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Assassins Creed: Brotherhood Abilities Guide

Assassins Creed Brotherhood
In Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, there are 12 abilities to choose from and each ability can further be improved up to 3 upgrades.

These abilities are unlocked as you progress through the various levels of the game. Each ability has its own significance.These abilities have specific parameters like range, delay and duration et cetra.

Assassins Creed: Brotherhood Guide to Abilities

1# Disguise (Level 2)
This ability is useful in deceiving your opponent. It actually changes your appearance instantaneously so that you can easily avoid any pursuer. You can also use it as a hunter specially when you have been seen by your target.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 60s
  • Duration: 15s

– First Upgrade

  • It is unlocked at level 32.
  • There is a boost if time last to 20s

– Second Upgrade

  • Reduces the restore time to 50s
  • Can be unlocked by completing the “Cloak and Dagger” challenge.

– Third Upgrade

  • Animus effect is reduced
  • Unlocked on completing the Clairvoyant challenge.

#2 Sprint Boost (Level 3)
You get a speed boost while sprinting with this ability. It can be useful both during hunt and chase. It also counters the slowing effect of throwing knives. Speed can make you a better hunter as well as a better escapee.

– Parameters

  • Duration: 5s
  • Cool down: 60s

– First Upgrade

  • You get a 30% boost in your ability
  • Can be unlocked at level 34

– Second Upgrade

  • Unlocked by completing challenge “Run for his Life”
  • Cool down time is reduced 50s

– Third Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “Power Through”
  • Duration increases to 8s

3#  Smoke Bomb (Level 6)
You can blind your opponent by this bomb. It is more effective while you are being chased by a competitive pursuer. Proper timing is required to use it more effectively as you can use it in a range of 3.2m max. You can also use it as offense for some stylish kills and hence more points.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 60s
  • Duration: 3s

– First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level 36
  • Range increase to 4m

– Second Upgrade

  • Need to complete ability challenge ‘Smoke Screen’
  • Reduces cool down time to 50s

– Third Upgrade

  • Unlocked by completing challenge “Cut through Fog”
  • Duration time reduced 4s

4# Hidden Gun ( Level 8 )
You can shoot you target after you have a lock on him. Obviously this ability can help you when your target is getting away form you. But it is limited as you can use it only on contracted targets.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 90s
  • Duration: 1.5s

– First Upgrade

  • Increased Accuracy
  • Unlocked at level 37

– Second Upgrade

  • Unlocked by completing navigation challenge “Needle in a Haystack”
  • Cool down reduced to 80s

Third Upgrade

  • Unlocked by completing the ability challenge “On the fly”.
  • Focus time is reduced to 1s

5# Templar Vision (Level 11)
Using this ability you can know about the nature and appearances of all the characters in your sight.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 60s
  • Duration: 3s
  • Range: 20m

– First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level 44
  • Range increased

– Second Upgrade

  • Unlocked by completing Session challenge “Artist”
  • Cool down reduced 50s

– Third Upgrade

  • Duration time increased to 5s
  • On completing the Assassinate challenge “Vanishing Act”

6# Morph (Level 14)
You can use this ability to change anyone from crowd to your duplicate. This hence can help you escaping your pursuer. You can use this ability in various ways like you can divert your pursuer’s attention and then stun your opponent for high point kill.

– Parameters

  • Cool down time: 60s
  • Range: 3.2m
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Civilians: 4

– First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level 41
  • Number of people can be morphed increased to 6

– Second Upgrade

  • On completing session challenge “Seeing double”
  • Cool down time reduced to 50s

– Third Upgrade

  • On completing assassinate challenge Unstoppable
  • Range increased 4.5m

7# Fire Crackers (Level 16)
Fire Crackers can be used for distraction similar to smoke. They can cause chaos in the crowd and stun your opponents for a while. You can have a clear sight of your target by dispersing the crowd. This ability has shorter cool down as compared to Smoke bomb.

– Parameters

  • Duration: 3s
  • Cool down: 60s
  • Range: 6m

- First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level  39
  • Range 7.5m

– Second Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “Pyrotechnician”
  • Cool down time is reduced to 50s

– Third Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “Expose”
  • Duration increases to 7s

8# Throwing Knives (Level 19)
You can throw knives at your enemies to hinder their movements. This will slow them down and you can either escape or get to them quickly. This ability can specially be useful when your foe is a good sprinter. You can use this ability to slow down enemies running at the rooftops as it causes 10% speed decrease on each throw.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 45s
  • Duration: 5s

- First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level 43
  • Duration increased to 7s

– Second Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “Timber”
  • Cool down time reduced to 35s

– Third Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “Take Down”
  • Speed decrease increases to 20%

9# Charge (Level 21)
Using this ability, you can quickly pounce upon your target passing straight through the crowd. Can be useful in finding your target in a group of people of same appearance.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 60s
  • Range: 2.5m
  • Duration: 2.5s

- First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level 46
  • Range increased to 3.5m

– Second Upgrade

  • On completing challenge “Heads Butt”
  • Cool down time decreased to 35s

– Third Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “Ready or Not”
  • Duration increased to 4s

10# Decoy (Level 24)
By this ability you can trick your pursuers by converting your target into yourself and then make them run away. It is pretty useful in team play.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 45s
  • Duration: 10s
  • Range: 15m

- First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level 47
  • Duration increased to 10s

– Second Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “Made you look”
  • Cool down reduced to 35s

– Third Upgrade

  • On completing session challenge “Grand Master”
  • Disguise self on Decoy activation

11# Mute (Level 26)
This ability will mute all characters surrounding you so that none of them can use any of their abilities. You can use it both as attack as well as defense.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 9s
  • Duration: 3s
  • Range: 6m

– First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level 48
  • Range increased to 8m

– Second Upgrade

  • On completing assassinate challenge “Disappearing act”
  • Duration increased to 4s

– Third Upgrade

  • On completing session challenge “Hit and Run”
  • Cool down time reduced to 80s

12# Poison (Level 29)
You can poison your opponent and your kill will be undetectable. The target dies after short time having been exposed to the poison.

– Parameters

  • Cool down: 90s
  • Delay duration: 5s

– First Upgrade

  • Unlocked at level 49
  • Delay reduced to 3s

– Second Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “Pharmacist”
  • Cool down time reduced to 80s

– Third Upgrade

  • On completing abilities challenge “un Healthy Lifestyle”
  • Delay increased to 7s

That wraps up all 12 abilities in Assassins Creed: Brotherhood. Since you can have 2 abilities at a time so choose them wisely; choose the abilities that suit your style of game.