Among the new additions to the Tomb Raider gameplay formula is skill management. In this game Lara posses three different types of skills, related to the three main aspects of the game: surviving, hunting and fighting. The skills are really diverse and all serve a certain, useful purpose: leveling them up will be bring some good advantages whenever you level them up. In the end it all depends on your playstyle: some gamers may be better and uncovering treasures and areas or discovering enemies while some other may be better in the combat sequences of the game. You can improve these skills to improve your abilities in your best field or get some help in some other field where you are not so good. We’re not talking about role playing game level of customization but having a choice is better than having none at all! The inclusion of skills also makes the gameplay experience somewhat deeper. To improve your skills you’ll have to fill Lara’s experience shield, obtaining a single skill point used to improve unlocked skills or unlocking new skills. You will have to invest 7 skill points in rookie skills to unlock the higher tier; to unlock the final tier, seven more points must be used. Get as much experience as you can and you will be able to unlock most skills in the game as soon as possible.
- Hunter Skills
Ammo Capacity is a novice skill which allows Lara to simply carry more ammunition for all her weapons. While it’s not an essential skill, this can be quite useful if you use your fire arms a lot. The Ammo Capacity skill also has another use: having more ammo capacity means that you can scavenge for more ammunition and get more experience points in the process. It’s something really minor but it’s there. Also, the Ammo Capacity skill is a requirement to obtain the final level of ammo capacity with the Heavy Lifter skill. If you like to shoot down your enemies, get this skill right after the growth ones. If not, you may want to wait before learning this skill since you won’t be making much use of it.
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