Undead is a Race in Divinity: Original Sin 2. Undead become an undead version of one of the other 4 races, making an effective hybrid Race.


The Undead are an abhorred race in Rivellon, considered abominations of the natural order. Those who wish to walk among the living must mask themselves or risk provoking violence.



Undead: You heal from poison, but regular healing damages you


Undead Human:

Ingenious: Gain +5% Critical Chance and +10% Critical Damage


Undead Elf:

 Corpse Eater: Eat body parts to access memories of the dead


Undead Dwarf:

Sturdy: Gain +10% max Vitality and +5% Dodging


Undead Lizard:

 Sophisticated: Gain +10% Fire Resistance and +10% Poison Resistance



Special Ability

 Play Dead: Fool enemies into thinking you're dead

Dome of Protection: Create a magic field that increases elemental resistance & restores Magic/Physical Armor




  • Undead
  • Origin character: Fane



  • Undead characters can be healed by Necromancer Skills like Blood Sucker and Mosquito Swarm.
  • Consider using Recipes to create poison bottles which will act as healing potions.
    • NOTE - By shouldering Zaikk's Talon and an Barrel of Ooze, an Undead can both convert Healing Potions and fill Empty Potion Bottles as per their demand.
  • The Undead race is very versatile and can fill any Class, but consider getting Geomancer Skills or Necromancer Skills for self healing.
  • Undead character are innately immune to Bleeding, Suffocating, Drunk, and Death Fog.
  • Decent levels of Thievery on an Undead can conserve early gold costs and scrounging for picks with their ability to substitute their bony fingers as lockpicks.

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    • Anonymous

      I play undead elf, at first he was summoner/pyro for early damage and battle control (also I was going for Overlord vibes), then briefly went pyro/geo (heals) dominate mind and inner demon + shield during act 2 so I could blaze through damage heavy low cc enemies and finally respecked into full Necromancer with teleports n evasion combo, corpse boomer spell, adrenaline, battle stomp and double handed. Just recently i wiped 6 enemies in one turn thanks to executioner and elemental affinity.

      The race is bretty gud and biggest selling point to it is healing from poison and the cool looks.

      • Anonymous

        If your undead uses geomancy for healing purposes, consider have the talent "demon" on your undead as the poison they stand on can lite on fire. (As Fane is prestated as a wizard, he already goes for the geomancy/pyrotechnics needed for this playstyle.) If you reach the 100% mark on fire resistance the undead will heal from both poison and fire making him quite resistant on the battlefield.

        • Anonymous

          undead are good summoners with the play dead skill. you can summon incarnate and update him(it?) then just play dead to avoid enemy fire or do it id you have a feeling you may die before your next turn. they also may be a good support too by aiding others, play dead when enemy focused their fire on you and break the status if you think your companions needs immediate aid. if you are injured(, not on fire and not decaying) you may play dead on a poison puddle to heal yourself while playing dead. undead are also good wizards if you take elemental affinity and stay on a poison puddle so you get the 1 ap reduce without any negative effects. when your geomancy spells are all in cd you may light it up and continue the assault with pyromancy.

          • Anonymous

            undead elves do get corpse eater, they lose loremaster bonus (no big deal). heal by poison is really helpful

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