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* The Nanofield Reboot ability from ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''.

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* The Nanofield Reboot ability ability, from ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''.''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'', lets Iji reset her skills and recover all the applicable nanos. This also kills her shields and sets her HP to a critically low level, so it's best to do so only when there's an absolute obstacle that has to be cleared up, and/or next to upgrade stations and health boxes. [[spoiler:A reset of this kind in the right place is often the only way to get through a PacifistRun.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestXI'', the player is given the option to "Rectify" their skill point investments at any church. Skill points are rectified one branch at a time, at a cost of 20G per point. (Since some SkillTree branches are only unlocked by investing in another branch, the player can [[ExploitedTrope exploit]] this by unlocking the skills needed to open said branch, then Rectifying that branch and investing in more useful skills.)


* ''VideoGame/Ruiner'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.

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* ''VideoGame/Ruiner'' ''VideoGame/{{Ruiner}}'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) fight). This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.


* ''Ruiner'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.

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* ''Ruiner'' ''VideoGame/Ruiner'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.


* ''VideoGame/Ruiner'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.

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* ''VideoGame/Ruiner'' ''Ruiner'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.


* ''[[VideoGame/Ruiner RUINER]]'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.

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* ''[[VideoGame/Ruiner RUINER]]'' ''VideoGame/Ruiner'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.


* ''[[VideoGame/Ruiner]]'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.

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* ''[[VideoGame/Ruiner]]'' ''[[VideoGame/Ruiner RUINER]]'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.

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* ''[[VideoGame/Ruiner]]'' allows the player to redistribute all skill points and change their special abilities between and even during missions (when not in a fight.) This becomes mighty convenient if the player runs into trouble where a build just isn't working out for the situation and keeps having to reload at the checkpoint before a tough battle over and over.


* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has "Respecs", which allow you to re-choose your powers and re-distribute the enhancement slots of those powers. They can be earned through completing Respec Trials, among other ways, and sometimes the developers give all characters free respecs when an update makes major changes to multiple powers.

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has "Respecs", which allow you to re-choose your powers and re-distribute the enhancement slots of those powers. They can be earned through completing Respec Trials, among other ways, and sometimes the developers give all characters free respecs when an update makes major changes to multiple powers. The limitations are that you cannot change your archetype (character class) or primary and secondary power trees (only re-choose the abilities within them) but the player can drop and choose from all tertiary power pools.


Skill reset functions are almost universally RevenueEnhancingDevices in FreeToPlay {{MMORPG}}s. The standard practice is to make them unavailable for purchase with in-game money or auction-able for vast amounts of it while being [[BribingYourWayToVictory one of the cheapest perks]] in the [[{{Microtransactions}} cash shop]].



* Skill reset functions are almost universally RevenueEnhancingDevices in FreeToPlay {{MMORPG}}s. The standard practice is to make them unavailable for purchase with in-game money or auction-able for vast amounts of it while being [[BribingYourWayToVictory one of the cheapest perks]] in the [[{{Microtransactions}} cash shop]].

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* In ''Videogame/GrimDawn'', a spirit guide can reset your skills and devotion points for a price. There's also potions in the expansion pack that can fulfill the same role.

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* In ''Videogame/TitanQuest'', the player can visit a Mystic, designated by the a blue sphere over the NPC's head, to remove points invested into skills. Each skill point requires an increasing amount of money to remove, until it caps out at 45,000 gold.

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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', masters of {{Time|Master}} magic can temporarily reallocate their skill points, effectively using {{Retconjuration}} to create a past in which they developed different proficiencies.


* ''{{Pokemon}}'' has the Move Deleter, which allows you to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin delete a Pokemon's move]] and is the only way to remove certain techniques. Some games also have berries that allow you to remove [[StatGrinding Effort Points]] from one stat, so you can build another one. There is also the "move relearner" which allows Pokemon to re-learn any move from a previous level-up. But while the Move Deleter performs his service for free, the relearner typically charges a Heart Scale, a hard-to-find item.

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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has the Move Deleter, which allows you to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin delete a Pokemon's move]] and is the only way to remove certain techniques. Some games also have berries that allow you to remove [[StatGrinding Effort Points]] from one stat, so you can build another one. There is also the "move relearner" which allows Pokemon to re-learn any move from a previous level-up. But while the Move Deleter performs his service for free, the relearner typically charges a Heart Scale, a hard-to-find item.

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* Upgrade your [[PlayerHeadquarters Homestead]] enough in ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin'' and you'll eventually gain access to a demon named Moloch that will allow you to trade your [[PlayerCharacter Source Hunters']] unused stat points in one area for use in another area (e.g. trade some [[SkillPoint Ability Points]] to gain an Attribute Point). Alternatively, he can just give you a full refund on all of your currently earned points to allow you to completely re-spec your character. However, the latter [[AwesomeButImpractical isn't as awesome as it sounds]], because resetting your Ability Points to zero also means you lose all of your Skills.[[note]]To clarify, this doesn't simply make the Skill unusable until you put the points back; it's gone for good, and you don't get a refund on the Skillbook you used to learn it. For higher-level characters especially--who will have learned a wide number of Skills by this point, some of them Master-level--reacquiring the Skillbooks necessary to relearn the Skills you want can be an extremely time-consuming and expensive endeavor.[[/note]]

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