⇑ : "You feel studious."
⇓ : "You lose curiosity."
Learning represents your character's general book-smarts. Your character gains more skill points when leveling if your Learning is higher.
Learning also plays a minor role in determining MP, but because every point of Learning is worth less than 1/6th of what a point of Magic is worth, Learning is the prime attribute of only one spell, and there is no known link between high Learning and an improvement in any of the Learning-related skills, Learning one of the least useful attributes to train on high level. Investing in Learning early on can save tons of Platinum coins by using additional skillpoints on high level skills instead of training.
If you have money the fastest way to improve Learning is to buy slaves or horses and genetically engineer pets over and over. Otherwise the fastest way to improve Learning is to eat Food that improves Learning (especially vegetables and higher-ranked fish) or use Literacy to read Books of any sort besides possibly skill books. (Skill books will only train Learning if they are skill books about learning-related skills.)
Learning has many practical non-combat skills associated with it. Because Gardening and Cooking both raise learning, and vegetables are the most common type of food grown at a farm, learning both those skills and cooking vegetables you raise yourself can be a good way to increase Learning.
As of Elona+, Alchemy (and therefore Learning) is trained by drinking potions, hitting enemies with them, or walking on puddles. It does not appear to affect the duration or strength of potions. Gene Engineering and Gardening (and therefore Learning) are trained by searching at specific gathering spots.
In Elona+ characters will only earn extra skill points upon levelling if their Learning stat is extremely high relative to their character level, and most players will never see that effect.
Another new benefit from the Learning stat in Elona+ is a chance to obtain up to five times as much skill experience from any action that would grant experience. This chance is proportional to Learning, and the experience multiplier is:
In simple terms, the multiplier begins at 2 when Learning is 0, and maxes out at 5 when Learning is 900.
Skills that train LearningEdit
1.38R : Experience multiplier for extra experience procs increased to 2~5, proportional to the square root of Learning (from a flat 2).
|Strength||Tactics · Two Hand · Weight Lifting · Long Sword · Axe · Martial Arts · Scythe|
|Constitution||Healing · Mining · Shield · Heavy Armor · Medium Armor · Carpentry · Blunt · Polearm · Stave|
|Dexterity||Lock Picking · Dual Wield · Light Armor · Evasion · Tailoring · Pickpocket · Jeweler · Disarm Trap · Short Sword · Bow · Crossbow · Throwing|
|Perception||Stealth · Sense Quality · Detection · Fishing · Eye of Mind · Greater Evasion · Marksman · Firearm|
|Learning||Literacy · Memorization · Alchemy · Anatomy · Gardening · Cooking · Gene Engineer|
|Will||Magic Capacity · Faith · Traveling · Riding|
|Magic||Meditation · Casting · Magic Device · Control Magic|
|Charisma||Negotiation · Investing · Performer|
|Speed||Swimming · Traveling (Elona+)|