State Of Decay 2 Skills Specialization Guide

State Of Decay 2 Skills Specialization Guide
Every skill in State of Decay 2 can be maxed and then a specialization applied. This State Of Decay 2 Skills Specialization Guide will tell you what skills can be pushed to maximum level which unlocks specializations that further improves your characters skills.

All of the average skills shared across all Survivors can be upgraded. Whether you choose a premade community or make your own, each character starts with a unique combination of levels in each of the different skills. Once you level up your skills and increase them to maximum level you are given the option to choose a specialization. Each specialization adds further abilities and perks to a particular field.

Specializations can be entirely different for each character. When a skill reaches maximum level the specializations available are based on the traits your characters have. We have highlighted the traits associated with each of the specializations,

Once you pick a specialization in State of Decay 2, you are unable to change on that character, so make your choice wisely. Below is a list of all the different Specializations in State of Decay 2 so you can check through and make your choice ahead of time.

It’s worth noting not all characters can unlock specializations. They need to be able to reach level 7 (7 stars) in order to unlock a specialization choice.

State Of Decay 2 Skills Specialization Guide – Basic Skills

Cardio

Acrobatics

  • Dodging and climbing are quicker and cost less stamina
  • Flying strike attack unlocked
  • Available With Traits: Played Sports

Marathon

  • Sprinting costs less stamina and fatigue accrues more slowly
  • Available With Traits: Played Sports, Baseball Fan, Had A Paper Route

Backpacking

  • Major increase to carry capacity
  • Available With Traits: Baseball Fan, Had A Paper Route

Powerhouse

  • Reduced Stamina costs for melee, grappling and finishers
  • Drop kick attack unlocked
  • Available With Traits: Exterminator
Wits

Discipline

  • Increased Stamina, light encumbrance limit and weapon durability
  • Available With Traits: Blade Collector, Expert Traveler, Pageant Wagoneer

Stealth

  • Quicker sneaking, quieter interactions and reduced visibility to enemies
  • Available With Traits: Decent Shot, Heavy Hitter, Learned Chemistry

Resourcefulness

  • Increased scouting range and passive enemy detection
  • Available With Traits: Into Model Trains, Voyeur

Scouting

  • Increased carry capacity, especially for consumable items
  • Available With Traits: Blade Collector, Expert Traveler, Pageant Wagoneer
Fighting

Endurance

  • Increased Health. Trauma accrued more slowly.
  • Slam Attack unlocked
  • Available With Traits: Hard Hitter

Close Combat

  • Improve used of small weapons and reduce stamina use for close combat
  • Shove Attack unlocked
  • Trait Required: Expert Traveler

Sword Play

  • Increased damage with blade weapons
  • Leg Sweep Attack unlocked
  • Available With Traits: Blade Collector

Striking

  • Increased knockdown with blunt weapons
  • Grand Slam Attack unlocked
  • Available With Traits: Heavy Hitter
Shooting

Weapon Handling

  • Clear jammed firearms and improve Durability

Sharpshooting

  • Improved Steadiness, Bullet Penetration & Dismemberment
  • Available With Traits: Decent Shot

Assault

  • Significantly reduced recoil
  • Kick attack unlocked while aiming

State Of Decay 2 Skills Specialization Guide – Advanced Skills

Gardening

Agriculture
Unlocks the top level farming upgrades for food production
Action Movie Extra, Talks To Plants

Herbalism
Unlocks the top level farming upgrades for medical production

Chemistry

Munitions
Unlocks Firesafe Storage. Craft Thermite, C4 and improved ammunition.

Pharmacology
Craft strong painkillers. Reduced cost for plague cure.

Mechanic

Auto Mechanic
Unlocks Auto Shop. Craft vehicle upgrade kits

Engineering
Craft advanced muzzle attachments

Craftsmanship

Construction
Unlocks Heavy Duty Storage, craft Storage facility mods. Make materials from parts

Metalwork
Craft masterwork melee weapons. Make parts from materials

We are updating our State Of Decay 2 Skills Specialization Guide as we progress through the game. Check back soon for updates.