Deus Ex's RPG roots allow different play styles based on how you choose
to allocate experience points towards various skills. Since this is an
action and espionage game, the skills available match the encounters you'll
have. Take a look at the complete list, along with descriptions.
|Upgrading this skill to Trained enables hacking. Hacking allows
you to break into a computer terminal, security terminal, or ATM
without having to know the password. When accessing the terminal
an ICE Breaker will appear in the upper right corner. Click the
HACK button to begin hacking. Upgrading your computer skill results
in quicker hacking, allowing more time to be spent working with
the hacked terminal before the ICE Breaker energy runs out. If you
are not logged out when the ICE Breaker expires, you will be kicked
out and suffer damage. If you are hacking an ATM, a higher computer
skill will get you more credits from a hack if any are to be found.
|Anytime you use a multitool, this skill affects how many multitools
are required to complete the action. Multitools enable you to accomplish
a number of things including alarm switch deactivation, turret reprogramming,
camera deactivation, security beam disabling, and keypad bypassing.
|Some equipment have a limited duration of use before they expire.
How long the equipment lasts is affected by this skill. The higher
your training, the longer the equipment lasts before expiration.
Items affected by this skill include the rebreather, hazmat suit,
ballistic armor, and thermoptic camo.
|Whenever you use your lockpicks, the amount needed is a combination
of this skill and strength of the lock being picked. Better training
in this skill lowers the number of lockpicks needed, but never less
|A medkit normally heals 30 points of damage. Better training in
this skill lets you heal more points per medkit.
|Denton's swimming abilities are just enough to avoid drowning.
With training, Denton will be able to swim faster in water, making
better use of his limited oxygen supply.
|All weapons skills when upgraded will increase the damage dealt
by all weapons in the class upgraded. With the exception of demolition,
all weapons will aim quicker with upgrades. Mastering a weapon skill
requires no aiming at all, where you fire is where the shot will
go. Training in demolition increases the time you have to disarm
a proximity placed grenade before it detonates.