This guide will break down the location of all the skillbooks in Two Worlds II, listed alphabetically
Inside the chest in your quarters on Alsorna Island.
Complete “Veterinary Practice” in Bayan.
Found on the anvil in the lobby of the Brotherhood’s guild hall.
Inside a locked chest in a cave south of Bayan. The Mages’ Guild quest “Unexpected Danger” takes you into this cave.
On the table in Master Dattan’s office in the Mages’ Guild. This door is only open if you’re on the quest in Chapter I to find and speak with Dattan.
On a dead body near the dragon skeleton in the Belly of the Beast. This is nearly impossible to find unless you already know it’s there, as the corpse tends to blend in with the scenery.
In the Cave of Crystal Golems, you can explore a storeroom on the other side of the cavern from where all the titular golems are being kept. The skillbook’s in there, lying out in the open.
Kill and loot the Contractor who’s menacing Old Yerske during “The Escort” in Chapter 1.
If you’re facing the Prophet’s throne on Alsorna Island, it’s to your left against the wall. Unless you’re right up next to it, it can be very difficult to see.
On a shelf in the underground storeroom where Basel keeps his “package,” southeast of Hatmandor.
Inside a locked chest in the sewers of Hatmandor. If you’re escorting Old Yerske, he directs you to hide behind some barrels right next to the chest. A couple of different vendors in the Mages’ Guild also have it for sale for 9,400 auras.
In Nortar’s bedroom on Alsorna Island.
On top of the sarcophagus in the main chamber of the Tomb of the Archpriest Aha.
On a shelf on the first floor of the Imperial warehouse in Cheznaddar.
In the library at the southern end of the Dragon Slayers’ Den.
In an unlocked sarcophagus in the dungeon that leads to the Tower of Fangs. It’s on the east end of the dungeon, near its exit.
In the cellar of the necromancers’ guild house in Hatmandor. You have to enter this house to deliver the Putrefying Head, as part of the “Lost Head” side quest.
Another copy is in a locked chest in Gorlag’s Cave, yet a third is in the final room of the dungeon you explore during “Pleasure of Treasure,” and several vendors offer it for sale. You really have to work at it to get through the game without learning Necromancy.
In the back room of the blacksmith’s forge along the road south of Bayan. This house is only accessible during the “Weaponry” Mages’ Guild quest.
On a bookshelf in the Captain’s tent in Zah’Dan.
Inside the same chest as the Scribe’s Inkwell.
Defeat Sangaire in the “Hunt” quest for the Warriors’ Guild.
In Figar’s house in Chazhaddar. You’ll go to see him during the “Hand of Justice” quest in Halmandor.
Complete “The Escort” in Chapter 1.
Offered for sale by the innkeeper in Tir Geal. You can also find it on a table in Defora’s house in the eastern Savannah, while you’re pursuing the quest “Nortar’s Collectibles.”
Sorcery – Artisan
Complete “The Package” in Chapter 1. There’s a second copy in the alchemy lab on the second floor of the Mages’ Guild.
In the basement of the alchemist’s house, north of Bayan. You’re sent here to clean the place out for the “Palm Grove” quest.
One of the vendors in the Mages’ Guild hall offers this skillbook for sale for 9400 auras. The vendors in question only appear once you’re on the mission to meet with Master Dattan.
In the library of the Mages’ Guild, by Koenin the blind librarian.
In the Chazhaddar Sewers, south of the entrance. Bouncer is standing nearby, and he’s labeled on your map the moment you walk in.
In the dungeon underneath the temple in Hatmandor.
In the labyrinth that leads to the Tower of Fangs, near its exit. It’s also offered for sale by the innkeeper in Tir Geal.
If you somehow miss this during the prologue, there’s another one in a locked chest in the Imperial warehouse in Chazhaddar. A couple of different vendors in the Mages’ Guild also have it for sale for 9400 auras.
At the top of the lighthouse north of Halhin in the northeastern Savannah.
In Jarrad’s mother’s bedroom in Chazhaddar.