When I'm diligent about training a pet, I keep a spreadsheet of all of their stats, skills, etc. As the skills increase, I increase them on the spread sheet. When they appear to have maxed out, I change the color of the text to red. I have a GD who appears maxed out on all but two skills: Tactics 112.4 and Resist Spells 116.1 -- at least those are the numbers in black text on my spreadsheet. I know the GD has died a lot in this past invasion which drops skills until they can be regained. Do skills ever drop permanently? I'm worried about the Resist Spells skill because it is now 111.8, well below the 116.1 and all the other skills are at their max number other than Magery which is at 106.9 when known high point was 112.1. Just wondering if there is something I don't know about how the skill gaining works with pets. It seems that the Resist Spells skill has been way below the known high point for some time, even before the recent invasion and slew of deaths. But I've been playing only sporadically for the past two years so I'm not certain. Any insights would be most welcome.