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Mark target enemy. If they die in the next 2 turns, you are healed and receive damage and armour bonuses. If target survives, their Vitality is healed to full and caster receives damage.

special divinity original sin 2 Apply Challenge to target, betting whether they will be dead in 3 turn(s).

properties divinity original sin2 icon Requires Warfare 3cldwn5
properties divinity original sin2 icon Costs 1 Memory
properties divinity original sin2 icon Range 13m

warfare skills s Warfare

Challenge is a Warfare Skill in Divinity Original Sin 2.



Challenge Spell Book Location

  • Haran in Driftwood sells it starting at level 16 (source).
  • Gareth in Lady Vengeance sells it starting at level 16.


Challenge Requirements



Notes and Tips

  • Challenge cost reduced to 1 AP as of Patch v3.0.168.526
  • Challenge no longer has an AP cost as of Definitive Edition.
  • Challenge now heals Undead characters as of Definitive Edition.
  • Additional casts after the first on the same enemy have no effect, meaning that only the first caster will receive the reward when the enemy dies.




Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Occult Flamewielder


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Blazing Deepstalker


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Radiant Battlemage


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Sanguine Bowman


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Eternal Warrior (Death Knight Perfected)


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Terramancer


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Battlemage


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Elemental Champion


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Blood Mage


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Warden


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Juggernaut


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Frost Paladin


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Death Knight




Warfare Skills
Battering Ram  ♦  Battle Stomp  ♦  Blitz Attack  ♦  Bouncing Shield  ♦  Crippling Blow  ♦  Deflective Barrier  ♦  Enrage  ♦  Guardian Angel  ♦  Onslaught  ♦  Overpower  ♦  Phoenix Dive  ♦  Provoke  ♦  Thick of the fight  ♦  Whirlwind

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    • Anonymous

      Don't know if this has been said, but I believe the healing from triggering this turns to damage with decay, like other heals. Almost lost my solo Fane honor run on the Harby fight when it triggered.

      • Anonymous

        in the "eternal warrior" build, they say we should have this skill at level 9. . .but this merchant is in a level 14 area. so you have to metagame it and already know where to go and you have to sneak through out of depth zones before you are "supposed" to go there. . . and yet, i'm level 11, i reached this spot and none of the merchants have the book! i assume it's because my level is too low. according to this page, it says the books appear at level 16 in "any" merchant, so then there's no reason to make the trek up there, except that i found some nice gear upgrades in random loot on the way up there there are 3 merchants and i checked them all, none have the book.

        • Anonymous

          In case you guys would like to use challenge on every character of your party (since that spell is amazing) do note that it's POINTLESS to cast CHALLENGE on an ENEMY already under CHALLENGE by one of your character in your party. 1 challenge cast = 1 enemy. You can cast 2 or even 3/4 challenges (considering the size of your party) on the same enemy but only the first character to cast challenge on that enemy will gain the bonus on the death of that enemy, otherwise it would be too OP and that spell is already too strong, lmao. They reduced the cost from 1 AP to 0 AP. And the spell was already OP when it costed 1 AP...

          • Anonymous

            It seems the 20% bonus damage is only additive. A piercing attack on the Doctor that did about 11000 damage without Challenge, then did 11300 with it (won on a minion). I reloaded and repeated the test 3 times, each time Challenge only increased the final damage about 300. This was on Tactician, and the boss only had a bit over 10k HP so it was still a 1HKO.

            • Anonymous

              No longer requires any AP to cast as of Definitive Edition, making it a great skill to cast on dying/low health enemies for a free buff when you kill them.

              • Anonymous

                Can this be cast on allied summons? It'd be bonkers if it could. Executioner + kill a totem for a cheap heal, buff, and AP refund.

                • Anonymous

                  Currently level 17, 3k health and 15 points in Warfare this skill gave me:

                  ~500 healing

                  Buff for (1) round:
                  605 Physical and Magic armor
                  15% damage

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