Skills are a gameplay element featured in Dying Light. They are abilities that the player character Kyle Crane is able to learn throughout the game.

There are five perk trees: Survival, Agility, Power, Driver, and Legend. Crane is able to gain skill points to unlock these skills through doing quests, helping survivors, completing challenges, freerunning, driving, completing bounties, and killing enemies.

The Night Hunter you play as in Be the Zombie mode also has it's own skill tree, which is unlocked as you play multiplayer matches.

Skills

Survivor

Skill Icon Type Availability Description
Backpacker
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Passive
  • Level 3
  • Survival Starter Kit
"Learn how to use space in your backpack more efficiently. Gain 4 new slots for carrying weapons."
Barter
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Passive
  • Level 4
  • Survival Starter Kit
"Get better at haggling. Lowers shekels in shops by 10%."
Boosters
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Active
  • Level 3
  • Survival Starter Kit
"Learn how to use plants to create Boosters, which allow you to fight without getting tired, run faster, see better in darkness, or develop more resistance to attacks."
Booster XL
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Passive
  • Level 6
  • Boosters
"Boosters have much longer-lasting effects."
Camouflage
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Active
  • Level 9
  • Crafting Expertise
"Learn how to use dead bodies to camouflage yourself from the infected."
Camouflage Attack
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Passive
  • Level 12
  • Camouflage
"Learn how to attack the Infected while using Camouflage, without drawing unwanted attention."
Crafting Expertise
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Passive
  • Level 5
"Get better at crafting. Create more items from the same materials."
Craftsman
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Passive
  • Level 14
  • Grappling Hook
"Learn how to use weapon Blueprints more effectively — every time you use a crafted weapon, the elemental effect is increased and you deal more damage."
DIY Grenades
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Active
  • Level 8
  • Elemental Throwing Stars
"Learn how to use 4 types of DIY Grenades — regular, bleeding, freezing, and toxic."
Electric Fences
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Active
  • Level 7
  • Crafting Expertise
"Learn how to use Electric Fence traps. "
Elemental Throwing Stars
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Active
  • Level 4
  • Survival Starter Kit
"Learn how to create Throwing Stars with 3 additional effects: Freezing, Burning and Exploding."
Exploding Cars
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Active
  • Level 10
  • Electric Fences
"Learn how to use Exploding Car traps."
Grappling Hook
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Active
  • Level 12
"Learn how to create and use a Grappling Hook to traverse the environment with greater freedom. If you ever lose your Grappling Hook, you can get a new one from the Quartermaster."
Haggle
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Passive
  • Level 8
  • Barter
"Get even better at haggling. Lowers prices in shops by an additional 10%."
Hard Bargain
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Passive
  • Level 11
  • Haggle
"Get better at trading. Increases the price of items you sell."
Lucky Repair
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Passive
  • Level 7
  • Crafting Expertise
"Get better at repairs. Repairing a weapon will often not use a weapons repair slot."
Master Backpacker
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Passive
  • Level 6
  • Backpacker
"Learn how to use space in your backpack more wisely. Gain 6 more slots for carrying weapons."
Nimble Hands
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Passive
  • Level 10
  • Lucky Repair
"Searching dead bodies is much faster. There's also a chance to find more loot while doing it."
Shield Crafting
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Active
  • Level 11
  • Shield Mastery
"Learn how to add elemental effects to Shields. If you block at the right time, your Shield will produce an additional effect: electrical, freezing or impact."
Shield Mastery
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Active
  • Level 8
  • Crafting Expertise
"Learn how to craft a Shield and use it in combat."
Specialist
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Passive
  • Level 13
  • Grappling Hook
"Learn how to use weapon Blueprints more effectively — you'll score more critical hits."
Survival Starter Kit
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Active
  • Level 2
"Learn how to craft the most basic things needed for survival — Lockpicks, Firecrackers, Simple Throwing Stars and Molotov Cocktails."
Trap Bombs
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Active
  • Level 11
  • DIY Grenades
"Learn how to create Bombs that draw the infected and then detonate with 3 additional effects — exploding, bleeding and toxic."
Ultimate Survivor
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Passive
  • Level 25
  • Grappling Hook
"You are the legend of Harran. You get an additional health boost and learn how to use Grappling Hook, Shield and Camouflage more effectively."

Agility Skills

Power Skills

Driver Skills

  • Mechanic Lvl. 1
  • Car Alarm
  • Remote Control
  • Nitro
  • Nitro II
  • Mechanic Lvl. 2
  • Mine Dispenser
  • Reinforced Cage I
  • Reinforced Cage II
  • Reinforced Cage III
  • Mechanic Lvl. 3
  • UV Headlights
  • UV Safe Zone
  • Ramming Bar
  • Reinforced Ramming Bar
  • Offroad Suspension
  • Handyman
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Fuel Efficiency II
  • Mechanic Lvl. 4
  • Flamethrower
  • Electric Cage
  • Mechanic Lvl. 5

Legend Skills

  • Unarmed Damage
  • One-Handed Weapon Damage
  • Two-Handed Weapon Damage
  • Firearms Damage
  • Bow/Crossbow Damage
  • Throwing Weapons Damage
  • Stamina
  • Health
  • Health Regeneration
  • Stamina Regeneration

Night Hunter Skills

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