NAME OF THE SKILL
Lara takes less damage from enemy fire and from melee attacks. Effect is cumulative with HEART OF STONE.
A useful skill that is worth unlocking in the first place.
Take significantly less damage from explosions and fire.
Your opponents often use explosives to drive you out of your hiding place. Therefore, it is a good idea to unlock this skill quite early.
Incapacitate unarmored opponents while dodging, by pressing Y button at the right moment.
This skill comes in handy, provided that you prefer a clearly combative approach. Also, this skill becomes useful in case you are overwhelmed by the enemy numbers, where enemies come from all sides.
Corpses of enemies killed in stealth are automatically looted for resources.
This skill is not too useful, because while sneaking, you have enough time to loot enemies manually. You can also do this after you have eliminated a group of enemies within a given area.
Extends time to perform DODGE COUNTER and a makes it possible to obtain additional experience after successful DODGE KILL.
If you rely on open combat, it is a good idea to invest in this skill, but it becomes useful later in the game, when it can accumulate with DODGE KILL.
Increases the speed of treating wounds. Effects accumulate with FAST HEALER.
A useful skill, although not at the beginning of the game. It is worth spending points on, after the first several hours into the campaign, when the numbers of opponents become overwhelming.
One-time, instantaneous, health regeneration during combat, after you take critical damage.
A very useful skill that it is difficult to do without towards the end of the game.
Stealth finishers kill enemies much faster with the use of deadly force. Press Y button to kill nearby, unaware opponents.
This skill is worth your attention, especially if you are trying to complete the game in a stealthy way, instead of fighting openly.
Landing after a jump is always stealthy and does not attract attention of the opponents.
In some cases, this may be useful, but it's not necessary to learn it.
You can kill an unarmored opponent after the
DODGE COUNTER by pressing the Y button at the right moment.
This skill can save your life, several times during the game.
DEATH FROM ABOVE
You can instantly kill opponents with your knife, after you drop on them. As soon as the prompt displays, press Y to attack.
If you want to expand your repertoire of stealth kills, this one is a good choice.
Your speed of treating wound is increased. Effect cumulative with FIELD MEDIC.
It is a good idea to invest in this skill, but only during the second half of the game, when combats becomes significantly more demanding.
HEART OF STONE
Lara takes significantly less damage from enemy fire and melee attacks. The effect is cumulative with THICK SKINNED.
One of the skills that you, simply, need to learn as soon as possible.
Temporarily increases your resistance to damage taken from enemies, after a stealth kill.
If your stealth kill is successful, there is little reason to fear immediate detection. This is what makes this skill of little use.
DODGE SKILL MASTERY
You can instantly kill an armored enemy by pressing the Y button at the right moment during DODGE COUNTER.
In the latter half of the game, when shielded opponents start to appear, this skill becomes increasingly useful, but it is not necessary, because you can also defeat them with overwhelming firepower.
Allows you to kill enemies silently, without attracting attention of the other ones nearby.
Whenever possible, try to step lightly. Eliminate the opponents in the way that does not expose you to the rest of them. In such case, there is no point in unlocking this skill.
Temporarily, it increases your resistance to damage from enemies, after you have treated your wounds in combat.
It can be useful, but only in the later part of the game. This skill is of a rather limited usefulness.