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Every Perk in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy features a full-fledged Perk system.
Every Perk in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

After a solid amount of hype, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has been released for all major systems. Players now have the chance to play as Star Lord and command the other guardians in combat to save the galaxy once again. During players’ time with the game, they’ll explore all of its systems, including the perk menu. 

Perks are an essential part of any RPG/single-player story campaign. They’re a way for players to customize their experience and playstyle by unlocking different abilities/traits to use in battle. Of course, this means players have to choose which ones to use and that can be a tough decision if players don’t know the full scope of the system. 

Below, players can see the entire list of perks in Marvel’s Guardians of Galaxy and what each one does. 

All perks in Guardians of the Galaxy 

The Guardians are in video game form this time around. (Picture: Square Enix)
The Guardians are in video game form this time around. (Picture: Square Enix)

In total, there are 15 perks in Guardians of the Galaxy. Players unlock the ability to purchase a perk as they level Star Lord up, so they’ll have some choices to make throughout the game. 

The full list of perks is found below. 

  • Charged Shot: Pressing R2 twice delivers a Charged Shot, dealing more damage and delivering Stagger to enemies. 

  • Rapid Reload: Negate cooldown period on overheating elemental guns and deliver an extra shot. 

  • Consumables Magnet: Any drop from enemies who are 15 meters away will attract to the player. 

  • Tactical Scan: Scan enemies during combat. 

  • Air Glide: Glide above targets while shooting for a brief time. 

  • Perfect Dodge: After dodging an attack, you’ll slow down time for a brief time. 

  • Knockdown Dash: Getting hit with a knockdown attack allows the player to dash before hitting the ground. 

  • Super Quill Punch: After a Jet Boot lethal blow, drop Health Packs. 

  • Components Localizer: Track crafting components through the visor. 

  • Extra Health: Increase health by 25%. 

  • Extra Shield: Increase Shield total by 50%. 

  • Shield Restoration Delay: Regenerate Shield Points quicker during combat. 

  • Shield Restoration Speed: Regenerate Shield Points by 33% per second. 

  • Low Life Buff: Doubles the player’s fire rate when under 25% health.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a new take on the Marvel franchise. (Picture: Square Enix)
Guardians of the Galaxy is a new take on the Marvel franchise. (Picture: Square Enix)

There are some definite standouts from this perk list. The ones that we would suggest unlocking first are Components Localizer (to find more crafting items early on), Air Glide (to get the full Star Lord experience), Shield Restoration Speed and Perfect Dodge (to maximize combat efficiency). 

These perks will allow the player to excel both in and out of combat in Guardians of the Galaxy. 

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Featured image courtesy of Square Enix.