Payday 3 Manipulator skill tree

Manipulator

The Manipulator skill excels in crowd control and negotiation. They swiftly tie up and trade hostages, ensuring smoother exchanges. Their extended shout range and prolonged civilian compliance showcase their expertise in managing non-combatants. Additionally, their ability to interact with different groups and commandeer surrendered SWAT units demonstrate their versatility in hostage situations. In critical moments, the Manipulator can use shouting skills to potentially revive downed teammates. They also significantly reduce custody time for each hostage traded, playing a vital role in team recovery during intense heists.
BASIC
You tie up and trade hostages 50% faster
ACED
Whenever you trade a hostage, they count as one additional hostage.
Manipulator Overbearing
Your shout range for intimidating civilians is increased by 20%.
Civilians stay down 50% longer after being shouted down.
Manipulator Silver Tongue
Trading Employees, Guards or Law Enforcement counts as trading an additional hostage.
Manipulator Negotiator
Trading hostages for First Aid now yields 1 additional First Aid pack.
Manipulator Menacing
You can shout at guards, SWAT or Heavy SWAT within 5 meters of you to force them to surrender. As long as you're aiming at them, they will go down on their knees to drop their weapon. Any damage dealt to them or taking your aim off of them interrupts this process.
Once fully surrendered, the SWAT obeys all the rules of a civilian, including any penalties for killing them. You can't have more than one SWAT as a hostage at any time.
Manipulator Stockholm Syndrome
When you're downed, you can shout at a tied down or cowering hostage within range to try and reach you and revive you.
Manipulator Master Trader
Every hostage you trade between assault waves reduces the player's time in custody by 20 seconds; the minimum time spent in custody is capped at 10 seconds. This time reduction resets after any player has been taken into custody.

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