My opinion is that you should save your generic points for some other options, like wild gifts, stone alchemy, conditioning etc. Later in the game survavibility > dmg, so two shield come handy with their incredible defenses and resistances.
I figured i'd be swapping out the weapon mastery for that later, i found a good 1h weapon early on i wanted to take advantage of. Cant get rid of the last point in the skill though, doh
im up to level 18 ! But im on my last life >< but its been a very educational run, i had no idea there were so many lower-level dungeons scattered around, i assumed difficulty would scale linearly so i've been tackling much harder dungeons simply because they were close ! And i didnt know some events triggered at certain levels, i missed the arena quest
So my next run will be a lot smoother, also learned turning in one alchemy quest ends another, ended up with the wrong potion ! But i had the fortune to have a merchant selling the Titanic shield which i saved up for <3 hopefully i can live long enough to access my vault.
I also found that Crysolit gem thing, any idea if it works on shields or only weapons ? I assumed it didnt and i didnt find a blank shield to test it with so i turned it into a quest since i wont need it for some staff either.. Is there a handy map or order of operations guide ?