Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

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Patience. Finesse. Fear. Such is the thrill of the hunt, and those who seek it know it is the ultimate prize. This mod overhauls all existing Huntsman skills, as well as adding plenty of new ones, to deliver a truly lethal Huntsman skill tree!

"Adapting to your surroundings is the key to survival..."

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This mod requires Norbyte's Script Extender and OdinCore - Mod Services to use.

Patience. Finesse. Fear. Such is the thrill of the hunt, and those who seek it know it is the ultimate prize. This mod overhauls all existing Huntsman skills, as well as adding plenty of new ones, to deliver a truly lethal Huntsman skill tree!

"Adapting to your surroundings is the key to survival..."


As stated above, this overhaul requires Norbyte's Script Extender as well as OdinCore - Mod Services to use.

What is the Script Extender and why do I need it?
Norbyte's Script Extender is similar to how the Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) works; it provides access to a lot of lower-level code for modders. As such, I've been able to create lots of new script-heavy mechanics for this mod.

Another excellent feature that the Script Extender provides is a HUGE improvement to load times when playing with lots of mods, cutting 10-minute load screens down by ~90%. Even if you aren't planning on using this overhaul, I'd recommend grabbing the extender for that feature alone!

How do I install it?
I created a Steam Guide which provides step-by-step installation instructions. The extender only needs to be installed once, and will only take a couple of minutes to do so.

CHECK OUT THE EXTENDER INSTALL GUIDE HERE!

Alternatively, if you are using LaughingLeader's excellent Mod Manager, you can simply click the "Tools" option at the top of the window, and then click "Download & Install Osiris Extender". Easy peasy!


Version 1.0.6.2 (Read the Patch Notes here!)

Core Mechanics
I've taken a different approach with this particular overhaul, whereby I haven't designed my usual playstyles. This time around, I've designed the skills and changes to give you the toolkit to create your own favourite builds. Instead, here are some of the core mechanics this overhaul introduces to give you some inspiration:

  • Elemental Adaptation
    • By using the new version of Elemental Arrowheads on a ground surface, your bow attacks and skills are converted to be 100% of that surface damage type.
    • Damage is calculated using your regular attack stacks (i.e. Finesse, Warfare, etc.), and then does the damage conversion.
    • This effect does not convert damage dealt from crafted arrows.
    • This allows you to play an elemental archer without spreading skillpoints too thin and relying on crafted arrows.

  • Animal Companion
    • Who better to share the hunt with than an animal companion?
    • Use the Animal Companion skill to call upon an ally: Noctis the Night Owl, Elkahoof the Forest Deer, or Grizzle the Mountain Bear.
    • There are a few companion skills, which provide you and your animal companion unique benefits, such as sharing damage taken.

  • Grenadier passive
    • Each Huntsman point now also provides a 5% damage boost to crafted grenades.
    • This effect, coupled with the new Savvy Hunter skill, allows you to create a grenadier!


Skills
The new skills and mechanics introduced in this overhaul are designed to feel as unique as possible. Each new skill is heavily-scripted, meaning enemy AI does not make the best use of them. As such, you won't see these new skills on enemies at the moment. Changes to basegame skills will be used by the AI, however.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SKILLS

As a comprehensive overhaul, this mod also reworks a lot of the basegame Huntsman spells, and I have compiled these changes into a doc:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW BASEGAME SKILL CHANGES


Riad the Hunter is a lethal tracker, and he is able to sell the party skillbooks if you have the coin. Riad may be found throughout the game in various locations:
  • Fort Joy:
    • Next to the tent west of the Fort's initial entrance, in front of a fish rack.
    • On a small shore, behind the tent next to the altar in Armadia's Sanctuary.
  • Reaper's Coast:
    • Aboard the Lady Vengeance. He is next to a ladder to the rear crows nest.
    • Atop the gate at the entrance to Driftwood Square.
  • Nameless Isle: On the landing shore as you arrive.
  • Arx: In the West section of the market square, opposite the Dwarven blacksmiths.


Basegame Huntsman vendors also stock the new skills, and the new vendors can be toggled on/off whenever you like using the Odinomicon mod settings menu from OdinCore.


Workshop artwork: April Dede, Darantha
Spell icons: Larian Studios, Riot Games, Hi-Rez Studios, Valve, Blizzard Entertainment
Assistance and inspiration: LaughingLeader, Kalavinka, Norbyte
Being awesome: Larian Studios


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NOTE:THIS MOD IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE CLASSIC VERSION OF THE GAME. ATTEMPTING TO USE THIS MOD IN CLASSIC WILL LIKELY CAUSE BUGS AND ISSUES.