Far Cry 5 Skills Guide – Survivalist, Renegade, Assassin, Prepper, Leader

By   /   Mar 7, 2018
Far Cry 5 Skills Guide

Anyone who has ever played a Far Cry game would know how important it is to have the right skills with you. There are tons and tons of options for skills so it can be quite difficult to figure out what they do and which ones should you be prioritizing. This Far Cry 5 Skills Guide will let you know about all of the skills in the game and will give you certain tips and tricks which will help you figure out which one of the skills are the best fit for you.

Far Cry 5 Skills

There are a total of five different Skill Categories in Far Cry 5. The first one is Survivalist which helps you survive for longer by doing stuff such as increasing your maximum health or allowing you to get more loot from certain species.

Renegade is all about wreaking havoc while Assassin is about sneaking around and taking out enemies without people finding out. You also have the Prepper skill. This skill allows you to pack a bigger punch and generally prepare better for fights hence the name. At the end, we have the Leader tree which allows people to come back faster after being injured.

Survivalist Class Skills

Survivalist SkillsEffects
Health BoostIncreases your maximum health by a certain amount.
Human FishYou can swim faster and hold your breath for longer.
Fisher KingFishes will fatigue quickly.
Repair TorchRepairs cars and can be used to open safes.
Kick-Ass BinocularsYou can tag enemies through objects.
Harvest MasterLoot is doubled from plants and animals.

Repair Torch is good for you if you like cars and find a lot of safes in the game. Binoculars benefit the stealthy player as they can be used to mark objects. Harvest Master is best for those who are extremely patient and want to get back into the game as fast as they possibly can.

Renegade Class Skills

Renegade SkillsEffects
ParachuteYou get a parachute for use when you file.
WingsuitYou can glide with this suit.
Black MarketYou can buy explosives at shops.
Vehicle BusterYou deal more damage to vehicles.
SaboteurSet a vehicle on fire and make it explode.
Auto RepairYour vehicles repair themselves.
Heavy Weapon MasteryYour LMGs, rocket launchers and flame throwers become more accurate and are faster in terms of reloading, aiming and switching.
Rifle MasteryYour rifles are more accurate. They also reload, switch and aim faster.
Weapons ProSMGs and Shotguns are more accurate and they have better reload speed along with aim and switch speed.

Parachutes and Wing Suits can be quite fun for when you are jumping out of planes. Rifle Mastery is also really good as it allows you to snipe enemies from afar so you get a lot of versatility in terms of range. However, any one of the masteries couldn’t really hurt your chances of success.

Assassin Class Skills

Assassin SkillsEffects
GrappleYou can use the grapple tools to climb certain spots.
Sneaky SprintYou can move faster when you are crouched.
Master BlasterComponents required for crafting explosives are halved.
Takedown MasteryYou can do sidearm takedowns, melee throws and chain them together.
GhostYou make less noise during movement and take less damage when you fall.
ThrowbackYou can throw back projectiles such as dynamite and grenades.
LocksmithYou can lockpick certain doors and safes.
Close Combat MasteryYou are more effective with melee weapons. Your accuracy improves and you can reload, aim and switch your handguns at a much faster pace.
Primal MasteryYou can switch and reload bows and slingshots faster than before.

Grapple is great for saving time as you can climb areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Sneaky Sprint is perfect for stealth as is Ghost. Primal Mastery is also amazing as you have access to the bow at an early stage whereas silenced handguns are unlocked much later. Primal Mastery will allow you to fit in with the stealth outfit of the class much easier.

Prepper Class Skills

Prepper SkillsEffects
Close Combat Gear BagYou can carry more melee weapons and handgun ammo.
Journey PackHave more items in your inventory and up to 5 medkits.
QuiverYou can carry more arrows of all types.
Riffle Ammo BagYou can carry more rifle ammo with you.
Additional HolsterYou can carry a third weapon with you and it can be of any type.
Weapons CollectorYou can carry a fourth weapon with you and it can be of any type.
Heavy Ammo BagYou can carry more ammo for your heavy weapons e.g flamethrower and LMGs.
Special Ammo BagYou can carry more ammo for your special rocket launcher and incendiaries.
Throwables BagYou can carry more explosives and throwing knives with you.

It is best to get Journey since you can easily carry all of your items with you. Apart from this, the Additional Holster is also quite good since it allows you to have a good long range, short range and stealth weapon at the same time. This will allow you to attempt levels whichever way you want to.

Leader Class Skills

Leader SkillsEffects
BoomerReturn time is reduced after injury.
SharkyReturn time is reduced after injury.
PeachesReturn time is reduced after injury.
JessReturn time is reduced after injury.
GraceReturn time is reduced after injury.
HurkReturn time is reduced after injury.
Nick RyeReturn time is reduced after injury.
AdelaideReturn time is reduced after injury.
CheeseburgerReturn time is reduced after injury.
LeadershipYou can use two guns for hire in single player.

That is all we have for our Far Cry 5 Skills Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!

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