Intellect is one of three main stats in Torment: Tides of Numenera. Is measures a characters reasoning and learning ability. This stat is vital for nanos, since it determines how easily they can cast esoteries or interact with numenera, the ancient technology left behind by prior civilizations.
Every 2 points in Intellect also increases Willpower by 5%.
A few descriptors provide a starting bonus to the Intellect pool:
- Clever: +2 Intellect
- Intelligent: +2 Intellect
- Learned: +1 Intellect
Two other descriptors have a negative effect on the Intellect stat pool:
- Charming: -1 Intellect
- Strong: -2 Intellect