I thought I'd make a basic guide on stats as there is a very limited explanation in game: Every time you level up you receive 2 status points which you can invest on the status screen (Character>Status) You can put points into STR, INT, MEN, VIT, and DEX. Each of these affects your characters build as explained below: STR: Increases your ATK INT: Increases you MATK MEN: Increases you max SP and MDEF VIT: Increases your max HP and DEF DEX: Increases your HIT ATK = Physical attack power MATK = Magical attack power (including healing power) SP = Usually referred to as MP or Mana i.e. spell points required to use skills HP = Health points MDEF = Magical defence DEF = Physical defence HIT = Critical hit rate (some passive skills are also affected by this); this also increases the minimum damage your attacks will do (damage range) I hope this makes sense. If there is anything missing or wrong, let me know and I will edit. Thanks!