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Default Part II.i: Archetypes and Statistics

Part II.i: Archetypes and Statistics

This is, for many, the most challenging part of the character creation process. However, once you get the hang of it, you will find that it will come naturally to you after the first time.

The first step is to choose your archetype(s). This choice will generally affect where your character’s focus is i.e. whether his physical stats, chakra stats or mental stats are better. This will in turn affect which type of techniques your character can use: Taijutsu, Ninjutsu or Genjutsu. Each archetype also has a special bonus coming with it.

You will find a list of all the archetypes here.

Primary Archetype: Choose your primary archetype. This will determine how your stat blocks are arranged. For example, if you picked the Genjutsu Specialist archetype, your primary block will be Mental, your secondary block Chakra and your tertiary block Physical.
Secondary Archetype: You don’t need to choose a secondary archetype but sometimes it can help. A secondary archetype comes with its stat merits and stat flaws but you do not get the archetype special.

Combo Archetype: Instead of picking a primary archetype and a secondary archetype, you also have the choice of choosing a Combo archetype. The list of available combo archetypes and how they work can be found here.

The next step is to assign statistics. First a quick summary about character stats: there are 3 blocks – physical, mental and chakra. As mentioned before, your archetype determines which blocks are Primary, Secondary or Tertiary.

Physical block consists of 3 statistics – strength, speed and stamina. Mental consists of intelligence, tactics and willpower. Chakra consists of power, control and reserves. The number of stats you have determine what techniques your character can use. Don’t panic if you still don’t get it; we will include an example to help you visualise this.

Before any additional stats are assigned, you will notice that each character has a base value of 1 in each stat, as show below.

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Statistics

Physical

Strength: 1
Speed: 1
Stamina: 1

Mental

Intelligence: 1
Tactics: 1
Willpower: 1

Chakra

Power: 1
Control: 1
Reserves: 1
Obviously, you’re not going to start with only 1 point in each statistics. You are given a certain number of points at character creation and you can assign them to your statistics.

Distributing statistics points:

1) Archetype merits and flaws
You will notice that every archetype has stat merits and stat flaws. You will add the merits to the corresponding statistic and subtract the flaws from the corresponding stat.

2) Pool points
You are given a certain number of pool points to assign to your stats at creation. The number of points you get depends on the rank of your character.
Genin are given:
  • 10 points to assign to their primary block stats
  • 8 points to assign to their secondary block stats
  • 6 points to assign to their tertiary block stats
Chuunin are given:
  • 30 points to assign to their primary block stats
  • 27 points to assign to their secondary block stats
  • 24 points to assign to their tertiary block stats
Jounin are given:
  • 60 points to assign to their primary block stats
  • 50 points to assign to their secondary block stats
  • 40 points to assign to their tertiary block stats

Quick Example: Consider this scenario where your Genin’s primary block is physical: He thus has 10 points to assign to Speed, Strength or Stamina in any way he likes e.g. +2 to Speed, +5 to Strength and + 3 to Stamina. A more detailed explanation on how to assign stats can be found here.

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