**Skills**

**As most will know, in 1.9 upon leveling up you will gain some form of talent point, these are my hopes for what these can be spent on. Along with this I wish Notch makes a simple colourful GUI.**

**Mining**

When you spend a skill point in mining, it would increase your chance to gain a double drop from mining ores. It would apply to any pickaxe and every ore. Starting at 0% and increasing by 3% per skill point spent.

The maximum cap being 30% from then on it would increase your mining speed.

**Woodcutting**

When you spend a skill point in woodcutting, it would increase your chance to fell the whole tree when hitting the bottom log, very much like Treecapitator. It would apply to any axe. Starting at 0% and increasing by 5% per skill point spent.

The maximum cap being 100% from then on it would increase your chopping speed.

**Cooking**

When you spend a skill point in cooking, it would increase your chance to gain a double cook from cooking food. It would apply to every food. Starting at 0% and increasing by 4% per skill point spent.

The maximum cap being 40% from then on it would increase your cooking speed.

**Eating**

When you spend a skill point in eating, it would instantly heal you for x% of the foods hunger renewal. It would apply to every food. Starting at 0% and increasing by 5% per skill point spent.

The maximum cap being 50% from then on it would reduce the food eating time by 2%.

**Fishing**

When you spend a skill point in fishing, it would increase your chance to catch a Golden Fish or rusty coin (possible new currency). It would increase the chance by 4% for coins and 3% for golden fish.

The maximum cap being 40% for the coins and 30% for the fish from then on it would increase your chance to catch normal fish by 4%.

**Smelting**

When you spend a skill point in smelting, it would increase your smelting speed per skill point. It would increase the speed by 4%.

The maximum cap being 80% and from then on giving you a 5% chance per point to smelt Cobble into to two stone and sand into two glass.

**Farming**

When you spend a skill point in farming, it would increase your crop growth speed per skill point. It would increase the speed by 5%.

The maximum cap being 50% and from then on giving you a 5% chance per point to gain seeds from wild grass.

**Archery**

When you spend a skill point in archery, it would increase your chance to instantly have your arrows returned. It would increase the chance by 5%.

The maximum cap being 50% and from then on giving you a 3% chance per point to knock back the target.

**Redstone Engineer**

When you spend a skill point in redstone engineering, it increases the distance your redstone currents can travel by one block. At level 10 you can place redstone up walls.

**Swords**

When you spend a skill point in swords, it increases the your critical strike chance. For each point spent in swords you gain 1% critical chance with swords.

The maximum cap being 30% and from then on increasing your swords range by 2%.

**Blocking**

When you spend a skill point in blocking, it gives you a chance to reflect damage when blocking successfully. Per point spent it increases the chance by 1%.

The maximum cap being 30% and from then on increasing your chance to dodge by 1%.

**Agility**

When you spend a skill point in agility, it increases your sprinting speed. It increases your speed by 5% per level the maximum being 50% from then on it increases your jump height by 0.2 blocks. At level 10 it allows you to pull your selves up walls very much like the MovePlus mod.

**Swiming**

When you spend a skill point in swimming, it increases your swimming speed. It increases your speed by 4% per level and reduces the effect of breaking blocks underwater by 4%.

The maximum being 40% from then on it increases your breath meter by 0.3 bubbles.

**Let there be Light**

When you spend a skill point in light, it increases your torch effectiveness. It increases your torch light effectiveness by 0.4 per block. Every 5 levels it creates a glowing aura around you increasing its light distance by 1 per 5 points.

**Along with this more achievements for stats and rewards for doing achievements. This will give an incentive to aim for achievements now! e.g**

**This would give a iron pickaxe and bonus experience**

**This would give a diamond hoe and 20 pumpkin seeds**

**Awarded for reaching level 10 in all**

Rewards 10 diamonds?

Rewards 10 diamonds?

**Leveling Achievements**

**A few other ideas**

- Lava Dodger - Slows lava down in your surrounding area by %
- Creeper Freezer - Slows creeper explode time down by %

**I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!**