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Skill Trees - Skills & Effects

Full Skill Tree Chart

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Chart Legend

PinkBear Skill Tree
[Melee Attack Focused]
YellowWolf Skill Tree
[Ranged Attack Focused]
BlueRaven Skill Tree
[Assassination Attack Focused]

Bear Skill Tree - All Skills & Perks

Red Skill Tree
No.SkillDesc
1StompWhen an enemy falls to the ground, press [R3] to stomp on their face
2Dual SwapWhen Dual-Wielding, hold [R2] + [R3] to swap weapon hands
3Berserker's MettleFight with reckless abandon. A partially filled Adrenaline Slot will not be affected by an enemy's first strike
4Heavy Dual WieldYou can dual wield heavy weapons. This will alter the stats and handling of each weapon
5Perfect AttackPress [R1] again during a weapon swing to do more damage on the next hit
6Light Bow ComboConsecutive shots with a Light Bow deals extra damage
7TerrorAfter a Stun Finisher, weak enemies nearby may cower in fear
8Warrior TakedownAttempt a [R2] takedown on an unaware enemy with your melee weapon. It will alert all enemies around you but will fill your Adrenaline for every one of them
9Battlefield CremationEnemies who perish from one of your fire attacks will continue to burn, dealing fire damage to enemies nearby
10Parry DamageSuccessful parries also deal damage to the attacker
11Adrenaline FiendWhen 1 or more Adrenaline Slots are filled, you gain a damage boost and attack speed boost. This effect augments with each slot filled
12Arrow VolleyDiscahrge all loaded arrows at once by holding and released [R1] with a Light Bow. Each volley of arrows has a stamina cost
13Sprint BashUnlocks the ability to bash through breakable objects and push NPCs to the ground while sprinting
Skill Tree Full Breakdown

1. Stomp

Skill
Stomp
When an enemy falls to the ground, press R3 to stomp on their face.
Others
+2.3 Melee Damage+7.0 Melee Resistance
+1.7 Ability Damage+2.5 Stun
+4.0 Heavy Damage+2.0 Critical Damage
+5.2 HealthWay of the Bear
+5.0 Heavy Resistance-

2. Dual Swap

Skill
Dual Swap
When Dual-Wielding, hold [R2] + [R3] to swap weapon hands.
Others
+2.3 Melee Damage+1.7 Stealth Damage
+2.3 Ranged Damage+7.0 Melee Resistance
+4.0 Light DamageWay Of The Bear
+2.5 Stun-

3. Berserker's Mettle

Skill
Berserker's Mettle
Fight with reckless abandon. A partially filled Adrenaline Slot will not be affected by an enemy's first strike
Others
+1 Adrenaline Slot+2.3 Melee Damage
+7.0 Melee Resistance+1.7 Ability Damage
Hammer Mastery+5.2 Health
Dane Axe MasteryWay Of The Bear
Greatsword Mastery

4. Heavy Dual Wield

Skill
Heavy Dual Wield
You can dual wield heavy weapons. This will alter the stats and handling of each weapon.
Others
+2.3 Melee Damage+4.0 Heavy Damage
+2.0 Critical DamageWay Of The Bear
+5.2 Health+2.3 Ranged Damage
Heavy Shield Mastery+2.5 Stun
+5.0 Heavy Resistance

5. Perfect Attack

Skill
Perfect Attack
Press [R1] again during a weapon swing to do more damage on the next hit.
Others
+2.3 Melee Damage+2.5 Stun
+1.7 Stealth DamageWay Of The Bear
+7.0 Melee Resistance+5.0 Light Resistance
+5.0 Light Resistance+1.7 Ability Damage
+5.0 Heavy Resistance+5.2 Health

6. Light Bow Combo

Skill
Light Bow Combo
Consecutive shots with a Light Bow deals extra damage
Others
+2.5 Stun+1.7 Ability Damage
+2.3 Ranged Damage+5.2 Health
+4.0 Heavy DamageLight Bow Mastery
Way Of The Bear+2.3 Melee Damage
Fire Mastery

7. Terror

Skill
Terror
After a Stun Finisher, weak enemies nearby may cower in fear
Others
+4.0 Light Damage+7.0 Melee Resistance
+4.0 Heavy Damage+1.7 Ability Damage
+5.2 Health+2.3 Ranged Damage
Way Of The Bear+2.3 Melee Damage
Fire Mastery

8. Warrior Takedown

Skill
Warrior Takedown
Attempt a [R2] takedown on an unaware enemy with your melee weapon. It will alert all enemies around you but will fill your Adrenaline for every one of them
Others
+2.3 Ranged Damage+5.2 Health
+2.5 StunWay Of The Bear
+2.0 Critical Damage+1.7 Ability Damage
+1.7 Stealth DamageGreatsword Mastery

9. Battlefield Cremation

Skill
Battlefield Cremation
Enemies who perish from one of your fire attacks will continue to burn, dealing fire damage to enemies nearby
Others
+1.7 Stealth Damage+5.0 Light Resistance
Fire Resistance TrainingWay Of The Bear
+4.0 Heavy Damage+5.2 Health
+2.3 Melee Damage+4.0 Light Damage
+2.5 Stun-

10. Parry Damage

Skill
Parry Damage
Successful parries also deal damage to the attacker
Others
+2.3 Melee Damage+1.7 Stealth Damage
+7.0 Melee Resistance+5.2 Health
+2.3 Ranged Damage+1.7 Ability Damage
+4.0 Heavy DamageWay Of The Bear
Fire Resistance Training-

12. Arrow Volley

Skill
Arrow Volley
Discahrge all loaded arrows at once by holding and released [R1] with a Light Bow. Each volley of arrows has a stamina cost.
Others
+4.0 Light Damage+4.0 Heavy Damage
+2.3 Melee Damage+2.0 Critical Damage
Heavy Shield Mastery+5.2 Health
+1.7 Ability Damage+2.5 Stun
Way Of The Bear

13. Sprint Bash

+5.0 Heavy Resistance
Skill
Sprint Bash
Unlocks the ability to bash through breakable objects and push NPCs to the ground while sprinting
Others
Fire Resistance Training+2.3 Melee Damage
+7.0 Melee ResistanceFire Mastery
+5.2 Health+2.3 Ranged Damage
+1.7 Stealth Damage
Way Of The Bear

Yellow Skill Tree (Mainly Related to Stealth Attacks)

Yellow Skill Tree
No.SkillDesc
1BackstabLanding a blow directly on an enemy's back will inflict increased defense damage and cause them to stagger
2Advanced AssassinationUnlocks the ability to assassinate high-level targets with a timing-based attack
3BreakfallEivor automatically performs a roll when landing from a dangerous height, reducing the amount of damage taken
4Missile ReversalSend it right back at 'em. Catch and throw back virtually any projectile to its sender by pressing [L1] just before it hits you
5Chain AssassinationAfter performing a successful assassination, throw an axe of a second NPCstanding in close proximity
6Auto-LootLoot an enemy automatically after a melee kill or a stealth takedown
7Assassin's CantripFollowing a successful parry, quickly press [TRIANGLE] to throw a smoke bomb at your feet and disappear
8Guided ArrowYour mastery with the Predator Bow allows you to perform unbelievable feats of accuracy. Press [R1] to adjust the arrow's trajectory as it flies
9Explosive CorpseBooby-trap a dead body to damage anyone who investigates it. Hold [R3] near a dead body to load it with explosive powder
10MiasmaEnemies who die from one of your poison attacks will release a toxic claud around them, infecting those who enter
11Brush With DeathDodging just before an attack lands grants you heightened senses, making others around you appear to move slower for a time
12Predator Bow ComboConsecutive headshots with a Predator Bow deal extra damage
13Counter RollDodge towards an enemy's Rune Attack just before it lands to vault directly behind him
Skill Tree Full Breakdown

1. Backstab

Skill
Backstab
Landing a blow directly on an enemy's back will inflict increased defense damage and cause them to stagger
Others
+1.7 Stealth DamageWay Of The Raven
+2.3 Melee Damage+4.0 Light Damage
+4.2 EvasionPoison Mastery
+1.7 Ability Damage+2.0 Critical Chance
+2.3 Ranged Damage

2. Advanced Assassination

Skill
Advanced Assassination
Unlocks the ability to assassinate high-level targets with a timing-based attack
Others
+1.7 Stealth Damage+2.3 Ranged Damage
+5.3 Assassination DamageWay Of The Raven
+1.7 Ability Damage+5.2 Health
+2.3 Melee Damage+2.0 Critical Chance
+4.0 Light Damage

3. Breakfall

Skill
Breakfall
Eivor automatically performs a roll when landing from a dangerous height, reducing the amount of damage taken
Others
+1.7 Stealth DamageHammer Mastery
+4.0 Light Damage+2.3 Melee Damage
+2.0 Headshot DamageWay Of The Raven
+5.3 Assassination Damage+4.2 Evasion
Predator Bow Mastery+1.7 Ability Damage

4. Missile Reversal

Skill
Missile Reversal
Send it right back at 'em. Catch and throw back virtually any projectile to its sender by pressing [L1] just before it hits you
Others
+1.7 Stealth Damage+2.3 Ranged Demon
+2.3 Melee Damage+5.2 Health
+5.3 Assassination Damage+1.7 Ability Damage
+4.0 Heavy DamageWay Of The Raven
Light Resistance Mastery

5. Chain Assassination

Skill
Chain Assassinatio
After performing a successful assassination, throw an axe of a second NPCstanding in close proximity
Others
+1.7 Stealth Damage+2.3 Ranged Damage
Spear Mastery+5.2 Assassination Damage
+5.3 Assassination Damage
+2.0 Critical Chance+2.3 Melee Damage
Way Of The Raven+1 Adrenaline Slot

6. Auto-Loot

Skill
Auto-Loot
Loot an enemy automatically after a melee kill or a stealth takedown
Others
+1.7 Stealth Damage+5.0 Heavy Resistance
+4.0 Light DamageWay Of The Raven
+5.3 Assassination Damage+4.0 Light Damage
Poison Resistance Training+7.0 Melee Resistance
+5.2 Health

7. Assassin's Cantrip

Skill
Assassin's Cantrip
Following a successful parry, quickly press [TRIANGLE] to throw a smoke bomb at your feet and disappear
Others
+5.3 Assassination Damage+1.7 Stealth Damage
+2.3 Ranged Damage+2.3 Melee Damage
+2.0 Critical Chance+5.3 Assassination Damage
+1.7 Stealth Damage+1.7 Ability Damage
Way Of The Raven+4.0 Heavy Damage

8. Guided Arrow

Skill
Guided Arrow
Your mastery with the Predator Bow allows you to perform unbelievable feats of accuracy. Press [R1] to adjust the arrow's trajectory as it flies
Others
+1.7 Stealth Damage+2.3 Ranged Damage
+4.0 Light DamagePoison Mastery
+4.2 Evasion+1.7 Ability Damage
Way Of The Raven+2.0 Headshot Damage
+5.3 Assassination Damage

9. Explosive Corpse

Skill
Explosive Corpse
Booby-trap a dead body to damage anyone who investigates it. Hold [R3] near a dead body to load it with explosive powder
Others
Way Of The Raven5.3 Assassination Damage
Light Shield Mastery+1.7 Ability Damage
+2.3 Ranged DamageBearded Axe Mastery
+4.0 Heavy Damage+5.2 Health

10. Miasma

Skill
Miasma
Enemies who die from one of your poison attacks will release a toxic claud around them, infecting those who enter
Others
+1.7 Stealth DamagePoison Mastery
+5.3 Assassination DamagePoison Resistance Training
Seaxes Mastery+4.0 Light Damage
+5.2 HealthWay Of The Raven
+2.0 Headshot Damage+7.0 Melee Resistance

11. Brush With Death

Skill
Brush With Death
Dodging just before an attack lands grants you heightened senses, making others around you appear to move slower for a time
Others
+1.7 Stealth Damage+7.0 Melee Resistance
+2.3 Melee DamageWay Of The Raven
+4.2 Evasion+5.3 Assassination Damage
+1.7 Ability Damage+5.2 Health
+2.0 Critical Chance

12. Predator Bow Combo

Skill
Predator Bow Combo
Consecutive headshots with a Predator Bow deal extra damage
Others
+1.7 Stealth DamageWay Of The Raven
+4.2 Evasion+2.3 Melee Damage
+1.7 Ability DamageSeaxes Mastery
+5.3 Assassination Damage+4.0 Heavy Damage
+2.3 Ranged Damage

13. Counter Roll

Skill
Counter Roll
Dodge towards an enemy's Rune Attack just before it lands to vault directly behind him
Others
+1.7 Stealth DamageWay Of The Raven
+5.3 Assassination Damage+4.0 Heavy Damage
+5.0 Light Resistance+2.3 Melee Damage
+5.2 Health+1.7 Stealth Damage
+4.2 Evasion+2.3 Ranged Damage

Wolf Skill Tree - All Skills & Perks

Blue Skill Tree
No.SkillDesc
1Stealth ReconAutomatically highlight enemies when crouched and undetected.
2 Emergency Aim Holding [L2] will snap your aim to an enemy as they detect you, giving you an opportunity to kill them and remain undetected.
3Hunter Bow Combo Release your arrow as you finish drawing it to make the next one draw faster.
4Arrow ReinforcementWith this skill, loosed arrows will never break and may be collected from fallen enemies.
5Bow To Melee Link Alternating between bow and melee attacks deals extra damage for a short time.
6Stealth AdrenalineWhile in stealth, gain Adrenaline by looting a chest or pick-pocketing in a restricted.
7Bow Stun FinisherPress [R3] when aiming at a stunned enemy's head to to trigger a Bow Stun Finisher
8Sprint AttackPress [R1] while sprinting to do a sprint attack.
9Battleground BoltPress [Triangle] to pick up the nearest discarded weapon, and automatically throw it an an enemy in sight.
10Charged ShotFire two fully charged arrows by pressing [R1] with the Hunter Bow. This attack cannot be canceled.
11GritRegain the "red portion" of your health bar when landing successful melee hits on enemies.
12Last Chance HealingWhen your health reaches a critical state in conflict, everything around you will appear to move slower, giving you time to heal or flee.
13Adrenaline Upgrade+1 Adrenaline Slot
Skill Tree Full Breakdown

1. Stealth Recon

Skill
Stealth Recon
Automatically highlight enemies when crouched and undetected.
Others
+ 2.3 Range Damage+5.2 Health
Way Of The WolfRange Resistance
+ 2.0 Headshot Damage+1.7 Stealth Damage
+ 4.0 Light DamagePoison Resistance Training
+ 2.0 Critical Chance-

2. Emergency Aim

Skill
Emergency Aim
Holding [L2] will snap your aim to an enemy as they detect you, giving you an opportunity to kill them and remain undetected.
Others
+2.3 Ranged DamageFire Resistance Training
+5.3 Assassination Damage+5.2 Health
Way Of The WolfRange Resistance
+1.7 Ability Damage+1.7 Stealth Damage
+ 2.3 Melee Damage-

3. Hunter Bow Combo

Skill
Hunter Bow Combo
Release your arrow as you finish drawing it to make the next one draw faster.
Others
+2.3 Ranged Damage+5.2 Health
Way Of The Wolf+2.3 Melee Damage
+7.0 Range Resistance+1.7 Ability Damage
+ 2.0 Critical Chance+ 1..7 Stealth Damage
Hunter Bow-

4. Arrow Reinforcement

Skill
Arrow Reinforcement
With this skill, loosed arrows will never break and may be collected from fallen enemies.
Others
+2.3 Ranged Damage+2.0 Critical Chance
Way of the Wolf+5.2 Health
+2.3 Melee Damage+5.3 Assassination Damage
+ 4.0 Heavy Damage+7.0 Range Resistance
+2.0 Headshot DamagePoison

5. Bow To Melee Link

Skill
Bow To Melee Link
Alternating between bow and melee attacks deals extra damage for a short time.
Others
+ 2.3 Ranged Damage+ 5.2 Health
Way Of The Wolf+5.3 Assassination Damage
+ 2.0 Headshot Damage+1.7 Ability Damage
+ 1.7 Stealth Damage+ 2.3 Melee Damage
+4.0 Light Damage-

6. Stealth Adrenaline

Skill
Stealth Adrenaline
While in stealth, gain Adrenaline by looting a chest or pick-pocketing in a restricted
Others
+2.3 Ranged DamageWay Of The Wolf
+ 5.2 Health+ 4.0 Light Damage
+ 1.7 Ability Damage+ 2.0 Critical Chance
+1.7 Stealth Damage+ 4.0 Heavy Damage
FlailFire

7. Bow Stun Finisher

Skill
Bow Stun Finisher
Press [R3] when aiming at a stunned enemy's head to to trigger a Bow Stun Finisher
Others
+2.3 Ranged Damage+1.7 Stealth Damage
+1.7 Ability DamagePoison Resistance Training
+ 7.0 Range Resistance+ 5.3 Assassination Damage
Way Of The Wolf+ 2.0 Headshot Damage
+ 2.0 Critical Chance + 4.0 Light Damage

8. Sprint Attack

Skill
Sprint Attack
Press [R1] while sprinting to do a sprint attack.
Others
+ 2.3 Ranged Damage +5.2 Health
+ 4.0 Light Damage+1.7 Ability Damage
+ 4.0 Heavy Damage+ 7.0 Range Resistance
Way Of The Wolf+ 1.7 Stealth Damage
+ 2.3 Melee Damage-

9. Battleground Bolt

Skill
Battleground Bolt
Press [Triangle] to pick up the nearest discarded weapon, and automatically throw it an an enemy in sight.
Others
+2.3 Ranged DamageFire Resistance Training
Light Bow+2.3 Melee Damage
SpearWay Of The Wolf
+1.7 Stealth+1.7 Ability Damage
Light Shield-

10. Charged Shot

Skill
Charged Shot
Fire two fully charged arrows by pressing [R1] with the Hunter Bow. This attack cannot be canceled.
Others
Poison Resistance Training+5.3 Assassination Damage
+ 2.3 Ranged Damage+ 5.0 Light Resistance
+ 2.3 Melee Damage+ 5.2 Health
+ 4.0 Light Damage+ 7.0 Range Resistance
Way Of The Wolf-

11. Grit

Skill
Grit
Regain the "red portion" of your health bar when landing successful melee hits on enemies.
Others
+2.3 Ranged DamageFire
+1.7 Stealth Damage
+ 7.0 Range ResistanceWay Of The Wolf
Poison+4.0 Heavy Damage
+1.7 Ability Damage+5.0 Light Resistance

12. Last Chance Healing

Skill
Last Chance Healing
When your health reaches a critical state in conflict, everything around you will appear to move slower, giving you time to heal or flee.
Others
+ 2.0 Critical ChanceWay Of The Wolf
+ 4.0 Light Damage+5.2 Health
+ 2.3 Ranged DamagePredator Bow
StealthAbility Damage
+7.0 Range Resistance-

13. Adrenaline Upgrade

Skill
Adrenaline Upgrade
+1 Adrenaline Slot
Others
+2.3 Melee Damage+ 7.0 Range Resistance
+ 1.7 Ability DamageHunter Bow
+ 5.3 Assassination DamageWay Of The Wolf
+ 1.7 Stealth Damage+ 5.0 Heavy Resistance

This section is currently a work on progress. It will be updated once we've confirmed more information.

Parry Damage

This deals damage when you parry an opponent's attack. Useful when fighting bosses with fast attacks.

Perfect Attack

Increases the number of consecutive hits the player can do, leading to an overall faster playstyle.

Brush With Death

Gives additional heightened senses when doing a perfect dodge. Useful in many situations.

How To Get Skill Points?

Level Up Your Character To Obtain

Level Up

For every level your character gains, you'll earn 2 skills points.

Level Up / EXP Farming Methods

Clearing Story Missions

Clearing Missions

This is the fastest way to earn skill points. Each story quest gives you enough EXP to level up. Prioritize clearing story missions when farming for Skill Points.

Check Out All Story Quests Here!

Defeating Enemies While Exploring Or Questing

Enemies

Killing enemies found while doing a quest or by simply exploring the world will give EXP to the player. When doing story quests, maximize the EXP you can get by defeating all enemies before moving forward.

Collecting Special Treasure Boxes Or Ability Books

Treasure

Collecting rare treasures and Books of Knowledge gives a decent amount of EXP. Make sure to check every place for treasure for more EXP.

Uses Of Skill Points

Upgrade Your Skill Tree

Skill

You can use Skill Points to unlock points in your skill tree. Unlocking these will boost your stats depending on the Category you chose.

Gears Are Heavily Affected By The Skill Category You Choose

The stats of your armor will also increase depending on the category of Skill you unlocked in the tree.

3 Skill Tree Categories

Wolf

Wolf increases the player's ranged attack damage. Choose this if you often use ranged attacks and want to power them up!

Bear

Those who prefer a straightforward battle would best focus on Bear. This path increases the offensive skills of the player.

Raven

For players who prefer assassination over direct battle, it's recommended to prioritize Raven, as this path boosts your Stealth.

Skill Tree Can Be Reset Anytime

Skill Trees can be easily reset. Feel free to test different builds based to see which playstyle suits you best!

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