skill Tree Reset Stoneto reset your tree, obtainable through the Blue Diamond shop.
It's worth mentioning that you're not stuck in a certain path upon applying a point, so you can freely use points in other paths if you so desire, as long as the nodes are connecting, but be wary of your points, since there aren't be many around. Upon reaching the end of a path and allocating a big node of your choice, make sure to choose the correct big node, since you cannot allocate more than one big node on the same path.
Skill tree presets
At the top buttons when you have the skill tree open, you can see one called "Presets". This feature allows you to quickly change between different skill tree configurations in a single click. These presets are initially locked, and you can unlock them by buying a slot for 3 Blue Diamond each.
Levels per skill tree point
One of the methods to obtain skill tree points is through leveling. You will not get a skill tree point for a single level, instead it's a staged gain, similarly to how experience and skill stages work on most OT servers. Below a table will be organized for better comprehension.
|Point||Required level||Level increase per point|
|2||100||50 (50 +0)|
|3||165||65 (50 + 15)|
|4||245||80 (65 + 15)|
|5||340||95 (80 + 15)|
|6||460||120 (95 + 15)|
|7||595||135 (120 + 15)|
|8||745||150 (135 + 15)|
|9||910||165 (150 + 15)|
|10||1090||180 (165 + 15)|
In short, the first two points need 50 levels each and, after that, an increase of 15 levels per point will be applied for the points that are only obtained through leveling, as the table above is showing. This table does not represent the total amount of points that you get obtain. You will continue to obtain points as long as you keep leveling and achieving the necessary level for it.