Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – Which Skills to Get First (and Most Important)

star wars jedi survivor which skills to get first

In Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Respawn Entertainment has made it so that Cal Kestis doesn’t need to re-learn all the Force powers he obtained in Fallen Order. While there are still abilities from that game you need to earn once again, there are new skills available as well. If you’re musing which ones to spend your hard earned skill points on first, MP1st is here to help and tell you which skills you need to get first in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – Which Skills to Get First:

Note that this is based on the writer’s preference in combat and survivability, and is by no means the only upgrade path you should follow. But if you need help deciding which ones to spend points on first, these are the ones we recommend.

Check out the complete list of Force powers, skill trees and abilities right here.

SURVIVAL

RESILIENCE:

Survival Skills
Skill Point: 1
Cal’s maximum Life is increased.

Improved Survival Skills
Skill Point: 2
Cal’s maximum Life is increased.

Expert Survival Skills
Skill Point: 2
Cal’s maximum Life is increased.

Improved Stim Formula
Skill Point: 1
Cal recovers additional Life when using a stim canister from BD-1.

Perfected Stim Formula
Skill Points: 2
Cal recovers additional Life when using a stim canister from BD-1.

Note: This one is pretty self explanatory. The more health you have, the less chance you’ll die. Get these ASAP since you’ll need it. As for the stims, you’ll want to maximize each stim that you use, so naturally you want the most life you can get from each. If you find yourself in a rougher spot than expected in most encounters, get the “Teamwork” skill as well, so BD-1 can administer heals faster.

FORCE

JEDI CONCENTRATION:

Channelled Energy
Skill Point: 1
Cal regains more Force when he defeats an enemy, and regains some Force when he hits a blocking enemy.

Attunement
Skill Point: 1
Cal’s maximum Force is increased.

Lucid Attunement
Skill Points: 2
Cal’s Maximum Force is further increased.

Enlightened Attunement
Skill Points: 2
Cal’s Maximum Force is further increased.

Note: Channelled Energy is something you will be using from start to finish, and super useful since you will be fighting lots of enemies, and will be needing that Force metered topped up all the time. This is even more important than raising your maximum Force capacity, as fighting enemies non-stop will ensure you have it full all the time.

TELEKINESIS

Wrenching Pull
Skill Point: 1 (Uses Force)
Press L2 and R2 to wrench groups of nearby enemies closer.

Howling Push
Skill Points: 2 (Uses Force)
Hold R2 to push enemies in a much larger radius, and with a greater effect.

Unrelenting Pull
Skill Points: 3 (Uses Force)
Hold L2 to affect the largest and most Force-resistant enemies.

Power Slam (Unlocks via Story)
Skill Points: 2 (Uses Force)
Hold R1 and (X) for bigger hit reactions from affected enemies.

Note: While there are a lot of Force powers that can be earned in the game, none are as useful as the ones listed above. Wrenching Pull is needed not just since it opens the upgrade path, but given how swarms of enemies will be crowding up on Cal later in the game, this is dead useful to mass execute foes. Howling Push is the same as in Fallen Order, and is useful for pushing enemies off ledge saving time and health. Unrelenting Pull meanwhile is useful in dealing with large sub bosses (pulling them down nets you extra hits), while Power Slam is a more powerful variant of it that can be used on large enemies, and even bosses (once they’re slammed to the ground, you will be able to land a few hits freely).

LIGHTSABER

Dancing Blades
Skill Points: 3 (Uses Force)
Hold L1 and (△) to throw both lightsabers that bounce between multiple targets.

Twin Vipers
Skill Points: 2 (Uses Force)
Hold L1 and (△) then press (△) again to throw the second blade at a target to double up damage.

Note: While there are a ton of skills linked to each stance, none is more effective than Dancing Blades (and its souped up variant Twin Vipers). How useful is the move? You can use it not only on enemies, but even on Legendary Bosses and main story bosses too! Couple this with Channelled Energy, you can cheese your way against large enemies and boss encounters.


We might add a few more skills into the list but for the most part, these are the ones you want to allocate skill points for ASAP.

Which skill points do you deem necessary? Leave a comment below and let us know. You can check our review of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor right here.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Top Games and Upcoming Releases