Proficiencies are an important gameplay element in Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song.
The proficiencies are a series of special actions you can perform in dungeons and battle locations that will reward you with hidden areas, treasures, items (for tempering or healing), as well as avoiding battle or getting the upper-hand on a tough opponent.
Each proficiency is linked to a separate field skill, which are learnt through the Classes system, and can be bought from the Skill Mentor in each town. Equipping upto 5 proficiencies will let you use them in the field a limited number of times (dependant on skill levels). By levelling up the proficiencies' related skills, you gain both an increased number of uses as well as being able to overcome greater obstacles, or find better treasures and items.
Proficiencies can only be equipped/swapped in towns, and the usage number replenished by resting at an inn (for free).
|Find Chests||Search||Discover hidden chests|
|Find Ore||Search||Discover buried mineral deposits|
|Find Herbs||Search||Discover useful plants|
Discover the location of traps and other mechanisms
|Find Treasure**||Search||Discover buried valuables|
|Mine||Gathering||Excavate minerals from lodes|
|Excavate||Gathering||Dig up treasure|
|Pick Locks||Strategy||Pop locks on chests and similar items|
|Disarm Traps||Strategy||Defuse traps on chests and similar items|
|Vigilance||Survival||Decrease your chance of being ambushed|
|Jump||Survival||Jump over small gaps|
|Climb||Survival||Climb up scalable walls|
Avoid detection by foes with good eye sight
Avoid detection by foes with good hearing
|Ambush||Covert||Increase your chance of attacking first|
|Trade***||Trading||Exchange items with certain monsters|
** Find Treasure can only be used if you possess a Treasure Map
*** Trade can only take place with certain monsters, and if you have items in your Trade Window