Attributes are the base stats of your characters in Divinity: Original Sin 2.

All characters begin with a basic 10 points in each attribute. Characters can be customized with 3 additional attribute points at the start and acquire 2 more points per level. A total of 30 points can be added to an attribute for a maximum of 40 points. This maximum can further be augmented through equipment. In addition, putting Combat Ability points into Polymorph (up to 5) will also give an additional attribute point each increase. The Lone Wolf talent allows players to double their investment in attributes and combat skills.





Perks Above 10

Losses Below 10


Increases the damage dealt with strength-based weapons and skills, as well as the carry weight and the ability to move heavier objects. This is also a prerequisite for Heavy armors that focus more on physical armor than magical armor.
  • +5% STR-based damage (additive)
  • +10 additional carry weight
  • +7.5 object movement weight
  • -5% damage
  • -10 carry weight


Increases damage dealt with finesse-based weapons and skills, and certain amounts of it are necessary for higher grade Leather armors that have balanced defenses.
  • +5% FIN-based damage (additive)
  • -5% damage


Increases damage dealt with intelligence-based weapons and skills. Also a prerequisite for Magical armors.
  • +5% INT-based damage (additive)
  • -5% damage


Determines the amount of Vitality  the character has. Also a prerequisite for higher-grade Shields.
  • +7 % Vitality
  • -7% Vitality


Determines how many Skills can be memorized at any one time.  Most skills only require a single memory slot. More powerful skills require more memory slots and source points.
  • +1 Memory Slot


Affects your Critical Chance, Initiative, and ability to detect traps and find hidden treasures.
  • +1 Initiative
  • +1% Critical Chance


Extended statistics

These statistics are determined by your character’s base statistics. They can be affected by skills, stances, statuses, gear, abilities, and talents.




The damage a character inflicts when successfully hitting an enemy or an item with their equipped weapon or while unarmed.



Critical Chance

The chance a character has of dealing extra damage. Each weapon has a base critical chance which is further modified by Wits and any additional increases found on equipment.

A critical damage multiplier is the amount of extra damage the attack will do. For example, if a weapon states 180% Critical Damage, a normal hit that does 10 damage will now do 18.

Damage = (Base Damage) x (1 + Elemental Bonus%) x (1 + Attribute Bonus% + Weapon Skill Bonus% + Misc Bonuses% [if attack]) x (1 + High Ground Bonus% + Crit Bonus%) x ( 1 x Misc Bonus% [if spell])




Accuracy determines the chance to hit an enemy. Any number past 100% will subtract from an enemy's chance to dodge.




Dodging determines the ability to evade attacks. Can be increased by equipping items or investing points in Dual Wielding ability.



Physical Armor

Physical armor acts as an additional layer of health on top of Vitality that will absorb physical damage first. Once physical armor reaches 0, the character is vulnerable to physically-based crowd control and Vitality will drop from physical attacks. Examples of crowd control effects:

  • Knocked Down
  • Bleeding
  • Atrophy
  • Chicken Form
  • Crippled



Magical Armor

Magical Armor acts as a secondary layer of health that protects against elemental attacks that also include those that come from weapons. Once magical armor reaches 0, Vitality will start taking damage from magical attacks. The character also gets vulnerable to magically-based crowd control. Examples include:

  • Sleeping
  • Frozen
  • Shocked
  • Stunned
  • Chilled
  • Charmed




The amount of points needed to gain a level. This can be gained by:

  • Completing quests
  • Exploring new areas
  • Killing enemies
  • Furthering the story





The distance a character can traverse with one action point. This can be modified by equipment, buffs, or debuffs. Can be increased by investing points in Scoundrel ability.




Initiative affects when a character's takes their turn in combat will be taking their turn in combat. In a party and in large enough battles, characters alternate between enemy and ally turns to act.




Vitality is the amount of health a character has. The amount of vitality gained per level becomes exponential throughout the game, even if the amount of constitution is low.



Action Points

The ability to act during a character's turn is determined by their action points. A normal character starts with 4 points at the start of a fight and regenerates another 4 points per turn. Actions points can be saved if a character skips their turn. A maximum of 6 points can be saved, unless the character acquired the Lone Wolf talent, which adds 2 maximum action points, for a total of 8. Lone Wolf also starts combat with 6 points.



Source Points

Source Points are a new resource introduced at the end of Act I. A player can gain these for their characters during certain quests. A maximum of 3 points can be acquired throughout the Act II.


Elemental Resistances

Elemental damage is decreased by a percentage based off of the resistance a character has. For every number past 100%, a character will instead be healed by the attack. For example, if a character is hit by a fireball that is set to do 500 damage and he has a fire resistance of 150%, the character will be healed for 250 vitality. An undead character will always be healed by poison damage.


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    • Anonymous

      I’m in Arx and have had Crit Chance above 50 % without the Hothead talent. Now when I look at Crit Chance, it is 10% lower for no apparent reason. Took off all armor and respec at the mirror and even with the base 10 wits it says that my crit Chance is 0%. Is this a bug or did I get cursed at some point?

      • Anonymous

        read what it says for the lone wolf talent. you may have had 5 ap and then +2 for the lone wolf talent, which is 7 ap. I got 8, and that was cool.

        • Anonymous

          When I got to the Respec Mirror I noticed that characters have different number of Total Attribute Points. Naked and with zero talents.
          Currently level 9 party:
          Main Elf - 22 points
          Lohse - 17
          Sebille - 20
          Fane - 21
          I have no Idea if this is a bug or just intended to be like this...???

          • Anonymous

            The game has very little to do with memory slots. Usually there are 4, however sometimes you only have two. You can usually purchase DIMMs. [moderator removed brand mentions]

            But as I said, the game ha very little to do with how many memory slots are on your motherboard.

            • Anonymous

              the actual chance to hit is:

              chance = (1 + acc) * (1 - dodge)

              acc = accuracy bonus from attacker
              dodge = dodge from targer

              • Anonymous

                Here is the formula for calculating damage:

                Base Damage + Combat Abilities:Skills Bonus% = Abilities Damage

                Abilities Damage+(Abilities Damage*(1*Attribute Bonus%))+(Abilities Damage*(1*Combat Abilities:Weapon Bonus%+Misc Bonus%)) = Total damage

                Damage from weapon:201
                from warframe:+55%
                from single-handed:+50%
                from finesse:+240%
                from thick of the fight:+40%

                Abilities Damage = 201 + 55% = 311.55

                Total Damage = 311.55 + (311.55 * (1 * 240%)) + (311.55 * (1 * 50% + 40%))
                = 311.55 + (311.55 * 2.4) + (311.55 * 0.9)
                = 311.55 + 747.72 + 280.395
                = 1339.665

                If High Ground and Crit:

                Total Damage * (1+High Ground Bonus%) * (1*Crit Bonus%)

                It would have been much simpler and balanced that the percentages were addictive because there the bonus Combat Abilities: Weapon and spells become very low as the game progresses.

                • Anonymous

                  what I really dislike about this is that you only get 2 points to spend when you level up. This means it is not viable to go for Warfare/Scoundrel because warfare depends on strength while scoundrel depends on finesse. If you spend your attribute points on those two to maximize damage, then you will lack constitution. Another disappointing fact is that finesse cannot combo with ranged or metamorph either because of weapon differences. Neither will going strength/intelligence because you will lack health. The only way is to go for a mix where comboing works, such as warfare/polymorph, ranged/warfare, etc..

                  • Anonymous

                    Is there any point in going higher than 100% accuracy? I know in some games going higher than 100% accuracy will translate into higher crit chance.

                    • Anonymous

                      how do I know what a (Strength/Intelligence )"finesse-based weapons" is? I assume crossbows count (as finesse) but can't find any way to back this up.

                      • Anonymous

                        what do the damage ranges mean? Like if a weapon's damage is 25-29 and another is 23-31 which one is better? What determines when the lower or higher number is used?

                        • Anonymous

                          Lone wolf no longer allow to put additional point, cap is 40 for all (need to be confirmed by another player), you still double your invested point.

                          • Anonymous

                            Strenght:|Strenght determines your Accuracy with strenght-based weapons, improves |Warfare| skills, decreases movement penalty from heavy equipment||1 point = +12% damage bonus and 20% heavy armor movement penalty ignored|Finesse:|Finesse determines your chance to hit with finesse-based weapons, improves |Hunting| and |Rogue| skills and increases your Dodge chance||1 point = +12% damage bonus and 4% Dodge bonus|Intelligence:|Intelligence determines your Accuracy with intelligence-based weapons, improves Elemental, Necromency and Summoning spells||1 point = +12% damage bonus|Constitution:|Constitution determines how much Vitality you have||1 point = +5 Vitality|Memory:|Memmory affects number of skills you can use at the same time||3 points = 1 memory Slot|Wits:|Wits affects your Critical chance, Initiative, Magic Armor, your ability to detect traps and find hidden treasures||1 point = 3.0% Critical chance +2 initiative|

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