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Shadow of War: 5 Essential Skills to Get Early

Shadow of War: 5 Essential Skills to Get Early
From IGN - October 10, 2017
By Brendan Graeber

In Shadow of War, Talion will have to quickly re-learn many of his old Skills from the previous game, Shadow of Mordor, along with plenty of new skills and upgrades for each of the main skills. As enticing as the upgrades are, youll really want to focus on getting certain skills early on in the game, which will require going down the line of skills in each tree to get the best ones. While all of the skills are important in their own way, our Shadow of War Wiki writers have compiled 5 Essential Skills you should get as soon as possible.

After getting Execution - which is extremely useful in its own right, make sure to also get Perfect Counter early on too. Its essential when facing down hordes of Orcs to be able to stun them long enough to focus on taking out a Captain or setting them up for a Ground Execution. Eventually, you can upgrade it with even more useful perks like gaining back ranged ammo, or instantly killing lesser grunts.

Down the Predator Skill Tree, youll have to unlock a few skills to get to Wraith Chain - but once you have it, stealth missions will become even easier. Using Focus, you can teleport your wraith-form to nearby enemies and take out groups of enemies at once from stealth, which is very useful when bonus objectives require you to not be spotted, or you need to infiltrate a fortress without sounding an alarm.

In the Ranged Skill tree youll find almost every skill has great use, but early on, try and get the Bird of Prey skill. It allows you to slow down time and focus when aiming in the air. Combined with Shadow Strider skill, you can double jump and change direction towards your target before slowing down to unleash a flurry of arrows on a group, or pinpoint a barrel to explode right before you land in the middle to take out the startled enemies.

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