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In Divinity: Original Sin 2, characters also have Talents that give them benefits in and out of battle. Talents that new players will want.
Divinity: Original Sin by Larian Studios might seem like a “typical” strategy RPG to people who have never played it before. Fans of both Original Sin and Divinity: Original Sin 2 know that the game has a lot of story choices and lets you change how your character looks. In addition to skills, characters have Talents that give them natural advantages in and out of battle.
But players of tactical RPGs will probably want Talents with very big rewards. “Go big or go home,” after all, right? Original Sin 2 shows players that there’s a lot more to the game than just being the best. In fact, players might not know about some cool Talents that can make Original Sin 2 more fun. What are these Talents, and what can they do for a party?
Divinity: Original Sin 2‘s gameplay is similar to that of other fantasy RPGs, but some spellcasters show that they don’t always have to stick to the standard “glass cannon.” With the help of Savage Sortilege, spellcasters like the Wizard and Witch can become just as dangerous as physically strong Classes like the Rogue.
With this Talent, spellcasters now have the same critical chance score with their magical Skills as they did before they got this Talent. This gives players a reason to make builds that depend on critical hits, just like with stealthy characters, but this time they can use their critical hits on full AOEs.
Picture Of Health
Vitality in Divinity: Original Sin 2 refers to a character’s maximum Health. This makes it an important number for weaker spellcasters who want to outlive their enemies or for tanks who want to take more damage. Picture of Health can be a good companion Talent for main melee characters who like to use Warfare Skills.
With Picture of Health, a character gets 3% more Vitality for every point of Warfare. This can make Classes like the Fighter, Inquisitor, and Knight more likely to use hard fighting builds.
Bigger And Better
As in other RPGs, a character’s attributes are a big part of how their total stats change as they reach the endgame of Divinity: Original Sin 2. Each Attribute not only boosts certain base stats, but it can also change the power of a player’s attacks (Strength, Finesse, and Intelligence), their general health (Constitution), and even the skills they know (Memory). Players who want to use these things right away should think about getting Bigger and Better.
Bigger and Better gives players two more Attribute Points to use because of this Talent. Characters get 2 Attribute Points every time they level up, so this is a big improvement. Bigger and Better is like leveling up right away without having to spend any EXP.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a traditional RPG, so it has its fair share of state effects that cause damage over time. Burning (from fire) and Poisoned (from poison) are two common examples. But the game has a lot of DOTs that affect many parts of a character’s performance. This makes it more important for players to think carefully about what effects they want to use on the battlefield.
Leech is an example of this, since the Bleeding Status is used to help the Talent. The status in question can be caused by a number of different types of attacks, and the result shows up as a pool of blood under the creature that has it. Normally, stepping on blood will just give the person who did it the Wet state. With Leech, though, people who step on blood also get healed by it.
Combat in Divinity: Original Sin 2 is mostly turn-based, so players need to be good at strategy to handle the game’s more difficult fights. This is made clearer when melee experts are surrounded by enemies, because if they try to leave their side, they will make Opportunity Attacks, similar to how Baldur’s Gate 3 used a D&D mechanic that worked the same way.
Escapist is a Talent that can help fighting characters like the “glass cannon” Rogue avoid dying too soon. When armed, Escapist makes it possible for a character to run away from a fight, even if an enemy is right next to them. This makes Opportunity Attacks useless. This can be a big help for spies and other mobile specialists because it lets them attack and run away without much trouble.
Sometimes, a character needs a second chance to turn the tide in a fight. With the help of Comeback Kid, a character can take a hit that would kill them and get back up with only 20% Health. This Talent can make it easy for heavy-hitting builds like tanks or even weak, stealthy Rogue builds to outlast opponents in tough conditions.
Players should keep in mind, though, that Comeback Kid only works once in a character’s life. This means that a character has to die in battle and be brought back to life before Comeback Kid can be used again. Those who have a lot of Resurrect Scrolls can repeat Comeback Kid against bosses that are hard to beat.
Duck Duck Goose
When an enemy gets close enough to a character for a physical attack, the character is open to an Opportunity Attack. This is a free physical move that a foe can use to hurt a character that walks into their line of sight. When tanks and rogues with a lot of striking attacks are close by, Opportunity Attacks can be very deadly.
Players don’t have to do that in Duck Duck Goose, which is a good thing. When a character has Huntsman 1 and has unlocked Duck Duck Goose, it helps that character avoid Opportunity Attacks. When a rogue uses this, it lets them chase their enemy without worrying about getting hurt in the process. In the same way, a spellcaster or healer can get out of a bad scenario without having to worry about dying too soon because of an Opportunity Attack.
Most of the time in battle, characters can either use all of their action points to do something or skip their turn to use their extra action points in the next round. This choice is important because skipping a turn now could give the enemy plenty of time to move or make strikes that could kill you.With Glass Cannon, this “choice” isn’t really a choice at all. Since Glass Cannon gives a character their maximum number of Action Points every turn, they can do more things.
Glass Cannon does have a very big catch, though. When you wear Glass Cannon, it will stop Physical and Magic Armour from protecting you from status effects. This makes it easier for Charmed and other powers that Armour is usually good at stopping. Also, characters who already have the Lone Wolf Talent can’t wear Glass Cannon.
In addition to Health, characters can use both Physical Armour and Magical Armour to protect themselves from different kinds of strikes. With Living Armour, players always have a way to keep their defenses against magical damage up to date.
Basically, Living Armour heals Magical Armour whenever the character who is wearing it gets healed. When worn, Living Armor gives Magical Armor 35% of all healing done to the character wearing it. Living Armour is a great tool for Spellcasters and other characters who need to take a lot of magical damage. This is because some magical Skills can be very dangerous when used directly.
Backstab attacks cause critical hits right away. This makes stealth builds like Rogues and Shadowblades a threat to any enemy force right away. With the right Scoundrel Skill, these characters can do a lot of damage to a lot of enemies or a powerful boss. With Guerrilla, this amount of damage can go up by a factor of ten.
At its core, Guerilla gives strikes made while sneaking a 40% boost. Also, sneaking up on an enemy in combat now costs 3AP instead of the normal 4AP. This gives characters with stealth more room to move around and plan strikes without being seen.
All Skilled Up
Characters can be more creative in and out of battle thanks to their abilities. So, it’s best for Newbies to spend their money early on the Abilities they want. Because of this Talent, they have one Combat Ability Point and one Civil Ability Point ready to use right away.
If a player wants to use more Skills, they should put money into Hydrosophist (to heal), Summoning (to call for help), and Warfare (to do more damage total). In the meantime, more physical players should invest in Retribution (to return damage) and their weapon-type Ability.
On the other hand, they should invest in Persuasion (so they can influence more people), Loremaster (so they can identify things), Telekinesis (so they can move things), Sneaking (so they can hide) and Thievery (so they can steal from people).
Most likely, players will want at least one shooting character, especially one who uses a bow, in their party. Because they have Elemental Ranger, their arrows will do more damage to their enemies. How much damage they do depends on what their enemies are standing on. This Talent will be very helpful for players who want to use different areas around their enemies or that other people in their party can make, like blood.
But you need to be a Huntsman 2 before you can use this advanced skill. Elemental Ranger is a Talent that is almost always best for Wayfarers and Rangers because of this caveat.
Most players will want to get rid of enemies as quickly as possible during a fight. So, it’s not impossible for players to use all of their AP on an all-out attack when they’re up against a smaller party. With Executioner, a character who has this Talent gets an extra +2 AP when they kill an enemy.
Executioner probably works well with the main damage provider in any party. Also, the AP bonus helps them move so they can face the next enemy, or they can start beating down enemies who are still around them.
Far Out Man
This Talent is very useful for characters who use ranged attacks, since it makes scrolls and magic two meters farther away. But this Talent isn’t just good for spellcasters who want to do damage. Spellcasters who aren’t as strong but have support spells and summons can now call on minions and use helpful spells without putting themselves in danger.
Far Out Man lets spellcasters move quickly into and out of fight for groups that only have one spellcaster. Also, it makes it harder for enemies to attack them because they have to go farther to get to them.
This Talent is good for long-distance fighters because it makes them more accurate and helps them land critical hits when they are at full health. Also, high-armored fighters like Fighters and Knights are more dangerous in battle because they get enough healing during the fight.
Beginners can make the most of this Talent for physical fighters by delaying their turn when they take damage. This gives other members of the party time to heal them. Other party members can instead focus on knocking down or stunning enemies, which opens them up for fighters or long attackers to attack.
With Skills, players can change how their characters fight so they can use magic, long attacks, and close-quarters attacks. But before characters can add all the Skills they want, they need to have the right number of Memory slots. If a new player doesn’t want to bother with improving Memory, they can use Mnemonic instead.
When a player has this Talent, they get three more points in Memory right away. In turn, this quickly gives them access to more Skills right away. This Talent is very helpful for players who want to make a versatile character for their first playthrough or who want to see how fluid the fighting system in Original Sin 2 is.
Morning Person is very helpful for melee attackers, especially Tanks. Characters are usually brought back to life with a few HP, but Morning Person brings them back to full health. Because of this, melee fighters who get knocked down in a fight can actually get back up “with a vengeance.”
Also, support friends who aren’t as strong can get a lot of help from Morning Person. This is because when they are revived, they can go back into battle right away, so players don’t have to worry about getting them off the battlefield. If a new player wants to be extra safe, they can give this talent to almost everyone in their party, but they should save it for their tanks and people who soak up damage.
The Opportunist is another Talent that can be used by almost anyone. It lets characters make Attacks of Opportunity. As players know, these hits only happen when enemies try to move past a character with the Opportunist Talent. This Talent will help most melee characters because their hits are already strong. Also, close fighters can use this Talent to make sure their enemies can’t get away from them.
But this makes it harder for the party as a whole to defend itself, especially when these same characters attack enemies while going after support characters in the back.
In battle, it costs AP to move, attack, and use abilities, so managing your resources is an important part of Geometry Dash World. The Pawn gives characters +1 moving points at the start of their turns. Remember that this free AP can only be used to move, not to fight.
So, players who want their characters to use certain methods can make the most of this Talent. Rogues and Rangers, who move around a lot, can use the Pawn to get into position. This makes it easier for other melee characters to chase down enemies and even helps spellcasters get out of tight spots.
What A Rush
Unexpected story fights can put groups in a tough spot, especially when enemies hit characters with AOEs that kill them. Unfortunately, characters might not have enough AP to get out of the enemy’s range, heal themselves, and start a counterattack. With this Talent, players might be able to get out of a tight spot.
If a character’s health drops to 50%, this Talent gives players a +1 AP refill rate for that character. This Talent works best with characters who fight with their hands. Anyone with less than 50 percent HP can use this extra AP boost to get away from the enemy and start healing.