Prey: All Neuromod Skills Guide

A look at all of the Neuromod skills you can learn in Prey.

In Prey, a Neuromod is a way for Morgan Yu to learn a certain skill that will help in a variety of different ways. Morgan will come across several of these Neuromods while exploring the Talos I. Once the Neuromod is used, players are taken to a screen where they can choose from several different categories including Scientist, Engineering, and Security.

To help get you up to speed on the Neuromod Skills in Prey, we’ve put together a list below of each Neuromod category and what effect each Neuromod Skill has. Note: This guide is a work in progress and is continuously being updated as more Neuromod Skill information is uncovered in Prey.

Prey: Scientist Neuromods

Physician Level 1

  • Cost: 1
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases the effectiveness of Medkits by 150%.

Physician Level 2

  • Cost: 3
  • How to Unlock: Physician Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases the effectiveness of Medkits by 300%.

Metabolic Boost

  • Cost: 2
  • How to Unlock: Physician Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod doubles the duration and bonuses of being Well Fed.

Necrospy

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: Physician Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to extract valuable organs from Typon species.

Hacking Level 1

  • Cost: 1
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to bypass Level 1 security measures on PCs and systems.

Hacking Level 2

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: Hacking Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to bypass Level 2 security measures on PCs and systems.

Hacking Level 3

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Hacking Level 2
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to bypass Level 3 security measures on PCs and systems.

Hacking Level 4

  • Cost: 8
  • How to Unlock: Hacking Level 3
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to bypass Level 4 security measures on PCs and systems.

Prey: Engineer Neuromods

Leverage Level 1

  • Cost: 1
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to lift heavy objects and damage enemies.

Leverage Level 2

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: Leverage Level 1
  • Effect: This skill allows Morgan to lift heavier objects and damage enemies.

Leverage Level 3

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Leverage Level 2
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to lift the heaviest objects, damage enemies, and break open unpowered doors.

Repair Level 1

  • Cost: 1
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan fix broken Grav Shafts, Fabricators, and Recyclers using Spare Parts.

Repair Level 2

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: Repair Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan fix broken Turrets, Operators, and Electrical Junctions using Spare Parts.

Repair Level 3

  • Cost: 8
  • How to Unlock: Repair Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan fortify Turrets using Spare Parts.

Suit Modification Level 1

  • Cost: 2
  • How to Unlock: Repair Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod enhances Morgan’s suit with additional inventory space and two extra chipsets.

Suit Modification Level 2

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: Suit Modification Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod enhances Morgan’s suit with additional inventory space and two extra chipsets.

Suit Modification Level 3

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Suit Modification Level 2
  • Effect: This Neuromod enhances Morgan’s suit with additional inventory space and two extra chipsets.

Dismantle

  • Cost: 3
  • How to Unlock: Repair Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan break down pieces of equipment into Spare Parts and recover them from Operators.

Gunsmith Level 1

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: Repair Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to use Weapon Upgrade Kits to upgrade a weapon beyond Level 1.

Gunsmith Level 2

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Gunsmith Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to use Weapon Upgrade Kits to fully upgrade a weapon.

Materials Expert

  • Cost: 3
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases the recycling yield by 20%.

Lab Tech Level 1

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: Materials Expert
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to use Weapon Upgrade Kits to upgrade a non-standard weapon beyond Level 1.

Lab Tech Level 2

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Lab Tech Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod allows Morgan to use Weapon Upgrade Kits to fully upgrade a non-standard weapon.

Impact Calibration Level 1

  • Cost: 3
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: With this Neuromod, the Wrench attacks cost 25% less stamina.

Impact Calibration Level 2

  • Cost: 5
  • How to Unlock: Impact Calibration Level 1
  • Effect: With this Neuromod, the Wrench attacks deal 50% increased damage.

Pulverize

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Impact Calibration Level 2
  • Effect: With the Neuromod, Wrench attacks gain a 25% chance of dealing additional damage.

Prey: Security Neuromods

Firearms Level 1

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases the damage of Security Weapons by 120% and Critical Hit Chance by 6%.

Firearms Level 2

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Firearms Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases the damage of Security Weapons by 150% and Critical Hit Chance by 10%.

Conditioning

  • Cost: 1
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases Morgan’s total HP to 115, stamina to 105, and increases movement speed by 5%.

Toughness Level 1

  • Cost: 3
  • How to Unlock: Conditioning
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases Morgan’s total HP to 150 and enhances his/her lifespan by 25 years.

Toughness Level 2

  • Cost: 5
  • How to Unlock: Toughness Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases Morgan’s total HP to 200 and enhances his/her lifespan by 50 years.

Toughness Level 3

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Toughness Level 2
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases Morgan’s total HP to 300 and enhances his/her lifespan by 75 years.

Stamina Level 1

  • Cost: 3
  • How to Unlock: Conditioning
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases Morgan’s total stamina to 125.

Stamina Level 2

  • Cost: 5
  • How to Unlock: Stamina Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases Morgan’s total stamina to 150.

Mobility Level 1

  • Cost: 3
  • How to Unlock: Conditioning
  • Effect: This Neuromod increases Morgan’s overall mobility by 25%.

Mobility Level 2

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Mobility Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan sprint faster and jump higher.

Combat Focus Level 1

  • Cost: 2
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod slows down time for 10 seconds with actions costing 50% less stamina.

Combat Focus Level 2

  • Cost: 5
  • How to Unlock: Combat Focus Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod slows down time for 12 seconds with actions costing 75% less stamina and damage dealt increased by 110%

Combat Focus Level 3

  • Cost: 8
  • How to Unlock: Combat Focus Level 2
  • Effect: This Neuromod slows down time for 15 seconds with actions costing no stamina and damage dealt increased by 125%.

Stealth Level 1

  • Cost: 2
  • How to Unlock: N/A
  • Effect: This Neuromod makes it harder for enemies to detect Morgan while sneaking/crawling.

Stealth Level 2

  • Cost: 5
  • How to Unlock: Stealth Level 1
  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan walk/run without making noise.

Stealth Level 3

  • Cost: 8
  • How to Unlock: Stealth Level 2
  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan sprint without making noise.

Sneak Attack Level 1

  • Cost: 4
  • How to Unlock: Stealth Level 1
  • Effect: With this Neuromod, Morgan’s Sneak Attacks deal 200% additional damage.

Sneak Attack Level 2

  • Cost: 6
  • How to Unlock: Sneak Attack Level 1
  • Effect: With this Neuromod, Morgan’s Sneak Attacks deal 250% additional damage.

Prey: Energy Neuromods

Level 1 to Level 3 Kinetic Blast

  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan trigger a physical blast that deals damage and pushes away anything within a radius of 5 meters.

Level 1 to Level 3 Electrostatic Burst

  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan trigger an electrostatic burst that deals damage in the targeted area, disrupts electronic equipment, and stuns robotic/biological targets.

Electrostatic Resistance

  • Effect: This Neuromod counters stun effects and decreases damage taken from electric attacks.

Electrostatic Absorption

  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan accumulate 50% of all electrical damage as Psi Points.

Prey: Morph Neuromods

Level 1 to Level 2 Phantom Genesis

  • Effect: This Neuromod lets Morgan summon a Phantom to fight alongside you.

Prey: Telepathy Neuromods

Level 1 to Level 3 Backlash

  • Effect: This Neuromod provides Morgan with a shield for 20 seconds that repels enemies attacking it, protecting Morgan from attack damage.

Again, this Neuromod Skill guide is a work in progress that’s constantly being updated as more Neuromods are discovered in Prey. Be sure to check back in for new information on Neuromods and Neuromod Skills.

By reading through this guide, you should now know all Neuromods and Neuromod Skills in Prey.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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