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As in other RPGs from developer Owlcat Games, Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader features a deep character build system. With numerous classes, skills, and talents, it’s normal to want to tweak your character’s build over time. The game provides a mechanic, known as respec or skill reset, to help you do just that. If you’re wondering what the Rogue Trader respect cost is, we’ll break everything down in the following guide.

Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Respec Cost, Explained

The respec mechanic in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader is a tool to finesse your character’s build. It allows you to reset your character’s skills, talents, and abilities. However, it’s important to note that not all aspects of your character can be altered. Actually, by comparison to Owlcat Games’ other RPGs, the functionality is a little inflexible, and the associated costs are quite high.

Indeed, opting to respec a character in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader does come with a cost. The game utilizes Profit Factor as its currency, which you’ll need to pay to respec your character. The more you respec, the higher the Rogue Trader Respec Cost becomes.

Your first 3 respecs are free, then you’ll need to pay a Profit Factor that goes up incrementally by a single value after that. -1,-2,-3, etc.

Given that this rather limits your ability to experiment, many players turn to a mod called Toybox. This removes the cost of respeccing and offers you much more flexibility to play around with builds.

How to Respec Your Character in Rogue Trader

To respec your character in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader, you’ll need to engage the services of High Factotum Janris Danrok. This Non-Playable Character (NPC) is located aboard your voidship and can be accessed as early as Act 1.

When interacting with him, you’ll need to select the option, “My retinue and I are in need of training”. This opens a new panel where you can select the character you want to respec.

The respec mechanic in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader allows you to reset your character’s talents, skills, and abilities. However, it doesn’t permit you to change your character’s homeworld, origin, or starting archetype/class.

Once your character crosses level 16, you can select a different advanced class. For example, if your character is a Warrior-Vanguard hybrid, you can reset him to a Warrior (basic class) and then choose a different advanced class.

It’s worth noting that there may be some bugs associated with the respec process. Some players have reported issues with certain companions, and some skills and talents appearing as already obtained, even though they aren’t.

That wraps up our Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader respect guide. The mechanic is a useful tool to optimize your character’s build, and while it does come with a cost it’s well worth investing in to get a playstyle you’re comfortable with. For those wanting details on the game’s various secret companions, we have a dedicated guide here.