Divinity Original Sin 2: Top Skills For Any Build

Best skills to choose from.In our Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills guide, we are going to talk about the best skills you should be using on the battlefield.

Divinity Original Sin 2 allows players to fight against their opponents using different skills. At the moment, there are a large number of skills for players to choose from, and each one has a different effect. For instance, some skills can help you burn everything in your path, while others can also transform your enemies into chickens.

Key Takeaways
  • Divinity Original Sin 2 offers a wide array of skills, each with unique effects for taking down enemies.
  • Choosing the best skills can be challenging for new players due to their sheer number.
  • Notable skills like Backlash, Dominate Mind, Laser Ray, and Living On The Edge are considered among the best in the game.
  • Each skill comes with specific requirements, and they can be purchased from designated vendors.
  • For example, Backlash requires 1 scoundrel point, 1 memory slot, and 1 AP, and can be purchased from Exter in Amadia’s Sanctuary.
  • Keep in mind that personal preference plays a role in determining the best skills, and opinions may vary.

Best Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills

Stats for all the kills in Divinity Original Sin 2:

Skill NameTypePoints RequirementRangeWhere To Purchase
BacklashScoundrel1 Soundrel Point, 1 Memory Slot, and 1 AP8 mFrom Exter in Amadia’s Sanctuary
Bone CageNecromancer2 Necromancer Points, 1 Memory Slot, and 1 AP13 mFrom Kerban at Amadia’s Sanctuary
Epidemic of FirePyrokinetic3 Pyrokinetic Points, 2 Memory Slots, and 2 AP13 mFrom Ovis at the Driftwood Market
Dominate MindSummoning2 Summoning Points, 1 Memory Slot, and 3 AP13 mFrom Trader Bree in Driftwood
Laser RayPyrokinetic2 Pyrokinetic Points, 1 Memory Slot, and 3 AP20 mFrom Friel in Arx
Chameleon CloakPolymorph1 Polymorph Point, 1 Memory Slot, and 1 APNullFrom Ovis at Driftwood
Living on The EdgeNecromancer2 Necromancer Points, 1 Memory Slot, and 3 AP13 mFrom Trader Bree at Driftwood
TeleportationAerotheurge2 Aerotheurge Points, 1 Memory Slot, and 2 AP13 mTrader Friel at Arx
Spread Your WingsPolymorph2 Polymorph Points, 1 Memory Slot, and 1 APNullFrom Ovis at Driftwood
ThunderstormAerotheurge5 Aerotheurge Points, 3 Memory Slots, and 4 AP10 mOvis at Driftwood
AdrenalineScoundrel1 Scoundrel Point, 1 Memory Slot, and 2 APNullFrom Hilde at Fort Joy
FortifyGeomancer1 Geomancer Point and 1 Memory Slot13mFrom Maol at Fort Joy Ghetto (Fort Joy)
Armor of FrostHydrosophist1 Hydrosophist Point and 1 Memory Slot13mFrom Rizek at Fort Joy

Backlash

As the name suggests, your character will land behind your enemy’s back and backstab them. The attack does a total of 85% damage, which is pretty good. The best part about this skill is that you don’t have to stand near your enemy to use it. You just need to get them in the required range to jump over them. However, make sure that you have the dagger equipped while using this skill, as it does not work with any other weapon.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Backlash

Type of Skill: Scoundrel.
Points Required: One Scoundrel point, one memory slot, and one AP.
Backlash’s Range: 8m.
Where to Purchase It: From Exter in Amadia’s Sanctuary.

Bone Cage

Bone Cage is a skill that has a direct effect on your physical armor. If you’re looking for a skill that can help you consume less damage, then this one is the ideal choice. When used, Bone Cage will increase your Physical Armour by 50% of the total heal value and an extra 50% for each corpse consumed. Since the skill boosts physical armor, I will suggest you use this on your main units to provide them with maximum protection.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Bone Cage

Type of Skill: Necromancer.
Points Required: Two Necromancer points, one memory slot, and one AP.
Bone Cage’s Range: 13m.
Where to Purchase It: From Kerban at Amadia’s Sanctuary.

Epidemic of Fire

This skill will launch a cursed flame that will spread on impact. It deals around 150% fire damage, something that is enough to give a tough time to your enemies. The best part about this skill is that it spreads necro fire, which deals more damage than normal fire. In addition to this, it can not be put out by using water. Considering there are only a few skills that can create necro-fire, there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t give the Epidemic of Fire a try.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Epidemic of Fire

Type of Skill: Pyrokinetic.
Points Required: Three Pyrokinetic points, two memory slots, and two AP.
Epidemic of Fire’s Range: 13m.
Where to Purchase It: From Ovis at the Driftwood Market.

Dominate Mind

The thing that makes Dominate Mind one of the best Divinity Original Sin 2 skills is that it will make the enemy fight for you. After you use Dominate Mind, the enemy character will join your side and will fight alongside you until the effect wears off. You all know how satisfying it is to turn an enemy player against his team. Although the amount of AP it needs is high, you won’t regret gaining an extra ally on your side.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Dominate Mind

Type of Skill: Summoning.
Points Required: Two Summoning points, one memory slot, and three AP.
Dominate Mind’s Range: 13m.
Where to Purchase It: From Trader Bree in Driftwood.

Laser Ray

As its name suggests, Laser Ray is a skill that can fire a laser beam that will burn every little thing in its path. Furthermore, it leaves behind a trail of fire clouds, something that no other skill can do. The best part about Laser Ray is that it deals a huge amount of damage in a single turn, something that can be useful while taking down a group of enemies. So if you ever wanted to fire laser beams in the game, this is your chance.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Laser Ray

Type of Skill: Pyrokinetic.
Points Required: Two Pyrokinetic points, one memory slot, and three AP.
Laser Ray’s Range: 20m.
Where to Purchase It: From Friel in Arx.

Chameleon Cloak

Chameleon Cloak can make you invisible for a total of two turns, something that makes it one of the best Divinity Original Sin 2 Polymorph skills. It can be useful both inside and outside of combat. For instance, during combat, you can use it to avoid damage when you’re low on health as your enemy won’t know where to hit. And when you’re not in combat, you can use it to sneak past enemies which you can not deal with at that moment. The best part is that its points requirements are low, meaning that you can use it more often as compared to other skills.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Chameleon Cloak

Type of Skill: Polymorph.
Points Required: One Polymorph point, one memory slot, and one AP.
Chameleon Cloak’s Range: Null.
Where to Purchase It: From Ovis at Driftwood.

Living on The Edge

There are times when you’re on the verge of death in the game while having regrets of not being able to land a few more strikes to help your team out. Well, with the Living on the Edge skill, this can become possible. You can get the luxury of becoming kind of immortal for a total of two turns after using this ability, something that can help you turn the tables. This can be useful at times when you only need a few more strikes to take down an opponent.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Living on The Edge

Type of Skill: Necromancer.
Points Required: Two Necromancer points, one memory slot, and three AP.
Living on The Edge’s Range: 13m.
Where to Purchase It: From Trader Bree at Driftwood.

Teleportation

Regarded as the best utility skill in the game, Teleportation can be used to move a character or an item from one point to another in an instant. This ability can be used in combat and outside of it as well. For instance, Ranged characters can use this ability to take enemy Melee units far away as they won’t receive any damage this way. Similarly, Melee units can use it to bring enemies closer to them. There might be an enemy who is targeting you from higher ground. By using this skill, you will be able to bring them down.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Teleportation

Type of Skill: Aerotheurge.
Points Required: Two Aerotheurge points, one memory slot, and two AP.
Teleportation’s Range: 13m.
Where to Purchase It: Trader Friel at Arx.

Spread Your Wings

Ever wanted to become a bird in the game? Well thanks to the Spread of the Wings skill, you actually can. Upon using it, you will be granted wings so that you can fly around the battlefield. This is something that can help you scout for enemies, reach higher ground quickly, or make a quick escape from the battlefield. However, keep in mind that it will grant you wings for three turns only, so be sure to make the most out of them.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Spread Your Wings

Type of Skill: Polymorph.
Points Required: Two Polymorph points, one memory, and one AP.
Spread Your Wings’ Range: Null.
Where to Purchase It: From Ovis at Driftwood.

Thunderstorm

Thunderstorm is the skill that can help you become Thor on the battlefield. It can hit your enemies with several lightning bolts for a total of three turns in the targeted area. When used right, this skill can create havoc and give your enemies a difficult time. As it covers a large area, Thunderstorm can be perfect for targeting a group of enemies. Furthermore, if your enemies aren’t wearing any magic armour, then it will also prevent them from moving by stunning them. It also electrifies every water and blood surface.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Skills
Thunderstorm

Type of Skill: Aerotheurge.
Points Required: Five Aerotheurge points, three memory slots, and four AP.
Thunderstorm’s Range: 10m Radius.
Where to Purchase It: Ovis at Driftwood.

Adrenaline

Adrenaline Divinity 2
Adrenaline Divinity 2

Adrenaline enhances the performance of every character in your party and is the undisputed monarch of utility skills used in battle. You may frequently exert influence over circumstances, leading to greater results for you and your group. This will allow you to prolong your turn by two more APs. Although it has the downside of costing 2 AP the turn after, most of the time, you’ll come out ahead. The reason for this is that having more Action Points makes it easier to CC and strip your opponent of armor before they can do the same to you.

Type of Skill: Scoundrel
Points Required: 1 Scoundrel Point, 1 Memory Slot, and 2 AP
Adrenaline’s Range: Null
Where to Purchase it from: From Hilde at Fort Joy.

Fortify 

Fortify Divinity 2
Fortify Divinity 2

This skill enhances physical armor rather than magical armor. It does a better job of clearing and preventing Status Effects, but adversaries tend to deal more Physical Damage, especially early on in the game. It prevents you from getting Teleported, which is useful later in the game and would otherwise be irritating. Again, in DOS II, controlling your armor is crucial to success, and this skill can assist you in doing it for 1 AP and 1 Point into Geomancer.

Type of Skill: Geomancer
Points Required:1 Geomancer  Point and 1 Memory Slot
Fortify’s Range: 13 m
Where to Purchase it from: From Maol at Fort Joy Ghetto (Fort Joy).

Armor of Frost

Armor of Frost Divinity 2
Armor of Frost Divinity 2

This skill increases the Magic Armour of any friendly target and shields them against various status conditions and conditional attacks. Every member of your party may use it quickly and efficiently, and it is available right away in the game. Success in DOS II depends on managing your armor values, and this Skill can assist you in doing so because it only costs 1 AP and 1 Point into Hydrosophist. Consider getting this Skill if you require Magic Armour.

Type of Skill: Hydrosophist
Points Required: 1 Hydrosophist Point and 1 Memory Slot
Armor of Frost’s Range: 13 m
Where to Purchase it from: From Rizek at Fort Joy.

Conclusion

These were some of the best Divinity Original Sin 2’s skills for any build. Remember that the choice varies from person to person, and you might find some other skills better than these. In any case, I hope that my guide will help you select the right skill to turn the situation in your favor on the battlefield. Also, make sure to check out how to Respec in Divinity Original Sin 2 before you leave.

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