Skills are special abilities that help you improve your character in Horizon Zero Dawn. You can upgrade them by leveling up and earning skill points. The skill tree consists of three categories – prowler, brave and forager. Each of these categories helps you develop a certain kind of talent. In this guide, we’re going to show you all Horizon Zero Dawn skills.The skills in the first row all cost 1 skill point. The ones in the second row are 2 points each, while those in the third and fourth rows cost 3 points to unlock.
Investing in the prowler skill tree will make you a better hunter. It will improve your sneaking and the ability to strike silently from the shadows.
|Silent Strike: Perform a silent takedown on small machines and humans, or deal high damage to medium enemies||Hunter Reflexes: Time slows while aiming during a jump||Silent Drop: Landing from a fall or jump is completely silent|
|Strike From Above: Silently drop and take down small enemies, or deal high damage to medium enemies||Balanced Aim: Use ranged weapons when balancing on ropes||Low Profile: Reduce visibility when crouching|
|Strike From Below: Perform silent takedown when hanging below humans||Strong Strike: Increase strike attack damage by 15%||Dodge Prowess: Adds long/short dodge roll ability|
|Leader Strike: Perform silent takedown on heavy and elite human enemies||Strong Strike +: Increase strike attack damage by 30%||Quiet Sprint: Sprinting is silent|
Brave skill tree
The talents in the Brave category will help you become a better warrior. They unlock additional combat techniques, increase your damage and make you a stronger fighter.
|Concentration: Slow down time while aiming||Critical Hit: Perform a high damage attack on downed enemies||Precision: Light spear attacks have higher chance to knock off parts|
|Heavy Lifter: Move faster when wielding heavy weapons||Critical Hit +: Critical hits do more damage||Precision +: Same as above, with even higher chance|
|Concentration +: Increases max amount of concentration||Double Shot: Add another arrow to each shot||Knock Down: Heavy spear attacks will knock down machines faster|
|Fast Reload: Faster reload when using concentration||Triple Shot: Add another arrow to each shot||Fighting Back: Heavy spear attacks do more damage when your HP is low|
The final skill tree is all about healing, scavenging and helping you survive in the wilderness. You can improve your override skill here, learn how to get more resources or increase your healing pouch capacity.
|Lure Call: Bait enemies to your position||Healer: Increased healing speed||Gatherer: Gain more resources when foraging|
|Combat Override: Increases override duration by 50%||Herbalist: Doubles the capacity of the medicine pouch||Scavenger: Get more resources when looting machines|
|Combat Override +: Infinite override duration||Disarm Traps: Traps and tripwires can be disarmed and reused||Ammo Crafter: Get more ammo when crafting|
|Call Mount +: Calls a new overriden mount when you don’t have one||Tinker: Weapon coils and outfit weaves can be removed and reused||Scavenger +: Get even more resources when looting machines|