Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2

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Mask of the Shapeshifter - Skillbooks
Type: Add-on
Game Mode: Story
File Size
0.011 MB
Sep 30, 2020 @ 1:52pm
Oct 9, 2020 @ 7:13pm
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Mask of the Shapeshifter - Skillbooks

        It turns all shapeshifter masks into skillbooks, so you learn and use them freely, without suffering armor, stats, and fashion penalties.

        Also available at NexusMods: https://www.nexusmods.com/divinityoriginalsin2definitiveedition/mods/277

        Initially I made this mod for myself, but eventually decided to put it out. Thought someone might find it useful as I did.

        -- The downside of it being that as any skillbook it is consumed on use and you can no longer pass it from character to character. It is intentional and made to restrict player from using the same mask on all characters at once. You can just craft a new one, if you want to use it on several characters though. Sorry but that's the best solution I've managed to achieve that is balanced.
        -- Skills take 0 memory and are counted as innate, just as if you were wearing the mask.
        -- It also alters their crafting recipes, Just so they make a little more sense.

        The only way to obtain skillbooks on an EXISTING SAVE is CRAFTING. Any masks you already had will continue to act like a helmet. The mask dropped from Windego also WILL NOT BE CONVERTED, even if the mod is installed before you kill her.

        I'm not a big modder and this is the very first mod I ever did. Thus I can't really promise total compatibility.
        However, this mod's structure is rather primitive and I'm convinced that it shouldn't causes any kind of compatibility issues. Just make sure to load this mod after any mod that edits the mask of the shapeshifter as an item.
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Ghilean  [author] Feb 5, 2022 @ 12:38pm 
I've explained the way I came to such design in the Features paragraph in the description. I know, it is far from perfect, but it is the best solution I could think of or was able to pull off while not ruining the immersion (at least for myself).

In any case, you can always just craft several masks for several characters if you wish.
Thanks for feedback.
Mei Feb 4, 2022 @ 10:06am 
Is it possible to instead make them scrolls that aren't consumed? This would make more sense
TheForgotten Feb 17, 2021 @ 5:24am 
yeah upon testing (though it is an existing save so who knows if thats interfering with the other mod's ability to work anyways) it seems to make these other masks just turn into regular skillbooks :') so would be a good way to get free skillbooks on an existing save! but yet to find out if its possible to have both mods actually work in conjunction haha, just dont have the free time to start multiple new games with diff load orders etc to see if they could ever work :')

Ghilean  [author] Feb 9, 2021 @ 10:14pm 
@TheForgotten Even though it's hard for me to say, Im about 99.999% sure it would NOT be. Yet still you can try, change load order back'n'forth.

Just keep in mind the note I left about "existing saves" when testing out my mod.
TheForgotten Feb 4, 2021 @ 8:19am 
thought id ask it here cause you are much more responsive than the other author! would this be compatible with the mask of the shapeshifter enhanced mod? the one which lets you turn into other origin characters? if it would be, would it try turn those masks into skillbooks too? or would it keep them intact? either way is good, just as long as it wont just outright break my game haha!
Barney Jan 6, 2021 @ 4:55pm 
turns out Organized Containers - DE is incompatible with this mod
Barney Jan 6, 2021 @ 4:28pm 
For some reason I cant use Fane´s mask and if i craft a regular one upon using it i get a CTD
Ghilean  [author] Jan 2, 2021 @ 9:44am 
@The_Lie42 , exactly same way as the original: by talking to Fane about the mask, or interacting with eternal artifact in Blackpits cave.
我推的厨子 Jan 2, 2021 @ 5:10am 
Hey just wanted to ask if the book recipe was given at the start or given when picking up fane's mask? I playing in mutiplayer and just wanted to check if the mod was installed properly
illy Oct 25, 2020 @ 3:36pm 
Thanks for the info :D