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There are three difficulty options available in Arcanum. These can be changed at any time in the options menu.

  • Easy
    • All skills have their chance to succeed increased 50%
    • You do 50% more damage.
    • Gain 50% more experience.
  • Moderate
    • Uses all default values.
  • Hard
    • All skills have their chance to succeed decreased 25%
    • You do 25% less damage.
    • Gain 25% less experience.

Vendor prices are also affected by difficulty, with prices being higher proportional to the difficulty. It could be that this is a result of the difficulty setting's effect on skills, in this case Haggle.