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Read this to learn about skill upgrades & Skill tree in Last of Us 2 (TLOU2). Includes info on Skill Branch, unlockable recipes, and Training Manuals and more on The Last Of Us Part 2.

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All Skill Tree & Skills - Ellie

Survival Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Listen Mode Movement Speed I Move faster in listen mode. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls
+ 50% Movement Speed
TBD
2. Faster Health Kits Increase the speed of using a health kit
+100% Speed
TBD
3. Increased health Increase maximum health
+25% Health
TBD
4. Listen Mode Movement Speed II Move much faster in listen mode. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls
+ 100% Movement Speed
40
5. Endure Otherwise lethal damage will instead leave you at low health, giving you an opportunity to escape
-
60

Crafting Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Craft Melee Upgrades Craft an upgrade for your melee weapon, restoring it to full durability and greatly increasing its damage.
Recipe requires binding, blade, and melee weapon
20
2. Faster Crafting Craft all items twice as quickly
+100% Crafting Speed
40
3. Craft Smoke Bombs Stun bombs become smoke bombs, adding a smokescreen which blocks enemy line of sight.
-
30
4. Craft Improved Health Kits Craft more effective health kits
+50% Healing
40
5. Craft More Smoke Bombs Increase your efficiency at crafting smoke bombs, producing more from the same resources
Craft Amount: 1 > 2
Inventory Capacity 3 > 4
40

Requires Prep Training Manual To Unlock

Requires Prep Training Manual To Unlock

Behind one of the locked office room with the yellow door in the courthouse, you can find the Training Manual required to unlock this branch. You can enter this room by breaking the room window. The manual is found on the wooden shelf.

Check out Downtown - Seattle Day 1 Walkthrough here!

Stealth Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Craft Silencers Craft pistol silencer that makes shots silent util it breaks. Press △ while aiming to toggle the silencer on and off.
Durability: 3
Recipe requires rag and canister
TBD
2. Listen Mode Clarity Enemies seen in listen mode show up in sharper clarity. Hold R1 to to sense nearby enemies through walls. TBD
3. Faster Prone Movement Move faster while prone. Hold 〇 to go prone.
+50% Movement Speed
TBD
4. Improved Silencers Increase the durability of crafted silencers.
Durability: 3 > 5
TBD
5. Faster Stealth Kills Stealth kills are faster and keep a lower profile
+ 100% Speed
TBD

Requires Last Round Training Manual To Unlock

Requires Last Round Training Manual To Unlock

On the table of an office, next to the room where you find Leah in Channel, you'll find the Last Round Training Manual required for this branch.

Check out Channel 13 Walkthrough here!

Precision Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Aim Stability Increase Improve aiming stability and accuracy while moving.
+100% Stability
+100% Accuracy
TBD
2. Faster Aim Movement Move faster while aiming.
+ 50% Movement Speed
TBD
3. Listen Mode Range Detect enemies at greater distance in listen mode. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls.
+50% Range
TBD
4. Hold Breath Press L3 while aiming to hold your breath, steadying your aim.
-
40
5. Craft More Arrows Increase your efficiency at crafting arrows, producing more from the same resources.
Craft Amount: 2 > 3
40

Requires Outdoor Sportsman Training Manual To Unlock

Requires Outdoor Sportsman Training Manual To Unlock

In the Hillcrest chapter, After exiting the spore infested basement, you'll move up to a toy store. Be sure to take a Training Manual near the counter to unlock the Precision Upgrade Branch.

Check out Hillcrest Walkthrough here!

Precision Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Craft Explosive Arrows Craft arrows with explosive tips that deal massive damage in a blast radius
Press △ while aiming to change arrow types.
Recipe requires explosive and binding
TBD
2. Improved Trap Mines Craft more effective trap mines that are deadly at greater range.
+50% Blast Range
TBD
3. Improved Molotovs Increased the effectiveness of your molotovs, spreading fire in a wider radius.
+50% Flame Radius
TBD
4. Craft More Trap Mines Increase your efficiency at crafting trap mines, producing more from the same resources
Craft Amount: 1 > 2
Inventory Capacity 3 > 4
50
5. Craft More Explosive Arrows Increase your efficiency at crafting Explosive Arrows, producing more from the same resources.
Press △ while aiming to change arrow type is used.
Craft Amount: 1 > 2
Inventory Capacity 3 > 4
40

Requires Chemistry Training Manual To Unlock

Requires Chemistry Training Manual To Unlock

In the Seraphites chapter, Organic Chemistry Training Manual can be found on the bed of an newly exposed room, after you were ambushed while using the workbench.

Check out The Seraphites Walkthrough here!

All Skill Tree & Skills - Abby

Field Tactics Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Increased health Increase maximum health
+25% Health
TBD
2. Listen Mode Clarity Enemies seen in listen mode show up in sharper clarity. Hold R1 to to sense nearby enemies through walls. 40
3. Hold Breath Press L3 while aiming to hold your breath, steadying your aim.
-
30
4. Listen Mode Range Detect enemies at greater distance in listen mode. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls.
+50% Range
40
5. Increased Health Increase maximum health
+25% Health
50

Covert Ops Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Craft Shivs Craft 2 shivs which allow for instant stealth kills against enemies. They can also be used to break free when grabbed by a clicker.
Recipe requires binding and blade.
TBD
2. Listen Mode Movement Speed I Move faster in listen mode. Hold R1 to sense nearby enemies through walls
+ 50% Movement Speed
TBD
3. Grabbed Enemy Movement Speed Move faster while holding a hostage, allowing you to quickly reposition while shielding yourself or attempting a stealth kill.
+50% Hostage Movement Speed
50
4. Faster Prone Movement Move faster while prone. Hold 〇 to go prone.
+50% Movement Speed
40
5. Craft More Shivs Increase your efficiency at crafting shivs, producing more from the same resources.
Craft Amount: 2 > 3
Inventory Capacity 4 > 6
50

Requires David Versus Goliath Training Manual To Unlock

In the On Foot chapter, a Training Manual: David Versus Goliath can be found in the interior of the boat, so be sure to pick it up when

Check out On Foot Walkthrough here!

Close Quarters Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Momentum After killing an enemy with a STRIKE, for a short time your next melee attack will also be STRIKE.
STRIKES are high-damage melee moves against stunned or surprised enemies.
TBD
2. Craft Improved Health Kits Craft more effective health kits
+50% Healing
50
3. Aim Stability Increase Improve aiming stability and accuracy while moving.
+100% Stability
+100% Accuracy
20
4. Faster Health Kits Increase the speed of using a health kit
+100% Speed
50
5. Momentum Duration Momentum lasts longer.
+70% Duration
50

Requires Urban Warrior Training Manual

Requires Urban Warrior Training Manual

You can find the Urban Warrior within a safe in Jasmine Bakery in Hostile Territory chapter. You'll have to break a window to gain access to the safe.

Check out Hostile Territory Walkthrough here!

Firearms Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Craft Incendiary Shell Craft 2 incendiary shotgun shells which fire in a wide cone, dealing heavy damage and lighting enemies on fire.
Press △ while aiming to change which ammo is loaded.
Recipe requires alcohol and explosive.
TBD
2. Craft Hunting Pistol Ammo Create 2 standard bullets for your Hunting Pistol which deal heavy damage with high accuracy.
Recipe requires explosive and blade.
TBD
3. Faster Aim Movement Move faster while aiming.
+ 50% Movement Speed
40
4. Craft More Hunting Pistol Ammo Increase your efficiency at crafting Hunting Pistol Ammo, producing more from the same resources.
Craft Amount: 2 > 3
50
5. Craft More Incendiary Shell Increase your efficiency at crafting Incendiary Shell, producing more from the same resources.
Press △ while aiming to change which ammo is loaded.
Craft Amount: 2 > 3
Inventory Capacity 4 > 6
50

Requires Bring Your Own Bullets Training Manual

Requires Bring Your Own Bullets Training Manual

In the The Forest chapter, close to the area with workbench, enter the room to the right as you follow Lev into the kitchen. The filed manual is on a table at the end of the room.

Firearms Skill Tree Branch

SkillDescription, Effects Cost
1. Faster Crafting Craft all items twice as quickly
+100% Crafting Speed
20
2. Improved Melee Weapon Upgrades Craft more durable upgraded melee weapons.
+1 Durability
40
3. Improved Pipe Bombs Craft more effective pipe bombs that are deadly in a larger area.
+50% Blast Radius
30
4. Improved Silencers Increase the durability of crafted silencers.
Durability: 3 > 5
40
5. Craft More Pipe Bombs Increase your efficiency at crafting Pipe Bombs, producing more from the same resources.
Press △ while aiming to change which ammo is loaded.
Craft Amount: 2 > 3
Inventory Capacity 4 > 6
40

Get Identify Counter And Destroy From Safe

Get Identify Counter And Destroy From Safe

In The Coast chapter, you'll find the final training manual inside a safe in the interior ship. Open the safe using code 90-77-01.

Find Ship Safe Combination here

About Skill Upgrades

Collect Supplements To Unlock Skills

Collect Supplements To Unlock Skills

The skills you can learn in The Last Of Us Part 2 works like a passive perk, either enhancing existing effects or allowing new ways of engagement. Players will need items called Supplements found in the world to learn skills, with each skill having varying Supplement costs.

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All Perks Fall Under Skill Tree / Skill Branches

All Perks Fall Under Skill Tree / Skill Branches

Each skills fall under different Upgrade Branch categories, including Survival, Crafting, Stealth, Precision, Explosives and possibly more. Each skill will have a linear learning path in each of these branches, meaning you will need to learn a prerequisite skill to learn higher tier skills

Click Here For More Beginner Tips & Guides

Find Training Manual To Unlock New Skill Branch

Find Training Manual To Unlock New Skill Branch

The Training Manuals are rare collectibles found in the world that allows you to unlock new Skill Branches and Crafting. These Training Manuals are often hidden in hard to reach spots or behind a lock. Be sure to thoroughly search the stage for these items.

Training Manual Locations & List

Unlock Item Crafting Recipes

Some skills that you can unlock will provide an upgrade to an existing Item Crafting recipe, such as more durable suppressor or more effective med kit. As with other skills, in order to get these recipes you will need to have the Skill Branch unlocked and learn all Skills that leads to that perk.

Upgrade Priority & Recommendations

The skill upgrades you want to invest, ultimately boils down to your preference. However, here are some items we found useful that you may use as a reference when prioritizing your investments.

Increased Health

Increased Health

Being a 3rd Perk in the Survival Skill Branch, this Skill will provide 25% additional Max HP. Without saying, this perk vastly improves your survivability and sustainability.

Aim Stability Increase

Aim Stability Increase

Ammos in The Last Of Us can be hard to come by, and making each of your shot count is an essential practice to survive the combat. The Aim Stability Increase is a first perk in the Precision skill branch, and it increases weapon Accuracy & Stability by 100%. This skill is highly accessible and effective to invest in first.

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