Attributes in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire are covered on this page. A character's attributes are the six primary statistics defining his or her nature, and are determined during character creation. Each attribute represents a particular aspect of the character, and has a significant impact on his or her capabilities in combat and during interactions. Attributes can be seen as the character's inherent abilities, in contrast with Skills which indicate how well a character has learned to perform a specific action. Unlike skills, attributes cannot be permanently improved after character creation, although certain wearable and consumable items can provide temporary bonuses.
Note: in turn-based mode, Dexterity works a little different. The Higher the dexterity, the lower initiative you have and will act before other characters. You can also move further each turn.