FAQs or Frequently Asked Questions about Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition will be covered on this page. Below is a list of FAQs from the community with their answers (where known). If you have a question that is not answered in the list below, put it in the comments section for an answer.
I'm new. Where to begin?
- Check out the New Player Help page for an all-you-need-to-know crash course on Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition.
I am lost! Where do I go?
- The wiki's recommended order for approaching the game will be listed under Game Progress Route. You may find help for individual Quests and general direction on the Walkthrough page.
What's the best starting class?
- Starting Classes overview can be found here.
How do I learn new Skills?
- Skills in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition are actions or spells that are used by characters to cause a particular effect depending on that skill. Skills are learned using Skill Books that players can purchase from vendors, or find in loots throughout the game. Skills can be forgotten, which will free up the skill slot that it previously occupied. Check out the Skills page for more information on all skills available, and how they work in DoS:EE.
What are Attributes?
- Attributes are the base stats of your characters in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition. When you create a new character, you will start with 5 points into each attribute, and you will have 5 attribute points to allocate yourself, and then gain another attribute point whenever you level up. See the Attributes page for more details on how they work, and how you can improve them.
How do I level up?
- You level up in Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition by gaining XP. You earn XP by doing just about anything in the game - fighting Enemies, completing Main Quests and Side Quests, discovering new Locations, talking to various NPCs and even Crafting. Each level up brings you one point each to put into your character's Attributes and Abilities.
You don't have to spend any points when you level. (You don't even have to spend your Attribute Point right away, although there is no reason to hold off usually.) Always think ahead when leveling up. At the end-game, specialists will be more valuable than jacks-of-all-trades.
What are Abilities?
- Abilities in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition are the foundation upon which your characters are built for the rest of the game. The Abilities are divided into 6 categories for easy reference as to how they help to develop your character.
- You start with zero Abilities, but are given 5 points to pick your favourites and add a level to them during the Character Creation phase.The more points(or levels) you put into a certain ability (e.g. Aerotheurge), the more skills you can learn from that ability (e.g. Air Shield skill that you can only learn if you have 3 points in your Aerotheurge ability).
What are Talents?
- Talents in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition are obtained once every few levels. They are valuable, because they become passive abilities that change your Characters permanently. They can be used to further improve a character's strength, to offset his or her weaknesses, or just give the character a different look in combat.
- Characters don't have any base talents, but can choose two talents to begin with during Character Creation phase. For more information, see the Talents page.
How do I check my Defenses?
- Defenses in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition are of 5 types, giving your character protection against physical or elemental attacks. These values can be observed from your "Character Sheet". For more information, see the Defenses page.
What are Traits?
- Traits in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition track the personality of a character to determine certain statistical bonuses that are given to you.
- These are accessible in your character menu. They are displayed in pairs of 2, and a sliding meter shows towards which side is your character is progressing. The bonuses are applied when one side of the trait has higher points than the other. For more information on effects of these traits, see the Traits page.
How do I go to [Location Name]?
- See the Locations page for an overview of all places in Cyseal, Luculla Forest, Hiberheim and the Dark Forest.
- See the Maps page for area-based Walkthroughs.
Enemy level is too high. How do I get past?
- All enemies in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition have a specific level and specific strength. This means that it's possible for your party to advance a little too quickly and run into enemies that are too strong.
- Usually, if you encounter enemies more than 2~3 levels ahead of you, it means that you shouldn't be at that area yet. Try to look around as there are often different ways, more accessible to your level.
- It's designed that you take certain objectives in a relatively specific order. There is some wiggle room, but if an area just seems too strong for you, it's likely that you shouldn't be there yet. Explore elsewhere first.
How to win a RPS Debate?
- When your characters find themselves at odds with each other regarding a particular decision you make, they will engage in a dialogue that will usually end in a debate. This debates takes the form of a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors (RPS).
- You generally want to win to do the quest your way (or gain better rewards). While it is a game of pure luck, if you really want to win badly, there is a way to cheat the system.
- When the RPS game window first comes up, press right bracket ( ] ) to change to your next character, then press left bracket ( [ ) to change back. That instantly wins the RPS game with no repercussions. (works on PC version only so far)
How to complete [Quest Name]?
- See the Quests page for a list of Main Quests, Side Quests and Quest Items. Each of the quest page has a detailed quest walkthrough which you can follow to complete the quest.
- Quests in Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition are quite open-ended. You can even end up taking a quest that does not have a solution until much later in the game. There is no gurantee that a quest you obtain will be completable withing your current area.
- Equally, quest items are not always easy to find, or shown to the player directly. Some may be in bookshelves or in chests, others may be in an otherwise innocuous place.
- When on a quest, the journal will give you a general idea where to look, but you may need to search through every container in the area to find it
How do I get across [Surface Name] without damage?
- Surfaces in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced edition are dynamic. From Ground Surfaces to Clouds and Weather, the Environmental Effects can damage you and prevent you from proceeding down a certain path when outside combat.
- For getting across Ice without slipping for example, you'll need to walk. There is no dedicated button to do so, but if you move by holding the left mouse button while the cursor is near your character, he or she will walk rather than run.
In combat, if a character (whether that's you or the enemy) walks on ice, there is always a chance he will slip and fall, making himself vulnerable (with a 100% chance of being hit until he gets back up), and forfeiting the rest of his turn.
- Alternatively, if you're forced to deal with the ice, you can always cast a fire spell of some kind to melt it.
- That is the beauty of DoS:EE!
[NPC Name] is mad at me. How do I befriend him?
- NPCs in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition react differently to each character in your party. If you find a NPC that is mad at you, try approaching that NPC with another one of your party members. Preferably alone without the rest of the party (unlink him/her from rest of your party).
- Prevention is better than cure. To avoid making NPCs mad, make sure to sheathe your weapon before talking to them. See the Controls page for info on how to do so.
How do I craft [Item Name]?
- Crafting in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition is done by merging two or more ingredients into the required object. This required object can be the finished good itself, or be an ingredient to be further used to make the required items.
- Certain items also require you to have high enough crafting level before you can make them. The higher your crafting level, the better equipment and items you can make.
- See the Crafting page for an overview of the various crafting Recipes for a multitude of items, and other nifty tips & tricks on crafting.
How to earn money quick?
- Find yourself strapped for Cash? Don't panic, this is normal for early on in the game. There is very, very little money to be had in the start, but eventually as you do all the quests and explore everywhere, you will pretty much be swimming in riches.
- Steal and Pickpocket until your Character is high enough crafting level to make things that sell decently.
- At the early levels of the game, the quickest way to make money is to pilfer all paintings and gold cups. Yes, steal to your heart's content. It is rather easy to steal while sneaking. There is no morality meter, so stealing and fencing your goods is profitable. Just avoid getting caught as the guards can charge a hefty fine (or imprison you).
You can even sell stolen items back to their original owners without penalty! Evil? Nah, just capitalism.
- At later stages of the game (Level 12+), you can make money by Crafting. Turn cheap ingredients into Rare or Superior items and then sell them with your character with highest Bartering stat.
Good examples include:
- Superior Dagger = Any crappy knife + Anvil (sells for upto 700g depending on stats on it... Maximum AP points +1 is the best stat.)
- Superior Leather Armor = Animal Skins + Magic Needle and Thread. (Can sell for up to 800g)
- Superior Robes = Cloth Scraps + Magic Needle and Thread (Can sell for up to 800g)
- Superior Plate = Metal Scraps + Hammer (Can be sold for upto 1000g)
How does multiplayer work in DoSEE?
- Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition supports local co-op. This means you can play with another player in split-screen mode.
- The host of the game is controlling one of the two main characters, the second player has control over the second main character.
The character he or she occupied in your game will become AI again, until he or she will be invited again by you to join.
- If you are playing together from the very beginning, the second player gets to create the second character
Are savegames from Divinity:Original Sin compatible with Divinity.Original Sin - Enhanced Edition?
- No. These are two different games and there are too many differences between the two games for that to be possible.
My system could run Divinity:Original Sin but can't run the Enhanced Edition.
- The minimum specs for both games are different so it is possible that your systems specs do not match those of Divinity:Original Sin - Enhanced Edition. Try lowering your resolution and texture settings for optimal result.
The game is not starting up or crashing on launch (PC).
- Check if you meet the minimum specifications (win7+ and dx11 GPU)
- Check if you have the MS VS redist installed needed to run the game:
- If you meet the minimum requirements and are still hav ingstartup issues, try extracting this file into ..\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition.
This sets default resolution to 1280x720 in windowed mode. You can then experiment with resolutions in the game.
- If you still have issues and need to contact support: try http://larian.com/support/
When contacting support, please include a report.zip from the support tool:
Where is the game editor?
- There currently is no game editor for Divinity:Original Sin Enhanced Edition. If you own Divinity:Original Sin, you can make and play mods with the original version of Divinity:Original Sin. We are looking into releasing a new version of the editor that will allow you to make mods for Divinity:Original Sin - Enhanced Edition. Mods from Divinity:Original Sin will not be compatible because too many changes were made to the game.
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