NAME OF THE SKILL
You can retrieve your arrows from enemy corpses.
It is a very useful skill and you appreciate it predominantly later into the game.
Extends steady aim time on bow charged shots.
In the heat of a fight, there is little point for you, to remain exposed to enemy fire and, while playing the game stealthily, you will have plenty of time for steady aims. Therefore, you can pass on this skill.
Increases the amount of ammo that you loot from enemy corpses.
It is a very useful skill. It is worth learning, e.g. At the beginning of the game.
Animals glow in the survival instincts mode. Larger animals leave footprints and blood trails, which makes it easier to follow them.
This skill is of little use, although later into the game, you start encountering predators that are more difficult to find and kill. Still, you can do well without it.
MASTER OF THE LAND
Reveals locations of nearby exotic animals, when in Survival Instincts mode.
This one is also of little usefulness. In the end, you could take interest in it after you complete the main storyline .
Fires two arrows simultaneously, towards two separate targets, locked independently of each other, after a while zoomed-in, with a fully drawn bow.
An useful skill that allows you to quickly eliminate small groups of enemies. It is a good idea to unlock it, to be able to get TRIPLE SHOT later on.
NERVES OF STEEL
Significantly extends precision aiming time, with the bow fully charged.
You can pass on this skill. Unless you do pretty poorly at precision aiming on game pad. This skill becomes helpful then.
After you successfully aim at the enemy head, a headshot indicator appears.
This one is a disposable addition, because you can see which part of the body you are aiming at anyway.
You can receive additional experience points for a streak of deadly headshots, stealth kills or DEATH FROM ABOVE. The longer the streak the higher the multiplier.
If you are going to play as a hunter and you eliminate your targets stealthily, it is difficult to overestimate and it is a good idea to put points in it as soon as possible.
It increases the amount of natural crafting resources that you obtain from each source.
It is a useful skill, especially towards the end of the game, when you will have to gather larger amounts of resources.
Increases the amount of man-made resources obtained from their sources.
This one is also a useful skill that makes playing a bit easier towards the end of the game.
Shoot two arrow, one immediately after another. This skill cannot be used simultaneously with DOUBLE/TRIPLE SHOT.
This is a skill that is worth learning, if you often enter an open exchange of fire. Otherwise, you can do well without it.
Shoot three arrows simultaneously, towards three separate targets locked independently of each other, while zoomed-in with the bow fully drawn.
A very useful skill that allows you to eliminate a small group of enemies. It is a good idea to get this one if you have earlier obtained DOUBLE SHOT.
Using TRIPLE SHOT, Lara automatically aims at the head, instead of at the body.
A must-have addition to TRIPLE SHOT and to completing the game stealthily.
Execute a close-up bow finisher and improve chances of looting special arrows from corpses. To finish off the immobilized opponent, press Y.
It is a good idea to learn this skill, if you try to complete the game stealthily and try to increase the multiplier of points, after you have invested in FINESSE.
Perform a close-up finisher with pistol and increase chances of looting hollow-point bullets from enemies. To finish off the immobilized opponent, press Y.
During a heated fire exchange, this one is an immensely useful skill, as long as you use pistols often. You can invest in this one, but it may be better to pick RIFLE/SHOTGUN EXPERT instead.
Perform a close-up finisher with a rifle and increase chances of looting grenades from enemies. To finish off the immobilized opponent, press Y.
If rifle is your weapon of choice, it is a good idea to learn all there is about using this kind of weapons. Unarguably, a very useful skill.
Perform a close-up finisher with shotgun and increase chances of looting incendiary shells from enemies. To finish off the immobilized opponent, press Y.
It is an important skill if you are fond of spraying enemies against walls with shotgun. A great firepower in combination with skills that decrease damage taken will be helpful.