Divinity Slates in Torchlight Infinite are used to create a custom Talent tree built on the powers of the New God. This is accessed via your Talent menu, at low levels you're only able to access the central area but as you level up more space for Slates becomes available.
These contain Minor, Medium, and Major talents from any of the 6 Gods plus special New God talents. Better yet, you can mix and match (though certain effects are marked as Max 1 and cannot be repeated). Divinity Slates represent puzzle, or Tetris pieces so you need to fit them together and use the entire space efficiently.
Divinity Slates represent a huge amount of power and freedom when it comes to character building in Torchlight Infinite.
If you want to know more about Talents in Torchlight Infinite check out our Guide here, or read this one for information on the Six Gods and their buffs.
How Does the Divinity Slate Work?
Obtain Divinity Slates by interacting with the Cube of Rapacity, divinity Slates are themed around one of the Six Gods. For example God of Machines' Divinity Slate rolls modifiers from the God of Machines, Machinist, Steel Vanguard and Alchemist Talent Trees. When obtained from the Cube of Rapacity the Slates contain a random selection of Minor and Medium talents. Some talents are marked with (Max Divinity Effect: 1) meaning you can only gain the effect once via the Statue of the New God. Because you can combine slates from any God, they are especially helpful for gaining access to Talents outside of the 3 trees you're using. Many builds choose to use Pedigree of the Gods (the replacement for Infinity) to obtain a Major Talent. In this case you're able to combine this with 4 other Divinity Slates by level 95.
If you're having trouble fitting a valuable Divinity Slate into your Statue you can spendFlame Dust to perform a random 90 degree rotation, or Flame Elementium to change the shape entirely. Unwanted Divinity Slates can be recycled for Divinity Fragments used to purchase new random Divinity Slates at the trader in town, this can be a handy way to get value from Slates you don't need!
To enhance your Divinity Slates with extra modifiers you need to Brand them with Casting and Forging Wedges, this renders the slate untradable. Most Divinity Slates allow for 12 Branding Attempts, and if you don't get what you want, you need to use a Unifying Wedge to remove all brands and restore the attempts.
When Branding a slate there are 4 possible outcomes:
- Add 1 Minor Talent Node
- Upgrade a Minor Talent Node to a Medium Talent Node
- Upgrade a Medium Talent Node to a New God Talent Node
Talents associated with the New God appear on Legendary Divinity Slates, and are only added to Normal Divinity Slates via Branding
Legendary Slate Effects
Pedigree of the Gods is a Legendary Divinity Slate dropped by the Traveler. In addition to rolling Minor and Medium Talents it also grants 1-2 Major Talents from anywhere in the tree. This replaces the Infinity Belt as a way to gain power from Talent Trees you aren't invested in. A well rolled Pedigree of the Gods is difficult to obtain but extremely valuable.
The Minor and Medium talents rolled can come from any of the Six Gods, and do not have any correlation to the Major Talent(s) selected. This item drops from both the Timemark 7 and Timemark 8 versions of the fight.
For more information on how to fight the Traveler check out our Traveler and Uber Traveler Boss Guides.
Legendary Slates also interact with adjacent Divinity Slates, increasing the effect of Talents, Copying other Talents or Devouring Talents.
God's Footsteps gains +15% Talent effect for every other copy of itself in the same row/column. So for example if you place 2 side by side each grants 21% additional Order Decrease speed as opposed to the normal 18. Because this effect compounds based on the number of identical slates used, players are strongly encouraged to use several or none at all rather than just 1.
Space Rift copies the Medium talents on the adjacent slate to the right, so if you have some important bonuses this is a great way to double the benefits to your character.
Note: you cannot copy a replicated Talent, only those that originally exist on a Slate.
Last God Has Gone Far Devours Six Gods' Talents on adjacent slates nullifying their effects. While having adjacent talents nullified is a major downside, these Legendaries offer a powerful upside to builds able to maintain high Order.
New God Bonuses
There are also modifiers associated with the new God, these focus on the mechanics "Order" and "Chaos" granting bonuses for every point of order you're able to maintain. Because Order constantly reduces, and Chaos constantly increases it can be difficult to maintain high order to enable these effects. New God effects are themed around rebellion against the Six Gods; therefore many of these effects nullify Buffs or Talents associated with the Six Gods.
Here are the most important things you need to know about Divinity Slates in Torchlight Infinite:
- Get Divinity Slates from the Cube of Rapacity to add Minor or Medium talents via the Statue of the New God.
- Slate shapes can be changed, or rotated to fit into the Statue of the New God.
- Brand them to enhance or replace existing modifiers.
- Branded Slates are untradable.
- Unifying Wedge dropped by the Law Bearer reverts Branding and restores Branding Attempts.
- Pedigree of the Gods dropped by Traveler grants 1-2 Major Talents
- Legendary Slates have a number of unique effects including Copying Talents, Devouring them, and bonuses associated with the New God.
Written by Tenkiei
Reviewed by Facefoot, Milkybk_
Article Published for Season 3