Risen 2: Dark Waters

Risen 2: Dark Waters Achievements


Learned each skill once

This, along with Big Game Hunter, is one of the two grinding achievements. To get this, you’ll have to buy every single skill in the game across all playthroughs. It is not doable in one playthrough, as to buy every skill for an attribute requires you to have level 10 in that attribute, and there is simply not enough XP in the game to do this. Also, having max Firearms and Voodoo is impossible, as the two are mutually exclusive (you can have a few skills in Voodoo if you choose Firearms, and vice-versa, but not all of them). Thus, the simplest way to get this achievement is:

  1. Save up 61,000 glory (xp) as this is the amount required to get to level 10 in an attribute (the xp needed will be a little less if you happen to have the legendary item for an attribute).
  2. Save up around 17,000 gold, the amount needed to buy all skills for a particular attribute.
  3. Once you have both above steps done, save your game in a new slot. Then max out any one attribute, and proceed to buy all the skills for that attribute from the various skill trainers in the game. This done, re-load your game without saving, and move on to the next attribute.

Regular-level trainers (for level 7 and under skills) are found on almost any island. However, there is only one master-level trainer for each attribute (for level 8-10 skills). They are:

  • Blades - Admiral Alvarez on Antigua. Note there is a bug with him, in that he will not offer to train you any further if you have told him you have all the Titan Artifacts. The only way around this is to load a previous save. Also note that you have to finish with Slayne's questline before he will offer to train you.
  • Firearms - Godin in the High Council in Caldera.
  • Toughness - Bones (initially in Maracai Bay, later on in your crew if you offer him a position).
  • Toughness - Alister on the top floor of Booze's bar at the Pirates' Den on Tacarigua (not a master level trainer, but he is the only NPC who will teach you the Distiller skill).
  • Cunning - Flannigan at the Pirates’ Den on Tacarigua.
  • Voodoo - Osamu in Maracai Bay.

If you’re having trouble finding someone, you can always go into the characters section of your journal (under Logbook), and set a marker for any type of teacher. It will show you all the ones who are on the island you’re currently on.

Firearms and Voodoo are mutually exclusive. You can only max out one or the other on a single playthrough; thus, you will have to start another game to get the one you didn’t choose. Or, you could simply reload a save from before being forced to choose between the Inquisition and the Natives, and play from there.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by BioSkell
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 07:57:18 PM

Ok I know Ive learned Voodoo, Swords, Guns, alchemy, etc yet still havnt got this achievment. So what the hell? I dunno what im missing.

Comment #2 by Redrum4
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 10:48:11 PM

You need to purchase/learn one of each skill on the character page the 3rd tear like cunning 1. 2,3... Voodoo not just learn 1 skill it's one of each so lvl 1 of all skills. Hope it makes sense it's not a fast easy thing to do

Comment #3 by SLBK Nick
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 07:49:37 AM

This Achievement cant be done on 1 playthrough you have to do the game at least twice because you cant learn voodoo and aquire the musket skills at the same time its 1 or the other

Comment #4 by blacksyndicate0
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 07:05:10 PM

just play the game using very little glory points, use on cunning because you need some thieving skills to progress ingame, then save all them up till you have like 60k glory points to learn an ability, then sell everything you have and go find and buy all skills, and once you have one tree maxed out, go back to a save file and redo for the others, the achievement will unlock once you have go thru the process, you don't need to play the game over and over, unless your going for the 2000 monsters kills too, which will take 3 or 4 playthrus.

Comment #5 by CesarianAlex
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 12:57:47 PM

#blacksyndicate is right to some extent, but as has been mentioned before - you can't complete both the voodoo skills and the firearm skills in the same playthrough. I saved up and tried, it's 61000 glory and 14000 gold to max out all from scratch, but as I chose the voodoo path, I couldn't get access to all the firearms trainers, so you need to go through twice.

Comment #6 by The Debauchery
Sunday, May 04, 2014 @ 02:46:48 PM

I'm getting confused. I'm on my second playthrough and pretty sure I've had all of the skills at least once now, but no achievement. I went Voodoo on my first run through the game, and Muskets this time. I've got all the gun skills this time and had all the Voodoo skills that time... and I thought I got all the others last time... so I don't know what I'm missing.
It definitely ain't guns nor thievery skills as I have all of both of those right now...

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Game Info
Piranha Bytes
Deep Silver


US July 31, 2012
Europe August 03, 2012

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