Wasteland 2 Beta
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Intelligence (IQ): How well a character thinks and solves problems. This is probably the most important attribute because it determines which and how many skills a character may master. Certain skills can only be mastered by characters with an IQ of a certain level or above. Characters start with skill points equal to their IQ. During the course of the game, you'll definitely want to raise your IQ.
Source: Wasteland manual
Intelligence allows a ranger to learn and process information efficiently, giving them early access to a wide variety of skills, and the ability to master them quickly.
++ Survival Points per level
++ Ability to read high level books
+ Number of action points
Minimum required for some advanced skills
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|Surgeon skill level cap||5||5||5||5||6||6||6||9||9||10|
Action Points compounds with the Coordination attribute.