Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Best Skills to Unlock First

Basim has a handful of skills players can unlock for him over time as he grows as a Hidden One, but some are better to have early.

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While Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a more stripped-back entry to the series than recent releases, it still has many features and systems players expect. One of those is skills, which players can earn over time to enhance Basim as a Hidden One.

However, players can’t unlock every skill at once, so they’ve got to pick the ones that are best early on to make the most of them. This can be tricky, but with some research, players should be able to understand which skills they should aim to have first.

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The Best Skills to Unlock First in Assassin’s Creed Mirage

The table below highlights the best skills we believe players should get first in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. We’ve included an explanation for why these skills are beneficial, what they do, and where they appear in the skill tree.

SkillWhat it DoesWhy It’s Best to Get First
The Pathfinder skill allows Basim’s eagle, Enkidu, to see keys and highlight opportunities, such as chests with an obvious glow. It’ll also make secret entrances much easier to find. Enkidu is unlocked as soon as skills are, and it’s an incredibly useful tool. Using this eagle to spot enemies, opportunities, and items will give players a chance to gather everything in an area and miss nothing as they explore.
The Auto-Collect skill makes Basim automatically loot an enemy after a stealth kill or assassination.Having this skill early in the game will let players keep to the shadows and move without needing to worry about picking up loot from enemies. There’s so much loot in the world that this just becomes extra faff, so it’s better to have this skill and remove that need entirely.
Elixir Pocket
The Elixir Pocket skill increases the maximum number of Elixir’s Basim carries by 1. Elixirs are the healing item Basim uses in combat when he takes too many sword slashes. They’re so important early on while players are getting to grips with combat. We went through at least 2 in every fight for a while. By unlocking this skill early, players give themselves more of a fighting chance when exploring and tackling bigger groups of foes.
Knife Recovery
The Knife Recovery skill allows Basim to pick up all the knives he lands into targets. Throwing knives are an essential tool for sneaking around Baghdad. It’s so easy to go through the four that Basim starts with that being able to collect them just makes sense. There are chests in many locations to replenish this ammo, but that doesn’t help much when Basim is inside a stronghold in a pinch with three enemies about to find him.

When Can You Unlock Skills in Assassin’s Creed Mirage

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Players can unlock skills for Basim after completing the opening of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. This requires them to follow his story through Baghdad and out to Alamut. From there, they’ll see Basim become a Hidden One and return to Baghdad.

As players regain control of Basim in the desert outside of Baghdad, they’ll be able to unlock his first skill. This is when skills unlock, and players can start to gear their version of Basim to their play style over time based on how they approach Assassin’s Creed games.