Dark Souls 2 Leveling up Guide and Stats will provide you with tips and tricks in advancing through the game.
Dark Souls 2 Leveling up will allow you to increase different aspects of the character that you choose. The different aspects that you can increase are Vigo, Endurance, Vitality, Atonement, Strength, Dexterity, Adaptability, Intelligence and Faith
Vigor – Increases your maximum HP
An attribute that determines your overall stamina.
An attribute that determines your maximum equipment load.
Attribute governing number of spells that can be attuned.
Boosts spell-casting speed.
Attribute required to wield heavy, powerful weapons.
Also boosts weapon ATK.
Attribute required to wield weapons requiring finesse.
Boosts poison and bleed effects.
Attribute governing defense and swiftness of movement.[note 1]
Boosts speed of evasion, blocking, and other actions.
Attribute required for sorceries and other spells.
Boosts proficiency in magic and fire ATK and DEF.
Attribute required for miracles and other spells.
Boosts proficiency in lightning and dark ATK and DEF.