I notice a lot of people asking how to spend their skill points prior to reaching 2★. This will give you an idea on how to do it without screwing up what you're aiming for. For this I will be using Golem as an example. The same guide applies for each Esper. Step 1: Know Your Esper's Abilities! Golem 1★ Golem 2★ Step 2: Plan Your Route! A little research goes a long way and it takes a few moments; that's all! Find the skills you want and plot your course. Refer to the 2★ grid and connect the skill slots to what you're looking for. Let's say you want Provoke. Look at the 1★ grid and you will see that you need to unlock the HP+300 to have access to the HP+350 upon gaining 2★ Golem. So you will need to acquire the nodes: Magic +5, Magic +10, HP +250, Endure, HP +300. Then when you advance your Golem you now have direct access to HP +350 and then Provoke. It's that simple guys (and gals)! Plan ahead. Knowledge is power.