dallas: -convinces cops to fight for him and shouts teammates up from near death back to fighting strength-
wolf: -fucking bulletproof, shockproof, and blowing everything open-
chains: -ammo falling out of his pockets, wears heaviest armor known to man-
hoxton: -sprints sideways-
It’s funny because the ghost tree is the most valuable in the early stages and it’s heavily recommended that you pick up skills in any build from that tree :3
Level 1: Sprinter increases your stamina and it’s regen speed and, when aced, increases base speed and gives you dodge chance! And you get a bonus to dodging bullets just for picking up anything in level 1 Ghost.
Level 2: Fast Hands is love. Fast Hands is life. A 25% bonus to picking up and packing loot bags is good. Ace it for a sweet 50% addition, meaning you pick up shit at a 75% boost from the base. And we all know the horror of pub games; some people will actually kick players from their servers if they don’t have this skill, which is pretty shitty of them tbh but shows how valued it is in the community.
Level 3: Shinobi base increases your speed again, this time your walking and crouching speeds (by 25% and 10% respectively). And the tier bonus for level 3 Ghost? Even more bullet dodge.
Compared to other trees, Ghost is the tree that most people will put additional points into, for these skills and tier bonuses. In comparison, the most often “required” skills from the other trees? Ace Transporter from the Enforcer tree and a point in Endurance from the Mastermind tree. That’s it. The final levels of ghost are pretty dull and overall, the tree isn’t as showy or exciting as the others, yeah. But it can get shit done.
hoxton: -is fucking neo and has an ECM- more like
oh yeah, 12 points in ghost is mandatory. but going above t4 in ghost doesn’t make you an amazing ghost the same way going above t4 in every other tree makes you amazing (inspire, iron man, bulletproof). stuff up there can actually be actively harmful (the way the t4 bonus is bugged to slow you down in the suit, dead presidents being bugged, having pager-blocking ECMs when you need to kill a guard under a titan cam), if not useless and better duplicated by other trees (nine lives: a shittier pistol messiah that doesn’t activate 90% of the time and costs eight more points, silenced killer/the professional: ‘i wasted 24 points instead of using the competitor’s compensator and i have a 15% chance to bodyshot tans, instead of getting headshots like a normal person’)
i’ve seen some people do really good shit with the top tiers of the ghost tree but most of the time it’s just…noob bait. like vantage points