Divinity: Original Sin 2 is one of the best co-op RPGs to come out in recent years, allowing up to 4 players to play together any way they want. However, if you prefer flying solo, you can do that too, because the game offers a Lone Wolf talent for you to use with your character!
The Lone Wolf talent doesn’t restrict you to just one character in your party, and you’ll be able to have at most one other companion with you. But bear in mind that a party of two will need to employ a very different set of tactics than a party of four will.
If you know you want to play a Lone Wolf character, some builds will be better than others. In this Divinity Original Sin 2 guide, we’ll go over the best build for lone wolfing the game. I hope you like Summoning!
Best Race for a Lone Wolf Build
If you want to go it alone, your best race options are Human and Elf. And I’d personally recommend creating a custom character, since Dome of Protection is an excellent skill to have.
Humans get +2 Initiative — and though Lone Wolf forces you to run with a smaller party, their Encourage skill does affect summons.
Elves, on the other hand, get Cannibalize and Flesh Sacrifice. Cannibalize isn’t especially helpful for Lone Wolves, but Flesh Sacrifice is a great racial skill that will net you more AP to work with in combat. You may not get much benefit from the damage boost, though.
If you’ve read our Divinity 2 character creation guide, you know that Elves can also acquire a few skills for free without having to use any skill points — so if you want to get an edge in the early game that will help you wander the lonesome road, Elf will probably be the way to go.
Best Attributes for a Lone Wolf Build
To start off with your loner character, you’re going to want 14 Constitution and 12 Wits. These will be your most important attributes for the rest of the game.
Constitution is obviously important for not dying, but Wits provides Initiative — a vital stat for Tactician mode. As the initial combat round will shape the flow of the fight, you’ll want to go first whenever possible. 12 Constitution should be enough to start out with if you want to throw a few points elsewhere, but you’ll want to bump it up to 14 pretty early on.
The rest of your attribute points should be spent as you need them either to fulfill stat requirements or to support any other skills you decide to pick up. Note that your summons do not scale with Intelligence — they only care about their summoner’s level and Summoning skill.
Best Abilities for a Lone Wolf Build
As you probably already know, the classes don’t really mean anything — so there’s no “best class” for the Lone Wolf player if you customize your abilities, skills, and talents out of the class presets. You could pick any class you wanted, then change it all to fit this build.
With that in mind, the best ability for a Lone Wolf to focus on is Summoning. You want to get 10 points into Summoning as soon as possible — which is incredibly easy, since every point you invest into a Combat Ability is doubled by the Lone Wolf talent.
Not only will most of your skills scale directly off of your Summoning ability, butyour Conjure Incarnate skill will also call forth a menacing Colossal Incarnate at Summoning 10 — and it’s superior in every way to the old one.
Realistically, you’ll want your Summoning ability to be as high as possible, but you’re also going to need to branch out a bit. You’ll absolutely want 2 points in Necromancy, in order to learn the Raise Bone Widow skill — it’s a very powerful summon that scales with your Summoning ability, despite being a Necromancy skill.
You’ll also want to pick up at least one Tier 2 Infusion skill, which will require 2 points in their respective elemental ability.
You can also invest some points into the Leadership skill, as the aura also benefits your summoned creatures.
The Civil Abilities you choose to focus on is pretty much up to you, but Lucky Charm is always a good choice.
Best Skills for a Lone Wolf Build
Since you’ll be starting the game with only the Summoning ability, your starting skill choices are very easy: Conjure Incarnate, Elemental Totem, and Farsight Infusion.
After that, you’ll obviously want to keep focusing on Summoning skills, and you’ll want to focus on crowd control and support, as your summons represent the bulk of your damage. Aerotheurge and Hydrosophist are great for both.
Best Talents for a Lone Wolf Build
Obviously, your starting talent is going to be Lone Wolf — and to be honest, you don’t really need any other talents besides that one because Summoners aren’t particularly talent-hungry.
The only other necessary talent you’ll take will be All Skilled Up at level 3, as it’ll get you that much closer to having 10 points in Summoning.
After that, it’s pretty much up to you and what skills you branch out into.
Best Companions for a Lone Wolf Build
Regardless of who your companion is, they want to get the Lone Wolf talent as soon as possible. If it’s another player, they can take it when they create their character. Otherwise, your companion will have to wait until level 3.
As for the rest of your companion’s build, they’re probably best off just mirroring you as a Summoner and investing points into whatever optional Combat and Civil Abilities you don’t have.
If you (or the other player) decides to take the character in another direction, they might want to focus on crowd control, tanking, and support, with a few points in Leadership.
If you have any suggestions for the build (or your own best Lone Wolf builds), I’d love to hear them — so leave a comment below! But before you dive back into the game, check out the rest of our Divinity: Original Sin 2 guides for more tips and tricks:
- Divinity Original Sin 2 Guide: How to Get the Face Ripper and Source Orbs
- Divinity Original Sin 2: Companion Quests and Locations
- Divinity Original Sin 2 Ultimate Build Guide
- Divinity Original Sin 2: The Burning Pigs Guide
- Divinity Original Sin 2: Skill Crafting Combinations and Book Vendors