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Skill Upgrades Guide - Best Skills & List
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Skill Upgrades Guide - Best Skills & List

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Learn all you need to know about all skill upgrades in The Last Of Us in this guide! Including details on supplements, skill effects, upgrade priority & more.

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How Do You Get Character Skills?

Use Supplements To Upgrade Skills

Use Supplements To Upgrade Skills

By consuming Supplement items found hidden in each level, you can unlock new skills for your character from the menu. These skills include increasing max HP, enhancing Listen Mode distance and more. Each skill can be upgraded multiple times to increase its effect.

All Skills Are Not Max-able In The Initial Run

There will not be enough Supplements found in the world to max out all your skills in the initial gameplay. If you wish to max all skills and an achievement, consider playing the game again in New Game Plus mode.

Check Out New Game Plus Mode Here

All Skill List

Skill NameEffect
Maximum Health- Increases your maximum health
- Can be upgraded twice
Listen Mode Distance- Increases the radius of listen mode
- Can be upgraded thrice
Crafting Speed- Reduces crafting time
- Can be upgraded thrice
Healing Speed - Use health kits faster
- Can be upgraded thrice
Weapon Sway- Reduce the sway of weapons
- Can be upgraded twice
Shiv Master- 1st upgrade: Allows you to use shiv on Clicker when grabbed
- 2nd upgrade: Allows shiv not to break when defending against Clicker
- Can be upgraded twice

Recommended Skill To Upgrade First

Maximum Health

A solid skill choice to invest in, and possibly to max out first. Having higher HP pool allows you to have more space to work around even in a pinch. weapon. The Pistol Holster may also be considered viable, but are not as versatile considering compared to the effectiveness of long guns.

Listen Mode Distance

Knowing where your possible threats are will give you an edge in combat or outright evading the threat altogether. This skill is especially useful against the infested, namely the Clicker as it constantly will be making clicking noises.

Weapon Sway

As the name suggests, this skill reduces the weapon sway when aiming, allowing you to adjust your aim easier. This skill is useful if you are not confident in your aim, especially in long range.If you are familiar with handling guns and reticle placement, this choice can be swapped with Crafting Speed.

Shiv Master

The Clickers can be an powerful foe when you underestimate them. Not only will they be able to catch you off guard in ruins, its mutation allows it to easily overpower you when grabbed. Using the Shiv Master will allow you to escape the Clicker's maws when it grabs you for a lethal bite. A great choice for beginners.

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