Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Leveling Tips, Skills and Perks Guide

By   /   Oct 23, 2015
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Everything you need to know about skills, leveling up, and perks in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Leveling Tips, Skills and Perks

Leveling in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is essentially done by investing Skill Points in Jacob’s and Evie’s skill trees. As both these characters level up – cap at Level 10 – they earn new pieces of equipment and other useful tools.

For more help on Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, check our Equipment Unlocks, Charles Darwin Memories, and Charles Dickens Memories guides.

The skill points in the game are acquired by earning XP which can be acquired by doing different in-game tasks.

  • Level 1 to Level 2 – 4 Skill Points
  • Level 2 to Level 3 – 4 Skill Points
  • Level 3 to Level 4 – 8 Skill Points
  • Level 4 to Level 5 – 10 Skill Points
  • Level 5 to Level 6 – 10 Skill Points
  • Level 6 to Level 7 – 10 Skill Points
  • Level 7 to Level 8 – 15 Skill Points
  • Level 8 to Level 9 – 15 Skill Points
  • Level 9 to Level 10 – 18 Skill Points

Skills

It does not matter whether you are playing more with one twin or other since the experience and skill points are shared between the two. As you earn skill points, you can level up both twins.

When we talk about skills, there are some which are unique to Jacob and Evie, and some are shared between both.

Evie’s Unique Skills

Chameleon
How to Unlock: Level 5 and Assassin Steps
Cost: 4

In Sneak Mode Evie perfectly blends with her environment, which allows her to become nearly invisible. Only enemies in close proximity are able to detect her.

Knife Master II
How to Unlock: Level 6 and knife Master I
Cost: 6

Evie can carry twice as many throwing knives. Her knives also inflict significantly more damage.

Stealth III
How to Unlock: Level 5 and Stealth II
Cost: 4

Evie’s Stealth stat increases by an additional 11. She is less likely to be detected and her assassinations make very little noise.

Jacob’s Unique Skills

Defense III
How to Unlock: Level 5 and Defense II
Cost: 4

Jacob takes less damage overall.

Gunslinger II
How to Unlock: Level 6 and gunslinger I
Cost: 6

Jacob’s Countershots are automatic Headshots.

Mutilate II
How to Unlock: Level 5 and Mutilate I
Cost: 4

Jacob’s successful attacks bring enemies to Near Death much more rapidly.

Common Skills

Common Combat Skills

Multi-Finisher
How to Unlock: Sequence 1
Cost: 0

When close to multiple enemies that are near death, execute up to 4 enemies at a time to gain extra XP.

Stun Attack
How to Unlock: Sequence 1
Cost: 0

Break an enemy’s defensive stance or to briefly stun them. Stunned enemies are taken out of the fight for a short while.

Counter
How to Unlock: Sequence 1
Cost: 0

Counter enemies’ attacks in combat.

Tool Combo
How to Unlock: Sequence 1
Cost: 0

Use your Tools in combat without breaking your combo. Useful for quickly bringing a single enemy to Near Death or attacking multiple enemies at once.

Health Boost I
How to Unlock: Complete Sequence 1
Cost: 1

Increase your Health by 1 segment.

Health Boost II
How to Unlock: Level 2 and Health Boost
Cost: 2

Increase your Health by 1 additional segment.

Health Boost III
How to Unlock: Level 3 and Health Boost II
Cost: 2

Increase your Health by 1 additional segment.

Unstoppable I
How to Unlock: Complete Sequence 1
Cost: 1

Increase the time before you lose your combo streak due to inaction.

Unstoppable II
How to Unlock: Level 2 and Unstoppable I
Cost: 2

The first hit you take during a combo doesn’t end your combo.

Slayer I
How to Unlock: Complete Sequence 1
Cost: 1

When your combo reaches x10, your next attack automatically puts the target in a near death state.

Slayer II
How to Unlock: Level 3 and Slayer I
Cost: 2

When you bring an enemy to near death, your next attack against a different opponent automatically puts them in a near death state. Very useful to set up Multi-Finishers and other moves.

Counter Boost
How to Unlock: Level 2
Cost: 2

Counter attacks have a larger window of opportunity and do increased damage.

Execute I
How to Unlock: Level 3
Cost: 2

Stun an enemy then perform a Tool Combo to execute them, inflicting massive damage. .

Execute II
How to Unlock: Level 5 and Execute I
Cost: 4

Enemies who see you perform an execution are frightened, causing them to break their defensive stance.

Mutilate I
How to Unlock: Level 3
Cost: 2

Successful attacks bring enemies to near death more rapidly.

Adrenaline
How to Unlock: Level 5
Cost: 4

Increase the Rate at which your Health regenerates.

Combat Stamina
How to Unlock: Level 6
Cost: 6

Performing Multi-kills now regenerates health based on the number of enemies killed.

Common Stealth Skills

Whistle
How to Unlock:
Cost: 0

Press to attract your target’s attention and lure them to your position for a stealth assassination.

Knockout
How to Unlock: First Sequence
Cost: 0

Knock an unsuspecting or kidnapped enemy unconscious.

Stealth Navigation
How to Unlock: First Sequence
Cost: 0

In Sneak Mode your movement is faster, you are harder to detect, and you can stealthily move, Aim L2/LT, snap to cover, and Throw/Shoot R2/RT over low cover and around corners.

Air Assassination
How to Unlock: First Sequence
Cost: 0

Perform a high-profile assassination from above the target.

Lockpicking I
How to Unlock: 1st Sequence
Cost: 1

Open locked chests to find money, resources, and rewards.

Lockpicking II
How to Unlock: Level 2 and Lockpicking I
Cost: 2

Open most doors in London—except doors requiring a master key.

Kidnap
How to Unlock: Second Sequence
Cost: 0

Kidnap an unsuspecting enemy and force them to walk with you. This can allow you to access restricted areas in plain sight.

Intimidation
How to Unlock: Level 2 and Kidnap
Cost: 2

Kidnapped enemies will not try to escape.

Loot Takedown
How to Unlock: First Sequence
Cost: 1

Automatically loot enemies when you assassinate them, knock them out, kidnap them or perform Multi-Kills.

Double Assassination
How to Unlock: Second Sequence
Cost: 0

Stealthily kill two nearby unaware targets at the same time.

Stealth I
How to Unlock: Level 2
Cost: 2

Your Stealth stat increases by 7. You are less likely to be detected and your assassinations will make less noise.

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