Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2

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Mechanical Arsenal - Definitive Edition
Type: Add-on
Game Mode: Story, GM, Arena
Tags: Skills
File Size
1.910 MB
Jul 26, 2019 @ 12:56pm
Jul 30, 2019 @ 4:05pm
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Mechanical Arsenal - Definitive Edition

Successor to Pyrolusite's Grenade Skills, this mod currently adds 30 skills to the game, still distributed between Huntsman - offensive physical/elemental grenades - and Scoundrel - utility and crowd control grenades, wind-up toy elemental and smoke variants.

Feedback is appreciated, as always.

Major differences with PGS

- Base cooldown reduced to 4 turns (from 6)
- Base damage multiplier reduced to 115% (from 130%)
- Smoke Screen invisibility reduced to 1 turn (from 2)
- A Cluster Grenade skill for each element
- Love, Terror and Holy grenade skills !
- Removed "T2 Poison Grenade" and Source skills. New source skills will be implemented later.
- Introducing "Throw Explosive Trap" variants using Ice, Poison and Air elements. Unchanged scaling.
- Introducing "Deploy Mass Traps" variants using Ice, Poison and Air elements. Unchanged scaling.
- Introducing "Wind-Up Toy" variants using Smoke, Ice, Poison and Air. Unchanged scaling.
- New icons !

What to expect

Damage multipliers are still being tested. They might be slightly buffed or nerfed depending on how they will perform, given than they were originally balanced to be burst skills with high cooldowns.

Offensive non-cluster grenades : 2 AP, 4 CD.
Utility/CC grenades : 2 AP, 3 CD.
Cluster grenades : 3 AP, 5 CD.
Smoke Screen : 2 AP, 6 CD.
Trap and Wind-Up variants : Same than their vanilla counterparts.

Compared to my previous mod, my main goal here is to provide more skills for players wanting to specialize in one element when playing a rogue/hunter-hybrid class, instead of encouraging a multi-element build that will basically burst harder than regular mages.

Getting started

Obtaining these skillbooks is done by crafting, but can also be found in the skillbook lootpool.
There are 3 recipe books in Fort Joy and the Lady Vengeance, allowing you to unlock them in your recipe list. They can also be found in some lootpools, apparently.


The following skills are available at character creation :
  • Novice Makeshift Grenade
  • Makeshift Nailbomb
  • Blinding Flash
  • Smoke Screen

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Absolutely incompatible with Pyrolusite's Grenade Skills.
Might be incompatible with any grenade skills mods.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
Jul 29, 2019 @ 2:05pm
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Nyx (She/Her) Nov 24, 2022 @ 6:00pm 
could the book over by Nebora be marked as unowned please? Tired of having to slaughter all of Fort Joy to read it...(tried sneaking, tried other character talking trick; always leads to a blood bath)
Pyrolusite  [author] Nov 1, 2022 @ 2:14am 
@Acheron okay thanks ! I thought I already did that a while ago, but it seems not. I'll do that when I can.
Acheron Oct 31, 2022 @ 6:20pm 
sorry for the double comment

to be clear, in the skilldata area of the Stats Editor, every skill has a column at the start that says "For Game Master", set these to "Yes" and that should do it.
Acheron Oct 31, 2022 @ 6:19pm 
Hey, it's me again. After tinkering with skills myself, I know how you can make these appear in the GM skillbook!

It's as simple as ticking "For Game Master?" in the stats editor to "Yes"! That's all you have to do -- do that, and in GM Mode they'll appear in the GM Skillbook for us game masters.
Pyrolusite  [author] Sep 13, 2022 @ 4:39am 
@Acheron I'll look into it as well when I can, I might have an idea how to fix it but no guarantees.
You're welcome, glad the mod is still appreciated 3 years later !
Acheron Sep 12, 2022 @ 1:19pm 
It seems at least at the moment to be only yours. I get the feeling there's something about GM mode that needs to be done with the mod so it actually shows up in the list.

I'm thankful I can at least access the skillbooks, but it's a hassle. Oh well, thank you for the answer and the wonderful mod.
Pyrolusite  [author] Sep 12, 2022 @ 5:59am 
@Acheron never used GM Mode, so I can't help you. Does this only happen with spells from my mod or does this also happen with mods adding new spells or new classes ?

@AterSol I never had that problem in testing, but okay. When I can get back to modding DOS2 I'll try to make a cheat chest addon.
Acheron Sep 11, 2022 @ 5:33pm 
So is there any easy way to get these in GM Mode other than having to spawn the books in and have NPCs learn them directly?

They don't seem to appear in the skill list.
AterSol Sep 6, 2022 @ 12:41am 
really need a cheat chest as I can never find enough blank skillbooks....
bidiguilo Sep 29, 2021 @ 8:00am 
I think the recipe list is down