How daring do you want your character to be?
Characters that are set to offensive combat mode will storm into battle, concentrating all their skill on an all-out attack. Because of this, they receive a bonus to their attacks. However, the drawback of such reckless fighting is that a character’s defence is reduced as long as he is set to offensive combat mode.
This is the default setting. A character that is set to balanced fighting will divide his skills evenly between attack and defence.
Defensive characters will try to protect themselves as well as possible. Characters can attack while they are set to defensive mode, but their chance to hit will be reduced.