Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec is an unofficial, fan-made respec editor for Torchlight 2.

Main Features:

  • Free, unlimited respec of attributes, skills, and spells.
  • Faster (and more forgiving of mistakes) than the in-game interface with a respec mod, especially for high-level characters.
  • Optional character legitimacy controls to restrict build possibilities to only those that could have been produced through normal gameplay. (If you use these, your character will not be labeled as a cheater.)
  • Guild-Wars-style load and save builds with a single click. (A customizable scaling and breakpointing algorithm adapts builds across different character and fame levels.)
  • Guilds-Wars-style build codes for sharing builds over forums or in-game chat.
  • Aesthetic controls -- change your character's name, sex, face, hairstyle, hair color, bandana color (Outlander), pet name, pet type, and pet scale.
  • Cheats -- give your character more gold, clone your character, change single-player difficulty level, change NG cycle, resurrect dead hardcore characters, promote a softcore character to hardcore, (resurrect and) demote a hardcore character to softcore, and change death count. (Your character will not be labeled as a cheater.)
  • Remove the "cheater flag" caused by console use.
  • Remove erroneous mod bindings so that your character can be played without the bound mods and items are preserved.
  • Broad compatibility with mods.


There are two ways to install Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec: the Windows installer and the .7z archive.

The Windows installer is the recommended method of installation. Simply double-click the installer and follow the on-screen prompts. The installer should work for all versions of Windows from Windows XP Service Pack 3 through Windows 8, whether 32-bit or 64-bit. If installing on Windows 8, you must run the installer as an administrator. (Right click, select "run as administrator.")

(Note: There seem to be issues with the installer on Windows XP. If it doesn't work, use the .7z archive instead.)

To install from the .7z archive: Create a directory wherever you like, then extract the entire contents of the .7z archive to the directory. Make sure to keep the internal directory structure intact. If installing over an existing installation of Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec, make sure to delete the "settings.ini" file, since the meanings of certain settings may have changed since the last version. Installing from the .7z archive does not create an entry in Windows' "Add/Remove Programs" menu.

Special Notice for Steam Users:
Turning off Steam Cloud Save is strongly recommended. Steam Cloud Save does not always respect the timestamps on files. This causes it to sometimes overwrite a save file that you have just edited with Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec with an older version of the file from the cloud. If Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec appears to work properly, but then the changes do not appear when you load the character in Torchlight 2, Steam Cloud Save is likely the cause of the problem.

For detailed usage information, please refer to the complete help file online.

Download Current Version: 2.04
The current version is compatible with .svb save files from TL2 patches 1.22.x.40 through 1.25.x.2. It will remain compatible for all future versions retaining .svb version number 0x44, and quite possibly beyond that.

Version: 2.04
(9.12 MB)
(7.81 MB)
MD5: 933eb3726370538f6840f0a0280bc43b MD5: ab305e97fcf839b750c733120df96a06
Get MD5Summer: LINK Get 7-Zip: LINK

Change Log:

  • Version 2.04: Fixed a rare bug that sometimes caused a misparse of pet data.
  • Version 2.03:
    • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused crashes when loading characters with badger, deer, or headcrab pets.
    • Fixed a rare bug that sometimes caused crashes or misparse of pet data.
    • Fixed bug that caused mod binds not to be stripped from items in the pet inventory when stripping mod binds from items.
    • Refined pet type change feature to account for different file structure of badger, deer, and headcrab pets. Certain type changes that used to generate a bad save file (e.g. Badger → Dark Grey Wolf) will now work properly.
    • Note: The format for the Pets.txt mod compatibility configuration file has changed with this update. If you're using this file to make Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec compatible with a mod, you need to make a new file. Please see the mod compatibility guide for instructions.
    • Added detection and notification for abnormal file structure at pet color. (Probably caused by old versions of Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec -- sorry!) The abnormality can be fixed by using the pet type change feature and selecting your pet's current type as the new type.
    • Added additional safety checks to parser so users are more likely to encounter an error message instead of the program crashing when a save file fails to parse.
  • Version 2.02:
    • Fixed a bug with support for pet mods.
    • Added functionality to strip mod data from pets.
  • Version 2.01: Fixed a bug with Vortex Hex not being recognized.
  • Version 2.0:
    • Updates for Torchlight 2 major patch version 1.22.x.40 and GUTS:
      • Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec is now compatible with version 0x44 save files. It is no longer compatible with version 0x42 save files.
      • The "Load Character" dialog now displays characters from both the "\save" and "\modsave" directories, and indicates which directory each character is from.
      • The preview panel now displays whether a character is modded or not.
      • Added support for new pets: Panda, Alpaca, Stag, and Headcrab.
    • MOD SUPPORT! Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec is now compatible with many mods, and even modded classes! In order to configure Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec to be compatible with your mods of choice, please follow the instructions in the mod compatibility guide. If you find the mod compatibility configuration too complicated or difficult, you can download configuration files from other users.
    • New features to strip mod bindings and remove mods from your character's mod history.
    • The pet type change feature is expanded to include fish transformations.
    • New pet scale change feature allows you to change your pet's size. Ever wanted a chakawary the size of Godzilla? Now you can have one.
    • Better handling of the confusing extra pathnames in the Steam version of Torchlight 2.
    • Torchlight 2 Rapid Respec nows comes with a Windows installer/uninstaller. The installer should solve a lot of installation and configuration problems. A .7z archive is still available for those who prefer it to the installer.
    • The spell respec tab is now disabled by default. This feature always behaved erratically, and duplicating spells/tomes in StashNinja is frankly a better and less risky method. If you really want to use this feature, it can be activated in the options menu.
    • Reworked build codes to support the potential additional data requirements for mods. Build codes no longer contain spell respec information.
    • Dead hardcore characters are now revived with their base health rather than a flat 100 health.
    • Fixed a bug with the program hanging during update check if no internet connection/connection problem. The update check will now always timeout correctly.
    • Numerous revisions to the help file, including a mod compatibility guide.

Prior Versions:
Prior versions can be downloaded here.

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to LordNightmare for figuring out the descrambling algorithm, and to Shatter for the checksum alogrithm!

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