Rules: The advantage Exceptional Skill raises the maximum skill rating in the skill by 1. This includes both the maximum at character creation and the final maximum stat (which depends on the highest attribute involved; see page 39). The hero doesn’t receive a free skill point, but can start the game with an SR of 11 (instead of 10) when using an Experience Level of Experienced. The final maximum also rises by 1 point. You can purchase this advantage four times, but no more than twice for the same skill. If you take the advantage twice for a certain skill, the maximum SR rises by 2.
Prerequisites: No disadvantage Incompetent for the skill.
AP Value: A/B/C/D skill: 2/4/6/8 adventure points per raise
Publication: Core Rules page 165