This post is all about the methods of leveling your character up in Malevolence to make them more capable of defeating harder enemies as the story progresses.
Your character will have unique statistics at the start for Stamina, Attack, Defense, Agility and Luck. All of these can be increased from their base figure using Experience points (XP).
XP are units of measurement for your characters experience and are gained through fighting. They are awarded for your skills in battles and based on how quick you defeat an enemy and how many successful attacks you have.
Now I will go through the different character traits that you can spend XP on to increase improve your skills.
Stamina: This is a measurement of your characters health within the game. If your stamina reaches zero, you die! Special items can be found on your journey that will replenish any lost stamina points, but at no time can your health increase past its maximum limit. This maximum limit can of course be increased by using XP, thus increasing the available stamina your character is capable of having. Keep a close eye on your stamina throughout your journey as it is not just battles that can affect this! There are many surprises and obstacles in the story that can pop up and injure you.
Attack: Your attack points come into play during battle scenes. This is an average number for the amount of damage you can deal an enemy when attacking. The higher your attack points, the more powerful your strikes will be and then easier it will be to defeat your enemies.
Defense: Defense points are what prevents your character from taking too much damage in battles. Whatever number of defense points your character has gets subtracted from your enemies attack points to reduce the blow and cause your character to take less damage.
Agility: The speed at which your character attacks is based on their agility. During battle scenes a timer will appear underneath your characters health bar. When this timer is full you will be able to take your move by either attacking the enemy or using an item. The speed at which this timer fills up depends on your agility points. Therefore, the higher your agility the more moves you can make before your opponent beats you.
Luck: Your luck will be tested throughout your journey. You will encounter traps and hazards that will seriously injure or kill you if luck isn’t on your side. Luck is also responsible for determining how often your attacks will miss the enemy in battle. The higher your luck the less likely you will miss so try get your luck up or you may find yourself in trouble.