Hailed for its in-depth RPG system, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is full of flexibility and customization. An RPG title of this caliber has plenty of skills for players to choose from, and in the case of Original Sin 2, a new type of skill.
Source Skills are powerful abilities players can use in combat, but they require Source Points to unlock. Thankfully, you can obtain Source Points through several methods. Read on to find out more.
Source Points and Skills
Source Skills are potent abilities that players can use to demolish enemies. However, each use consumes a Source Point, and players can only hold a maximum of three at once. Initially, only one Source Point slot will be available.
The first Source Point slot is available when you find a Statue of the Divines and teleport to the Hall of Echoes. There is one such statue in The Vault of Braccus Rex and another in the Hollow Marshes. The last one being the Voidwoken.
In the quest named “Powerful Awakening,” players will receive their second and third Source Point slots.
The more slots you have, the more Source Skills you can use before refilling.
Getting Source Points
Replenishing your Source Point reservoir is essential if you want to make the most out of this skill. Luckily, there are several ways of doing so:
Stand in Source Water
Source Water is a unique fluid that lets characters standing in it recover a Source Point. Since you encounter them during Act I, you’ll only have one slot. Thus, allowing your characters to bask in the Source Water will fill the slot quickly.
The two locations rich with Source Water are the Hollow Marshes and Necromancer’s Tower, but they take time to regenerate.
One crucial skill that helps you maintain some Source Points is Source Vampirism. When you reach the “Powerful Awakening” quest, it’s part of its second act, so you’ll unlock it without the use of books.
With Source Vampirism, you can target corpses, spirits, and other characters with Source Points. It has a range of six meters, and each cast restores one Source Point. However, electrocuted or charred corpses, as well as Magical Armor, prevent you from regaining the missing point.
Something to remember is after you acquire Source Vampirism, you get the option to consume spirits while talking to them. If you’re not keen on this, don’t pick the option.
In the “Withermoore’s Soul Jar” and “Vault of Braccus Rex” quests, you learn to absorb souls from Soul Jars; one soul will give you a Source Point. To get Source Points this way, you’ll need to know how to use Source Vampirism.
The best way to get more Source Points is to use Source Fountains, as they’re a renewable method. You can find Source Fountains in the following locations:
- Decrepit Ruins
- Under Meistr Siva’s house
- Arhu’s Prison
Using Source Orbs and Source Potions
When you reach the game’s later stages, you gain access to Source Orbs and Source Potions. Both replenish your Source Points without the need for the methods mentioned above.
Source Orbs are better used for crafting and as runes. While not precisely scarce, Source Orbs are not easy to come by.
If you’re playing in the Definitive Edition and install this add-on, you can bottle up Source Water to create a Source Potion. Three unique Source Fountains let you do this:
- The High Seas, inside the Dallis secret room onboard the Lady Vengeance
- Reaper’s Coast, onboard the Lady Vengeance at the Lower Deck, close to the stairs
- Arx, nearby a waypoint shrine, itself close to the Lady Vengeance
Time to Nuke Some Enemies
The Source Skills in Divinity: Original Sin 2 are potent abilities that devastate swaths of foes. Since they’re tied to limited Source Points, it’s crucial to know how to get more. Carrying specific items and using Source Vampirism let you refill Source Points on the go too.
What’s your favorite Source Skill in the game? Do you agree with limiting the carrying amount of Source Points to three at once? Let us know in the comments section below.