Skills in MARDEK are actions or effects useable by playable characters both in and out of battle. Skills are usually learnt from equipment, and can be used without equipment by mastering them - skills are mastered by gaining AP. There are three kinds of skills: action skills, reaction skills (typically referred to as 'reactions'), and passive skills.

Action skills

Action skills are actions which can be performed by playable characters. They can be used both in and outside of battle, although certain skills can only be used in one or the other of the two instances. Most Action skills cost MP to be used.

Action skills are divided into individual skillsets, each of which can only be used by specific characters. Each time a non-mastered, character-specific action skill is used, the user gains one AP for it.

List of skillsets

Name Used by Icon
Powers Hero Mardek, Hero Deugan Powers.png
Imagination Child Mardek, Child Deugan Imagination.png
Magic Sword Mardek MagicSword.png
Spellbladery Deugan Spellbladery.png
Elemancy Emela Elemancy.png
Martial Arts Steele MartialArts.png
Techniques Zach Techniques.png
Holy Arts Vehrn HolyArts.png
Pyromancy Donovan Pyromancy.png
Aeromancy Sharla Aeromancy.png
Dragon Tech Sslen'ck DragonTech.png
Astral Magic Solaar AstralMagic.png
Siren Songs Elwyen SirenSongs.png
Nature Magic Gloria NatureMagic.png
Inventions Meraeador Inventions.png
Mimicry Legion Mimicry.png
White Magic Aalia WhiteMagic.png
Fighter Techs Bartholio FighterTechs.png

Unique action skills

Unique action skills are unassociated with any skillset, usually available to all playable characters, and typically usable free of charge.

List of unique action skills

Name Used by Icon
Attack Everyone (except Meraeador) N/A
Repair Meraeador (on Legion) Repair.png
Items Everyone Items.png
Wait Everyone Wait.png
Flee Everyone Flee.png

Reactions

Reactions are actions or effects which take place because either an enemy's move, or a playable character's action skill meets certain criteria. They are executed by pressing X at the right time. Reactions must be equipped in order to be used - doing so costs RP.

Technically, most reactions can be used by all playable characters, but certain reactions are unavailable to certain characters due to equipment limitations. Each non-mastered, equipped reaction gains 1 AP every time that reaction is successfully executed.

Reactions are divided into physical and magical reactions, which are further divided into attack and defence reactions.

List of reactions

Name Used by Icon
Physical Attack Reactions Everyone AtkPhysical.png
Physical Defence Reactions Everyone DefPhysical.png
Magical Attack Reactions Everyone AtkMagic.png
Magical Defence Reactions Everyone DefMagic.png

Passive skills

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Passive Skills are effects which automatically take effect both inside and outside of battle. They must be equipped in order to be used - doing so costs RP.

Technically, most passive skills can be used by all playable characters, but certain passive skills are unavailable to certain characters due to equipment limitations. Playable characters gain one AP for every non-mastered passive skill they have equipped at the end of a victorious battle.

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