Intellect - Stat
Intellect affects the rate of how fast Magic Skills recharge. The higher your Intellect, the more often you can cast Magic skills. Cooldown reduction is capped at one turn-- it's impossible to lower skill cooldowns below that without Inspiration or the use of Mana Potions.
Intellect, along with Faith, is one of the two spellcasting stats.
- The Alchemist is the only class whose Intellect scales with difficulty.
- After the Wizard, the Alchemist and Thief are generally the most viable Magic spell-casting classes, due to their high base Intellect. (While the Alchemist's base intellect is lower in Hard and Suicide mode, it can easily be raised by putting points into Alchemist's Wits talent.)