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Shadowblade Class Divinity: Original Sin II Guide

A class that balances effective melee combat, the ability to surprise the enemies, and has magical abilities. It is hard to develop all three variants, so to maintain high effectiveness, you should focus on two aspects. As Shadowblade uses only one dagger, he can equip a shield, which makes him a good partner for the tank in the first line.

You can find the base parameters for this class below.

Shadowblade in the class selection screen - Shadowblade Class - Classes - Divinity: Original Sin II Game Guide
Shadowblade in the class selection screen

Attributes

Shadowblade has two enhanced attributes by default.

Attribute Name

Value

Notes

Finesse

+2

In view of the class predispositions to use a dagger, the development of the attribute which scales with this kind of weapon is especially important.

Wits

+2

Wits increases character's Initiative and a chance for a critical hit - both things are imortant to an assassin.

Abilities and Talent

The Shadowblade's set of abilities:

Name

Value

Notes

Scoundrel

1

Combining the dagger with a high bonus to the critical damage multiplier greatly reduces the opponent's vital forces.

Thievery

1

An ability that allows a character to steal from others and makes opening locks easier.

Polymorph

1

A point in Polymorph gives this class access to powerful abilities from that school. These abilities are especially useful in the first few hours. A point in this ability is also the reason why this class has 4 additional points to attributes.

Talent

Guerilla - allows a character to deal 40% more damage when performing sneaking attacks.

Starting abilities

Icon

Name

Notes

Chamelon Cloak - Shadowblade Class - Classes - Divinity: Original Sin II Game Guide

Chamelon Cloak

This ability allows a character to become invisible - a perfect choice for an assassin that needs to disappear from others' field of view.

Backlash - Shadowblade Class - Classes - Divinity: Original Sin II Game Guide

Backlash

Powerful and absolutely essential ability for every form built as a Shadowblade. It lets the hero jump to his target and backstab for extra damage. Moreover, the ability itself is very cheap - its activation consumes 1 AP.

Chicken Claw - Shadowblade Class - Classes - Divinity: Original Sin II Game Guide

Chicken Claw

A useful ability that allows you to turn your enemies into chickens when they don't have physical armor. This effect is similar to Frightened - an enemy loses control over a unit that aimlessly runs around a battlefield.

This ability's weak point is that it doesn't deal any damage and, in order to work, it requires an enemy to have no physical armor - because of that its usefulness decreases quickly.

Shadowblade - Races

Race

Predispositions

Notes

Elf

High

Elves are the best choice for every class based at least partially on Finesse. In this case, cannibalism is also useful, allowing for regeneration of health points

Human

None

A large natural bonus to initiative can be useful at the beginning of the game, but you should choose a different race for this class.

Dwarf

None

Lack of any predispositions (attributes, or natural abilities) towards this class.

Lizard

Average

Shadowblade is a class partly based on intelligence, so with a lack of better alternative, we can choose a lizard. This guarantees much more effective use of starting abilities, at the expense of melee damage.

Which abilities are worth choosing?

A Shadowblade has access to two schools (Scoundrel and Polymorph) which means that they can choose from 8 starting abilities. The abilities are selected rather optimally, however, you can make small changes if you want to increase this character's usefulness - everything is presented in the table below.

Icon

Name

Note

Chamelon Cloak - Shadowblade Class - Classes - Divinity: Original Sin II Game Guide

Chamelon Cloak

This ability is very useful so don't change it.

Backlash - Shadowblade Class - Classes - Divinity: Original Sin II Game Guide

Backlash

Another key ability that shouldn't be touched.

Adrenaline - Shadowblade Class - Classes - Divinity: Original Sin II Game Guide

Adrenaline

This ability should be switched with Chicken Claw - additional APs are great for an assassin and they are more useful than the ability to inflict a status that restricts control for 1 turn.

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