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Skill Mods are a series of abilities in Need for Speed: World that can be equipped to any car a player owns. They were applied with the release of the May 30th, 2012 patch.

Each Skill Mod has a four tier rank of either one star, two star, three star or four star rating with higher ranks giving improved results. Some Skill Mod ratings may have a slightly higher or lower value within each star rating. Each mod initially had only three tier ranks but a fourth was introduced with the application of the December 13th, 2012 patch.

Skills Mods were unveiled in a post on the Need for Speed: World website on May 29th, 2012[1]. Thirty Skill Mods were introduced as a means of replacing Driving Skills as players that reached the level 50 cap became unable to alter their driver's skill attributes.

Players that had already applied points to their Driver Skills were given corresponding Skill Mods relating to their currently implemented Driver Skills. The amount of given Skill Mods was capped at a maximum of 125.

Skill Workshop Screen Forum
The given Skill Mods were of 150% better quality than their Driver Skill counterparts although the Dragster, Need for Speed and Nerves of Steel skills were replaced with corresponding performance parts. The amount of given performance parts was capped at a maximum of 50 but were spread amongst each car tier.

Players are able to equip up to five Skill Mods at once to a car. Each skill can be stacked with the exact same skill for a combined effect on the car although each has a maximum allowance. The effects of the combined skills on a car is displayed within the Skill Workshop section of the player's safehouse under the header - "Skill Effects".

A Skill Mod cannot be removed and placed on another car after it has been applied but can instead be sold for in-game cash.

Skill Mods can be won from the Lucky Draw upon completing events such as Circuit, Sprint, Pursuit, Team Escape and Treasure Hunt although the Treasure Hunter skill, Aero Drag skill and the Heavy Mass skill are exceptions to this. Skill Mods can also be purchased from Card Packs which cost SpeedBoost. 1 Star rating Skill Mods can be purchased for in-game cash through the store within the Skill Workshop.

Skill ModsEdit

Type Specification Attribute NFSWStarIcon NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon Max
drag
WorldSkillAeroDrag
Aero Drag
Optimised to improve performance in Drag races
Equipped and locked to Drag Edition cars
race
WorldSkillSlingshotPower
Aerodynamic
Increases the performance boost from Slingshot by
3-6% 6-9% 14-17% 18-20% 30%
explore
WorldSkillBountyHunter
Bounty Hunter
Increases cash earned from Pursuits by
3-6% 6-9% 14-17% 18-21% 30%
race
WorldSkillCatchup
Catch Up
Increases acceleration when in third place or lower by
2-4% 6% 11% 10-13% 20%
pursuit
WorldSkillPursuitCooldown
Cooldown
Decreases the time required to escape a pursuit by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
pursuit
WorldSkillJuggernautPower
Demolition
Increases the force of Juggernaut by
3-5% 6-8% 11-15% ? 25%
pursuit
WorldSkillEvasion
Evasion
Increases the power of Emergency Evade by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
explore
WorldSkillExploreCash
Explorer
Increases cash earned from Treasure Hunt by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
race
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
Extended NOS
Increases the duration of Nitrous by
7-13% 17-20% 30-36% 40-43% 66%
race
WorldSkillPerfectStartDuration
Headstart
Increases the duration of the Perfect Start boost by
1-2
seconds
2-3
seconds
3-4
seconds
4.5-5
seconds
5
seconds
pursuit
WorldSkillJuggernaut
Heavy Mass
Increases vehicle mass for greater collision impact
Equipped and locked to Juggernaut cars
race
WorldSkillEarlyPowerups
Jumpstart
Reduces powerups cooldown at the start of events by
1-2
seconds
2.5-3.5
seconds
4-6
seconds
7
seconds
10
seconds
explore
WorldSkillReadyCooldown
Lightning Reflex
Increases the cooldown rate of Ready by
7-13% 17-20% 30-36% 40-43% 66%
race
WorldSkillMagnetised
Magnetised
Increases duration of Traffic Magnet on opponents by
3-7% 8-10% 15-19% 20-21% 33%
race
WorldSkillSlingshotDuration
Momentum
Increases the duration of Slingshot by
3-7% 8-10% 15-19% 20-21% 33%
pursuit
WorldSkillEmergencyEvade
Overdrive
Increases the range of Emergency Evade by
20-40% 50-60% 90-110% ? 200%
race
WorldSkillPerseverence
Perseverance
Increases the cooldown rate of Slingshot by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
explore
WorldSkillRadar
Radar
Detects all cops on the map within
50-100m 120-150m 230-275m 320-325m 500m
pursuit
WorldSkillRam
Ram
Increases car weight in collisions by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
pursuit
WorldSkillSJuggernautDuration
Rampage
Increases the duration of Juggernaut by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
race
WorldSkillRapidFire
Rapid Fire
Increases the cooldown rate of Nitrous by
5-10% 13-15% 24-28% 34% 50%
pursuit
WorldSkillRunFlatsCooldown
Rapid Refill
Increases the cooldown rate of Run Flats by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
race
WorldSkillPerfectStartRPM
Redline
Increases the RPM range to get a Perfect Start by
3-6% 6-10% 14-17% 18-20% 30%
pursuit
WorldSkillEvadeCooldown
Reload
Increases the cooldown rate of Emergency Evade by
8-15% 19-21% 30-41% 45-47% 75%
race
WorldSkillShieldDuration
Rolling Fortress
Increases the duration of Shield by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
race
WorldSkillShieldCooldown
Safety First
Increases the cooldown speed of Shield by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
explore
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie
Socialite
Increases cash earned from Races by
3-6% 6-9% 14-17% 18-20% 30%
race
WorldSkillNitrousPower
Super Shot
Increases the acceleration boost from Nitrous by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
race
WorldSkillTrafficMagnetCooldown
Traffic Cop
Increases the cooldown rate of Traffic Magnet by
5-10% 13-15% 23-28% 30-34% 50%
drag
WorldSkillTakeoff
Takeoff
Improves initial launch speed by
8-15% 19-22% 34-45% 45-47% 75%
explore
WorldSkillTreasureHunter2
Treasure Hunter
Displays all Treasure Hunt gem locations
Equipped and locked to Treasure Hunter cars
pursuit
WorldSkillJUggernautCooldown
Unrelenting Force
Increases the cooldown rate of Juggernaut by
3-7% 8-10% 15-19% 20-21% 33%
drag
WorldSkillWellOiledMachine
Well Oiled Machine
Increases Good and Perfect Shift ranges by
10-20% 25-32% 35-55% 60% 100%

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.needforspeed.com/post/introducing-skills-mods-%E2%80%93-new-way-customize-your-driver-skills

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