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State of Decay Walkthrough and Guide

Skills Specializations

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Special Techniques
Special Techniques drastically changes the way your survivor operates. The four types are Fighting, Shooting, Wits and Cardio.

Reach Level-7 to unlock.
Rage: Returns small amount of Stamina when you finish off an enemy.

Reach Level-7 to unlock.
Focus Aim: During Aim (LT), press LB to slow down time as long as you have stamina.

Reach Level-7 to unlock.
Ninja: Ignores door locks, makes searching silent preventing unwanted attention, and allows quick sneaking movement by holding LB.

Reach Level-7 to unlock.
Marathon: Stamina loss during sprint is halved.
Combat Endurance: Stamina loss during combat actions is halved.

Weapon Specialization
Choose properly as these values are permanent once chosen.

Fighting Specializations
Blunt Weapons - Reach Fighting Lv-4 to unlock
Affects the use of Blunt Weapons.
Level 1: Knockdown Chance +25%
Level 4: Special Attack

Edged Weapons - Reach Fighting Lv-4 to unlock
Affects the use of Edged Weapons.
Level 1: Decapitate Chance +25%
Level 4: Special Attack

Heavy Weapons - Reach Fighting Lv-4 to unlock
Affects the use of Heavy Weapons.
Level 1: Mighty Blow Chance +14%

Shooting Specializations
Pistols - Reach Shooting Lv-4 to unlock
Affects the use of Pistols.
Level 1: Rate of Fire +10%

Revolvers - Reach Shooting Lv-4 to unlock
Affects the use of Revolvers.
Level 1: Stopping Power +14%

Rifles - Reach Shooting Lv-4 to unlock
Affects the use of Rifles.
Level 1: Target Snap Distance +25%

Assault Weapons - Reach Shooting Lv-4 to unlock
Affects the use of Assault Weapons. (Rifles and SMGs)
Level 1: Control +10%
Level 7: Control +120%

Shotguns - Reach Shooting Lv-4 to unlock
Affects the use of Shotguns.
Level 1: Kill Zone Size +7%

Utility Skills
Utility Skills give new options when engaging in melee combat.

Powerhouse Utility Skills
Reach Powerhouse Level-4
Shove: Hold LB + Y to perform big shove that guarantees knockdown.
Power Kick: Kick (Y) is changed to a Power Kick staggers and pushes back foes.

Reflexes Utility Skills
Reach Reflexes Level-3
Spin Kick: Unarmed normal attacks is changed to a spinning roundhouse that guarantees knockdown. Good for single enemies.
Sweep Kick: Kick (Y) is changed to a sweeping kick that trips several foes.

Defensive Skills
Defensive Skills provides effcient counter attacks that can cause instant kills.

Powerhouse Defensive Skills
Reach Powerhouse Level-6
Pro Wrestling: Press LB + B while beside a foe to perform a suplex. Press Y during the middle of the suplex animation to execute finisher.
Double Kill: Hold LB + B while stationary to finish two enemies at once.

Reflexes Defensive Skills
Reach Reflexes Level-6
Leapfrog: Press LB + B to execute leapfrog on an enemy and stagger them to their knees.
Instant Counter: While stationary, hold LB + B to instantly counter all attacks.

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Dec 28th 2013 Guest
why isn't there page for PC, with same info, i ton't know what key to use to make any of the special skills :(
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