Horizon Forbidden West Best Skills To Get Early

In this guide, we’ll tell you the best skills to unlock early in Horizon Forbidden West to get the best possible combat experience early on.

Horizon Forbidden West is now live and brings with it a bunch of new skills for its combat system. There are so many skills for Aloy to take on that it’s easy to experience choice paralysis. In this guide, we’ll tell you the best skills to unlock early in Horizon Forbidden West to get the best possible combat experience early on.

Best Skills To Unlock First In Horizon Forbidden West

Skills are basically the extra attainable traits with which you equip the Aloy to perform better. If you ever feel like purchasing new skill or upgrading the existing one, you can always do that using skill points.

Now the thing to understand is that skills are divided into six Skill Trees; Hunter, Infiltrator, Survivor, Trapper, Warrior and Machine Master. The skill trees have four different kinds of skills to offer; Active skills, Weapon Techniques, Passive Boots and Valor Surges.

So what this means is that over 160 skills in Horizon Forbidden West have been distributed among these six skill trees. Now in accordance with your playstyle, you can choose which skill tree you want to choose. It is better to do some research before spending your skill points on skills so that you won’t regret it later.

Horizon Forbidden West features a large selection of skills to pick from in your game. With over 160 skills, the game is bound to have some skills that tower over others at different points in the game.

We have listed some best skills from each skill tree that players can acquire at the very beginning of his/her Horizon Forbidden West journey. This guide will help you make your decision more optimally.

Potent Medicine (Survivor)

The skill provides faster healing and 20% more healing every time you heal in HFW.

The skill is crucial for new players who might be having a hard time in the game getting swarmed by enemies. Sometimes, you are knocked out just as you are about to finish healing, but no more.

Deep Concentration (Hunter)

The skills make your concentration deplete slower.

When you slow down time to get that perfect shot, it becomes a race against time to aim and get the shot at the vital weak point of the robotic enemies. Sometimes you have more than one target and your concentration depletes before you can hit them all. This skill provides a solution to all these problems.

Concentration Regen (Hunter)

This skill increases Concentration regen speed in Horizon Forbidden West.

You can pull off many impossible shots in slow-mo and look good doing it. They allow you to land hits in weak points and deal critical damage. This skill allows you to repeatedly do so without major gaps in-between. Faster regen means more concentration. More concentration means more critical hits. More critical hits are good.

Low Health Defense (Survivor)

This skill provides increased damage resistance when health drops to below 25% in HFW.

At points in the game, you are bound to be at critical health and just running away from enemies to survive. The skill is very valuable as t allows you to tank more hits form enemies before falling.

Your last bit of health will be more than enough for you to kill the last few weakened enemies. The skill becomes only me valuable as you progress.

Stealth Tear + (Infiltrator)

This skill allows you to deal more tear damage when in stealth.

Players like to play in stealth. Some missions require you to maintain stealth. Some enemies are too damn hard and need to be stealth killed. This skill makes that easier.

You deal additional damage when you attack an enemy from stealth, making it much easier for you to maintain aid stealth as you take out enemies.

Block Breaker (Warrior)

This skill allows you to break a human enemy’s guard.

Human enemies may be easier than robots, but they can block your melee attacks making them annoying. This skill allows your combo (R1+R1+R2) to break their guards. This also stuns them for a while you land in additional hits.

Resonator Blast (Warrior)

This skill allows you to energize targets with a melee attack, then shoot them to blast them and cause high AoE damage.

Groups of enemies are hard to deal with. You keep on using melee attacks and you will be surrounded and overwhelmed. You use arrows and you will run out of arrows to shoot.

This skill allows you to deal high damage to your enemies without too much effort. Robots also take additional damage from blast and are also stunned so you can either retreat or attack.

How to Get Skill Points

The only way to get or earn skill points is by completing all types of quests let they be Side Quests or Main Quests or any activity. You will also get some skill points when you just level up. So finish off whatever challenge comes in the way and you will get something in reward. This is how you can get the skill points.

How to Reset Skills

In order to reset skill points in Horizon Forbidden West, you would need to go to each Skill Tree separately. Now choose the Skill Tree which you want to reset. Press the ‘Options’ button and then choose the ‘Reset Skills’ options. A prompt will appear saying that your skills are going to be reset and you will able to spend your skill points again on any other skill now

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