Your Attributes determine factors when you are fighting, what equipment you can wear, the effectiveness of your skill, and your characters abilities. When you are fighting, skills like Agility and Dexterity affect your damage, your ability to avoid damage and your weapon effectiveness. Strenght allows you to wear better armor and use better weapons by decreasing some of the penalties. Intellect affects your power to use magic as well as making it easier to improve your skills by lowering the Advancement Point cost. Vitallity gives you more health and Honor affects your battle abilities.