Originally Posted by Webb
Whilst there's no specific stats as such, that's pretty much how it works, yes. How do I know? Easy, because as I was levelling up my archery skill, I noticed that the damage on my bow in the inventory was going up at the same time. There's a little blurb during one of the menu screens as well that says it improves accuracy, damage, etc.
Oh okay, that makes me feel a lot better now, because I was planning on saving all my perk points until later into the game but was unsure if leveling up skills was only useful so you could unlock additional perk points. Thanks!