[Top 10] 7 Days To Die Best Perks

Best perks to choose for 7 Days To Die
Batter up

When trying to survive the apocalypse, choosing the right perks to level up can be the difference between life and death.

Perks, (which can be purchased using skill points) are used to up a player’s proficiency in any given field.

1. Animal Tracker (Perception)

Tracking bears for food

Dinner time 

When it comes to survival, the ability to kill and track your own food is a pretty important one. 

Unlock benefits like,

  • The ability to track different types of animals when sneaking.
  • The ability to sense animals at 100 meters. 

2. Healing Factor (Fortitude) 

Pop'n Pills pharmacy in 7 Days To Die

Prescription not needed

Being able to heal oneself at an accelerated rate is crucial in any survival game. That is why Healing Factor should definitely be considered when choosing your perks. 

Healing factor will give you benefits like, 

  • The ability to gain one HP every four seconds. 
  • The ability to gain one max health every 2o seconds. 

Remember to eat and drink since these perks will only work if you are hydrated and well-fed. 

3. Pack Mule (Strength) 

Lumberjack outside of abandoned factory

Time for a speedy getaway 

Pack Mule is precisely as it sounds! Unlock the ability to carry more items without encumbrance. A great perk if you are tired of filling up your armor mod slots with pockets. 

Benefits include, 

  • The ability to fill your entire inventory without fear of suffering movement penalties due to encumbrance. 

4. Master Chef (Strength) 

Bowl of meat stew in the snow

Who's hungry? 

Master Chef is not a perk that should be overlooked. Being able to make food stretch further is essential, especially if you are playing with a large group or just starting out. 

Purchasing the Master Chef Perk will unlock benefits like,

  • The ability to cook a wider variety of foods. 
  • The ability to cook those foods faster.
  • Use 20% less meat in recipes.
  • Learn Grandpa’s secret recipes. 

5. Living Off The Land (Fortitude) 

Farm full of corn stalks

Kind of earie 

So you’ve set up a base, but food still seems to be a little scarce. That’s where Living Off The Land comes in! This is an excellent perk once you are a little more established and can create a safe place to grow your crops. 

  • Learn how to create and grow a variety of seed types.
  • At level 4, you can harvest up to 3 items from wild or planted crops.
  • At level 5, you will unlock the ability to craft mutated seeds. 

6. Lucky Looter (Perception) 

Empty winter road with abandoned house for looting

Anybody home?

For those of you who enjoy scavenging, the Lucky Looter perk is a MUST! The ability to find better loot early on in the game dramatically improves your chances of survival. 

Some of the many benefits to be gained include,

  • At level 5, gain up to 50 to loot bonus.
  • Loot up to 80% faster.
  • Easier to locate buried treasure.

7. Advanced Engineering (Intellect) 

7 Days to die forge

Time to get smelting 

The Advanced Engineering perk is a complete game changer! 

Purchasing this perk will allow you to create a forge, workbench, and cement mixer. All of which play a massive part in creating a defendable base. 

You can unlock benefits such as,

  • Electrical items and traps can be crafted 20% faster on workbenches.
  • The ability to gain 50% XP from electrical trap kills. 
  • At level 5, all forge recipes will cost 20% less to craft. 
  • Crafting forged steel and electrical devices can cost up to 35% less. 

8. Rule 1 Cardio (Fortitude) 

Approaching zombie hoard

Gotta run 

As Columbas, from the 2009 film Zombieland, aptly stated, “Rule #1, cardio.” The longer you can run, the more distance you can put between yourself and any threat.

Rule 1 Cardio benefits include,

  • Increased stamina regain up to 30% while sprinting. 
  • Reduce travel time early on in the game. 

9. Miner 69’er (Strength) 

Pickaxe in a dark mine

Thats a nice boulder 

The ability to collect precious stones and minerals comes into play pretty early on in the game, therefore making the Miner 69’er perk an invaluable resource. Don’t let the name fool you; this perk handles more than just rocks and metal. 

When investing your skill points into mining, you can unlock benefits like,

  • Increased tool crafting quality.
  • Increased tool damage by up to 50%.
  • Increased block damage up to 150%.
  • Increased damage to any block when using an axe, pickaxe, or other harvesting tools. 

10. Sexual Tyranasuaraus (Strength) 

Strength power attack

Off with her head 

Sexual tyrannosaurus is, by far, one of the best perks in the game, seeing as it ups your stamina, your ability to use power attacks, and, therefore, your rate of survival.

Some of the many benefits you can unlock include,

  • Reduced melee and tool stamina usage.
  • Increased stamina (run and mine without tiring easily).
  • Increased power attacks up to 50%.
  • Killing blows may grant as much as 30 points of stamina.

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