Reactive Shot

Reactive Shot

Target a circular area. Until your next turn, you will reflexively shoot at the first three enemies moving within this area.

Set Reactive Shot for 1 Turn(s)

Requires Huntsman 2cldwn2
Costs 1 Memory
 Range 13m

hunstman-skills-dos2 Huntsman Skills

Reactive Shot is a Huntsman Skill in Divinity Original Sin 2.


Reactive Shot location



Reactive Shot effects

  • Scroll cannot be crafted
  • Resisted by Physical Armour physical
  • Need clear line of sight from caster to area for the reactive shot to activate
  • Is affected by range bonuses (Far Out Man, Farsight)
  • AoE radius 4m
  • Scales with level, weapon and finesse (reaction shots are basic attacks)
  • Can be deflected (they're basic attacks)
  • Can miss (they're basic attacks)
  • Can be atrophied


Reactive Shot trivia & strategies

  • Forcibly moving an enemy in to the targeted area via Teleportation or Nether Swap immediately triggers an reactive shot attack.
  • In the past when this skill was cast by player characters, it appeared to also deal an initial hit to all characters in the area that varied from 100% to 250% weapon damage. This has been patched later on
  • In the past, may have not always hit targets that moved inside the area you targeted. This has been since fixed
  • Sometimes it might be hazy whether or not you have clear line of sight to the area. One such situation is when the area is almost directly under you
  • Even if part of the AoE is blocked by obstacles, the parts that are visible will still activate a reaction shot
  • Once you are sure you have a clear line of sight, this skill acts as potentially three hits for just 2 AP. Even if it doesn't activate all three times, it will only go to waste if no one is hit
  • You can swap to a Wand after casting this Skill and you will attack with it instead of a Bow. Does not appear to work with melee weapons.


Reactive Shot builds


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Venomous Sentry


Divinity Original Sin 2 Builds: Warden




Huntsman Skills
Arrow Spray  ♦  Arrow Storm  ♦  Assassinate  ♦  Ballistic Shot  ♦  Barrage  ♦  Elemental Arrowheads  ♦  Farsight  ♦  First Aid  ♦  Glitter Dust  ♦  Marksman's Fang  ♦  Pin Down  ♦  Ricochet  ♦  Sky Shot  ♦  Tactical Retreat



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    • Anonymous

      28 Sep 2021 15:50  

      Rage is just an OK skill for rangers, but is very strong when used together with this skill. With Rage, you effectively lose one shot in exchange for couple guaranteed crits, but this skill significantly increases the crits you can get out of Rage when used properly. Pop Rage when you can ensure 3 or more enemies would move inside your circle and you'll just absolutely murder everyone.

      • Anonymous

        19 Jun 2019 17:20  

        It's disappointing that across the 2 years that this skill has been bugged it is still not working correctly, People can run in and out of the area of effect without consequence, sometimes it gets one attack off but more often than not you're spending 2AP for 0 damage. Really wish they would fix it or replace it.

        • Anonymous

          16 Sep 2018 09:57  

          Oh hey, a skill that attacks anyone in a designated killbox automatically on any turn if they move. These kinds of skills are a joy to use! Oh hey, this is in a game where 95% of everything is able to teleport, there by escaping or avoiding the killbox entirely without getting shot at. Hooray for another mostly useless skill.

          • Anonymous

            26 May 2018 07:47  

            smoke bomb is the best counter for this skill and using it on a cluster of melee fighters or ranged ones with close enemy pretty much guaranties hit... provided they dont have jump skill...which can be used to get out of the area if you cant obscure your movements.

            • Anonymous

              09 Nov 2017 01:18  

              This skill is completely messed up. I played through the entire game and beat it but never once saw this skill do damage. Now suddenly on my second play through it's wrecking anything it touches.

              • Anonymous

                25 Oct 2017 11:23  

                Seems that it might be bugged, if you reactive shot an area and miss the target on the initial hit, the target will no longer trigger the expected reactive shot on it.

                • Anonymous

                  19 Oct 2017 01:39  

                  Possessed Dwarves 1 level above my party just one shotted my sebille with this skill dealing almost 600 damage. I get that people are complaining that it's overpowered to use as a player but it's super strong when used by the AI as well...

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Oct 2017 10:24  

                    the thing is, this spell deals increasing damage based on how much enemies in the circle at the moment u cast it. so it does for example 100 damage to the first target, 200 to the second and so on.

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Oct 2017 11:01  

                      I just instantly killed magister reimond and his friends in the blackpits as a level 16 ranger with this skill. One shot, completely overpowered/bugged. Please nerf because this isn't fun.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Oct 2017 23:52  

                        Its just murdering everything... doing 6k damage, killed an allied summon as well, its just super weird at the moment, its like they replaced it with a different skill.

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Oct 2017 04:21  

                          Yeah it's completely bugged, at the moment. Deals massive damage as soon as it is cast to any character inside the area of effect. I have no clue how the game is calculating the absurd damage numbera either. My rogue one shot the Red Prince who is specced fully as a tank. Around 2000 damage in one hit to multiple characters at level 12. How the ***** did Larian bork this skill so hard.

                          • Anonymous

                            07 Oct 2017 17:36  

                            Well the line of sight makes sense tbh..
                            Got Ifan as marksman and atm his shots deal about 800 dmg with high ground - reactive shot deals 1600 initial dmg to ALL enemies in the area. Kinda Overpowered.

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Oct 2017 16:13  

                              So after the "fix" today, is reactive shot supposed to do an initial hit on all people in the target aoe? That seems extremely good on its own, let alone the intended effect. In the new state it's even more busted than before, only in the opposite way.

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Sep 2017 22:17  

                                This has worked 3 out of 14 times... so yeah bugged. Or just really ambiguous to when enemies can avoid it(haste maybe). I have tried with them moving through and starting in. And to my surprise both have worked once, but not worked at least 4 times(being 4 times running in, and 4 times starting and moving.. I would love this power, for the chance to plan on their steps and turning 2AP into 2 shoots... but its turning from 2AP into 0 shots that should of been 3

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