All upgrade skill trees in The Last of Us Part 2

Discover Ellie's hidden talents with a rundown of all upgrade skill trees and their costs in The Last of Us Part 2.

Over the course of The Last of Us Part 2’s story you’ll have the chance to upgrade Ellie using supplements scavenged from the ruined world you pass through. You’ll begin with a couple of upgrade trees to work down, but to unlock any more you’ll need to collect training manuals from each area. To give you an idea of the skills available during the game, and the supplement cost they’ll set you back, we’ve put together a list of all upgrade skill trees in The Last of Us Part 2.

All upgrade skill trees in The Last of Us Part 2

All upgrade skill trees in The Last of Us Part 2
You'll start with only a couple of skill trees, but more will unlock as you find Training Manuals throughout the game. 
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There are ten different upgrade trees in The Last of Us Part 2. You’ll begin with the first two, and need to hunt down training manuals to secure any of the others (find the locations of each of them by clicking here). We’ve listed the upgrade branches below, with the costs of each upgrade and any other requirements.

Survival skill tree

Upgrade

Effect

Cost

Listen Mode Movement Speed 1

+50% Movement speed in listen mode

30

Faster Health 

Halves the time it takes to use Health Kits

30

Increased Health

+25% maximum health

60

Listen Mode Movement Speed 2

+100% movements speed in listen mode

40

Endure

Lethal damage will instead leave you at low health, giving a chance to escape.

60

Crafting skill tree

Upgrade

Effect

Cost

Craft Melee Upgrades

Enable melee upgrades which restore durability and increase damage

20

Faster Crafting

+100% crafting speed

40

Craft Smoke Bombs

Crafted Stun Bombs become Smoke Bombs, leaving a cloud that blocks line of sight

30

Improved Health Kits

+50% health restored per health kit

40

Craft More Smoke Bombs

Craft 2 Smoke Bombs at once and increase total to 4

40

Stealth skill tree

Upgrade

Effect

Cost

Craft Silencers

Allows crafting of pistol silencers that break after three shots

20

Listen Mode Clarity

Enemies shown in listen mode appear more distinctly

40

Faster Prone Movement

+50% Movement Speed while prone

50

Improved Silencers

Increases silencer durability to 5

40

Faster Stealth Kills

Halves the time it takes to perform a stealth kill

60

Precision skill tree

Upgrade

Effect

Cost

Aim Stability Increase

Increases stability and accuracy

30

Faster Aim Movement

+50% movement speed while aiming

30

Listen Mode Range

+50% to listen mode range

40

Hold Breath

Clicking in L3 will steady your aim for a time

40

Craft More Arrows

Craft three arrows at once

40

Explosives skill tree

Upgrade

Effect

Cost

Craft Explosive Arrows

Unlocks crafting of explosive-tipped arrows

20

Improved Trap Mines

+50% blast radius for Trap Mines

20

Improved Molotovs

+50% fire radius for molotovs

40

Craft More Trap Mines

Craft 2 Trap mines at once and increase total to 4

50

Craft More Explosive Arrows

Craft 2 Explosive Arrows at once and increase total to 4

40

Beyond this point, the crafting trees are in a section of the game which covers significant spoilers. To that end, we’ve simply listed the upgrade trees and the total supplements you’re able to spend in them to avoid spoiling anything.

Field Tactics skill tree

Total points: 190

Covert Ops skill tree

Total Supplements: 200

Firearms skill tree

Total Supplements: 180

Close Quarters skill tree

Total Supplements: 210

Those are all the skill trees available in The Last of Us Part 2. Remember, you’ll need to fetch the training manuals for each if you want a chance of upgrading them. While you’re out and about, you might also want to check out our list of trading card locations.

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