Outward Complete Skill Locations Guide
With no character class selection screen, you get to choose what kind of adventurer to play in Outward based on what skills you learn while traveling the landscape.
While you can pick up universal skills freely, you only have a limited number of breakthrough skills that can be learned from specific trainers, which effectively pushes you towards a specific build.
Below we cover the locations of all the main trainers who teach specific skill trees, as well as one-off weapon skills available from various NPCs in the game.
Note that you can get one weapon skill for free from Burac automatically near the start of the game. Which skill he teaches is dependent on what kind of weapon you have equipped when you try to leave the Cierzo gates for the first time.
All of the weapon skills he can potentially teach you can then be learned for 50 silver from other NPCs if you later decide you want to use different weapon types.
Finally, don't forget there are also these three faction reward passive skills available to your character:
- Heroic Kingdom of Levant: +15% damage
- Holy Mission of Elatt: -15% mana / stamina costs
- Blue Chamber Collective: +40 HP
As a little reminder, you do have to learn a class's breakthrough skill before you can learn any of its specialization skills, and within each class you have two specialization skills you have to choose between. Furthermore, you can only specialize in three classes at a time. Choose carefully.
Let's dive in and see where all the trainers are located so you can plan your character build before you start exploring!
Berg Skill Trainer Locations
- Skill Tree: Rune Sage
- Trainer: Flase
Flase is found in the tower on the north side of Berg in the Enmerkar Forest region.
|Well of Mana||Breakthrough||500 silver|
|Arcane Syntax||Specialization||600 silver|
|Internalized Lexicon||Specialization||600 silver|
|Runic Prefix||Specialization||600 silver|
- Skill Tree: Wild Hunter
- Trainer: Ture
Ture is easily found at the south end of Berg standing on a giant rug beneath some trees.
|Evasion Shot||Universal||50 silver|
|Hunter's Eye||Universal||50 silver|
|Sniper Shot||Universal||100 silver|
|Survivor's Resilience||Breakthrough||500 silver|
|Predator Leap||Specialization||600 silver|
|Piercing Shot||Specialization||600 silver|
|Feral Strikes||Specialization||600 silver|
- Skill: Mace Infusion
- Trainer: Taleron (or Burac)
Taleron in Berg teaches this one handed mace special skill, or you can get it for free from Burac if you have a mace equipped when you leave the starting city.
- Skill: Execution
- Trainer: Sagard Battleborn (or Burac)
Sagard teaches this two handed axe skill near the Blue Chamber found in Berg. Otherwise, its free if you have a two handed axe equipped when first talking to Burac.
Cierzo Skill Trainer Locations
- Skill Tree: Kazite Spellblade
- Trainer: Eto Akiyuki
Eto Akiyuki is found on the upper level of the Cierzo docks across from the stall where Master Chef Arago teaches you about cooking in the wild.
|Steady Arm||Universal||50 silver|
|Shield Charge||Universal||100 silver|
|Spellblade's Awakening||Breakthrough||500 silver|
|Infuse Fire||Specialization||600 silver|
|Infuse Frost||Specialization||600 silver|
|Gong Strike||Specialization||600 silver|
|Elemental Discharge||Specialization||600 silver|
- Skill: Talus Cleaver
- Trainer: Oda (or Burac)
This one handed axe skill can be learned for 50 silver from Kazite trainer Oda -- who is standing directly next to Eto at the docks upper level -- or you can get it for free from Burac if you have a one handed axe equipped when you try to leave Cierzo for the first time.
- Skill: Pommel Counter
- Trainer: Burac
Burac gives you this two handed sword skill for free if you leave Cierzo with that type of weapon equipped. Otherwise, he will teach it to you for 50 silver anytime you return to Cierzo after first leaving.
Chersonese Skill Trainer Locations
- Skill Tree: Shaman
- Trainer: Adalbert the Hermit
To find this hidden and reclusive hermit trainer you need to travel through Ghost Pass to the northeast portion of Chersonese.
|Reveal Soul||Universal||50 silver|
|Call To Elements||Universal||50 silver|
|Mana Push||Universal||50 silver|
|Weather Tolerance||Universal||50 silver|
|Shamanic Resonance||Breakthrough||500 silver|
|Sigil of Wind||Specialization||600 silver|
|Infuse Wind||Specialization||600 silver|
Levant Skill Trainer Locations
- Skill Tree: Mercenary
- Trainer: Jaimon
The merc trainer is found on the east side of Levant up the stairs in the main promenade.
|Shatter Bullet||Universal||50 silver|
|Frost Bullet||Universal||100 silver|
|Fast Maintenance||Universal||50 silver|
|Armor Training||Universal||100 silver|
|Swift Foot||Breakthrough||500 silver|
|Shield Infusion||Specialization||600 silver|
|Blood Bullet||Specialization||600 silver|
- Skill Tree: Rogue
- Trainer: Styx
Styx is found in at the end of an alley in the slums at the south end of the city of Levant.
|Backstab||Universal||50 silver (or free in Vendavel Prison)|
|Sweep Kick||Universal||50 silver|
|Pressure Plate Training||Universal||50 silver|
|Opportunist Stab||Universal||100 silver|
|Feather Dodge||Breakthrough||500 silver|
|Serpent's Parry||Specialization||600 silver|
|Stealth Training||Specialization||600 silver|
|Pressure Plate Expertise||Specialization||600 silver|
- Skill: Puncture
- Trainer: Markus (or Burac)
This special one handed sword skill is taught by Markus in the slums of Levant for 50 silver, or given for free by Burac if you leave Cierzo with the appropriate weapon type equipped.
- Skill: Simeon's Gambit
- Trainer: The king (or Burac)
The king of Levant teaches the special spear skill for the standard 50 silver, or like the others you can get it for free from Burac.
Monsoon Skill Trainer Locations
- Skill Tree: Philosopher
- Trainer: Alemmon
Both of the trainers in Monsoon are found at the northeast side of the town in close proximity to each other.
|Chakram Pierce||Universal||50 silver|
|Chakram Arc||Universal||50 silver|
|Mana Ward||Universal||50 silver|
|Sigil of Fire||Universal||50 silver|
|Leyline Connection||Breakthrough||500 silver|
|Chakram Dance||Specialization||600 silver|
|Sigil Of Ice||Specialization||600 silver|
|Fire Affinity||Specialization||600 silver|
- Skill Tree: Warrior Monk
- Trainer: Galira
Found near the other Monsoon trainer, Galira offers a skill tree you should go for if you prefer melee combat and having lots of stamina available.
|Slow Metabolism||Universal||50 silver|
|Steadfast Ascetic||Breakthrough||500 silver|
|Perfect Strike||Specialization||600 silver|
|Master of Motion||Specialization||600 silver|
|Flash Onslaught||Specialization||600 silver|
|Perfect Strike||Specialization||600 silver|
- Skill: Juggernaut
- Trainer: Soeran (or Burac)
Like the other weapon skills, you can get this one for free from Burac if you hold a two handed bludgeon while leaving Cierzo, or Soeran in Monsoon teaches it for 50 silver.
- Skill: Moonswipe
- Trainer: Hallowed Marsh Inn Patron (or Burac)
This is the Polearm weapon skill that can be acquired either at the Hallowed Marsh Inn for 50 silver, or for free from Burac.
Now that you know where to find all the skill trainers and weapon NPCs, you might still need help with other aspects of this open world survival / RPG mashup, like acquiring better gear and paying off that pesky blood debt. Check out our other Outward guides here: