News tip A Plague Tale Requiem: what are the best upgrades and abilities to unlock first?
Published on 21/10/2022 at 09:00
Like most games today, A Plague Tale: Requiem has several abilities and upgrades to unlock throughout your adventure. Only, it is not always easy to know which are essential, and which can wait. To help you choose, we have a guide to the best abilities and upgrades.
You couldn’t miss the release of A Plague Tale: Requiem a few days ago. An excellent sequel to the first opus of 2019, the Bordeaux game from Asobo Studio has landed on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch as well as on the Game Pass. The opportunity for all Amicia and Hugo fans to find them and help them find a cure for the terrible Macula before the young De Rune loses control of the rats and the plague they bring with them. them. As you progress through this great adventure, you will be able to become more and more efficient thanks to the upgrades to your equipment and the abilities you unlock. Only, some of these bonuses are much more useful than others, at least depending on how you decide to play. To help you build the best possible version of your character without having to wait until the end of the game, we offer you a guide to the best abilities and upgrades.
The best abilities The best upgrades
The best abilities
As we told you in our abilities guide, these will unlock on their own depending on how you play. If you’re more the type to spare your enemies and slip through undetected, these are the ones in the tree”Prudence” who will come first. If you favor strength over cunning and take out your wrath on each of your opponents, you will unlock the abilities of the tree”Aggressiveness” faster than the others. If you have a habit of using alchemy and your environment to outsmart your opponents, then you can have the skills of the tree “Opportunism” in no time. However, you won’t be able to unlock everything in a single game. To help you in your adventure, we therefore advise you to adapt your style of play to unlock the following abilities in priority:
light foot (Tree Caution)Agility (Tree Caution)Wrestler (Aggressiveness Tree)vital points (Aggression tree)
In other words, we advise you to start by sparing your enemies until you unlock the Agility ability, then become more violent until you unlock Vital Points. With these four skills (five counting Cold Blooded, which you’ll unlock before Vital Points), you should be able to approach any situation more easily and decide which tree to focus on next. Note also that even if you like using alchemy and the environment, the Opportunism tree does not offer anything very useful compared to the difficulty required to increase the skill gauge. If this is your style of play, prefer to improve your equipment accordingly (see below).
The best improvements
As we told you in our guide to equipment improvements, you will have to gather a lot of fragments and tools in addition to finding enough workbenches to unlock all the bonuses associated with your equipment. If this quest will keep you busy for a good part of your adventure, you can however improve everything to the maximum in a single game provided you search everywhere. To help save you time, however, some improvements are more important than others:
recycling tool (Instruments)traveler’s tools (Instruments)unbreakable tool (Instruments)
By prioritizing these three upgrades, you’ll not only be able to find more shards (through recycling), but you’ll also simply be able to skip tools and workbenches to upgrade the rest of your gear. These bonuses are undoubtedly the most useful in the gameso we advise you to save up to take them as a priority. Once obtained, the following priorities will depend on your style of play:
If you’re more the type to eliminate all your opponents (discreetly or not), we strongly advise you to save for upgrade your crossbow to the max as soon as you can. Indeed, his third bonus “Reinforced tiles” will allow you to recover your bolts from the corpses of your enemies, a real blessing in a game where it is not always easy to kill your attackers.If you like to use alchemy and your environmentyou have two options. If you prefer to stay peacefulthe improvements of theparaphernalia and the first alchemy bonus can be very useful to you. In particular, they will allow you to store more ingredients and alchemical ammo, which should greatly help you. If you like eliminate your opponents using thealchemy, prefer to improve the latter before moving on to the paraphernalia. Indeed, you can thus use pots of Ignifer to instantly kill several enemies at once, or explode Odoris in the face of your opponents by aiming their torches.
Slingshot upgrades may seem useful in the early game, but will mostly suit those who want to eliminate their opponents. However, as we told you just now, the crossbow and its improvements will be much more effective in achieving this result. Whatever your game mode, we therefore advise you to improve the slingshot only last.
To find all our other guides and tips for A Plague Tale: Requiem, we redirect you to our complete walkthrough of the game from Asobo Studio.
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