Bigpoint has reached out to let us know that the skill system overhaul for Drakensang Online is nearly finished and will be deployed with the Rise of Balor update. The revamping of the skill system is to encourage new and different ways for players to develop their characters.
In the old system, talents became available at the same time as the associated skill. Each skill had two talents: players could pick one or the other, but not both. The new skill system offers many more options in character development. As characters gain levels, they will automatically earn talent points to spend on talents. Each skill has three talents that can be purchased with these points. Players can choose freely how to distribute talent points. It is also possible to reorganize them to try out different builds and play styles.
Read more on the Drakensang Online site.