The best Assassin's Creed Mirage Skills to unlock

Assassin's Creed Mirage best skills Trickster, Phantom, and Predator skill trees
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The best Assassin’s Creed Mirage Skills give Basim enhanced perception, overpowered tools, and all new attacks, making him even more of a super-assassin. You'll unlock most skills by playing through the main Assassin’s Creed Mirage story,  completing further Contract missions or other extras, and there are some clear winners you should prioritise as soon as possible. To help you power up Basim quickly here are all the best Assassin’s Creed Mirage skills to unlock first.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage best skills

Assassin's Creed Mirage best skills Tool upgrade menu using Engineer skill

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There are some standout skills in Assassin’s Creed Mirage that you should try to unlock as soon as you can to improve your abilities. Although having a good Assassin's Creed Mirage outfit will help too. 

Primarily, almost all the Trickster Skill tree options, which largely revolves around traps and tools at Basim’s disposal, are easily some of my favorite, but here’s a quick rundown of all the best Skills to unlock in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, in no particular order:

  • Extra Tool Capacity 1,2, and 3 – Each of these levels gives you a new tool unlock for the Banu Musa brothers. Visit any Hidden One Bureau and speak to the relevant Musa bro to unlock another tool. Getting all six tools early on is a huge help as they’re all quite useful, although be aware that you won’t be able to unlock this Skill until you’ve progressed through a few main missions.
  • Knife Recovery – This allows you to recover Throwing Knives from dead targets. Because these are both powerful weapons and useful tools, being able to retrieve them means you’ll rarely run out, and means you’ll be spending fewer Dinhars on resupplying.
  • Pickpocket Master – This makes the quick time event for high-tier pouches much easier and auto-pickpockets low-tier pouches. Pickpocketing is very useful for gathering Tokens and valuable trinkets, and this Skill makes it so much easier and more efficient.
  • Engineer – Allows you to apply a second Tier 1 upgrade for all six tools. The Tier 1 upgrades tend to be pretty basic, usually increasing effect radius, duration, or ammo capacity, but getting to pick two can really enhance some tools.
  • Chain Assassination – After you assassinate an enemy, assassinate a second nearby enemy, or throw a knife at them. This really helps to quickly eliminating groups of guards, and is great for silencing enemies that wander into view just as you kill their friend.
  • Pathfinder – Enkidu’s View reveals Keys and highlights opportunities like Chests with a glow. Secret entrances are also easier to discover. Considering this is the first perk in the Predator Skill tree, it’s a great one to get that provides a nice initial boost to Enkidu’s scouting abilities and should be your first or second Skill unlock.

How to get Skill Points in Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Assassin's Creed Mirage Skill point unlocked with Basim looking out over cliff

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage doesn’t have a formal XP-based levelling system, which leaves progression tied to completing missions. That means the main way to get Skill Points and unlock access to certain Assassin's Creed Mirage Skills is through completing the main investigation and case missions. Early in the game, you’ll usually get a single Skill Point upon completing a mission, but later on you’ll start getting two or three at a time.

Over the story you should earn enough Skill Points to unlock most of the 23 Skills, and you can definitely unlock all of the ones listed above. There are also a few optional Contract missions to pick up that’ll offer you a Skill Point or two as a reward, as well as Tokens and resources, helping you to unlock those last few Skills.

It’s worth mentioning that you can also reset your Skills at any time and at no cost by holding X or Square on Xbox or PlayStation respectively in the Skills menu. This allows you to reallocate your Skill Points to unlock a different things if you feel like you’ve chosen the wrong ones. 

So that should help you get Basim a lot more powerful, quickly. Id you want more general help then I've got some Assassin's Creed Mirage tips to help you out too!

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