Which Stats to Level Up in Palworld, Explained

Find out what each stat does and which ones are worth upgrading first.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Since Palworld is a survival game, you’ll have to upgrade your character stats to get stronger. That is why we will show you which stats to level up in Palworld.

Plus, we will also talk about what each stat does so that you are aware of what you are putting points into. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started.

Palworld: Each Stat Explained

Before we talk about which stat you should upgrade, it is important to know what each stat does. If you are new to the survival genre, you’ll want to know what they do before upgrading them.

HealthAs the name suggests, this stat increases your max HP the more you upgrade it.
Stamina This stat increases your max stamina so that you can sprint and climb more without getting tired.
Attack Increasing this attack will enhance your overall attack damage that you do with each hit.
Defense Having more points in defense allows you to take less damage as you gain more armor.
Work SpeedIncreasing this stat ensures that you work faster whenever you craft or build something.
Weight Having more points in the weight stat allows you to carry more items before becoming encumbered.

Which Stats to Level Up

Now that you know what each stat does, let’s talk about which stats are worth leveling up. To level up your stats, you need to open the character menu and click on “Enhance Stats“.

The stats that you should focus on upgrading are:

  • Weight
  • Stamina
  • Health
  • Attack

You can also put a few points in Work Speed so that you craft things quickly in the early game. However, once you get a few high-level Pals, you won’t have to work yourself anymore.

I would also suggest putting some points in Defense if you are still practicing dodging. Since the combat is a bit different in Palworld, you’ll have to get used to it or you’ll take a lot of hits.


Weight is the most important stat that you should put points into in Palworld. Since you will spend a lot of time gathering resources, you will quickly fill up your weight limit.

Once you are over the limit, your character will walk extremely slowly. Before the latest update, your character would completely stop but now you can still walk but slowly.

So, make sure that you increase your carrying capacity so that you can carry more wood, stone, or ores. Carrying ores or stones will quickly fill up your weight limit as they are naturally heavy.


The second most crucial stat to put points into is Stamina. Since the map is quite large and has a lot of verticality, you will need to use a lot of your stamina to get from one place to the other.

Make sure that you level up your stamina enough so that you can easily climb mountains and run around without always being low on stamina.

Plus, if you are harvesting resources like wood, stone, or ore, you will need a lot of stamina or you’ll run out after a few swings.

More stamina also means that you can dodge more as well. This will ensure that you stay safe in battle and do not run out of stamina after a few rolls.


I like putting points into HP as it’ll allow you to tank more hits. While you can put points in Defense to take less damage, I suggest investing in HP.

Some attacks are extremely strong and can easily take you out in one shot in the early game. So, having more HP means that you will be able to stay in combat longer.

Plus, you can eventually craft strong armor to gain bonus defense anyway. Having higher HP will also make sure that you do not die to fall damage instantly.


Finally, let’s talk about Attack. Upgrading this stat is also important as you will focus a lot on fighting other Pals, raiders, or bosses.

Without good weapons or attack, you will deal less damage which might cause you to fail the battle.

While weapons make a huge difference, if you don’t have enough points in the attack stat, you won’t deal nearly as much damage as you’d like.

So, make sure that you invest in this stat after you get a few good weapons. This will allow you to take care of tough bosses without any issues.


And there you have it; that is everything you need to know about which stats to level up in Palworld. Make sure that you level up these stats to have a good early game and upgrade your character without any issues.

Which stat do you prefer to level up? Do you agree with our list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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