This Divinity Original Sin 2 guide is an extensive collection of tips useful at the beginning of the game and when completing storyline quests. Inside, you'll find information useful at any moment of the game, regardless of whether you are a veteran gamer or just beginning your adventure with video games.
Our guide has been divided into two major parts. The first one is a Divinity Original Sin 2 guidebook. Among others, you'll find starting tips which will help you begin your adventure with the game. Moreover, you'll learn how to avoid basic mistakes, what abilities are useful at the beginning of the game, how to easily steal from NPCs, and much more. Further pages offer insight regarding various mechanics and features found in the game, such as exploration, combat, or conducting conversations with non-player characters.
We've also dedicated some pages to the story characters, available character classes and party management. Next stop are sections dedicated to character progression system - they offer a lot of information on attributes, experience levels, talents, and abilities.
The FAQ chapter contains answers to most frequently asked questions. Using the information found in that chapter, you can learn how to get Source Points, how to escape Fort Joy, how to save the black cat or where to find a shovel and a bedroll. The guide is further complemented by chapters dedicated to controls, system requirements, and a trophy guide that contains information and ways of unlocking them.
The second major part of the guide is a detailed walkthrough for Divinity Original Sin 2. The walkthrough lists all major locations that are visited in the course of the game. Among them, you can find: Fort Joy, Reaper's Coast, Nameless Isle, and Arx. Each chapter, dedicated to a location, offers walkthroughs for both the main and side quests. The quest descriptions contain important information, including their further course, choices and consequences of your decisions, combat, puzzles, and loot.
The remaining chapters also contain useful data - our world atlas offers high quality maps of all locations appearing in the game, with markers representing NPCs, important locations, or treasure locations. Section dedicated to Puzzles and secrets offer solutions to more challenging puzzles. Solving them can help you get access to new areas or treasures. Tough fights and bosses section offers help for those whose progress got hindered after encountering a difficult enemy. The guide is concluded with a chapter dedicated to Companion quests.
Divinity Original Sin 2 guide contains:
- character creation along with tips for personalization.
- explanation for all factors and modifiers influencing the gameplay.
- explanation of gameplay mechanics and rules of combat.
- a richly illustrated walkthrough for all storyline and side quests.
- maps of all important locations.
- a "Tips & Tricks" chapter that lists the most important tips and cheap shots available to the player.
- the locations of all NPCs encountered in the game.
- information about the equipment.
- Tips regarding crafting items, along with recipes.
Table of content
- Starting tips
- Typical mistakes
- I have a question and I'm looking for an answer
- How to win battles?
- I'm having difficulties with a puzzle
- Developing the main hero
- All main and side quests
- World atlas
- Is the platinum trophy difficult to obtain?
- Basic controls
- Does Divinity Original Sin 2 have large system requirements?
- Does Divinity Original Sin 2 on PS4 require PS+ subscription?
- What is the difference between Definitive Edition and a standard one?
- Does Divinity Original Sin 2 have microtransactions (MTX)?
- Do console versions support 4K resolution?
- Can you move saves between various copies of Divinity Original Sin 2?
- Avoid overloading your backpack - sell unneeded items at merchants or store them in the chest onboard the ship.
- Try to thoroughly explore your environment. You can find many interactive items that can be used or taken, as well as encounter many NPCs.
- Use the highlight combination to display interactive items - This will facilitate exploration and help you avoid having to check each item personally.
- Check every chest - many of them may contain valuable treasures. However, remember that some chests are locked - in that case, you'll need a lockpick.
- Talk to animals - this is possible if you've chosen Pet Pal as one of your talents. Talking to animals can lead to receiving important information e.g. the location of a hidden treasure.
- Protect the black cat following the party - if you keep him alive for enough time, you'll receive a special reward.
- Save as often as possible - this will protect you in case you've made a wrong decision or lost a fight. Console players can also make manual saves.
- Use the terrain obstacles to your advantage - for example, you can hide weaker party members behind rocks or place archers on elevations to increase their effective range.
- Find shovel and bedroll as soon as possible. Shovel can be used to dig out treasures or unlock secret pathways, while bedroll allows you to rest wherever you want.
- Don't attack every encountered character. Many NPCs are friendly towards the player and they may be involved in many quests. Moreover, some of the NPCs are very powerful and can defeat the party easily.
- Don't let nobody see you when stealing. Consider making a save before each theft. Don't steal from NPCs who are in another NPC's field of view.
- Don't spend your gold on unnecessary items. Buy only the most important and valuable items. Many average items and weaker weapons can be found thanks to through exploration.
- Don't ignore side quests. Completing side quests rewards you with experience points, valuable items, and improves your relations with other NPCs.
- When in combat, avoid placing your heroes on oil pools or near explosive barrels. If the oil catches fire or the barrel explodes, your heroes may be seriously hurt.
More examples of mistakes and bad decisions can be found here.
I have a question and I'm looking for an answer
The FAQ section of our guide contains a lot of answers to frequently asked questions. Here are some of them:
- How long does it take to complete Divinity Original Sin 2? - The storyline alone lasts about 60 hours. If you decide to complete side quests and other activities, you can easily spend over 100 hours.
- Source Points - what are they and how to get them? These points are needed in order to cast more powerful spells. You can get them by e.g. absorbing souls or using Purge ability.
- How to escape from Fort Joy? You can choose from a variety of solutions - you can escape by the boat, through the sewer, the room of High Judge Orivand, or the gate.
- How to save the Black Cat in Fort Joy? - the animal will start following the party on its own. Saving the cat is rewarded with a unique and useful ability.
- Where to find a shovel and a bedroll? These two items really make the game easier. The shovel can be used to dig out treasures and unlock hidden pathways. The bedroll allows the party to rest and regenerate health points.
- How does Corpse Eating talent work? - This talent is only available to elves. Thanks to eating certain body parts, the character can receive new useful skills.
How to win battles?
Information and tips regarding combat can be found in a few different chapters of our guide. Here is the list of the most important ones:
- Combat/basics - This page will help you get acquainted with the turn-based combat system, action points, or how to correctly place the party members on a battlefield.
- Status effects - We've listed all positive and negative statuses that can be inflicted on your heroes or enemies.
- Basic effects - This page has a list of basic effects that can be transformed into combinations.
- Environmental effects - This page contains all possible environmental effects.
- Clouds - This page contains all possible cloud effects.
- Difficult encounters - This chapter lists all difficult fights encountered in the game. These may be boss encounters or regular battles against more powerful opponents.
I'm having difficulties with a puzzle
When playing Divinity Original Sin 2, you may encounter a few puzzles which aren't that simple and solving them may cause certain difficulties. Fortunately, our guide is here to help. The Puzzles and Secrets chapter contains the solutions to all difficult puzzles found in the game.
- Puzzles and Secrets: Fort Joy - This chapter offers solutions to following puzzles: extinguishing the burning pigs, getting through Gargoyle's Maze, and saving The Historian.
- Puzzles and Secrets: Reaper's Coast - This chapter offers solutions to following puzzles (among others): getting the password to the burning chest, lighting the torches near the Burning Prophet statue, activating season totems, unlocking the door in Ryker's chambers.
- Puzzles and Secrets: Nameless Isle - This chapter offers solutions to following puzzles: disabling the wall-illusion in the cave, Lunar Shrine, removing the barrier in Academy.
- Puzzles and Secrets: Arx - This chapter offers solutions to following puzzles: reaching Thieves' Guild, discovering a secret room in Linder's Kenm Vault, solving the pipes puzzle.
Developing the main hero
Developing the main hero in Divinity Original Sin 2 is a complicated and difficult process but fortunately it was described in detail in a few different chapters of our guide. We especially suggest visiting the following chapters:
- Story characters -We've listed all available heroes that can be added to your party. The section dedicated to each character offers general information about the hero, as well as their special abilities. We've also included our recommendations on choosing their character classes.
- Classes - We've listed all available classes. The descriptions for each class contain information regarding the play style, their influence on attributes, abilities, and talents, and available skills.
- Party - This chapter contains information regarding the available races, a walkthrough for the character creation system and our recommendations regarding the best team line-up.
- Character development - These two pages contain descriptions of attributes and leveling up rules.
- Talents - A detailed description of the three main groups of talents - normal, advanced, and racial. You'll learn what talents you can use, their effect and when to choose them.
- Skills - We've listed three main groups of skills - basic, combat, and civilian. Our guide contains information regarding each skill and the amount of action points it requires.
- Magic schools and skills - This section lists all magic schools and skills. You can view available spells, skills and their effect.
All main and side quests
Our walkthrough has been divided into chapters. The walkthroughs for individual quests (main or side quests) can be found in the sections dedicated to all major story chapters.
- Prologue - The Merryweather
- All main and side quests from Fort Joy
- Lady Vengeance
- All main and side quests from Reaper's Coast
- All main and side quests from Nameless Isle
- All main and side quests from Arx
- Final chapter
- Companion quests
World atlas is one of the most complex chapters of our Divinity II guide. We've added high quality maps of all major locations. The maps list important areas and locations of skillbooks and other unique finds.
- Fort Joy - quests
- Reaper's Coast - quests
- Nameless Isle - quests
- Arx - quests
- Fort Joy - secrets and treasures
- Fort Joy - skillbooks
- Reaper's Coast - skillbooks
Is the platinum trophy difficult to obtain?
Yes, obtaining the platinum trophy is difficult and very time-consuming. The biggest problem is completing the main storyline on the highest difficulty level. Aside from that, you need to complete most of the side quests and make correct decisions at specific moments. Completing the game in such way will take at least 100 hours.
A list and walkthroughs for trophies can be found in our trophy guide.
Below are the basic controls for Divinity Original Sin 2. To see the rest, visit Controls chapter. Inside, you'll find all controls for PC, as well as for PS4 and XONE.
Moving the cursor
On an object- contextual menu
Any place - movement interruption, cancelling interaction
Changing position of the camera (interchangeable with the directional keys)
Changing currently controlled hero
+ Left mouse button - once pressed, the cursor changes into attack command on the chosen target
+ Right mouse button - once pressed, you can queue actions (they will be executed after releasing the button)
+ Left mouse button - displays the enemy's field of vision
+ Left mouse button - once pressed, reveals the location of the items which we can take
Combat mode on
Switching between party members
Use item (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,-,=)
Equipment and character window
Close currently opened window
During combat - end of turn
Inventory window - take all
Does Divinity Original Sin 2 have large system requirements?
No, the system requirements are not that high. To start the game, you only need a computer with Intel i5 2,93 GHz, 4GB RAM and a GTX 550 / HD 6800 class graphic card.
To learn more, visit System requirements section of our guide. There you'll find a short note about performance and system requirements of the PS4 version.
Does Divinity Original Sin 2 on PS4 require PS+ subscription?
Yes, PlayStation Plus subscription is required if you're planning to play online. PS+ is not required if you want to play locally. It should be mentioned that Divinity Original Sin 2 offers a split-screen mode.
What is the difference between Definitive Edition and a standard one?
Definitive Edition of Divinity Original Sin 2 offers many additions compared with the standard version of the game. The most important changes/additions are:
- Improved gameplay balance,
- New content,
- Reworked dialogue system and new voiceovers,
- Improved combat system,
- New lowest difficulty level - Story Mode,
- Expanded tutorial,
- New companion - Sir Lor, a squirrelly knight,
- Improved graphical engine.
Definitive Edition is available to all users of the game. If you are playing on PC, the game is upgraded through a free patch. For PS4/XONE users, Definitive Edition is the only available one.
Warning - If you played the standard version of the game, your saves won't work after upgrading to Definitive Edition. Unfortunately, in that case, you will need to start a new game.
Does Divinity Original Sin 2 have microtransactions (MTX)?
No, the game doesn't contain microtransactions, but it offers one paid add-on - a new companion, Sir Lora, a squirelly knight. After buying the add-on, Sir Lora is added to the list of playable heroes, and you get a new plotline connected to him.
Do console versions support 4K resolution?
Yes, but this only applies to PS4 Pro and Xbox One X
- If you are playing on PS4 Pro, the game will allow 4K resolution based on checkboard technology. This, unfortunately, is not native 4K.
- If you are playing on Xbox One X, the game allows 4K resolution along with HDR.
- The PS4 and XONE run the game in 1080p.
Can you move saves between various copies of Divinity Original Sin 2?
Yes, you can move saves between various versions of the game. This is supported by cross-save feature compatibile with the Steam version of the game. You can move your saves between PC and consoles.
About Divinity Original Sin 2 Guide
Author : Jakub "jbugielski" Bugielski & Agnieszka "aadamus" Adamus & Lukasz "Keczup" Wisniewski for gamepressure.com
Translator : Filip "Asfalto" Jaron
Guide contains : 39 pages, 198 images.
Last update : November 13, 2017, visit Strategy Guide
Last update : November 13, 2017, visit Walkthrough
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Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition Video Game
- genre: RPG
- developer: Larian Studios
- publisher: Larian Studios
- platform: PC
A direct sequel to Divinity: Original Sin and another installment in the popular RPG series launched in 2002 by the Belgian developer, Larian Studios. The story takes place once more in the fantasy land of Rivellon and presents events that occur between the first and second game in the franchise. This time around, we assume the role of a sourcerer, who uses the forbidden powers of the Source and is constantly pursued by the Order. We can determine the race and origin of our character, both of which influence the attitude of the encountered NPCs towards him or her to a large extent. The gameplay mechanics do not deviate significantly from the previous game in the series, although the developers did introduce a few novelties, such as a modified combat system, new element combinations as well as Source Powers. Contrary to its predecessor and other titles of the franchise, the production has a clearly darker atmosphere.
Divinity: Original Sin II PC version System Requirements
Recommended: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 770/Radeon R9 280 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5 2.93 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 550/Radeon HD 6800 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit
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