The Sims 4 allows supernatural creatures to build a skill tree. To do that, they first have to get talent points. Getting talent points can prove challenging regardless of what type of occult creature the Sim is.
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How to Get Talent Points as a Spellcaster
For spellcasters, it’s relatively easy to get more talent points, as they have a large variety of options to choose from.
They should start by going into the Casters’ Alley and buying as many magical tomes as there are available. Not all of them will fit their current level of skill. If that’s the case, they won’t be able to read them.
The good news is that even though there are always only three tomes available in the shop, the selection changes. So, it’s worth it to return there regularly and check for new books.
Once the Sim has the level-appropriate books, they should learn the spells and practice them. To do so, they don’t even have to travel into the Magic Realm. The Sim can stay at home. The more spells they learn and practice, the more talent points they get.
Other spellcasters can also help in this area. By asking them to duel with your Sims, they learn faster. They can duel for nothing, for ingredients, or for spells. All of these bring the spellcasters more experience that leads to talent points.
Sims can get talent points by experimenting with their cauldron. This can lead to them creating new potions and learning their recipes. Alternatively, they can prepare potions from recipes they’ve already learned in magical tomes.
In the Magic Realm, spellcasters can search the libraries for magical tomes. When they find some and read them, it also helps them level up faster and gain talent points.
Some of the spellcaster perks that you can purchase for the talent points help gain even more experience, and subsequently, more talent points. The perk Spellcaster Socialite allows performing interactions with other spellcasters that add a bit of experience. The perk Mote Hound means Sims can eat the motes flying around in the Magic Realm – again for more experience.
There’s also the perk Insightful Eye that helps the spellcaster read magical tomes faster, meaning they can get more experience in a shorter time. Other similar perks called Blender Arm and Experimenter shorten the time it takes the spellcaster to work with their cauldron.
Alternatively, you can choose a shortcut and use cheats. First, press Control + Shift + C on your keyboard and type in “testingcheats true.”
Subsequently, you can level your spellcaster’s rank by using the cheat “Stats.Set_Stat RankedStatistic_WitchOccult_WitchXP NUMBER” to get more talent points. For number, simply put in the number of experience points you want and you’re all set. Neophyte needs 50 experience points, Acolyte 350, Adept 875, Master 1550, and Virtuoso 2350.
How to Get Talent Points as a Vampire
Vampires get access to more powers as they build their skills as well. They can collect talent points by doing numerous activities.
They can read and re-read the vampire tomes repeatedly. First, they start by reading information about vampires online. Once they learn everything there is to learn on the internet, they’re able to order vampire tomes and start reading them.
If they prefer a more practical approach, they can find another vampire and ask them for vampire training. However, the vampire has to have a higher rank than the trainee.
There’s a cool-down period after training during which the vampire can’t be trained by a different trainer. Of all the vampires in Forgotten Hallow, Vlad is the best one since he has the highest rank. As such, he can teach the younger vampires more things than Caleb and Lilith Vatore.
Strong vampires can challenge other vampires to a duel and hope for a win. There are two types of duels – a friendly one and a hostile one. The friendly dual won’t worsen the relationships between the Sims, regardless of the duel’s outcome.
The good news is that unlike with the vampire training, there’s no cool-down. This means you can challenge multiple vampires to a duel in a short period of time.
Some vampires can be friendly and civil and only drink from willing donors. Others don’t mind compelling people so they can feed on them. Whatever the case, vampires get additional points simply from feeding on people.
Vampires get more points faster simply by using other vampire powers. They can also practice the Dark Meditation which gives them points as well as restores their energy. Once again, there is a few-hour cool-down with the Dark Meditation.
Just like spellcasters, there are cheats for vampires too. The cheat for leveling up the vampire rank and getting more points is “stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP NUMBER.”
A minor vampire needs 202 experience points, prime vampire 630, master vampire 1058, and grand master vampire 1486. With 1593 points, you can max the rank bar.
How to Get Talent Points as a Werewolf
The latest supernatural creatures in The Sims 4, werewolves, get talent points and have skill trees just like their spellcaster and vampire cousins.
Similar to vampires, werewolves learn faster and get more experience points by using their unique werewolf skills. They can dig for valuables, hunt for fresh meat, howl, bite, turn Sims into werewolves, fight other werewolves, and much more.
Fighting other werewolves and speaking to them about lycanthropy is a tried-out way to get more points. Some werewolves are friendlier and more inclined to discuss it, while others are more detached and hostile (such as the infamous werewolf loner, Greg).
By digging around the werewolf world Moonwood Mill, werewolves can come across werewolf books. If they read them, they not only get extra experience points but also will learn interesting facts about the world and werewolves.
Even though the werewolf pack is relatively new, there are already known cheats you can use to get more talent points. Open the cheat bar, enable cheats, and type in “stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Werewolf_Progression NUMBER.”
What The Sims 4 manages to hide is that it’s possible to keep getting more talent points even after reaching the highest rank. This is true for all three occult creatures – spellcasters, vampires, and werewolves. Simply have your Sim do any of the things mentioned, and they will get even more talent points that they can exchange for perks!