skill tree

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skill tree ‎(plural skill trees)

  1. (video games) A hierarchal visual representation of customizations a player can make to their character. Skill trees can either branch out or eventually fold back to a single point depending on the game. Typically some form of skill point is used as opposed to spending experience points.

Usage notes[edit]

Skill trees typically refer to individual characters, while technology trees are more often used in real-time strategy games to represent the technological development of the entire faction.