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Disco Elysium Guide

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Disco Elysium: Skills Disco Elysium guide, walkthrough

On this page of the Disco Elysium guide, you will find a list of all the Skills and their detailed descriptions.

Skills in Disco Elysium are not active skills like in many other RPGs, but passive talents that determine how well your character will perform at certain tasks: opening a locked container, attempting to fire a gun, delivering a punch, lying.

Skill system - how does it work?

The initial skill level of your hero is equal to the level of each attribute, as you can see in the image above - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

The initial skill level of your hero is equal to the level of each attribute, as you can see in the image above. The exception here is the Signature skill, which receives a bonus of +1. The level of an attribute also determines how high you can develop the skills associated with it.

Items and stimulants can increase the main character's skill level. Some provide only positive statuses, while others add and subtract points of particular abilities. It's a good idea to swap them before you take a skill test to increase your chance of succeeding.

Intellect - skill list

Logic - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Logic

Logic describes a character's ability to analyze the information they've learned, put it together, detect inconsistencies, and draw conclusions. Highly developed logic will allow Harrier to solve even the most complex puzzle. Successful logic testing often opens additional dialog options.

Items that provide a bonus to Logic:

  1. FALN Pipo Pipo: 2;
  2. Samaran Conical Hat: 1;
  3. Flip-up Glasses The Auditor: 1;
  4. Interisolary Dress Shirt: 1.
Encyclopedia - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia represents the character's knowledge of the world around them and things that have happened in the past. This skill very rarely affects dialogue options.

Items that provide a bonus to Encyclopedia:

  1. Dick Mullen's Hat: 1;
  2. Mega-Bino's Prescription Lenses: 2.
Rhetoric - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Rhetoric

Rhetoric is the art of listening and speaking. With this skill, Harrier will be an excellent listener and be able to pick out potential inaccuracies in others' discourse.

Items that provide a bonus to Rhetoric:

  1. Medal The Setting Sun: 1;
  2. White Polo Shirt: 1.
Drama - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Drama

Drama describes the character's ability to play certain roles. It allows him to effectively lie and make up different stories to achieve his goal. Furthermore, a high Drama factor enables Harrier to recognize situations in which his interlocutors are lying.

Items that provide a bonus to Drama:

  1. Leather Jacket Pissf****t: 1;
  2. Party Dragon's Silk Robe: 1;
  3. Bow Knot: 2.
Conceptualization - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Conceptualization

Conceptualization is the ability to understand and create art. This skill opens up additional dialogue options for certain NPCs.

Items that provide a bonus to Conceptualization:

  1. Saramirizian Lounge Jacket: 1;
  2. White Satin Shirt: 1.
Visual Calculus - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Visual Calculus

Visual Calculus is a skill that allows the character to reconstruct the events that unfolded at a crime scene from visible evidence and determine the sequence of events.

Items that provide a bonus to Visual Calculus:

  1. Neat Office Shades: 1;
  2. RCM Commander's Jacket: 1.

Psyche - skill list

Volition - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Volition

Volition affects the desire to do good, to strive to complete the investigation, but is also related to Morale - one of the two health pools in Disco Elysium.

Items that provide a bonus to Volition:

  1. Eight-Eyed Teratorn Tie: 1;
  2. Fairweather T-500 Cuirass: 1.
Inland Empire - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Inland Empire

Inland Empire is an ability that provides Harrier with a lush imagination that allows him to talk to inanimate objects (like his tie or shirt). The information obtained this way can change the course of the investigation.

Items that provide a bonus to Inland Empire:

  1. Sunglasses Sub-Insulindic Rendezvous: 1;
  2. Horrific Necktie: 1;
  3. Eight-Eyed Teratorn Tie: 1.
Empathy - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Empathy

Empathy affects one's ability to understand others: their sadness, suspicious joy, emotional instability - anything that can later be used to your advantage. During conversations, Empathy opens additional dialogue options.

Items that provide a bonus to Empathy:

  1. Army Surplus Winter Scarf: 2;
  2. Mesque Banger's Red Brogues: 1;
  3. Jamrock Biker-Cop Sunnies: 1;
  4. Pinball Maker's Coat: 1.
Authority - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Authority

Authority determines how much influence your protagonist has over others - whether he can convince them of his reasons or intimidate them. Using authority can reflect negatively on your relationship with an NPC if the skill test fails.

Items that provide a bonus to Authority:

  1. Fairweather T-500 Greaves: 2;
  2. RCM Lieutenant's Cap: 1.
Esprit de Corps - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Esprit de Corps

Esprit de Corps is a strange ability that allows the character to gain additional information about what is currently happening in the precinct. Esprit de Crops also allows Harrier to perceive discreet comments that other police officers may pass on to him.

Items providing a bonus to Esprit de Corps:

  1. RCM Commander's Jacket: 1;
  2. RCM Patrol Cloak: 1;
  3. Disco-Ass Blazer: 1.
Suggestion - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Suggestion

Suggestion is the ability to get others to do your will. At a higher level, the suggestion attribute contributes to making the character less susceptible to the charms of encountered NPCs.

Items that provide a bonus to Suggestion:

  1. Signal-Blue Naval Coat: 1;
  2. Interisolary Suit Jacket: 1.

Physique - skill list

Endurance - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Endurance

Endurance affects the hero's health at a ratio of 1:1. For example, if a character has 3 Endurance, then they will have 3 health bars.

Items that provide a bonus to Suggestion:

  1. FRITTTE Plastic Rain Coat: 1.
Pain Threshold - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Pain Threshold

Pain Threshold measures the character's ability to ignore pain or cope with suffering. This skill is usually tested passively, and if the hero fails the test, he loses 1 point of Health.

Items that provide a bonus to Pain Treshold:

  1. FALN Faln Windbreaker: 1;
  2. Mesque Banger's Silk Scarf: 1;
  3. Fairweather T-500 Cuirass: 1.
Physical Instrument - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Physical Instrument

The Physical Instrument skill determines a character's ability to use physical force to affect elements in the environment, such as opening a container or door with a Prybar or delivering a kick.

Items that provide a bonus to Physical Instrument:

  1. FALN Modular Track Pants: 1;
  2. T-Shirt Man From Hjelmdall: 1.
Electrochemistry - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Electrochemistry

Electrochemistry determines the character's tolerance level for drugs - alcohol, and narcotics. The Electrochemistry skill can open additional lines of dialogue when talking to certain NPCs.

Items that provide a bonus to Electrochemistry:

  1. Fingerless Gloves: 1;
  2. Flare-cut Trousers: 1;
  3. Pour L'Homme Labourer Jeans: 1;
  4. Shades of Self-Destruction: 1;
  5. Party Dragon's Silk Robe: 1.
Shivers - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Shivers

Shivers allow Harrier to tune into the streets of Revachol, become more aware of his surroundings and the city at large.

Items that provide a bonus to Shivers:

  1. RCM Patrol Cloak: 1;
  2. Polar Anorak: 1;
  3. Scented Scarf: 1;
  4. T-Shirt Man From Hjelmdall: 1;
Half Light - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Half Light

Half Light is an ability that affects the character's ability to intimidate others. It is also your fight-or-flight response. This skill is usually actively tested when you choose a dialogue option in which you want to aggressively interrogate your interlocutor.

Items that provide a bonus to Half Light:

  1. Fairweather T-500 Helmet: 1;
  2. FALN Faln Windbreaker: 1;
  3. Leather Jacket Fuck the World: 1;
  4. FALN Ultra Series Gloves: 1;
  5. Itchy Pants: 2.

Motorics - skill list

Hand/Eye Coordination - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Hand/Eye Coordination

Hand/Eye Coordination determines the character's ability to aim firearms or throw objects.

Items that provide a bonus to Hand/Eye Coordination:

  1. Pinball Maker's Coat: 1;
  2. FALN Arrower Shirt: 1;
  3. FALN Ultra Series Sneakers: 1.
Perception - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Perception

Perception defines the character's ability to sense or see something elusive - a hidden passage, a discarded object.

Items that provide a bonus to Perception:

  1. Amphibian Sports Visor: 1;
  2. Franconigerian Cavalry Boots: 1.
Reaction Speed - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Reaction Speed

Reaction Speed determines the hero's ability to react quickly when his life is in danger - avoiding a blow or a bullet.

Items that provide a bonus to Reaction Speed:

  1. Orange Bum Hat: 1;
  2. Royal Carabineer Pants: 1;
  3. FALN Ultra Series Sneakers: 1.
Savoir Faire - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Savoir Faire

Savoir Faire defines the balance and fluidity of Harrier's movements. This allows him to, for example, make a jump over an obstacle and land safely without any damage to his health.

Items that provide a bonus to Savor Faire:

  1. Oversized Superstar Sunglasses: 1;
  2. FALN Modular Track Pants: 1.
Interfacing - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Interfacing

Interfacing determines the character's ability to manipulate objects and devices to draw additional conclusions that may come in handy during the investigation.

Items that provide a bonus to Interfacing:

  1. Yellow Gardening Gloves: 1;
  2. Fairweather T-500 Gauntlets: 2.
Composure - Disco Elysium: Skills - Basics - Disco Elysium Guide

Composure

Composure determines the character's ability to keep their cool and keep their emotions in check, and allows them to detect when someone is trying to keep their thoughts from being revealed.

Items that provide a bonus to Composure:

  1. Dynamic Winderbreaker Surf: 1;
  2. Polar Anorak: 1;
  3. Green Snakeskin Shoes: 1.

Best skills - which ones?

It's hard to say which Skills in Disco Elysium are the best, because everyone can customize their character of Harrier to fit their own play style. Before you start the game, decide which character you want to play: a brilliant detective, a clever thief, a great speaker who uses his tongue as a weapon, or maybe a skilled strongman.

However, there are some skills that during the course of completingDisco Elysium are tested more often than others:

  1. Empathy (Psyche);
  2. Logic (Intellect);
  3. Rhetoric (Intellect).

There are also two skills to be highlighted that directly affect the Harrier du Bois' Health and Morale:

  1. Endurance (Physique): affects the character's maximum Health at a 1:1 ratio;
  2. Volition (Psyche): affects the maximum level of Morale at a 1:1 ratio.
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