Payday 3 CQC Specialist skill tree

CQC Specialist

The CQC Specialist skill excels in close-quarters combat and hostage management. Performing takedowns grants or refreshes RUSH, enhancing combat readiness. When using a human shield, players gain or refresh GRIT, providing added survivability. They can also move faster while holding a human shield, gaining a tactical edge. Additionally, swift takedowns, the ability to intimidate nearby civilians, and delayed corpse discovery exemplify their expertise in stealth and subterfuge during heist operations.
BASIC
Whenever you perform a takedown, gain or refresh
rush
ACED
Whenever you grab a human shield, gain or refresh
grit
.
CQC Specialist Soft Assets
When you shove away a SWAT you're using as a human shield, gain extra ammo.
You move 5% faster while holding a human shield.
CQC Specialist Groundskeeper
You perform takedowns 20% faster.
CQC Specialist Pin Puller
If you have
grit
and shove a SWAT you held as a human shield,
grit
is consumed, and the SWAT's smoke grenade is triggered when they land. Only one grenade per SWAT can be triggered.
You move 5% faster while holding a human shield.
CQC Specialist Savage Takedown
Whenever you perform a takedown, any civilian within 5 meters will immediately become intimidated.
CQC Specialist Pressure Points
Corpses you've left after performing a takedown need to be examined in detail before civilians and guards realize they are dead.
CQC Specialist Cover-Up
Taking down a guard will immediately also answer the radio.

Other Skills

Medic
Ammo Specialist
Mower
Infiltrator
Tank
Sharpshooter
Escapist
Demolitionist
Enforcer
Manipulator
Engineer
Gunslinger
Grifter
Hacker
Tactician
Strategist