The recently released expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, called Phantom Liberty, not only offers new missions and areas but also includes a significant overhaul of the game's systems. One of the major additions in this expansion is the introduction of a brand new skill tree called the Relic tree.
Unlike other skill trees in the game, the Relic tree is exclusive to the Phantom Liberty expansion and adds a fresh layer of gameplay mechanics. To access the Relic skill tree, players must purchase the expansion. Once the expansion is started, players will receive a few starting points in the Relic tree from a new character.
To acquire more Relic points, players need to locate and interact with Militech Data Terminals, which will appear on the map when players are in close proximity to them. These terminals will grant additional Relic points, allowing players to unlock and upgrade skills within the Relic tree.
The Relic skill tree is divided into three branches: Jailbreak, Emergency Cloaking, and Vulnerability. Skill points must be invested in unlocking each skill within a branch in order to progress further.
The Jailbreak branch focuses on improving Arm Cyberware abilities such as the Mantis Blades, Gorilla Arms, Projectile Launch System, and Monowire. Each of these abilities can be further enhanced and offer unique combat advantages.
The Emergency Cloaking branch grants players the ability to turn invisible, providing them with a tactical advantage by preventing enemies from detecting their location. This skill requires players to equip Optical Camo as their current Combat Gadget.
The Vulnerability branch enhances combat skills by allowing players to identify weaknesses in enemies' armor and cyberwear. Exploiting these weaknesses results in increased critical chance, armor penetration, and damage bonuses. Additionally, attacking a weakness triggers an EMP blast that affects nearby targets.
The Phantom Liberty expansion and the new Relic skill tree offer players a fresh and engaging experience within the world of Cyberpunk 2077. With its revamped skill system and additional gameplay mechanics, this expansion provides players with a compelling reason to embark on a new adventure in Night City.
Sources: CD Projekt Red