Before we delve into the list of Divinity 2 mods I have chosen, I feel it is important to mention that this list only applies to the Definitive Edition of the game. I also feel it is important to note that I will not be including mods that are primarily for:
- Cheating (This includes cheat engines, infinite gold, item spawning, etc.)
- Adding additional skill points, including civil skill points.
- Increasing item drop quantities.
- Straight up increasing action points.
It is relatively easy to find these types of mods in the steam workshop or on Nexus Mods, so if those are the ones you are interested in, you shouldn’t have much of a problem. While Divinity: Original Sin 2 could never be described as a balanced game, the mods above destroy what little balance there is.
With that little disclaimer out of the way, we can now move into how this list is going to be split up. There are a ton of class mods, which add new skills and character types, so those will be featured pretty heavily. There are also a ton of quality of life mods that deserve mention. Unfortunately there are not many overhaul mods available for D:OS 2, and most of the ones that do exist really mess with the game in some unfortunate ways. There are a couple I will mention though.
How to Install Divinity 2 Mods
Steam Workshop – The steam workshop is perhaps the easiest method by which to install mods. Simply subscribe to the mod in question, and that’s it. I would note, however, that you should carefully read the mod descriptions. There may be some incompatibilities between certain mods that will cause one or both of them to not work. Also pay attention to any load order requirements to prevent mods from failing to launch or from crashing the game.
Nexus Mods – If you are using the Nexus Mod Manager, which I recommend, it is as easy as loading it into the mod manager. If you do not want to use the mod manager, then you first need to find your mod folder. It should be under the file path …\Documents\Larian Studios\Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition\Mods. You will simply have to copy the .pak file of the downloaded mod into there. When you launch Divinity, on the main menu you should see a button that says “Mods” click on that, activate the mods you want on, choose a load order, and then you should be good to go. You might have to restart the game in some cases. Like the Steam Workshop instructions, make sure you read the mod description for any known incompatibilities or load order requirements.
Norbytes Script Extender
This mod is really the only vital mod required for a significant portion of the mods below. Like most games, Divinity Original Sin 2 was created with only minimal mod support included in the game. This script extender allows a greater number of mods to be active at the same time and is required for many mods to even work. Installation is relatively easy, simply follow this LINK and follow the very easy instructions.
LaughingLeader Mod Manager
While not absolutely vital to modding Divinity Original Sin 2, I highly recommend downloading this mod manager. It will help you to figure out mod load order and mod updates on steam. It is pretty easy to install and will save you some headaches if you have a bad load order that is causing the game to crash. You can download it here.
39 OdinCore – Mod Services
38 Odinblade – Spectre Class
The spectre class is an intelligence based physical-damage spellcaster class in a similar vein to the vanilla necromancer. This Divinity 2 mod adds 30 new spells and an armor piercing mechanic to allow the Spectre to deal direct health damage without having to fully deplete enemy armor. In addition, it adds a new debuff type called “agony” which is an ongoing debuff that is augmented by the “torturer” talent, allowing it to be applied even through armor. This mod also adds scythes to the game, which are pretty neat as well. He has also created a few “add on” mods for this class that I will link below:
37 Odinblade – Umbra Class
36 Odinblade – Pyrokinetic Class Overhaul
This Divinity 2 mod is not simply one class, but is actually four “subclass” builds to offer different playstyles for those among us who love to burn everything to the ground. This mod changes a significant number of the pyrokinetic spells, and adds a ton of fire magic to the game in order to incinerate your foes. As this mod does change a lot about pyrokinetic magic, it does affect game balance somewhat. There has also been a new vendor added to the game that sells the new spells and also the new “flameblade” weapons that the mod includes. I will also note that there are a few add on mods for this overhaul as well that I will link below.
35 Odinblade – Geomancer Class Overhaul
34 Odinblade – Necromancer Class Overhaul
I have always been a huge fan of necromancy in most games, except for Divinity: Original Sin 2. Though I know that many consider it to be a pretty powerful combat ability, with the capacity for a significant amount of physical damage. I have always liked the type of necromancy that brings skeletons and zombies back from the dead to do battle for you.
This Divinity 2 mod, like pyromancy and geomancy overhauls above, offers over fifteen new skills, and provides four “subclass” guides for different builds. One particular skill of note is the ability to raise corpses as minions, which really appeals to the purist necromancer in me. It also adds new intelligence based melee weapons and a vendor who sells items related to the overhauled necromancer.
33 Odinblade – Hydrosophist Class Overhaul
32 Odinblade – Aerotheurge Class Overhaul
Much like the Hydrosophist above, I have always found the Aerotheurge to be entertaining to play in the base game. With powerful air and lightning magic to incapacitate and destroy your enemies, it offered the ability to both control battles and strike decisive blows against your foes. It would be remiss if I failed to mention how much this mod improves the Aerotheurge experience though.
With over a dozen new spells, new items, and a new vendor, it adds a significant variety of new and horrific experiences to bring to bear against your enemies.
31 Odinblade – Huntsman Class Overhaul
30 Feenex’s Battle Pack: Definitive Edition
This Divinity 2 mod adds a truly staggering amount of skills to the game, and reskins many of the other effects. With over 110 new skills added, it might take you awhile to figure out which ones suit your playstyle the best, but one thing you will not lack is versatility. Like most skill mods, it also adds vendors that will sell the new skills, and it also adds six unique items to find. Interestingly the uniques added by this mod level up as you do, so they will always stay relevant to your level.
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29 Helaene – Vampire Class
This Divinity Original Sin mod adds a pretty entertaining and lethal “class” to the game. Vampirism skills draw from the warfare and necromancer combat abilities and give you access to some of the iconic abilities drawn from vampiric lore from Vlad Dracul to Lestat. These abilities include things like, biting, bat swarms, enthralling, exsanguinating. Stuff like that.
I would highly recommend this class for those of you who like to embrace the night and want to be a lord of the undead. Do not fret, dear friends… you will not be sparkly. Helaene has also included a finesse and intelligence override for this class.
28 Helaene – Succubus Class
27 Helaene – Cryomancer Class
26 Helaene – Blacksmith Class
25 Helaene – Valkyrie Class
24 Helaene – Mirage Class
23 Helaene – Trickster Class
22 Helaene – Priest Class
21 Helaene – Wyldfae Class
19 Astronomer Class
This Divinity 2 mod is another interesting new class from Haephaistos, the modder behind the Chronomancer above. It adds sun and moon magic, which both provide support and damage capability. It adds 29 new skills and will focus on pyrokinetic and hydrosophist combat abilities. It is actually a pretty complicated class to play because you can combine sun and moon magic to create eclipse magic, which offers different effects.
It is, however, rewarding when everything goes right. Give it a shot if you want a challenging but pretty cool new type of character to play.
18 Constellationist Class
The Constellationist is yet another very interesting class created by Haephaistos. This is a class based around astrology, and although that sounds kind of silly, it ends up being a truly immersive class to play. It is heavily focused around summoning creatures based on the twelve primary zodiacs and, to a lesser extent, some lesser celestials based on other constellations.
You will generally not be dealing a lot of direct damage, as you will be focusing on letting the celestials under your control win your fights. If you like summoning, you will love this class.
17 Overlord – Necromancy 2.0
In my opinion, this is a vital build if you want to play a tried and true “Necromancer”. This mod adds the ability to summon skeletons, liches, death knights. It also has some other skills, but this finally makes it so that your dreams of leading an army of undead come true!
Unfortunately, during testing, I found that I could not control my skeleton force, but that’s fine. They are kind of like totems, in that they will target whatever they want to. The most important thing though, is that you can finally be the necromancer of your dreams.
16 Occultist – Summoner Overhaul
This is a truly fantastic Divinity 2 mod for those among you who want to draw the eldrich powers of lovecraftian horror into the Rivallon. You will be summoning tentacles, worms, and other dark entities from the nightmares of humanity to bear against your foes. There isn’t much to say about this mod, other than it adds a bunch of new summons and that you should really give it a shot.
15 Resonator – Tank Class
This is a very interesting class based around warfare and aerotheurge. Not abilities you commonly see together really. It is focused around taking damage to enhance your abilities. This “resonance” level causes your abilities to have greater effects, but in order to build your resonance level, you have to get closer and closer to death.
It is not an easy class to play, as it requires carefully balancing your ability to live through enemy damage, with your need to maintain a relatively low amount of life to get the most of your abilities. Not a class for new players, but one that offers an interesting playstyle.
14 Sir Gagz – Venalguard Class
Quality of Life Mods
None of the Divinity 2 mods on this list are truly vital to your gameplay experience. You can fairly easily beat this game, even on tactician mode. These mods will simply make certain aspects of your game easier or more streamlined, and might improve your overall experience in the game. I will note that a few of these mods may also cause some issues with the game balance, so bear that in mind.
13 Level Up All Equipment – Including Uniques
This mod really tows the line between acceptable imbalance and outright cheating. I have beaten Divinity: Original Sin 2, four times now, and something that has irked me at times is how often really cool unique items become obsolete. The way that scaling works in the game means that items even a level or two lower than you can be a huge liability, including these supposedly amazing unique items.
This mod allows you to pay to “level up” your items to your character level. This ensures that they are viable for any point of the game you are in. While you can also use this mod to update your epic or legendary equipment as well, I find that I only really used it for uniques.
12 Crafting Overhaul
Full disclosure, I really dislike crafting in most games. I also disliked crafting in the base game. While I did do some testing with this mod, I have not even gotten close to making all 1600 new crafting recipes that this mod adds to the game. For those of you who love crafting, this is the mod for you.
Some of the items may be viciously overpowered, I didn’t get the chance to go through every single one. But you are free-thinking individuals. If you craft an overpowered murder stick it is up to you whether or not to use it. What I will say is that this mod massively expands the crafting system in D: OS2 and is a must have if you like crafting.
11 Bartering Tweaks
This is one of those quality of life mods that doesn’t really imbalance the game, and offers just a pure solution to one of the most annoying aspects of the game. Ensuring you are talking to traders with the right character every time. This mod also allows other members of the group to buy a “pet pal” talent book, but the most important thing is that your characters will all share the highest persuasion and/or barter ability among your group.
This means you do not have to be focused on which character needs to talk all the time and makes your gameplay much more relaxed.
10 Potions Give Empty Bottles
9 Full Loot
This Divinity 2 mod tows the line between being kind of overpowered and being more realistic. Sometimes you will kill vendors in the game, it just happens. Normally they will drop a random assortment of their inventory, with the rest disappearing into the ether. This mod causes vendors to drop their entire inventory when they die.
There is also an optional part of the mod that causes every character to drop their full inventory and equipment when they die, but in testing this caused problems as many characters have armor and weapons that aren’t meant for players to ever have, but more often they just drop nothing. This is because many enemies simply have “visual” sets without any actual items equipped, so there is nothing to drop.
8 Toggle Polymorph
7 Interesting Uniques
This is the first “overhaul” mod that isn’t also a class mod on our list. It changes many of the uniques in the game to be generally more powerful, and have better stats or skills than the vanilla version. I would highly recommend this mod if you don’t want to add a bunch of new skills to the game, but find unique items to be a little bit underwhelming.
6 Divine War
5 Enhanced Talents
This Divinity 2 mod changes a lot of the base game’s talents to be significantly more interesting or powerful. It does not add any new talents or change the game in any other way, but it does make talents that are mostly ignored significantly more viable. I didn’t notice it change the game balance significantly, but it does make your characters marginally more powerful on the whole.
4 Better Clouds
3 Fort Joy – A Dark Beginning
2 Summon Boss Challenger Pack
1 Fort Joy – Portable Respec Mirror
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