A Plague Tale: Requiem – All Skill Trees Explained

Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
By Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
8 Min Read
credits: Asobo Studio

A Plague Tale: Requiem introduces multiple skill trees bringing diversity to its gameplay and combat.

A Plague Tale: Requiem is a hit among gamers for its visuals, gameplay, and signature thrilling, grim story. The game brings a lot of new elements to the table, one of which is the Skills system. These are a number of separate Skill Trees that focuses on specific playstyles.

The amazing part is that you don’t unlock or grind for points to unlock the abilities from the Skill Trees. Instead, how you play the game and approach certain scenarios progresses the Skill Trees and grants you newer skills and abilities to buff up Amicia.

If you want to understand how the Skill Trees work, what they are made of, and how to advance them to your advantage and liking, then you’re in the right place. Because this A Plague Tale: Requiem guide describes everything you need to know about the Skill Trees in the game.

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Skill Trees and All Skills in A Plague Tale: Requiem

As stated above, the game has more than one Skill Tree. A total of three Skill Trees are divided into Prudence, Aggressive, and Opportunism. Each Skill Tree in A Plague Tale: Requiem has four tiers with increasingly useful abilities. So you get to unlock a total of 12 skills.

But what you unlock and how you progress these paths solely depend on you, the player. Your combats and encounters add to either of the Skill Trees. So you have the choice to focus on a single path or try to acquire a variety of skills. We recommend playing the game with all three play styles in mind for the best experience the game offers. Then you will have to be creative and critically think up your plans of action, whether you want to go stealth, fight head-on, or make use of your surroundings and resources.

Furthermore, this way, you get rewarded the most for your actions, as you’ll get to unlock play with more skills than following only a single path.

Prudence

Prudence
credits: Asobo Studio

The Prudence Skill Tree focuses on stealth and silently taking out enemies as much as possible or not fighting. Use your intuition to hide when needed, move without alerting anyone, or make sure no one sees you. You can do this by just hiding below or inside various objects or distracting patrols by other means.

Since A Plague Tale: Requiem is a stealth-based game, the Prudence path has a lot of rewarding skills that can help you overcome enemies when even playing with other styles in mind. Moreover, there are a lot of moments when stealth seems the best option to take; hence unlocking skills from Prudence is easy, especially the first few ones.

Skills from the Prudence path are:

  1. Light Footstep: Movement noise is greatly lowered, making enemies less likely to be alerted and detect you. Stealthing becomes exponentially easier and more convenient.
  2. Nimbleness: Movement speed while crouching is faster, allowing you to make quick escapes and vanish from enemy sights.
  3. Throwing Stance: Amicia has better positioning of her body, so now you can throw items farther. Use it to distract and confuse enemies from afar. Additionally, this skill also helps when you need to throw anything to interact with objects in the environment from a distance.
  4. Armor Piercer: You can use your knife on armored enemies from the back to take them down and assassinate them. Giving new ways to take out foes through stealth or a combat-focused plan. This skill also allows you to clear paths that would otherwise remain blocked.

Aggressive

As the name suggests, this Skill Tree progresses the more you take up enemy encounters face-to-face. Be aggressive in your gameplay; attack and kill enemies with all the weapons you can find. Unlike its predecessor, the game focuses on combat and, as such, gives Amicia some fighting skills. So you don’t always have to go with the element of surprise; let your enemies know that you’re a deadly force.

Moreover, you’ll often get caught and alert enemies who’ll quickly surround you, so polishing your aggressive skills always come in handy.

The skills in this Skill Tree are:

  1. Grappler: You can push enemies into various traps like fire and rat hordes or off ledges, resulting in instant death.
  2. Recovery: Amicia recovers her health faster after getting damaged. Since it gives you a boost in endurance, this is a must-have skill.
  3. Vital Points: Silent takedowns and assassinations are quieter and faster. This skill, in turn, helps you progress with the Prudence Skill Tree.
  4. Quick Fingers: Reload speed of your slingshot is better. You can shoot from your sling at a very rapid pace. This helps a ton in direct combat and facing multiple enemies or even someone with larger health.

Opportunism

The Opportunism Skill Tree focuses on alchemy ammo, crafting & resource handling, and lets you use your weapons and gadgets more efficiently. Hence, allowing you to better trap and take down your enemies using the environment rather than attacking yourself.

Lastly, Opportunism is the easiest Skill Tree to progress since the game offers many ways to overcome encounters using your gears, such as using rat hordes, fire, explosives, etc.

The skills are:

  1. Alchemy Knowledge: Crafting alchemical ammo is faster.
  2. Nothing Lost: With this, Amicia has a probability of saving one crafting resource during crafting alchemical ammo. The unused resource can be a saving grace during tough times.
  3. Material Division: You get other crafting and upgrading components while crafting alchemical ammo. Therefore, helping you upgrade other gear as well. It’s a great idea to craft as much as possible if you acquire this skill.
  4. Pure Product: The ultimate utility-based skill. Not only do you have a chance of saving resources and getting additional upgrade components from other Opportunism skills, but you can now also craft one extra ammo using the same resources. In simpler terms, it increases your alchemical ammo crafting output by one.

Now that you know all the Skill Trees in A Plague Tale: Requiem and how they work, you can easily decide which playthrough and skills you will like more to enjoy this great game.

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Mahirul Alam Chowdhury is a writer and HR Manager at GameRiv.