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Skill Books in Divinity: Original Sin 2 are how the player acquires and learns new Skills. Players can purchase or find Skill Books as they progress the game, and can combine Scrolls with Blank Skill Books of their corresponding Schools in order to obtain that Skill Book. Players can even combine 2 Skill Books to create a brand new Skill. Below are a list of Skill Book Locations:

 

Skill Book Locations

All Skill book traders will recieve the next tier of skill books when the player reaches levels: 1, 4, 9, 13 (source skill), 16.

Blank Skillbooks can be purchased from most vendors that sell crafting ingredients, the earliest being Exter in Amadia's sanctuary. In Driftwood, there is Trader Bree, Ghangha in the Undertavern, and even the Advocate. In the Nameless Isle there is the Black Ring Alchemist and the Priestess of Duna. In Arx, Trader Keyren offers his services.

Geomancer Skill Books

Huntsman Skill Books







 

Crafted Skills

A total of 48 additional skills can be crafted by combining two skillbooks of different types. Elemental skills can only be combined with non-elemental skills to create new skills. Any skillbook can be used as a component; however, if one of the skillbooks is a source skill — a skill that requires the consumption of source points — then the outcome will be a different skill that also uses source. Having both components be source skills will not produce a different result than when only one source skill is used. Keep in mind that crafted skills require points in both of its components' Combat Abilities.

 

 

Skill Crafting Recipes

Skill Crafting in Divinity: Original Sin 2 allows the player to combine two different Skill Books and get a brand new Skill. For example if you combine a Necromancer Skill Book with a Fire Skill Book you will get the Skill: Corpse Explosion. Below is a list of all the Skills you can make via Skill Crafting.

Basic Skillbook Crafting

The skill book needed for basic skill crafting needs to be a blank skill book, of the same variation as the scroll.

Name

Ingredient 1 (Blank Skillbook)

Ingredient 2

Blinding Radiance Skill Book Aerotheurge Skill Book  Blinding Radiance Scroll
Chain Lightning Skill Book  Aerotheurge Skill Book   Chain Lightning Scroll
Electric Fence Skill Book Aerotheurge Skill Book   Electric Fence Scroll
Favourable Wind Skill Book Aerotheurge Skill Book Favourable Wind Scroll
Lightning Bolt Skill Book Aerotheurge Skill Book Lightning Bolt Scroll
Teleportation Skill Book Aerotheurge Skill Book Teleportation Scroll
Shocking Touch Skill Book Aerotheurge Skill Book Shocking Touch Scroll
Tornado Skill Book Aerotheurge Skill Book Tornado Scroll
Acid Spores Skill Book Geomancer Skill Book Acid Spores Scroll
Contamination Skill Book Geomancer Skill Book  Contamination Scroll
Corrosive Spray Skillbook Geomancer Skill Book Any Source Necromancy Skillbook
Fortify Skill Book Geomancer Skill Book Fortify Scroll
Poison Dart Skill Book Geomancer Skill Book Poison Dart Scroll
Fossil Strike Skill Book Geomancer Skill Book Fossil Strike Scroll
Impalement Skill Book Geomancer Skill Book Impalement Scroll
Burn My Eyes Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Burn My Eyes Scroll
Fireball Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Fireball Scroll
Fireblood Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Any Polymorph Skillbook
Fireblood Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Fireblood Scroll
Searing Daggers Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Searing Daggers Scroll
Haste Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Haste Scroll
Ignition Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Ignition Scroll
Infectious Flame Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Infectious Flame Scroll
Spontaneous Combustion Skill Book Pyrokinetic Skill Book Spontaneous Combustion Scroll
Blood Sucker Skill Book Necromancer Skill Book Blood Sucker Scroll
Decaying Touch Skill Book Necromancer Skill Book Decaying Touch Scroll
Mosquito Swarm Skill Book Necromancer Skill Book Mosquito Swarm Scroll
Rain of Blood Skill Book Necromancer Skill Book Rain of Blood Scroll
Shackles of Pain Skill Book Necromancer Skill Book Shackles of Pain Scroll
Infect Skill Book Necromancer Skill Book Infect Scroll
Tentacle Lash Skill Book Polymorph Skill Book Tentacle Lash Scroll
Chicken Claw Skill Book Polymorph Skill Book Chicken Claw Scroll
Bull Horns Skill Book Polymorph Skill Book Bull Horns Scroll
Chameleon Cloak Skill Book Polymorph Skill Book Chameleon Cloak Scroll
Heart of Steel Skill Book Polymorph Skill Book Heart of Steel Scroll
Spread Your Wings Skill Book Polymorph Skill Book Spread Your Wings Scroll
Conjure Incarnate Skill Book Summoning Skill Book Conjure Incarnate Scroll
Dimensional Bolt Skill Book Summoning Skill Book Dimensional Bolt Scroll
Elemental Totem Skill Book Summoning Skill Book Elemental Totem Scroll
Farsight Infusion Skill Book Summoning Skill Book Farsight Infusion Scroll
Power Infusion Skill Book Summoning Skill Book Power Infusion Scroll
Rallying Cry Skill Book Summoning Skill Book Rallying Cry Scroll
Supercharger Skill Book Summoning Skill Book Supercharger Scroll
Armour of Frost Skill Book Hydrosophist Skill Book Armour of Frost Scroll
Hail Strike Skill Book Hydrosophist Skill Book Hail Strike Scroll
Healing Ritual Skill Book Hydrosophist Skill Book Healing Ritual Scroll
Rain Skill Book Hydrosophist Skill Book Rain Scroll
Restoration Skill Book Hydrosophist Skill Book Restoration Scroll
Winter Blast Skill Book Hydrosophist Skill Book Winter Blast Scroll
Steam Lance Skill Book Hydrosophist Skill Book Global Cooling Scroll

 Skillbook Crafting

All following recipes require combining two skillbooks.  Neither of the skillbooks may consume a Source point.  Combining skillbooks that consume Source points yields different results.

Name

Ingredient 1

Ingredient 2

Notes

Vacuum Touch Aerothurge Necromancer Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Vaporize Aerothurge Polymorphing Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Erratic Wisp Aerothurge Huntsman Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Smoke Cover Aerothurge Scoundrel Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Electric Infusion Aerothurge Summoning Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Breathing Bubble Aerothurge Warfare Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Corrosive Spray Geomancer Necromancer Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Turn To Oil Geomancer Polymorphing Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Throw Dust Geomancer Huntsman Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Venom Coating Geomancer Scoundrel Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Poison Infusion Geomancer Summoning Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Oily Carapace Geomancer Warfare Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Corpse Explosion Pyrokinetic Necromancer Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Bleed Fire Pyrokinetic Polymorphing Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Throw Explosive Trap Pyrokinetic Huntsman Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Sabotage Pyrokinetic Scoundrel Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Fire Infusion Pyrokinetic Summoning Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Sparking Swings Pyrokinetic Warfare Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Raining Blood Hydrosophist Necromancer Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Healing Tears Hydrosophist Polymorphing Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Cryotherapy Hydrosophist Huntsman Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Vampiric Hunger Hydrosophist Scoundrel Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Water Infusion Hydrosophist Summoning Neither skillbook may consume Source points.
Cleanse Wounds Hydrosophist Warfare Neither skillbook may consume Source points.

Source Skillbook Crafting

All following recipes require combining two skillbooks. One of the skill must consume Source points.

Name

Ingredient 1

Ingredient 2

Notes

Vacuum Aura Aerothurge Necromancer  
Jellyfish Skin Aerothurge Polymorphing  
Evasive Aura Aerothurge Huntsman  
Blessed Smoke Cloud Aerothurge Scoundrel  
Cursed Electric Infusion Aerothurge Summoning  
Mass Breathing Bubbles Aerothurge Warfare  
Corrosive Spray Geomancer Necromancer  
Poisonous Skin Geomancer Polymorphing  
Dust Blast Geomancer Huntsman  
Venomous Aura Geomancer Scoundrel  
Acid Infusion Geomancer Summoning  
Mass Oily Carapace Geomancer Warfare  
Mass Corpse Explosion Pyrokinetic Necromancer  
Flaming Skin Pyrokinetic Polymorphing  
Deploy Mass Traps Pyrokinetic Huntsman  
Mass Sabotage Pyrokinetic Scoundrel  
Necrofire Infusion Pyrokinetic Summoning  
Master of Sparks Pyrokinetic Warfare  
Blood Storm Hydrosophist Necromancer  
Icy Skin Hydrosophist Polymorphing  
Mass Cryotherapy Hydrosophist Huntsman  
Vampiric Hunger Aura Hydrosophist Scoundrel  
Blessed Ice Infusion Hydrosophist Summoning  
Mass Cleanse Wounds Hydrosophist Warfare  




    • Anonymous

      16 Sep 2018 18:51  

      > All Skill book traders will recieve the next tier of skill books when the player reaches levels: 1, 4, 9, 13 (source skill), 16. This seems wrong. I am currently level 9 in Driftwood and while the traders don't have all skill builds they are selling some master tier and source skills.

      • Anonymous

        28 Nov 2017 03:01  

        So it doesn't seem possible to craft blank skill books like in the original, e.g. sheet of paper + elemental essence = black elemental scroll, then combine two blank scrolls to make a blank skill book of that element.
        I tried combining a sheet of paper with an essence but nothing happens.

        • Anonymous

          19 Oct 2017 02:29  

          You can now get "high tier blank skillbooks" and the necromancy one is called "high tier witchery skillbook". I assume these allow you to craft skillbooks from higher skill level (3+) scrolls. It would be great if they could update this page to reflect that. I just crafted chain lightning and closed circuit.

          • Anonymous

            06 Oct 2017 11:14  

            Combining skill books of a specific type (eg Pyrokinetic Searing Daggers skillbook with Pyrokinetic Fireball scroll) does NOT yield a skill book of the scroll.

            All of these refer to the use of BLANK skillbooks of the respective type of skill.
            Someone correct these to clarify.

            • Anonymous

              04 Oct 2017 12:03  

              I found my first empty skillbook on the lady vengeance before getting attacked. I would assume you combine an elemental essence with paper to get a blank skillbook. Not sure but I'll give this a try.

              • Anonymous

                04 Oct 2017 12:02  

                Yeah! Sparking Swings seems good for battlemage.

                "Elemental skills can only be combined with non-elemental skills to create new skills." - this isn't true because you can combine elemental with elemental

                "Having both components be source skills will not produce a different result than when only one source skill is used." - this line is confusing

                • Anonymous

                  20 Sep 2017 20:57  

                  I got a "Hail Storm" scroll (upgraded version of Hail Strike) from a Djinn anyone know if it's possible to craft it into a skillbook?

                  Tried combing it with High Tier Blank Water Skillbooks and regular Blank Water Skillbooks, even tried to add all the water essences to the recipes and tried Source orbs as well. No luck finding a way to craft it into a Skillbook.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Sep 2017 20:47  

                    Ghangha (Lizard) in the Undertavern below Driftwood sells Blank Skillbooks and Blank High Tier Skillbooks once you're lvl 12

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Sep 2017 22:34  

                      Explosive Trap tooltip: https://i.imgur.com/uIh3oKv.png

                      Crafted using 1x Pyro skillbook and 1x Huntsman skillbook.

                      It seems to act the same way as any other trap in the game, your character will give the dialogue as they walk past if you are out of combat.
                      It can detonate when anyone steps on it, this includes friendly party members.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Sep 2017 02:04  

                        im sorry for my previous post that you dont need empty skill books. it was an error on my part concerning what it was intendet for. the first empty skill books i found were sold in the hideout after escaping the prison camp.

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Sep 2017 23:06  

                          i dont think that you need an empty skill book. if you look at the lists it would make more sense if you simply had to use a skill book from the specific skill tree

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