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Find all unlockable skills available in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider in this comprehensive list! all skills from Seeker, Scavenger and Warrior category and their effects can be found here.

All Skill List & Effect

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What Are Skills?

Skill Enhances Lara's Abilities

Skills can be learned to further enhance Lara's combat, survival, and stealth abilities. Learning appropriate skills to is crucial for her to survive her journey.

Earn XPs to Learn Skill in Base Camps

New Skills can be learned by spending your Skill Points at any Base Camps. You can get additional Skill Points by earning XPs through combat, exploration or discovering relics.

3 Types of Skills: Seeker, Scavenger, Warrior

Skills are categorized under 3 types; Seeker, Scavenger and Warrior. Each skill represents Skills related to her perception, handicraft, and her physical capabilities accordingly.

Skill List, Effects & Recommendation

Which Skills Should I Get Early On?

Eagle's Sight, Viper's Nest, Crow's Cunning, Serpent's Strike and Howler's Speed are 5 Skills you can learn early in the game and will help you make more out of your adventures; helping you spot more loot and avert from danger.

Recommended Skill

SkillDescription
EAGLE'S SIGHTReveal Artifacts, Monoliths, Treasure Chests, Archivist Maps and Explorer Backpacks while using Survival Instincts.
VIPER`S NESTIncrease the amount of man-made crafting resources gathered from each source.
CROW`S CUNNINGReveal Traps while using Survival Instincts.
SERPENT'S STRIKEPerform a Stealth Kill Takedown without alerting nearby enemies.
HOWLER'S SPEEDNever slip when grabbing ledges. More reaction time for traps and grappling enemies.

Seeker Skill List

Seeker Skills represents Lara's ability of perception and understanding of her surroundings.

Check Out the All Seeker Skill List

Seeker Skill Effect List

* Skills are rated by its versatility, accessibility, and Skill Point cost performance.

SkillEffect & Skill PointRating
CROW`S CUNNINGReveal Traps while using Survival Instincts.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★・・
VIPER`S NESTIncrease the amount of man-made crafting resources gathered from each source.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★★★
EAGLE'S WINGIncrease chances of recovering arrows when looting enemies and animals killed with a bow.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★・・
HOATZIN'S STEPReduce noise from jumps, landings and falls.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★・・・
EAGLE'S GRASPIncrease the chances of finding rare animals.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★・・・・
CROW'S HOARDLarge capacity ammunition and resource satchels now available to purchase from merchants.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★・・・
OWL'S MEALGain the ability to harvest DART POISON and VENOM from SPIDERS and BEETLES. Harvesting requires MAKESHIFT KNIFE.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★★・・
ILLIPA'S SIGHTLocate the heart of a large animal while using Survival Instincts. Heart shots inflict massive damage.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★・・・・
CROW'S CHARMNegotiate better prices from Merchants.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★・・・・
OWL'S VISIONSurvival Instincts last for a longer period after Lara starts to move. Highlights enemies, resources, and objects in "One With the Jungle" difficulty.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★★・
OWL'S WISDOMReveal Challenge objects while using Survival Instincts.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★★・
EAGLE'S SIGHTReveal Artifacts, Monoliths, Treasure Chests, Archivist Maps and Explorer Backpacks while using Survival Instincts.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★★★★

Seeker Skills Unlockable in Story

Additional Skills are unlocked during specific phase of the main story.

SkillDescriptionRating
EYE OF THE EAGLEPERCEPTION plants allow the sensing of animals and natural resources throughout the environment.
Unlocked for Free
★・・・・
EYE OF THE EAGLE IIBoost the potency of PERCEPTION plants, adding the ability to sense human enemies.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★・・・
EYE OF THE EAGLE IIIPERCEPTION plant effects last longer.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★・・・・
EAGLE'S TALONWhile on a branch, use a Rope Arrow to kill and string up an enemy.
Unlocked for Free
★★・・・
EAGLE'S TALON IIWhile on a branch, use a Rope Arrow to kill an enemy and hide their corpse in the canopy.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★・・・

Seeker Skills Unlockable in Challenge Tombs

Additional Skills are unlocked when completing Challenge Tombs.

SkillDescriptionRating
EAGLE'S PERCHIncrease speed when climbing.
Complete Underworld Gate
★★★・・
SIP'S QUIVERLoose up to three arrows without pulling from the quiver.
Complete Path of Battle
★★★★・
HOATZIN'S HUNGERIncrease the amount of natural crafting resources gathered from each source.
Complete Temple of the Sun
★★★★・

Seeker Skills Available in New Game + (Eagle Path)

Additional Skills are awarded to players once you start a New Game + and selecting Eagle Path.

SkillDescriptionRating
EAGLE PERCEPTIONIncrease range of Survival Instincts and Perception.★★★・・
EAGLE SIGHTIncrease zoom factor for all weapons.★・・・・
OWL'S FEASTHarvest more resources from SPIDERS and BEETLES.★・・・・

Warrior Skill List

Warrior Skill represents Lara's physical capability; mainly her strength and stamina.

Check Out the All Warrior Skill List

Warrior Skill Effect List

* Skills are rated by its versatility, accessibility, and Skill Point cost performance.

SkillEffect & Skill PointRating
RAPOSA'S WITUnlocks next weapon upgrade level.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★・・
HOWLER'S TROOPLoose arrows simultaneously at two locked targets.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★★★・
HOWLER'S TROOP IILoose arrows simultaneously at three locked targets.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★★・・
PUMA'S CHARGEReach full draw weight more quickly. Reduce time between charged shots.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★・・
PUMA'S RESTIncrease precision by holding CHARGED SHOTS for a longer time.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★★・・
RAPOSA'S THREATVisual assistance when aiming at an enemy's head.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★★★・
PUMA'S BRACEResist damage from enemies for a short period of time after healing wounds in combat.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★★・
JAGUAR'S FURYResist damage from enemies for a short period after performing a Stealth Kill Takedown.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★・・
RAPOSA'S DROPReduce damage when falling from heights. Tap "O" on impact to roll, and take no damage at all.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★・・・
PUMA'S FEINTIncapacitate unarmored enemies with a counter attack after dodging.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★・・・
HOWLER'S SPEEDNever slip when grabbing ledges. More reaction time for traps and grappling enemies.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★★★★

Warrior Skills Unlockable in Story

Additional Skills are unlocked during specific phase of the main story.

SkillDescriptionRating
HEART OF THE JAGUARENDURANCE plants reduce damage from enemy melee and ranged attacks.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★★・
HEART OF THE JAGUAR IIENDURANCE mixture potency boosted. Reduce damage from fire and explosions, and increase breath capacity when swimming.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★★・・
HEART OF THE JAGUAR IIIENDURANCE plants effects last for a longer period of time.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★★★・
JAGUAR 'S FEARCraft FEAR ARROWS. Send enemies into a panic, causing them to fire wildly.
Unlocked for Free
★★★★・
JAGUAR 'S DREADFEAR ARROWS effects last for a longer period of time.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★★・・

Warrior Skills Unlockable in Challenge Tombs

Additional Skills are unlocked when completing Challenge Tombs.

SkillDescriptionRating
JAGUAR'S PAWIncrease chance to knock enemies down with melee attacks.
Complete Ancient Aqueduct
★★・・・
KINICH AHAU'S BOONHealth is instantly restored once,when near death in battle.Refreshes between encounters.
Complete Tree Of Life
★★★★★
SIP'S STRIKEIncrease CHARGED SHOT damage against armored enemies.
Complete Thirsty Gods
★★★★★

Warrior Skills Available in New Game + (Jaguar Path)

Additional Skills are awarded to players once you start a New Game + and selecting Jaguar Path.

SkillDescriptionRating
JAGUAR'S INTIMIDATIONEnemy accuracy is slightly decreased for a short time after witnessing a Takedown.★★・・・
JAGUAR STRENGTHEnemies take longer to recover when knocked back or knocked down.★★・・・
JAGUAR RAGEGain damage resistance for a short time after any kill.★★★・・

Scavenger Skill List

Scavenger Skills represents Lara's ability of handicraft and utilizing her environment to her benefit.

Check Out the All Scavenger Skill List

Scavenger Skill Effect List

* Skills are rated by its versatility, accessibility, and Skill Point cost performance.

SkillEffect & Skill PointRating
SERPENT'S STRIKEPerform a Stealth Kill Takedown without alerting nearby enemies.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★★★★
SERPENT'S FURYKill a second enemy during a Stealth Takedown to perform a Chained Takedown
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★★・
CAIMAN'S BREATHIncrease breath capacity when swimming underwater. Stacks with CAIMAN'S BREATH II.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★・・
CAIMAN'S SPEEDIncrease speed when swimming.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★★★・・
VIPER'S SNARECraft LURE TRAPS on enemy corpses. Attract and kill nearby enemies with a shrapnel explosion when triggered
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★・・・
BOA'S COILAutomatically loot enemies killed by a Stealth Takedown.
Skill Point : 1 pt
★・・・・
VIPER'S LURECraft LURE ARROWS. Attract and kill nearby enemies with a poison cloud when triggered. Obscure lines of sight.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★・・
VIPER'S VENOMCraft POISON GRENADES. Kill nearby enemies and obscure lines of sight.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★・・・
SERPENT'S GLINTAdds a FLARE ROUND attachment to all pistols. FLARE ROUNDS ignite unarmored enemies, and blind surrounding enemies for a few seconds.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★・・・
ANOLE'S NEEDLEVESTIGE outfits require fewer resources to restore to glory.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★・・・・
BOA'S BLOWCraft CONCUSSIVE SHELLS. Temporarily stuns enemies. Useful for returning to concealment.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★★★・
SERPENT'S FANGSFLARE ROUNDS and CONCUSSIVE SHELLS stun enemies for a longer period of time.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★・・・

Scavenger Skills Unlockable in Story

Additional Skills are unlocked during specific phase of the main story.

SkillDescriptionRating
SCALE OF THE SERPENTUse FOCUS plants to improve reaction responses and slow down time when using.
Skill Point : 2 pts
★★★★・
SCALE OF THE SERPENT IIFOCUS potency boosted for increased Focus Time when aiming.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★★・・
SCALE OF THE SERPENT IIIFOCUS mixture effects last for a longer period of time.
Skill Point : 3 pts
★★★・・
SERPENT'S SKINApply mud as camouflage. Remain concealed in mud and vegetation-covered walls, and reduce detection by enemies when moving across open spaces.
Unlocked for Free
★★★・・

Scavenger Skills Unlockable in Challenge Tombs

Additional Skills are unlocked when completing Challenge Tombs.

SkillDescriptionRating
CAIMAN'S HEARTHealth regenerates more quickly.
Complete Judge's Gaze
★★★★・
HURACAN'S MANTLEReduce damage from fire and explosions
Complete Howling Caves
★★★・・
CAIMAN'S BREATH ⅡIncrease breath capacity when swimming underwater.Stacks with CAIMAN'S BREATH
Complete San Cordoba
★★★★・

Scavenger Skills Available in New Game + (Serpent Path)

Additional Skills are awarded to players once you start a New Game + and selecting Serpent Path.

SkillDescriptionRating
SERPENT EVASIONEnemies are less accurate at determining your location after return to concealment.★・・・・
VIPER'S CUNNINGLURE TRAPS are upgraded to an INCENDIARY BOMB, and attract multiple enemies.★★・・・
SERPENT'S RAGEPerform a CHAINED TAKEDOWN when two nearby enemies are stunned.★★★・・

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