Each Pathfinder: Kingmaker character has ability scores. A bonus is derived from ability scores are added to nearly every roll. Player characters are created with base ability scores between 7 and 18. 10 is the default value before bonuses are applied. Each ability score's bonus is one half of the score minus 10: Bonus = (Score-10)/2.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker uses the 25 point buy method for the main character. Hired mercenaries use 20 point buy. When creating a character, all ability scores start at 10 and the player spends points to change their values. Racial bonuses are applied after the points are assigned.
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For every 4 levels, characters increase an ability score by 1.
Ability scores are modified by the following bonus and penalties: alchemical, enhancement, inherent, racial, sacred, and size
Ability scores reduced by ability damage, ability drain, fatigue and exhaustion, racial modifiers, size modifiers, and various spells.