Assassin’s Creed Mirage has three distinct Skill Trees for Basim to upgrade, each with branching paths for a total of 23 Skills. With so many choices to make and many top Skills costing a premium in Skill Points, you might want to know which Skills are the best to pick early. This Assassin’s Creed guide will detail which Skills to unlock first and what effect they have on easing your way through the game.
Chain Assassination: Phantom Skill
While you’ll be relying on the Assassin’s Focus ability to accomplish most of your stealth multi kills, it is hampered by its dependence on filling a meter first. Chain Assassination, on the other hand, is a skill that you can deploy at anytime, anywhere, albeit on a maximum of two targets in proximity. Assassinate the first target, and you will be prompted to instantly assassinate the other. While there is no teleportation slaying involved, it can deal with a second target being at a distance, by deploying the throwing knife for a ranged assassination instead. This, of course, requires you to have at least a single throwing knife active in your tools. Chain Assassination will set you back 3 Skill Points, but is well worth it.
Focus Boost: Best Phantom Skills In Assassin’s Creed Mirage
The Assassin’s Focus ability is a return to the stealth gameplay of classic Assassin’s Creed, and allows you to essentially freeze time and teleport to successive targets and eliminate them one by one. The Focus Bar that it relies on is fairly slow to fill and depends on getting stealth kills to begin with. Focus Boost will greatly speed up this process, potentially allowing you to chain even more stealth kills and keep the bar filled almost consistently.
Knife Recovery: Trickster Skill
Now that you’ve already gone down the path of consecutive stealth multi kills, you will be relying on Basim’s throwing knives a great deal. But like all tools, they come at a premium, and if you want to avoid having to buy throwing knives or digging them out of chests in the world, the Knife Recovery skill will come in handy to replenish your supply directly from felled foes. This essentially means you have a bottomless bag of throwing knives with which to annihilate swathes of enemies, even the heavily armored types, once you’ve upgraded throwing knives to their maximum extent. Knife Recovery creates a perfect synergy with Chain Assassination and Emergency Aim, in aggressive stealth builds, and for just 3 Skill Points.
Pickpocket Master: Best Trickster Skills In Assassin’s Creed Mirage
More than ever, you’re going to need a steady supply of funds in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and pickpocketing is a great source of income, or would be, if not for the QTE involved. The Pickpocket Master skill will eliminate the QTE entirely for ordinary NPCs, allowing you to basically just walk past them and swipe their belongings left and right. The QTE is still retained for Dervis’ Artifacts targets, where the minigame was also much more difficult. Instead, these special QTEs have now simply been made easier to accomplish successfully.
Eagle Sense: Predator Skill
A trusty flying companion for your protagonist returns in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and goes by the name Enkidu this time. Its Enkidu’s Eye ability offers up a bird’s eye view of the obstacles you will face, especially opponents obstructing your path. The Eagle Sense enhances that further, by plotting out enemy patrol paths, as long as they are marked first. This will greatly assist Basim in getting past larger clusters of enemies, that not even chained stealth kills could overcome, and will cost you 3 Skill Points.
Emergency Aim: Best Predator Skills In Assassin’s Creed Mirage
In keeping with the general theme of chaining stealth kills, Emergency Aim will help in those situations where you’ve taken down two enemies silently, only for a third to show up out of nowhere. Lean on this skill to instantly auto-lock on the interruptor and deploy your throwing knife to silence them permanently and retain your low profile. This is well worth the cost of 3 Skill Points.
Don’t forget that you can reset all your Skills at any time using the relevant button prompt displayed in the bottom right of the Skills menu. That’s everything you need to know about selecting the best Skills in the Phantom, Trickster, and Predator skill trees in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Be sure to check out our guide on the best Swords to be acquired by Basim in Assassin’s Creed Mirage.