How it could work:
The respec NPC gives the option of letting you save one of your specialized skills at its current level with an identical passive point distribution.
Once you’ve saved a skill like this, you can visit the NPC again to retrieve it and have said skill be in the same state as when you first saved it.
- Each skill would have a limited amount of configuration slots (around ~3?).
- Saving a skill costs gold depending on the amount of passive points invested (2500-5000 gold per point?).
- Loading a configuration also costs gold (~1500 gold per point?).
This would make it easier to experiment with slightly different skill setups without punishing the player with mandatory grind just to see if their theory holds up. It would also make players more willing to try new things since the risk is lower in case it doesn’t pan out.
Lastly, it would add a much needed gold sink.