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All Texas Chain Saw Massacre Game Character Abilities

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If you're wondering how to play Texas Chain Saw Massacre, then you're going to need to know about all the character's special abilities. I'm always looking to main a character with the best abilities, and each one has something unique to offer to their respective teams. Take a look at all the abilities for each character in Texas Chain Saw Massacre below!

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All Killer Abilities in Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Each member of the Family has their own unique abilities that make it easier for them to catch and harm the Victims. They also have unique perks that they can unlock and level up as you play them. Take a look at each of their lists of abilities and perk progressions below:

Cook

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Main Ability: Seek - Listen for noisy Victims, highlighting and pinpointing their location for a short period of time.

  • Level 1:
    • Seek Detection Range Increased: Increases detection range by 10%.
    • Reduce Ability Drain: Ability drain is reduced by 30%.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: The ability bar has increased recharged by 33%.
  • Level 2:
    • Seek Detection Range Increased: Increases detection range by 20%.
    • Reduce Ability Drain: Ability drain is reduced by 60%.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: The ability bar has increased recharged by 60%.
  • Level 3:
    • Increase Highlight Duration: Successfully highlighted Victims stay marked twice as long.
    • All Family See Noise: Highlighted Victims are marked for the entire Family.
    • Increase Focus Speed: Focusing in on a Victim takes half as long.
Cook Unique Perks
  • Prey Drive
    • Level 1: Spotting a Victim increases stamina, recharge by 20% for 5 seconds.
    • Level 2: Spotting a Victim increases stamina, recharge by 30% for 10 seconds.
    • Level 3: Spotting a Victim increases stamina, recharge by 40% for 15 seconds
  • Security Pins
    • Level 1: Added locks are 10% harder to unlock for Victims.
    • Level 2: Added locks are 30% harder to unlock for Victims.
    • Level 3: Added locks are 50% harder to unlock for Victims.
Cook Executions
  • Clobbered
  • Easier Said Than Done
  • Stick It to Them (Purchasable)

Sissy

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Main Ability: Bane - Bows clouds of poison in the paths of Victims to block their paths, or lace their useful items.

  • Level 1:
    • Increase Poison Duration: Increases the duration of poison by 12 seconds.
    • Increase Cloud Duration: Increase the duration of the poison cloud by 50 seconds.
    • Create Poison Faster: Craft poison in 3 seconds.
  • Level 2:
    • Increase Poison Duration: Increases the duration of poison by 13.5 seconds.
    • Increase Cloud Duration: Increase the duration of the poison cloud by 55 seconds.
    • Create Poison Faster: Craft poison in 2 seconds.
  • Level 3:
    • Poison Pickup Locations: Poison can be applied to bone scraps and toolboxes.
    • Toxic Cloud: Poison seeps into Victims' wounds, making them lose health for a short period of time.
    • Poison Electronics: Poison can be applied to generators and car batteries.
Sissy Unique Perks
  • Efficient Herbalist
    • Level 1: Poisoning an object has a 25% chance to not consume any powder.
    • Level 2: Poisoning an object has a 50% chance to not consume any powder.
    • Level 3: Poisoning an object has a 75% chance to not consume any powder.
  • Linger
    • Level 1: Your toxic cloud lasts 5 seconds longer and is 100 cm larger in diameter.
    • Level 2: Your toxic cloud lasts 10 seconds longer and is 200 cm larger in.
    • Level 3: Your toxic cloud lasts 15 seconds longer and is 300 cm larger in diameter.
  • Rubber Legs
    • Level 1: Your toxic cloud and poisoned items also slows victims down by 10%.
    • Level 2: Your toxic cloud and poisoned items also slows victims down by 15%.
    • Level 3: Your toxic cloud and poisoned item also slows victims down by 20%.
  • Spore Loser
    • Level 1: Losing a close encounter automatically drops an emergency poison cloud, even if you're out of powder. Cooldown is 90 seconds.
    • Level 2: Losing a close encounter automatically drops an emergency poison cloud, even if you're out of powder. Cooldown is 60 seconds.
    • Level 3: Losing a close encounter automatically drops an emergency poison cloud, even if you're out of powder. Cooldown is 30 seconds.
Sissy Executions
  • Killing Tease
  • Flower Power
  • Claws Out (Purchaseable)

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Hitchhiker

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Main Ability: Trap - Set traps on the ground, snaring and injuring any Victims who step on them.

  • Level 1:
    • Faster Placement: Increases speed of placing traps by 10%.
    • Increase Escape Difficulty: Breaking free of traps is 19% more difficult for Victims.
    • Increase Damage: Increase damage inflicted on Victims when snared by 13%.
  • Level 2:
    • Faster Placement: Increases speed of placing traps by 20%.
    • Increase Escape Difficulty: Breaking free of traps is 28% more difficult for Victims.
    • Increase Damage: Increase damage inflicted on Victims when snared by 33%.
  • Level 3:
    • All Family See Noise: When a Victim is snared, the activated trap is highlighted to all Family members.
    • Bloody Traps: If a Victim is caught, receive blood after resetting or collecting traps.
    • Bleed Damage: Any Victim caught in a trap continues to take damage over a short period of time.
Hitchhiker Unique Perks
  • Venom
    • Level 1: Victims caught in traps take 1 HP of extra damage per second for 5 seconds.
    • Level 2: Victims caught in traps take 1 HP of extra damage per second for 15 seconds.
    • Level 3: Victims caught In traps take 1 HP of extra damage per second for 30 seconds.
  • Wire Frame
    • Level 1: You can traverse gaps 20% faster, and crawl spaces 20% faster.
    • Level 2: You can traverse gaps 30% faster, and crawl spaces 40% faster.
    • Level 3: You can traverse gaps 40% faster and crawl spaces 60% faster.
Hitchhiker Executions
  • Sliced Meat
  • Die Piggy
  • You Hear Me? (Purchasable)

Johnny

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Main Ability: Hunt - Track movements of Victims while searching for any footprints left behind.

  • Level 1:
    • Increase Clue Range: The detection range of clues left increases by 15%.
    • Quicker Recharge: Increases ability bar recharge by 14%.
    • Decrease Tracking Cost: Consumption rate for footprint tracking reduced by 7%.
  • Level 2:
    • Increase Clue Range: The detection range of clues left increases by 30%.
    • Quicker Recharge: Increases ability bar recharge by 34%.
    • Decrease Tracking Cost: Consumption rate for footprint tracking reduced by 21%.
  • Level 3:
    • Increase Trail Range: Increases the range of footprints trails by 100%.
    • Footprint Freshness: Changes the color of footprints based on how recent they were left.
    • Analyze Clues Faster: Clues left by Victims can be analyzed 50% faster.
Johnny Unique Perks
  • Patience
    • Level 1: Standing still will reduce your ability consumption rate by 20%.
    • Level 2: Standing still will reduce your ability consumption rate by 30%.
    • Level 3: Standing still will reduce your ability consumption rate by 40%.
Johnny Executions
  • A Sticky End
  • Knife Party
  • Torn Apart (Purchasable)

Leatherface

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Main Ability: Maim - Use a chainsaw to cause horrific injuries and destroy any door or obstacles that might stand in your way.

  • Level 1:
    • Stalling Resistance: Chainsaw can be used for 10% more time before stalling.
    • Reduce Chainsaw Overheat: Reduces overheat time by 10%.
    • Overheat Reduction: Reduces the overheat cooldown by 15%.
  • Level 2:
    • Stalling Resistance: Chainsaw can be used for 20% more time before stalling.
    • Reduce Chainsaw Overheat: Reduces overheat time by 20%.
    • Overheat Reduction: Reduces the overheat cooldown by 25%.
  • Level 3:
    • Instant Activation: Starts the chainsaw instantly.
    • Reduce Chainsaw Overheat: Reduces overheat time by 30%.
    • Overheat Reduction: Reduces the overheat cooldown by 35%.
Leatherface Unique Perks
  • 2 Cycle Charge
    • Level 1: While revving your chainsaw, you regenerate stamina 10% faster.
    • Level 2: While revving your chainsaw, you regenerate stamina 30% faster.
    • Level 3: While revving your chainsaw, you regenerate stamina 60% faster.
  • Bloodlust
    • Level 1: Leatherface does 10% more damage after executing a Victim at the gallows.
    • Level 2: Leatherface does 20% more damage after executing a Victim at the gallows.
    • Level 3: Leatherface does 30% more damage after executing a Victim at the gallows.
  • Bringing Home the Bacon
    • Level 1: Carrying a Victim highlights Leatherface to all Family members for 5 seconds.
    • Level 2: Carrying a Victim highlights Leatherface to all Family members for 10 seconds.
    • Level 3: Carrying a Victim highlights Leatherface to all Family members for 30 seconds.
Leatherface Executions
  • Gutted Like a Deer
  • Face Grinder
  • Drilling Down (Purchasable)

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All Victim Abilities in Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Victims also have special unique abilities that they can use to help them complete essential goals in-game and make it easier for them to escape the Family's clutches without dying. However, unlike the Family, they don't have unique perks subject to each character. Leveling up their main abilities is the most important part of progressing each character. Take a look at all them below:

Connie

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Main Ability: Focused - Using Focused allows a door to be unlocked almost instantly, but stamina and Family proximity warnings are negatively impacted.

  • Level 1:
    • Decreased Stamina Cost: Reduces the ability recharge time to 220 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Stamina consumption cost for Focused ability reduced by 15%.
    • Shorter Debuff Duration: Once activated, stamina and Family proximity debuff ls 20 seconds.
  • Level 2:
    • Decreased Stamina Cost: Reduces the ability recharge time to 200 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Stamina consumed while activating Focused ability is reduced by 35%. Does not stack.
    • Shorter Debuff Duration: Once activated, stamina and Family proximity debuff is 18 seconds.
  • Level 3:
    • Decreased Stamina Cost: Reduces the ability recharge time to 180 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: There is no stamina cost when activating your ability.
    • Shorter Debuff Duration: Once activated, stamina and Family proximity debuff is 15 seconds.

Leland

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Main Ability: Life Saver - Defend yourself or teammates by knocking down and stunning Family members. Does not affect Leatherface.

  • Level 1:
    • Restore Stamina: After barging a Family member, 30 stamina is restored.
    • Increased Stun Duration: Barged Family members will be stunned for 10 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge: Time taken to recharge an ability is set to 162 seconds.
  • Level 2:
    • Restore Stamina: After barging a Family member, 60 stamina is restored.
    • Increased Stun Duration: Barged Family members will be stunned for 11 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge: Time taken to recharge ability is set to 144 seconds.
  • Level 3:
    • Restore Stamina: Applies a concussion effect to the knocked-down Family member.
    • Increased Stun Duration: Barged Family members will be stunned for 12 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge: Time taken to recharge an ability is set to 126 seconds.

Ana

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Main Ability: Pain is Nothing - While active, significantly reduces damage taken from attacks and falls, while also granting immunity to the effects of poison.

  • Level 1:
    • Reduced Damage: Your damage reduction multiplier is set to 70% (Stamina hit recovery).
    • Increase Duration: Ability lasts for 9 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Reduces the ability recharge time to 162 seconds.
  • Level 2:
    • Reduced Damage: While active incoming melee attacks will restore small amounts of stamina.
    • Increase Duration: Ability lasts for 10 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Reduces the ability recharge time to 153 seconds.
  • Level 3:
    • Reduced Damage: Your damage reduction multiplier is set to 80%.
    • Increase Duration: Ability lasts for 11 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Reduces the ability recharge time to 135 seconds.

Sonny

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Main Ability: Heightened Sense - Detect noise made by anyone nearby pinpointing their location and tracking their movements

  • Level 1:
    • Shorter Cooldown: Cooldown before your ability starts recharging is reduced by 1 second.
    • Ability Drain Reduction: Reduces the consumption rate of the ability by 25%.
    • Increased Range: Increases noise detection range of the ability by 15%.
  • Level 2:
    • Shorter Cooldown: Cooldown before your ability starts recharging is reduced by 2 seconds.
    • Ability Drain Reduction: Reduces the consumption rate of the ability by 50%.
    • Increased Range: Increases noise detection range of the ability by 25%.
  • Level 3:
    • All Knowing: Lets the player identify if a noise was made by another Victim or Family member.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Increases Ability Recharge Rate by 100%. Does not stack.
    • Increased Range: Increases noise detection range of the ability by 35%.

Julie

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Main Ability: Ultimate Escape - While active, grants immunity to tracking from The Cook and Johnny while greatly reducing stamina consumed from running.

  • Level 1:
    • Decreased Sprint Stamina: Running stamina consumption is reduced by 50% while the ability is active.
    • Increase Duration: Ability lasts for 12 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Reduces the ability recharge time to 110 seconds.
  • Level 2:
    • Decreased Sprint Stamina: Running stamina consumption is reduced by 75% while the ability Is active.
    • Increase Duration: Ability lasts for 15 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Reduces the ability recharge time to 100 seconds.
  • Level 3:
    • Decreased Sprint Stamina: Running stamina consumption is reduced by 100% while the ability is active.
    • Increase Duration: Ability lasts for 20 seconds.
    • Quicker Recharge Rate: Reduces the ability recharge time to 90 seconds.

Even though the Victims don't have unique perks like the Killers do, they still have other survival-based perks to equip as well. However, the most important part is leveling them up as much as possible so their main abilities can truly shine. Make sure to use your skill points wisely.

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