At the end of her first outing in Horizon Zero Dawn, Aloy is a fearless cyborg dinosaur hunter. She may have struggled with smaller predators at first, but by the end of the game she’s equipped to take on giant Thunderjaws and lives to tell the story. While her arsenal certainly plays a big part in her ability to take down these cartoning machines until they’re scrapped, her skills are equally important to her success. her work. However, even though Forbidden Horizon in the West Taking place only a few months after the first game, Aloy suffered a severe case of Metroids and lost all abilities she had.
Starting from scratch is almost as expected from RPG sequels. Some abilities can be brought, but generally you will be too strong at the start of many challenges. In Forbidden Horizon in the WestIn the case of the game, the game’s developers also took this opportunity to completely overhaul the skill system. There’s now a much more varied skill tree and much more specific playstyle to allow players to focus on their build that best suits how they want to approach the game. But with six skill trees and dozens of skills within them, knowing which is best, especially early on, can be daunting. Instead of wasting your skill points, here are the best skills to unlock Forbidden Horizon in the West.
Starting from the Warrior skill tree, this part is all about improving Aloy’s options in open combat. Here are the best ones and what they do.
This skill gives you a new combo that will break the enemy’s defense system. This is a new defense option that enemies have in Forbidden Horizon in the West that can be very frustrating to deal with. Instead of trying to go around or wait for the enemy to stop defending to deal any real damage, this combo will instantly break their guard and leave them open for further attacks. follow your.
You’ll be forgiven for basically ignoring your spear for the entire game in Horizon Zero Dawn, but don’t make that mistake in the next section. There are many skills and combos that make the melee system shine, including Resonant Blast. When you hit an enemy with your spear, it collects energy that you can release onto your enemies. While healthy, that enemy takes massive damage from the next shot you land with your bow, which is a perfect way to soften an enemy before stepping back to kill with an arrow. placed in the correct position.
Our final pick is a later skill, but worth your while working your way through the Warrior tree to get it. Spread Shot does exactly what it says: Shoot five arrows horizontally using any Warrior Bow. It can be said without exaggeration that the ability to shoot five arrows is extremely powerful, so resolve to execute this arrow as soon as possible.
Trapping skills focuses on Aloy’s weapons and trapping abilities. This tree doesn’t have as many skills as some others, but it’s full of summoners that might be worth picking up even if you don’t like this hunting style.
If you enjoy the trap-laying lifestyle, getting both Quick Trapper upgrades to allow you to set up traps faster is a must. Ideally you should set traps prior to you’re in the heat of things, but more often than not, you’ll need to set extra traps to completely subdue whatever you’re fighting, and being able to do it faster makes the ability you get hit by bullets much less while trying to set them up.
The biggest frustration with traps is the number of traps you can use by default. Thankfully, there are two Trap Limit skills to allow you to place a fair amount of traps and tripods. The more you can lie down, the more damage you can do before needing to do more and set up.
Speaking of making new traps, Nimble Crafter is one of the good ones to look at even if you’re not a big trap taker. It not only allows you to create traps faster, but also tools and potions, which is great for any construction. Again, you should ideally do this outside of combat, but you’ll be happy to be able to land a life-saving potion in the stack with this skill.
The Hunter Tree will probably be the most popular tree, and probably also the most valuable skill in the game. It’s all about making you more deadly with your bow, it’s Aloy’s primary weapon of choice and most fun to use.
Basically, concentration is your crutch in every fight. Every time you need to take a hard hit, or deal damage to a fast-moving enemy, you’ll always use Focus so you can hit it. This skill duo increases your focus, allowing you to activate it for a longer period of time.
Roll now, while you’re expanding your focus, double it by making that meter drain slower with these two skills.
Finally, above all, restore your focus faster with Concentration Regen. Once you’ve hit all three of these maximums, you can essentially turn on Concentration any time you need to without worrying about your meter.
Survivor trees, again, are pretty straightforward. There are a few key skills you’ll want to learn here, but don’t necessarily spend most of your score on it.
Besides the potion, the Medicinal Fruit is your main source of healing, but by default not as good as the previous one. If you just want to eat berries and don’t mind the crafting part, Energizers can make berries a viable health item for most, if not the entire game, especially when combined with the following skills.
Low Health Defense
This plant has a lot of buffs that can be activated when low health, but you must use Low Health Defense first. Even if you like to play offensively, other buffs won’t matter much if you can’t take another shot. Grab this to give yourself at least one teamfight chance in red flags.
Back on the healing side, expand your bag to hold more Medicinal Fruits with these upgrades. If you are going to make them stronger, you can also contain more of them, right? Pack your bag extra tight with these two add-ons.
Right behind Hunter, Infiltrator will most likely be a hit for most people. What can we say? There’s something so satisfying about killing a robo-dinosaur — or human for that matter. Why not turn yourself into a silent killer so deadly that you can obliterate an entire encounter without warning.
Silent Strike +
There are a lot of summoner spells you can add to your sneak attacks, but first you have to go with the damage. Nothing can blow the wind out of your sails more than an enemy surviving a sneak attack, right? Take that damage up to the max to ensure that even if the things you hit persist, they won’t last long.
Stealth Tear +
While you are in stealth, you also have a great chance to get valuable components off those machines. As you improve your tear damage with this upgrade – again, there are two levels – you will deal more tear damage on your buffed stealth attacks.
In the end, there’s no way we can get rid of the Intruder’s bread and butter. Enemies are not super conscious in Forbidden Horizon in the West to start with, but once you raise Aloy’s stealth so that her vision is lower all the time, you can do some crazy maneuvers undetected. If you’re a stealth fan, this should be first on your list.
Finally, we come to the Machine Master skill. Machine overwriting is another limited ability in the first game that has been improved in Forbidden Horizon in the West, but still isn’t quite worth building your entire character around. However, like every skill tree, there are some skills here that might be worth your while.
Heavy lifting machine
Heavy weapons don’t show up too often, but when they do, he’ll make an impression. In addition to their massive damage, you’ll notice how much they slow you down to wield. By default, Aloy is so nimble that this can make you feel like you’re playing with cement shoes. At least the Heavy Lifter can withstand walking around with these powerful weapons.
If you find yourself at the top, arm yourself with a skill to start fighting Mounted Archer. Every shot you can land while riding does more damage, at least adding some bonus to fighting risk while riding.
In the end, who doesn’t like the defense more? Again, that’s the situation, but there’s no reason you wouldn’t be pleased with the added defense of riding a mount. Even if you are just trying to run away or rush in by some enemies, let alone fight while on the road, taking less damage is never a bad way to save some spare points.