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Game: Kingdom Come: Deliverance
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KC:D is jam-packed with ways to develop your character. Figuring out how you are going to have time to level up all 17 of Henry’s skills can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, there are two methods to skip the grinding and gain some quick XP – Skill Books and Skill Trainers. While both of these methods can be tricky to find and can find you emptying your pockets of your hard-earned groschen, it is more than worth it because of how long it can take to develop skills organically.

Below are some tips on how to use and find all of the Skill Books and Trainers available in the game.

KC:D offers a host of collectible items throughout the game. Perhaps the most valuable of which for players are Skill Books. Skill books are available for most Skills and Stats in the game – from Drinking to Vitality. They provide a static XP boost to the Stat associated with each book.

If you are looking for information about where to find books to boost your Stats check out our Stats Guide.

Each series of Skill Books in Kingdom Come has a name – EX: The Alchemist’s Dream for Alchemy. There are four books in each series as noted by the roman numeral after the book’s name. The later books in the series require higher proficiency in the stat before you can read them.

Book Order #
Associated Skill Level Required
I
0
II
5
III
10
IV
15

Reading books takes time. Meaning the higher your Reading Skill the quicker you will be able to digest the info in the Skill Book. You gain the XP from reading the book when you reach 100% reading completion. It is important to note that you have to be able to read to use the books. Meaning that you will have to visit the Scribe in Uzhitz in order to learn. The quest to do so can be started by talking to the Apothecary in Rattay.

Skill books are located all across Bohemia. Skill books can be obtained in one of five ways:

  1. By Stealing them (Lockpicking and Pickpocketing)
  2. By purchasing them
  3. By using Treasure Maps to find them
  4. By completing quest
  5. By having them gifted to you by NPC’s

Finding all 38 Skill Books (and the additional Stat Books) will require significant time, energy, money, and lock picks.

So how much do Skill Books cost in Kingdom Come? It depends on the book’s level. The first book in a series requires 50, the second costs 150 groschen, the third book in a series goes for 450 groschen, and the final books require 1350 groschen.

Here are the locations for each of the Skill Books available in-game.

Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Rattay Apothecary
N/A
II
Brother Nicodemus – Sasau
N/A
III
In the cellars of the Inn in the Glade – near Neuhof
N/A
IV
Treasure map II
N/A
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Various Innkeepers
II
Fresco Master – Sasau Inn
N/A
III
Father Godwin’s Kitchen – Uzhitz
N/A
IV
Treasure map IV
N/A
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Herbalist of Samopesh
At an Accident
II
Herbalist of Neuhof
N/A
III
Gertrude – Herbalist in the forest between Talmber and Pribyslavitz
N/A
IV
Treasure map V
N/A
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Johann – Horse Trader in Merhojed
N/A
II
Head Groom – Horse Trader Near Uzhitz
N/A
III
House to the north of Neuhof Stables on a shelf near the cooking pot
N/A
IV
Treasure map XX
N/A
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Nicholas – Talmbreg Huntsman
N/A
II
Berthold – Rattay Huntsman
N/A
III
Shed inside the Baths of Talmberg
Can be found at an Accident
IV
Treasure map XVIII
N/A
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Miller Woyzeck – Kohelnitz
N/A
II
Unobtainable in-game
Console commands
III
Wayfarers
Treasure map 1
IV
Treasure map XVII
N/A
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Rattay Blacksmith
N/A
II
Samopesh Blacksmith
N/A
III
Swordsmith Fink – Sasau
N/A
IV
Treasure map VII
N/A
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Miller Peshek – Rattay
N/A
II
Miller Simon – Sasau
N/A
III
Ancient Map V
N/A
IV
Unobtainable in-game
Console commands
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Uzhitz Scribe
N/A
II
Uzhitz Scribe
N/A
III
Sasau Scrib
N/A
IV
Treasure map XIX
N/A
Book Number
Location 1
Location 2
I
Steal from the chest at the Rattay Refugee camp
N/A
II
Pick Kunesh’s Pocket – Rattay Refugee Camp
N/A
III
Pickpocket a Beggar
N/A
IV
Treasure Map XXIV
N/A

Skill Trainers are NPC’s who are experienced enough in a particular Skill to be able to impart some of their knowledge onto Henry. They provide an easier path to Skill XP gain than Skill Books do because they require significantly less time to search for and require no reading time.

Training with skill trainers is fairly simple at face value. After all, all you have to do is talk to them to get your XP. However, skill Trainers do not come free or without requirements. There are four progressively more advanced levels of training. Training beyond basic will not be available to you right away. See the table below to understand the skill required, cost for, and XP gained from each tier of training.

Training Tier
Required Skill Level
Cost to Train
XP Gained from Training
Basic
0
60
50
Slightly Advanced
5
180
200
Advanced
10
540
350
Master
15
1600
500

Trainers are found all across the map. Finding each one can be difficult. Luckily, we have compiled a comprehensive list of where each trainer can be found.

None Available

Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Captain Bernard
Rattay
Sir Robard
Talmberg
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Innkeeper
Inn in the Glade
Captain Bernard
Rattay
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Captain Bernard
Rattay
Sir Robard
Talmberg
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Captain Bernard
Rattay
Sir Robard
Talmberg
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Hunter Nicholas
Talmberg
Hunter Berthold
Rattay
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Punch
Sasau Fighting Arena
Fritz
Sasau Inn
Fisherman
Uzhitz Fisherman Camp
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Brother Nicodemus
Sasau Monastery
Apothecary
Rattay

None available

Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Herbalist Gertrude
In a hut in the forest to the west of Uzhitz
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Zora
Neuhof
Vashek
Uzhitz
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Hunter Nicolas
Talmberg
Hunter Berthold
Rattay
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Miller Peshek
Rattay
Black Lukesh
Hut to the north of Talmberg Castle
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Blacksmith Mikkesh
Rattay
Master Ota
Sasau
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Charlatan
Sasau
Miller Peshek
Rattay
Black Lukesh
In a hut north of the Talmberg castle
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Scribe
Uzhitz
Trainer Name
Trainer Location
Woyzeck
Kohelnitz during the side quest The Good Theif
Miller Simon
In a house near the Sasau Monastery
Matthew
Sasau Inn
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