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The Best Solasta Mods (& How to Play Them) | Screen Rant

Like all games inspired by 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, Solasta: Crown of the Magister gives players a lot of fun and interesting things to explore in its world. Over time, though, this game can grow a little stale despite the amount of customization available. When players feel they need more to do, the best option is often to install interesting and fun mods.

Since Solasta is a relatively new game and doesn't have as large of following as others in the industry, there aren't currently a huge number of mods available like there are for games like Skyrim. The ones players can choose from, however, are very useful and add several unique features to the game. This guide shows players the best mods available for Solasta: Crown of the Magister.

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Downloading mods for Solasta isn't a difficult process, but players will first need to set up a few different programs. They must first install the Unity Mod Manager from Nexus Mods. This program will allow the player to keep track of the mods that they download and activate and deactivate them relatively easily. After that, players will also need to download the Solasta Mod API by esquilo22 to get mods to work on their system.

To install the Unity Mod Manager, players will need to do the following:

  1. Download the Unity Mod Manager files from Nexus Mods and extract them to the desktop.
  2. Open the program.
  3. Select Solasta: Crown of the Magister from the list of available options, or manually select the game from Program Files.
  4. The Unity Mod Manager should launch when Solasta is launched.

The Solasta Mod API allows most other mod files to edit Solasta's game files. Without this program, players won't be able to get mods working in-game. To install the Solasta Mod API, players must do the following:

  1. Download the Solasta Mod API and extract the files into the Unity Mod Manager's mods folder.
  2. Open the Unity Mod Manager to run the Solasta Mod API.
  3. Extract any mod files that they wish to install to the mods folder where the Solasta Mod API files were installed.

The majority of Solasta's mods will be found on Nexus Mods. Players should read the description of each mod they are planning to download before activating them. Some mods won't always behave well together, and some will need other mods in order to work correctly. A great tip is to only add one mod to a game at a time to see how it will behave. If the game starts behaving erratically, then it will be very easy to determine which mod caused things to break.

Once players know how to install mods to their game, they can start having fun altering the way that Solasta: Crown of the Magister plays. Mods range from fun new additions to quality of life improvements, with options that even make the game more closely resemble its Dungeons and Dragons inspiration. Here are some of the most enjoyable mods players can install at the time of writing.

Solasta Face Unlock

While Solasta knocks the adaptation of tabletop games mechanics out of the park, those who are used to the freedom of tabletop gaming may find the character customization options lacking. One particular issue is the very low number of face options for playable characters. The Solasta Face Unlock mod by SilverChampion helps rectify that by unlocking 54 different NPC face options to choose from as well. This makes each character's appearance a little more unique.

Multiclass

One big feature that tabletop players may miss in Solasta: Crown of the Magister is the ability to pick up levels in other classes than the one they originally chose. With the Multiclass mod by esquilo22, the player gains the ability to multiclass in Solasta and can take levels in up to four different classes of their choosing. Just like in a real tabletop game, though, players must make sure their character meets the prerequisites for a class before they can take a level in it. This multiclass system also supports many of the other class mods that currently exist.

Tinkerer Class

The Tinkerer class is by far one of the more interesting classes that users have modded into the game so far. Tinkerers are half physical attacker and half magic-user. Their skills allow them to use magic to imbue items in their possession with magical abilities that can then be used in a number of different ways. The Tinkerer Class mod by ChrisJohnDigital introduces the class and three different subclasses that allow the player to use their powers in interesting ways. One grants them access to potion-making skills, another allows them to boost their weapons with their intelligence modifier, and the third gives them a few cantrips that can be used as bonus actions.

Skip Tutorials

The opening tutorial for Solasta is a great way to acquaint new players with the game, but it can really be a bore for those who have played through already. The Skip Tutorials mod by esquilo22 grants the ability to skip this tutorial entirely and get right into the action without sitting through exposition and being shown the controls again. This mod actually has two different settings as well. One allows the player to just skip the playable segments and still watch the cutscenes, and the other allows the player to skip the entire opening tavern segment except for the opening and ending cutscenes.

Level 20

One big downside to Solasta is that, despite having a very impressive collection of skills and spells for players to use, players can't upgrade their characters to level 20 like in most tabletop games. This means all the most powerful attacks and abilities from Dungeons & Dragons are entirely unattainable to players. The Level 20 mod by esquilo22 helps fix that problem by adding ten new levels and their associated abilities for all official classes in the game. The Level 20 mod also supports some of the modded classes as well. Keep in mind, though, that the game was not designed for these extra levels, so the mod doesn't always work as intended.

Flexible Backgrounds

Tabletop games have always been about giving players the freedom to choose exactly what they want their character to be. One way they are able to do this is by selecting a background that can help influence the kind of person their character is. Solasta: Crown of the Magister still allows this, but backgrounds are somewhat rigid and give players less freedom to customize. The Flexible Backgrounds mod by ChrisJohnDigital allows players to select their background for flavor and then pick whichever tools, proficiencies, or skill sets they prefer.

Next: Solasta: Crown of the Magister - Cleric Class Guide (& Builds)

Solasta: Crown of the Magister can be played on PC.

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