Powers all stuck at level 1

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Powers all stuck at level 1

Postby YashaGirl » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:46 pm

Okay, I really can't figure this out, and there's nothing in the walkthroughs or the game book about this.

The special powers, such as Striking Blow, Energy Orb, etc. Hovering over their icons in Specialties tells you what Skills are needed for the next level of that power. All of my powers are stuck on Level 1, even though I've BEYOND exceeded the Skill requirements for them. Am I supposed to do something specific to get those Powers advanced??

Please help me.

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Postby Lady Sophia » Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:27 am

Are you *sure* you have fulfilled the skill requirements?

You need to get multiple levels of skills, not just one skill. For example,

Brutel Attack - Level 2
Requires Level 5 Critical Strike

So, you need to invest 5 skill points in "Critical Strike" to get the upgrade to the power. Level 3 of Brutal Attack, requires 8 skill points in Critical Strike.

It tells you in red what you need to get for each power if you select it in the specialities tab. Furthermore, if you have got the skill requirements, then it doesn't actually say "Brutal Attack 3" in the power selection tab. It just says "Brutal Attack" but if you read the description, it should say it is at Level 3.

Other than that, all i can say is, i don't think you have gotten the requirements to the powers. What level is your character, and what skills do you have? That would be more helpful. Also, if in doubt, check the "Dungeon Siege 2" section of this site, and look under "Powers" and it will tell you the requirements to all the powers.

Hope that helps, but i have never had this problem before, so all i can think of, is, you haven't fulfilled the power requirements. Let me know if i am wrong by posting your skills for me to look at. And check the powers, just to make sure they haven't actually increased in power. It doesn't change the name of the power (ie, Brutal Attack will always say "Brutal Attack" even if it is at level 1, 2 or 3. It won't say "Brutal Attack lvl 2" or "Brutal Attack Advanced" or whatever. So, make sure they haven't already gone up a level).

- Check the Powers Tab - look at the Requirements
- if no requirements, then look to see the level the skill is at
- if skills are highlighted in red, and begin flashing on the skill tree when power is highlighted, then the power can be upgraded by putting more skill points in the relevent skills
- post your current skills / powers, so we can see what is wrong

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Postby swcarter » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:20 pm

I think your base skill values need to meet the requirements. If you're getting bonuses from equipment, those don't count.

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Postby tom the terribl » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:10 pm

How read character weapons panel.

When your character gains a skill point a plus sign will occur on the lower right of the face plate. Just press a p and the skill window will open up. If your worried about your character powers monitor by placing the mouse icon over the power window in the skill panel.

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Postby YashaGirl » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:43 pm


I didn't realize the particular pieces of equipment were boosting the Skills. I wasn't, at the time, wearing any that specifically SAID "+ 1 to critical strike", so it never occurred to me that armor that gave me "+ 22% damage" was boosting some Skill.

I now strip off all my character's equipment when she levels up to see what she REALLY needs to boost. :rolleyes:

Thanks all!