If it says Rank 5 for an Augment what does that mean? So, far I level up and then new skills seem to become available. I am confused.
Just running around doing random quests and fighting should rank you up. I didn't do anything specific and I've steadily ranked up in strider, assassin, and magick archer. My question is do you get to keep the core skills and augments from every vocation? I mean potentially if you ranked 10 in every vocation you'd have a hell of a build. Havent even tried mage yet.
You somewhat keep the core skills, though with some of the core skills you need to be using a certain weapon in order for it to be active. Some require a dagger, sword, 2her, staff, etc to be active. With augements, youcan mix and match what you unlock and buy as you go. You can max out one profession and then play another with some of those augments. I know I have some of the Warrior ones going that buff strength and knock down ability while playing as a range/strider/assassin.