How to Reset Passives in Last Epoch

Lumped with a bad skill?

by Kara Phillips , Davi Braid
Image: Eleventh Hour Games

Picking the right skills in Last Epoch can feel risky for players who aren’t sure about their effects. If you’re considering reallocating some points, this guide will explain exactly how to reset passives in Last Epoch.

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Occasionally, you may end up with skills that don’t suit your playstyle, which can negatively affect your performance during gameplay. That said, such mistakes are more common than you might think. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid being stuck with ineffective skills. Resetting passives in Last Epoch is likely the best course of action for players who regret how they’ve allocated their points.

Can You Reset Passives in Last Epoch?

To reset passive skill trees in Last Epoch, find the NPC with the pink brain icon above their head. This is the only character who can reset your points, but there are a few things to note. First, you can only alter one point at a time, and you cannot break any dependencies.

So, if you’re far enough into skill trees to have points invested in masteries, you won’t be able to change any part of the base tree. It’s worth noting that this process can be a bit steep, especially for beginners. However, once you get into the mid-late game of Last Epoch, the cost becomes pretty negligible.

The same can be said for any skills that require certain mastery levels. Unfortunately, if you have skills that rely on one another, you won’t be able to alter any of the points you’ve invested into them, and you will have to put up with the accompanying skill and ability.

So while it’s frustrating that you can’t reset every point you invest in making sure you’re making the most of the available abilities, it does help you to think about the decisions you’re making since you may be locked in sooner than you think.

How Do You Reset Specialization in Last Epoch?

In Last Epoch, you can reset your Skill Specialization by pressing the Respec button found at the top right of the Skills Window when viewing a specialized skill’s tree. This allows you to specialize in a different skill. The new skill will start at your Minimum Skill Level and may get an XP bonus to level up faster.

You can check your Minimum Skill Level and if a skill has an XP bonus on the left side of its tree. Remember, you can have up to 5 specialized skills, matching the number of skills on the Action Bar.

- This article was updated on February 16th, 2024

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Kara has spent two years as a freelance video game journalist, and many more exploring the weird and wonderful world of tech. Outside of Attack of the Fanboy, she's chewed the ear off Nintendo Life, TechRadarGaming, and Patch Magazine, and basically anyone who will listen to her endless rambles.