NAME OF THE SKILL
Craft throwables and ammo faster .
Very low usefulness and with no greater effect on the fluency of the game.
Increases number of experience points after you kill or knock out an opponent with crafted objects.
One of the skills that are worth investing in at a relatively early stage of the game, as long as you want to focus on eliminating opponents with bow and arrows and crafted grenades.
Craft explosive bombs from red gas cans and deadly proximity mines from enemy radios.
You can take interest in this one, but this is not necessary.
Land safely, without taking damage, after you jump from substantial heights. Press B while landing to perform a roll.
One of the more useful skills, if you are completing the game stealthily. Otherwise, it makes no greater difference.
You can now get more experience points thanks to survival caches, documents, relics and challenges.
It is necessary that you learn this one at an early stage of the game. Thanks to this, you will be leveling up faster.
EYE FOR DETAIL
Allows you to find challenge objects faster while in survival instincts.
It is a good idea to get this skill, because all challenges in the game do not provide you with any hints. Thanks to EYE FOR DETAIL, it is much easier to find objects that you can interact with.
Craft large capacity ammo and resource pouches at base camps and increase the amount of ammo crafted on the run.
It would be best to learn this skill also, around the middle of the storyline.
BODY TRAP SPECIALIST
Craft traps on enemy corpses that detonate a deadly poison gas cloud when investigated.
Not too useful and, additionally, it requires patience in waiting for the enemy to come around. It is better to shoot him silently from a distance.
Craft explosive grenades for the rifle grenade launcher that inflict heavy damage and destroy metal barriers.
This skill is worth interest towards the end of the game, when the numbers of enemies increase.
HOLLOW POINT BULLETS
Craft high-damage pistol bullets that expand on impact for increased lethality.
If you use pistols often, this skill will substantially increase their effectiveness. It is worth learning that.
Craft incendiary shotgun shells that wreak havoc by lighting enemies on fire and igniting other flammable objects.
A powerful weapon, especially in exchange of fire with a large group of opponents.
Advanced techniques give all crafted handheld items an increased detonation radius.
If you often use grenades crafted by Lara, this skill is necessary for you to learn.
Press Y mid-jump to jam climbable broadhead arrows into soft wood surfaces.
Learning this skill allows you to reach some locations, but it is better to take interest in it only later into the game.
Survival Instincts shows nearby relics, docs, monoliths, and strongboxes - even through solid walls. Crypt entrances are revealed on the map.
This skill is unnecessary if you are going to follow this guide, because all of locations of this type have been provided here.
Upgrade fire arrows to increase the range of the fire burst that erupts on impact.
If bow is your favorite weapon and, additionally, you like open fights, this skill is designed for you. Otherwise, you can pass on it.
DEATH CLOUD ARROWS
Increase the size and duration of the poisonous cloud created by poison arrows.
An important skill that you can use alternatively with DOUBLE/TRIPLE ARROW. It increases your multiplier after you learn FINESSE.
CLUSTER BOMB ARROWS
Upgrade grenade arrows to disperse additional explosives on impact.
An alternative for the underslung grenade launcher. It is a good idea to learn it.