Learning the Leader Strike allows Aloy to silently kill heavy and elite human enemies. Leader Strike impacts the Silent Strike, Strike From Above, Strike From Below, and Dismount Strike skills as well as Critical Hits. Without Leader Strike, elite human enemies are too powerful for any of the unique skill strikes or critical hits to be used against them.
Leader Strike unlocks the ability to use all of the Strike skills and Critical Hits on even the most powerful human enemies. It has no impact on the amount of damage done by any of these moves.
|Horizon Zero Dawn Skills|
|Prowler||Silent Strike - Strike From Above - Strike From Below - Leader Strike - Hunter Reflexes - Balanced Aim - Strong Strike - Strong Strike+ - Silent Drop - Low Profile - Dodge Prowess - Quiet Sprint|
|Brave||Concentration - Heavy Lifter - Concentration+ - Fast Reload - Critical Hit - Critical Hit+ - Double Shot - Triple Shot - Precision - Precision+ - Knock Down - Fighting Back|
|Forager||Lure Call - Combat Override - Combat Override+ - Call Mount+ - Healer - Herbalist - Disarm Traps - Tinker - Gatherer - Scavenger - Ammo Crafter - Scavenger+|
|Traveler FW||Mounted Pickup - Mount Repair - Machine Repair - Mount Repair+ - Shard Salvager - Expert Carver - Hoarder - Dismount Strike|