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All Skill Tree List - Best Abilities to Upgrade/Unlock

Days Gone | All Skill Tree List - Best Abilities to Upgrade/Unlock

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Check out this Days Gone guide to learn about all the game's skill trees, which skills & abilities to prioritize, how to unlock, effects of each skill & more!

All Skill List - Best Abilities to Upgrade/Unlock

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All Skills & Effects List

Melee Skill Tree

Skill NameSP Cost / Effect
Escape ArtistRequired Point: 1
Kill smaller enemies after successfully escaping from a grapple
Field RepairsRequired Point: 1
Ability to repair melee weapons with scrap
Juice UpRequired Point: 1
Improves the initial recovery and duration of a Stamina Cocktail
Hard HitterRequired Point: TBA
Increases the damage of both crafted and found melee weapons
Busted LipRequired Point: TBA
Regenerates stamina for every melee kill
Talk Shit, Get HitRequired Point: TBA
Ability to perform longer combos with melee weapons
Lightning ReflexesRequired Point: TBA
Ability to roll quickly to recover from a knockdown
Bull RushRequired Point: TBA
Ability to stun a normal human Enemy or Swarmer with a melee attack while sprinting
The ReckoningRequired Point: TBA
Gives melee weapons a chance for a critical takedown on humans, Swarmers, and Newts. Does not work with the Boot Knife
Just Roll with ItRequired Point: TBA
Drastically reduces stamina cost from rolling
Rock OnRequired Point: TBA
Ability to stun weaker enemies by hitting them with a rock
Home RunRequired Point: TBA
Significantly increases the damage of both crafted and found melee weapons
RetributionRequired Point: TBA
Increases the chance of a critical hit or takedown by 25%
Switch It UpRequired Point: TBA
Boot knife combos do twice the normal damage
ExecutionerRequired Point: TBA
Ability to stealth attack heavy Freakers. Also adds the ability to kill heavy Freakers and large animals while escaping a Grapple

Ranged Skill Tree

Skill NameSP Cost / Effect
Focused ShotRequired Point: 1
Ability to activate Focus while aiming a ranged weapon
Fight and FlightRequired Point: 1
Move and aim a ranged weapon with more precision
Vicious CycleRequired Point: 1
Ability to follow a melee attack with a ranged attack for massive damage
Suppressing FireRequired Point: TBA
When in Focus, ranged weapons will have an increased power to stop weaker enemies
Crowd ControlRequired Point: TBA
Reduces the cooldown of Focus
HyperfocusRequired Point: TBA
Improves the initial recovery and duration of a Focus Cocktail
On the MoveRequired Point: TBA
Ability to reload ranged weapon while sprinting
Iron GripRequired Point: TBA
Significantly reduces ranged weapon recoil
Nocked UpRequired Point: TBA
Significantly increases crossbow bolt damage
Under PressureRequired Point: TBA
No longer consume Focus when reloading a ranged weapon
Quick ReloadRequired Point: TBA
Reduces the reload times for ranged weapons
DeadshotRequired Point: TBA
Increases ranged weapon accuracy
Up the AnteRequired Point: TBA
Increases ammo capacity for all ranged weapons
Two Birds, One BulletRequired Point: TBA
Increases projectile penetration for ranged weapons
Head RushRequired Point: TBA
Headshot kills recover health

Survival Skill Tree

Skill NameSP Cost / Effect
Eye for DetailRequired Point: 1
Increases the time that icons display in Survival Vision
HawkeyedRequired Point: 1
Plants are displayed on the Mini-map
Thorn on Your SideRequired Point: 1
Provides a chance to retrieve some bolts that have been fired from your crossbow
Eagle EyedRequired Point: TBA
Increases the range of Survival Vision
Thief in the NightRequired Point: TBA
Generate less noise when moving or dropping
Green ThumbRequired Point: TBA
Ability to gather double the plants when collecting them
The ButcherRequired Point: TBA
Increases the amount of meat gathered from animals
Catch Your BreathRequired Point: TBA
Reduces cooldown on stamina recovery
Ear to the GroundRequired Point: TBA
Outlines enemies in Survival Vision
Monkey WrenchRequired Point: TBA
Doubles the effectiveness of scrap while repairing the bike
Second WindRequired Point: TBA
Gives an extra burst of adrenaline when low on health
Carry that WeightRequired Point: TBA
Increases inventory space for crafting components, traps, and throwables
The AlchemistRequired Point: TBA
Improves the initial recovery and duration of a Health Cocktail
Shape UpRequired Point: TBA
Significantly increases stamina regeneration rates
Six Feet OverRequired Point: TBA
Regain some stamina when taking damage

Recommended Skills To Unlock First

Field Repairs

Field Repairs
Skill TypeMelee Tier 1

The Field Repairs skill will allow you to use Scraps to repair Melee weapons. This is very helpful especially since you will have a lot of opportunities to fight with Melee and ammunition for guns is scarce.

Focused Shot

Focused Shot
Skill TypeRanged Tier 1

Clicking on R3 while aiming a ranged weapon will allow you to slow down time for a more precise shot. This is great for getting headshots and knocking down hard to hit targets when you are in a tight spot.


Skill TypeSurvival Tier 1

This skill will help mark out plants on your minimap. Plants are very useful in the game since you can use them to make crossbow bolts, and even make potions that make you perform better!

Skills Overview

Learn Melee, Ranged & Survival Skills & Abilities

Learn Melee, Ranged & Survival Skills & Abilities

In Days Gone, Deacon progresses via a skill tree system which unlocks various passive and active abilities to aid your survival in the Freaker-infested Pacific Northwest. There are three main skill categories you can learn skills from: Melee, Ranged & Survival.

Use Skill Points To Unlock New Skills

Each skill will require a corresponding amount of skill points to learn and unlock, so plan out your skill set based on your preferred play style.

How To Get Skill Points

Players will earn Skill Points through gaining XP and leveling up. Story missions, as well as certain actions such as killing enemies, reward players with XP.

Check Out How To Earn XP Fast Here!

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