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Might is one of the three ability trees in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the other ones being Finesse and Sorcery.

In terms of weapons, Might governs the longsword, the hammer, and the greatsword. New moves for these weapons can be unlocked with the Brutal Weaponry abilities, and their damage can be increased with the respective weapon masteries.

The Might tree has a diverse selection of of abilities that enhance melee prowess, both defensive and offensive.

Might ability tree (Info)
Points required Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7
Tier 6
70 Might
Ab-Celerity Celerity (3/4) Ab-act-Wrath Wrath (6/8) Ab-Terror Terror (6/8)
Tier 5
50 Might
Ab-pas-BrutalWeaponry Brutal Weaponry IV (3) Ab-Stoneskin Stoneskin (5/7) Ab-Bloodlust Bloodlust (5/7) Ab-act-WarCry War Cry (6/8)
Tier 4
35 Might
Ab-pas-BrutalWeaponry Brutal Weaponry III (3) Ab-pas-Bulwark Bulwark (5/7) Ab-act-BattleFrenzy Battle Frenzy (5/7) Ab-Vengeance Vengeance (6/8)
Tier 3
20 Might
Ab-pas-ConcussiveForce Concussive Force (5/7) Ab-Aftershock Aftershock (5/7) Ab-pas-RelentlessAssault Relentless Assault (6/8) Ab-Powerstrike Power Strike (5/7)
Tier 2
5 Might
Ab-pas-BrutalWeaponry Brutal Weaponry II (3) Ab-pas-GreatswordMastery Greatsword Mastery (6/8) Ab-act-Quake Quake (5/7) Ab-pas-AdrenalineSurge Adrenaline Surge (5/7) Ab-HardyConstitution Hardy Constitution (6/8)
Tier 1
0 Might
Ab-pas-BrutalWeaponry Brutal Weaponry I (3) Ab-pas-LongswordMastery Longsword Mastery (6/8) Ab-pas-HammerMastery Hammer Mastery (6/8) Ab-act-Harpoon Harpoon (4/5) Ab-pas-SkillfulDefense Skillful Defense (5/7)


It is worth noting that almost all abilities' levels can be increased beyond their normal capacity by 1 or 2 levels through the use of equipment which bear "+1/2 to Might Abilities" bonuses and certain Twists of Fate cards to further enhance their states. For an easier time identifing such bonuses, check out Ability Bonuses.

Column 1[]

Ab-pas-BrutalWeaponry Brutal Weaponry I[]

[Weapon Attacks] 3 Levels

Unlocks Charge special attacks for the Longsword, Greatsword, and Hammer.

  • Longsword: Comet Strike - Hold and release the Longsword attack to dash into and slash your foes.
  • Greatsword: Whirlwind - Hold and release the Greatsword attack to unleash a flurry of attacks.
  • Hammer: Minotaur Rush - Hold and release the Hammer attack to rush down enemies.

Ab-pas-BrutalWeaponry Brutal Weaponry II[]

[Weapon Attacks] 3 Levels

Unlocks special attacks from Block for the Longsword, Greatsword, and Hammer.

  • Longsword: Phantom Edge - Attack with the Longsword while blocking to duck under enemy attacks followed by a strong slash.
  • Greatsword: Guillotine - Attack with the Greatsword while blocking to perform two heavy slams.
  • Hammer: Spine Bender - Attack with the Hammer while blocking to perform a devastating kick, hook, and smash.

Ab-pas-BrutalWeaponry Brutal Weaponry III[]

[Weapon Attacks] 3 Levels

Unlocks special attacks from Dodge for the Longsword and Greatsword.

  • Longsword: Horizon Edge - attack with the Longsword while dodging to slice across multiple enemies.
  • Greatsword: Gravedigger - Attack with the Greatsword while dodging to perform a leaping ground strike.

Ab-pas-BrutalWeaponry Brutal Weaponry IV[]

[Weapon Attacks] 3 Levels

Unlocks special attacks from Parry for the Longsword, Greatsword, and Hammer.

  • Longsword: Riposte - After a timed Parry, attack with the Longsword to perform a stylish combo.
  • Greatsword: Gut Thrust - After a timed Parry, attack with the Greatsword to impale and launch your enemy.
  • Hammer: Crushing Blow - After a timed Parry, attack with the Hammer to lift and smash your enemy.

Column 2[]

Ab-pas-LongswordMastery Longsword Mastery[]

[Passive] 6 Levels

A combination of perfect form and raw strength lend additional damage to your Longsword attacks. 

Ab-pas-GreatswordMastery Greatsword Mastery[]

[Passive] 6 Levels

Your brute strength enables you to wield the Greatsword with spectacular results. 

Ab-pas-ConcussiveForce Concussive Force[]

[Passive] 5 Levels

Master over the art of blunt trauma grants you increased damage versus Stunned enemies. 

Ab-pas-Bulwark Bulwark[]

[Passive] 5 Levels

Your impenetrable defenses often surprise your foes, stunning them as their blows bounce off of you in a fierce melee. 

Column 3[]

Ab-pas-HammerMastery Hammer Mastery[]

[Passive] 6 Levels

Raw muscle and a superb sense of balance makes you incredibly effective with the mighty Hammer. 

Ab-act-BattleFrenzy Battle Frenzy[]

[Active - Sustained] 5 Levels

Go into a berserker rage, dealing greater and greater amounts of damage with each enemy you defeat in a short time. 

Ab-Stoneskin Stoneskin[]

[Upgrade] 5 Levels

Your unquenchable rage grants you Physical and Piercing Damage Resistance while Battle Frenzy is active. 

Ab-Celerity Celerity[]

[Upgrade] 3 Levels

Unbridled rage propels you to inhuman speed while in Battle Frenzy. 

Column 4[]

Ab-act-Quake Quake[]

[Active] 5 Levels

Smash the ground to cause a tremor, damaging enemies in an area. Cast the spell rapidly in succession to chain up to 3 attacks. 

Ab-Aftershock Aftershock[]

[Upgrade] 5 Levels

The final hit of your Quake causes lasting tremors which can Stun your foes, and all Quake damage is increased. 

Ab-act-Wrath Wrath[]

[Active] 6 Levels

Jump skyward, hurling nearby enemies along with you into the air and slamming them back down. Button mash to increase damage. 

Column 5[]

Ab-act-Harpoon Harpoon[]

[Active] 4 Levels

Snag an enemy and pull it back to you. May have the opposite effect with larger enemies. 

Ab-pas-RelentlessAssault Relentless Assault[]

[Active] 6 Levels

Grants a short-term resistance to interrupt at the expense of armor, allowing you to shrug off blows while taking slightly more damage. 

Ab-Vengeance Vengeance[]

[Upgrade] 6 Levels

Your refined battle techniques allow you to reflect damage back at your opponents whenever Relentless Assault is in effect. 

Ab-Bloodlust Bloodlust[]

[Upgrade] 5 Levels

While Relentless Assault is in effect, each of your strikes may grant you a measure of renewed vigor. 

Column 6[]

Ab-pas-AdrenalineSurge Adrenaline Surge[]

[Passive] 5 Levels

The threat of immediate death grants you a chance for a surge of health and a short span of greatly increased damage whenever you Health falls below 25%. 

Ab-Powerstrike Power Strike[]

[Upgrade] 5 Levels

You achieve new heights of focus while an Adrenaline Surge is in effect, increasing your chance to deal Critical Hits. 

Column 7[]

Ab-pas-SkillfulDefense Skillful Defense[]

[Passive] 5 Levels

Your masterful use of shields greatly increases your damage resistance while blocking. At the highest level, you unlock a special Shield Bash move. 

Ab-HardyConstitution Hardy Constitution[]

[Passive] 6 Levels

Your durable nature enables you to survive nearly anything, from sword wounds to magic flames. 

Ab-act-WarCry War Cry[]

[Active] 6 Levels

Let loose a terrifying cry that intimidates enemies, reducing their Damage output. Can be upgraded to knock down enemies. 

Ab-Terror Terror[]

[Upgrade] 6 Levels

Your War Cry gains the ability to reduce enemy Armor, opening foes up for your attacks and sometimes causing them to panic. 


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