How to respec skills in Torchlight 3

Here's how to get respec points.

Like many other action-RPGS, Torchlight 3 grants skill points as you level up. Characters also have perks that usually allow you to upgrade up to level 10, with extra "boons" for each skill tier you reach. As you go through the game, you may encounter instances where the skills you have chosen are no longer the right fit. Thankfully, Torchlight 3 has a respec system for skills so you're not stuck with your choices, but you will have to do a little work if you want to make changes. This guide will explain exactly what you need to do to change up your skills. 

How to respec skills in Torchlight 3

How to respec skills in Torchlight 3  © Echtra
© Echtra

Respectacles-what they are and where to find them

To respec your skills and alter your build in Torchlight 3, you'll need Respectacles. Respectacles can be obtained from bosses, either via their drops when defeated, or the chests they guard. This includes bosses found in regular areas, dungeon delves, and Mapworks dungeons. 

Additionally, once you hit level 15 you will also start earning Respectacle points every ten levels. So at level 15, 25, 35, etc. you'll get Respectacle points. 

Using Respectacles

To actually respec your character once you have found a Respectacle, simply go over to the consumables tab in your menu, select the Respectacle item, and use it. Once it's consumed, the Respectacle will give you points that can in turn be used to switch your skills around. 

Once you have the points, you will need to head to your Fort and build the Skill Station for your controlled class. For example, the Sharpshooter needs to build the Arms Cart. Once you have built the right Skill Station, interact with it to bring up the two skill trees for your character's class. To refund a point, hover your mouse over the skill you want to refund and hold right click. This will return your point so you can spend it elsewhere. 

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