Divinity: Original Sin - Character Build Guides - What NOT To Do

  • Published on Jul 10, 2014
  • Starting a few prequels for character builders. Tips on building the strongest character you can!
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Comments • 443

  • Brandon Parker
    Brandon Parker 7 days ago

    My first time play this game just got the game yesterday

  • Pasha Master
    Pasha Master Month ago

    actually I find charisma pretty useful. At least for 2 points with Politic talent

  • Marcelo Baferide
    Marcelo Baferide 4 months ago

    "Old but gold..." =]

  • proddvault
    proddvault 7 months ago

    I'm the most hypocrite person in the world. Solving a murder while murdering all guards and robbing and raping through the village. I mean sourcehunter.

  • FrazzyNZ
    FrazzyNZ 8 months ago +1

    This is my first time playing this game. My main character I picked marksman with bow. And second character as a tank. From my experience in other RPG I ha e focus primarily on dexterity on main and strength on second. Have put a a couple points on bow and two hand for second. Im enjoying the game. But seems like I'm doing it right so far which is good

  • C B
    C B 9 months ago +1

    Great vid bro!

  • Josue Corella
    Josue Corella 9 months ago +1

    Thanks for the video, just bought this game on the ps4

  • Jandoor Thumpinbrushwheel

    Wow.... you choose female characters....on purpose.

  • mark nvt
    mark nvt 9 months ago

    I just figured out that you can summon in and out with the piramide objects, there for my most favorite is pyro class. you don't need too heal. just stay at distance, flee when nessercary and take a nap on a bed. notice too my self don't go to other dimensions, you will loose the summon piramide on that spot into your bag. other then that i use those piramide objects a lot. Also with flee, you can flee with just one person, while the rest of the party is waiting, no harm done, healing your self out of combat.
    also you can send the piramide object too your three other members, so good, when your member is locked out, just send a piramide too him. summon and you are back at the group.

  • A.J. Ello
    A.J. Ello 9 months ago

    Going from 3 to 4 is a 33% increase..

  • Jordan Randall
    Jordan Randall 9 months ago

    Jack of all trade, Master on None. But better that than Master of One.

  • RyujiGaming _
    RyujiGaming _ 9 months ago

    Found magic too complicated so I restarted as a archer

  • EnterTheVoid
    EnterTheVoid 10 months ago

    Why is this game hard to find and expensive still? In the Uk it's going for £30 second hand. It held its value.

    LIQUID SNAKE 10 months ago

    So what you choose? Please summarize.. Played original sin 2 then this one with tactician after 8 hrs i went to classic.

  • Jonathan Torres
    Jonathan Torres 10 months ago

    What does he mean by that?? 😂

  • Guilherme Perdigão
    Guilherme Perdigão 10 months ago

    2018 and this video is still useful. Thanks.

  • RedDevil757
    RedDevil757 Year ago

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Explain what things are instead of telling me what to do. Great video.

  • BenjaminGessel
    BenjaminGessel Year ago

    I beat the game (1st time playing the game) on novice level with numerous redundant abilities in my party, and no master level spells in any magic school, just lots of master level scrolls bought, as well as dozens of paid for master level spells that I couldn't use. My gear was pretty stinking amazing though (PLENTY of gold toward the end of the game), and I had TONS of health potions and resurrect scrolls for the final boss (which I only used one huge health potion).
    Divinity is HARD puzzle-wise, but pretty forgiving ability-wise, at least on novice level. All this stuff in this video is great, and will probably come in handy on medium difficulty level and above...

  • Jeetu Singh
    Jeetu Singh Year ago

    1:39 this is not one player games...

  • Ryan Strom
    Ryan Strom Year ago

    Strength, with Battlemage, didn't seem important, since I felt the magic would help in those regards with buff/debuffs or use of both. I however really liked dual wielding wands even before inquisitor class was added. When done well, (albeit somewhat obvious) you can wreak havoc with elemental effects. Mind I'm also the type of player who likes to toy with the enemy too, I like to bat them around for a while before crushing them in one fell swoop.

  • John Smith
    John Smith Year ago

    WHAT IS going on guys

  • Austin Cross
    Austin Cross Year ago

    Im a sexy big girl.

  • Racster Entertainment. Games, Movies & Product Reviews

    no murdering, can't do it on my game play's ) like the idea about using Armour

  • THC
    THC Year ago

    who plays pc games in 720p

  • NextPlanetGaming
    NextPlanetGaming Year ago

    Any chicken heads with duck feet here?

  • David
    David Year ago

    You are fucking obnoxious.

  • Illuminati089
    Illuminati089 Year ago

    Is this guide applicable to divinity original sin enhanced edition?

  • MorrisMeynolt
    MorrisMeynolt Year ago

    Best guy

  • The Doppleganger
    The Doppleganger Year ago

    I followed this advice until I became overpowered and got bored, decided to try hybrids to up the challenge on tactician mode and found out Strength/Dex is by far the most OP build in the game and Dex/Int works quite well on rangers too. Thing is, you gotta scour the vendors for +stat gear and get into crafting to really pull it off, so much fun though. Every build seems mediocre after seeing what a flurry + daggers drawn backstabber can do.

  • qwormuli
    qwormuli Year ago

    Haven't seen the video yet, but just the intro and explanation for the guide was worth a like.

  • Brandon Young
    Brandon Young Year ago

    That voice tho. i cant even begin to watch this video lol

  • The Doppleganger
    The Doppleganger Year ago

    Great video, wished you had done something on party composition because now that the second installment is out some people might go back to play the first as well. I quit and restarted three hours into my first campaign, had tried a hybrid and was having a very hard time. Decided to go with a customized knight and a wizard... Bottomline: too OP. The Wizard controls the battlefield while Jahan ccs enemies left and right, the two knights set about knocking down and bringing down whoever survives the carnage. It's become so easy I almost wish my first playthrough had been like this but on the hardest difficulty setting.

  • Slimmzki
    Slimmzki Year ago

    still missing TK

  • dificulttocure
    dificulttocure Year ago

    Why would you play a role playing game min-maxing your characters? You take all the fun away from the game. Seriously. I can see why you would want to do that in a MMORPG where you directly compete against others.. But this is a Single Player game, as long as you are able to go through the game, just play to have fun. For example, there is this talent called Pet Pal which allows you to talk to animals, it is the most fun and interesting talent you can pick, but completely worthless for min max purposes. If you want to roleplay your character as a battlemage, then go ahead and do it. Min maxing is not for these type of non-competitive RPGs.

  • Omgilovesteak
    Omgilovesteak Year ago

    OMG hi everyone!!

  • Kevin
    Kevin Year ago +2

    this guide is so insanely good, the MOST important thing i think was at the start where you explain 'what will you have at the end'
    There are so many guides out there going straight into the core of creating a specific character weither it be a battlemage or w/e without letting us know the most important part, what will we have at the end of the game to begin with
    + video in my opinion

  • TVD- The Remedy
    TVD- The Remedy Year ago

    I realize this game and video have both been around for a while, but I still wanted to chime in, and thank you for this breakdown, and tell you I like your approach to this character guide, in not recommending only one specific build, but instead tips about what to avoid when creating a character. Good stuff bro.

  • jesse Fitz.
    jesse Fitz. Year ago

    Helpful ty

  • Lio Acquarius
    Lio Acquarius Year ago

    hi guys, i started with game without knowing anything in Tactician mode (more enemies)
    i started with a knight and ranger.
    i want to restart again with new characters, do you know what is the best duo for you ?

  • Coffee Break Hero

    Hello, Looking for a player to play with in Honour mod. Anybody interested? please reply

  • unknown entity
    unknown entity 2 years ago

    Funny, i did all these things out of intuition.

  • Derek White
    Derek White 2 years ago

    Well, there are a few points I fundamentally disagree with (with the exception of the amazing bonus of two-hand and the later need for at least a few points in tenebrium, I utterly ignore putting points in weapons), but there are also a couple points in this video that are incredibly important for new players to know. Overall, well worth the watch, though not much new learned for me personally.

  • Logan Branchfield
    Logan Branchfield 2 years ago

    Dude it takes 15 points to max out 1 ability. So MAX you can get is 3 maxed and 1 at 4. Not counting any other bonuses and stuff. So limited, that hybrid is garbage, only good for a support character only.

  • Jordan W.
    Jordan W. 2 years ago

    "When you can just murder them for EXP" Oh lord I'm dead 💀💀😂

  • BaresarkSlayne
    BaresarkSlayne 2 years ago

    Does anyone know if the leveling points were changed in the EE?

  • Darius Dahmen
    Darius Dahmen 2 years ago


  • Fredde jpg
    Fredde jpg 2 years ago

    this was incredibly helpful! thank you!

  • Kortak
    Kortak 2 years ago

    you can become lvl 23..not 20.....20 is the soft cap... 23 the hard cap
    just saying

    • A1mightyDeath
      A1mightyDeath 2 years ago

      dude quit + over 3 years ago. Just saying

  • Up Yours
    Up Yours 2 years ago

    man you saved my playtrough. subbed.

  • Leon Courtney
    Leon Courtney 2 years ago +1

    I'm a big rpg buff but this is the first game in recent memory I had to put it on easy mode just to leave the town. Great game

  • Roba che Spacca
    Roba che Spacca 2 years ago

    perfect video, great!

  • The Ronin
    The Ronin 2 years ago

    kek, Lone Wolf is the first talent I get on Tactician mode, though I only get it for one of the SHs

  • Wired Wrong
    Wired Wrong 2 years ago

    Is that 20 levels with killing all guards and villagers?

  • Firmicute s
    Firmicute s 2 years ago

    lol. I dont murder people that dont try to murder me. Im a nice person. Ingame

  • A Cesare
    A Cesare 2 years ago +5

    Long time RPGs player 20 years, this is a great RPG, customization is well thought out. Couch co op with my GF.

    • Malin Grant
      Malin Grant 2 years ago

      A Cesare great gf game. forreal

  • Mychal Taylor
    Mychal Taylor 2 years ago

    80 hours? sheesh

  • jcfm1629
    jcfm1629 2 years ago

    dude next time you make a video, consider the visuals. its just the character creation screen the whole time. youre not doing a podcast.

    • A1mightyDeath
      A1mightyDeath 2 years ago

      Im sure you've realised this after the seven months you posted it, but you do realise that this was over 2 fucking years ago right and that this dude already quit youtube.?

  • TheRealPDizzle
    TheRealPDizzle 2 years ago +6

    Hey man I like your content but the way you deliver it feels like an infomercial or QVC trying to sell me something I don't need

  • David James
    David James 2 years ago

    Prepping for my first play through, awesome video thanks!

  • Simon Lauzon
    Simon Lauzon 2 years ago

    Can you play lonewolf with one of your friend or does it deactivate the option of multiplayer?

    • Sproeikoei
      Sproeikoei 2 years ago

      Yes, lonewolf is only part of the char that has it. So if both starting chars have Lone Wolf, neither of them can get a companion. If only one has Lone Wolf, the other CAN get a companion.

  • Sansin
    Sansin 2 years ago +2

    THANK YOU. I was hoping to find a build guide that simply gives me the tools to build my own character with the benefit of more knowledgeable users. You even spare us the "just build this" or "this is the strongest" mindset so common in gaming. You Sir, have earned a sub!

  • Greg Jones
    Greg Jones 2 years ago

    Thanks, this will help me get started instead of throwing points around willy-nilly and thinking "AHHH SHIT" later on.

  • Qinxue Yan
    Qinxue Yan 2 years ago

    Thanks so much!

  • randomeuropeanguy
    randomeuropeanguy 2 years ago +1

    tell me, can i be a necromancer? can i raise the dead and if so, how does that work? do i require a corpse or do i just pull the skeleton or zombie out of my but?

    • randomeuropeanguy
      randomeuropeanguy 2 years ago +1

      @kasparovan dang, thats a pity

    • kasparovan
      kasparovan 2 years ago +1

      Don't think so, I wanted to RP as a necromancer too, but sadly there wasn't enough spells for that.
      The only undead summoning you can do is done using 2 spells, one spell summons a low level undead warrior, second is the higher level variant which you get later on, and it allows you to summon a higher level undead warrior, both require no corpses.
      The game is great, but it won't work for a hardcore pure-Necromancy build.

  • justin phelps
    justin phelps 2 years ago

    im trying to make a paladin build, this is proving harder than i realized. I'm a min-maxer player.

  • Vibeke Hjorth
    Vibeke Hjorth 2 years ago

    Is it possible to disenchant items or do we just sell purple and blue/green items??? Please help I dont want to mess up :-/

    • Watcher863
      Watcher863 2 years ago +1

      You can throw axes and swords into forges to get metal bars.

    • Josef Macichek
      Josef Macichek 2 years ago

      No disenchanting items that I know. But when you see those elemental essences (fire essence, earth essence etc.), your guy with the highest crafting can combine these with armor, helmets, cloaks or belts to add resistances - a kind of enchanting. Try adding tormented souls to weapons for strength and dex.

  • Blue Man
    Blue Man 2 years ago

    Jake! are you here jake?

  • zhecyrus1
    zhecyrus1 2 years ago

    First two minutes of video are not usefull, just get to the point already

  • Jefferson Lette
    Jefferson Lette 3 years ago

    Been researching the game's mechanics before I start my first game and I have to say....having someone tell you what NOT to do is much more helpful than having them tell you HOW to make your build a certain way. Thanks for the tips!

  • Resurgence Of The Shadow Dragons

    Notice, this isn't the enhanced edition.

    • tartrazine5
      tartrazine5 2 years ago

      Enhanced made some parts of the game worse?

    • Henrique Augusto Nunes
      Henrique Augusto Nunes 2 years ago +8

      I've only played the Enhanced edition, what are the differences?

    • Linoge Z
      Linoge Z 2 years ago

      yeah this is in the easy to play build xD

  • Mesjach
    Mesjach 3 years ago +1

    Trendkill? Here? I knew you only from SMITE videos! :D

  • mushy
    mushy 3 years ago

    owned the game 2 days still building my character for the 1 save death hardcore mode it's how I played all my other crpgs and table top role-playing is 1 chance death most people forget

    • O
      O 3 years ago +2

      loll how far you get

  • Square Fenix
    Square Fenix 3 years ago +57

    Why would I pickpocket someone instead of murdering them for experience? Geez, I don't know.

    • mark nvt
      mark nvt 9 months ago +1

      problem with killing is that you never know if you need them later too solve a quest. I did that with Esmaralda, because i did not like her lol.

    • immanuel ericson
      immanuel ericson 2 years ago +4

      You can buy their stuff with items, then if you kill them they will always drop your items. So in practice what happens is that you kill them and get all their items & gold.
      So technically both bartering, reputation & pick pocket are more or less useless. You might not want to kill merchants, but you'll get so much gold that you don't really care anyway.

      That said, it kinds of ruin part of the fun roleplaying experience.

    • Rags_2_Bitches
      Rags_2_Bitches 2 years ago +20

      You can steal stuff from their inventory that won't drop when they die. Pick pocketing in this game is good tbh

    • Ovalsquare
      Ovalsquare 2 years ago +3

      Exactly what I was thinking

  • Mr. J
    Mr. J 3 years ago

    You speaking way too fast, Slow down

    • Maris G
      Maris G 3 years ago

      +RedGear I wish everybody in the game spoke this fast. It would be a good game for me, but I can't stand that talking. Everybody there speaks so slow and sentences are spread wide so much that I wish they would get to the point faster. Fucking dumb dialogues in this game, such a drawback!

    • QueenEtna
      QueenEtna 3 years ago +1

      +RedGear i watched this video at 2x speed and understood everything he said.. Clean your ears

  • Billy Diesel
    Billy Diesel 3 years ago

    it's not a 25% increase buddy, great guide tho.

  • Joe Mountfort
    Joe Mountfort 3 years ago

    How many skills would you guys recommend concentrating on before moving to weapons?

  • jordant10
    jordant10 3 years ago

    It says on the chart (4:10 mins in) that at level 1 you should have 5 attribute points, 5 ability points and 2 talent points. Are you supposed to have those to spend or are they just what is assigned when you pick your starting class?

  • Thundernin
    Thundernin 3 years ago

    Telekinesis OP

  • Jim Partridge
    Jim Partridge 3 years ago

    you have the most annoying voice...

  • Skullsgate
    Skullsgate 3 years ago

    Jack of all trades, master of none. Often times better than a master of one.

  • Brian Holdbrook
    Brian Holdbrook 3 years ago +6

    "Why would you steal from somebody when you could just murder them?" 10/10

  • Kntrytnt
    Kntrytnt 3 years ago +60

    For everyone saying to not listen to this guy, and to not be a(n) idiot/douche/obsessive, you are really sad and pathetic. This is a Massive RPG, which means there are dozens upon dozens of ways to play it. Whether that's playing a well-rounded character, someone who tries to avoid all combat, a min/maxer, or whatever else. I like to play without killing wildlife or female NPCs if I can help it, and that's what makes it fun.
    Some people like to go through trial and error in combat, some don't like that at all, that's perfectly fine. Just because you don't like their methods does not make their way "less fun" or not how the game was supposed to be played. Some people just like trying to break games, and as a game developer I really appreciate those people, they help find game breaking bugs and glitches, everyone has their own method, and that does not make their method wrong, and it especially doesn't make them a douche.
    For everyone insulting TrendKill, you should know you are a really sad individual. This guy took time out of his day to help people who may not have time to try over and over again. He put together a nicely done video, and tons of people appreciate that.
    If you don't like that other people play differently then, by all means, leave. I can assure you, no one wants to hear your negativity.
    Thank you TrenKiLLv01 for your great video, and thank you everyone who likes to share your methods of playing, I'll try some of them out some time. My next run through I'm going to try and beat it without killing anyone that has more than 3 syllables in their name. Someone should join me for that.

  • Ninja-Turtle Man
    Ninja-Turtle Man 3 years ago

    Looking at this makes me think they dumbed it down for console. Dammit I wish my laptop was better so I didn't have to buy this on PS4.

    • Kevin
      Kevin 2 years ago

      hudsoneezy stfu pic fanboy lol.. what a nerd lmao

    • Ninja-Turtle Man
      Ninja-Turtle Man 3 years ago +1

      @hudsoneezy I prefer playing games on console actually. And I was wrong, they didn't dumb down the content, just the UI. I am fat and pathetic though. All of your other adjectives prove false.

    • hudsoneezy
      hudsoneezy 3 years ago

      +Keaton stfu fat gamer nerd pathetic super master pc racist

  • CrazyDude269
    CrazyDude269 3 years ago +1

    My personal opinion on this video as a casual gamer on a Signgle player game (mostly) is that this vid is useless.. Because this game lets you play the way you like to have fun.. so.. if you cant progress in the game its fine tis your fault.. but from there on its a single player experience :p not like youll jump into heavy pvp action and mlg pro gear grinding like in most MMORPGs. Tho i do understand that there are hardcore gamers out there so i am not against this vid at all. Just my opinion :p

  • TrolololoLong
    TrolololoLong 3 years ago

    About to get the Enhanced Edition for PC and I have to say that I really enjoyed your guide!
    I didn't find explaining the skill and leveling system spoiler-ish since I would have most likely spend a lot of time in character creation just reading all the tool tips :P

  • Guerrilla Gorilla
    Guerrilla Gorilla 3 years ago +23

    "Why steal when you can kill them for experience" because I don't intend to/physically can't kill everybody I feel like robbing.

  • immortally insane
    immortally insane 3 years ago

    Got sooooooooooooooooo lost half way the video :(

  • fourtwenty fourseven
    fourtwenty fourseven 3 years ago

    longest fucking intro of my life

  • Andrew Breidenbach
    Andrew Breidenbach 3 years ago

    4x instead of 3x is a 33% increase...
    just saying :)

  • Lord Moose
    Lord Moose 3 years ago +2

    See, I don't much care for "what builds not to make and specs not to choose." Why? Because fun and effective to me.

  • Flippy Flip
    Flippy Flip 3 years ago

    Super easy build idea for new players?

    • Flippy Flip
      Flippy Flip 3 years ago

      @Roland Yalon I'll try it out, thx

    • Roland Yalon
      Roland Yalon 3 years ago

      +Hacking Tutorials str/man at arms close range char. for supp go for int/hydro/aeuro

  • Greenberet
    Greenberet 3 years ago

    i need pickpocketing 3 to steal the bloody amulet from Eglandaer so i can get the best outcome from the quest =/

  • Saint Barthélemy
    Saint Barthélemy 3 years ago +2

    November 2015 : I just discovered that game... I wasted so many years of my life.

  • Yijuwarp
    Yijuwarp 3 years ago

    I started with lone wolf on both my characters and didn't know you needed 2 ability points to level to lvl 2 ability and so on, I added 1 point into every ability, couldn't beat starting area and gave up.

    • Gavin Rae
      Gavin Rae 3 years ago

      ah kk, pretty important distinction lol. then i guess i can follow your logic.

    • Yijuwarp
      Yijuwarp 3 years ago +1

      @Gavin Rae
      OK, everything was a slight exaggeration, but I did put points in everything relevant (2 handed, man @ arms, telek, leadership, charm, lockpicking, pyrokinetic)

    • Gavin Rae
      Gavin Rae 3 years ago

      it still wouldn't be a good idea to put points in everything....

    • Yijuwarp
      Yijuwarp 3 years ago

      @Gavin Rae
      Obviously I assumed the later skill levels were level restricted

    • Gavin Rae
      Gavin Rae 3 years ago +2

      +Yijuwarp have you ever played any RPG ever? :S how could you possibly think that was a good idea.

  • The Fussel
    The Fussel 3 years ago

    So, basically talking in this game sucks and dialogue options are useless?

  • OmikronWeapon
    OmikronWeapon 3 years ago +1

    Good tips. Too bad games almost *require* some spoiling research before starting to play. Limited respec options would solve this imo.
    Also: It always seems so stupid to me to have a skill unlock at max level and then give bonus multipliers by level. Just say 50% instead of 5x10

    • OmikronWeapon
      OmikronWeapon 3 years ago +8

      +Alexandr Grishko No wonder I was confused, I keep mixing those genres up. Thanks for clearing that up.

    • Alexandr Grishko
      Alexandr Grishko 3 years ago +1

      +OmikronWeapon actually all you need to start games like this - think about everything at the moment of creation character. And later, thru whole game. thats why its called RPG, not an Shooter.

    • OmikronWeapon
      OmikronWeapon 3 years ago

      @Exidius07 That's good to know. I didn't mean Divinity specifically though.

    • Exidius07
      Exidius07 3 years ago

      +OmikronWeapon There ARE respec options :)

  • Garibubu Princess
    Garibubu Princess 3 years ago +7

    great music in this game

  • CRS One
    CRS One 3 years ago

    Will I be able to leave pickpocketing out of the equasion for my two main characters and use Wolgraff for all the stealing when he's in my party?

  • crewmate
    crewmate 3 years ago +4

    Hope for an Update, when the Enhanced Edition is out.

  • skikowy
    skikowy 3 years ago

    Good guide