The Silent Strike Skill lets the player perform a very damaging melee attack on any enemy that is not yet fully aware of the player's presence, most often accomplished by hiding in tall grass or sneaking up from behind.
The attack will instantly kill nearly any human and most smaller machines. If the attack doesn't instantly kill, it deals a large amount of damage and briefly stuns it. Any other enemies will not be automatically alerted to Aloy's presence unless they see her within a certain distance.
|Horizon Zero Dawn Skills|
|Prowler||Silent Strike - Strike From Above - Strike From Below - Leader Strike - Hunter Reflexes - Balanced Aim - Strong Strike - Strong Strike+ - Silent Drop - Low Profile - Dodge Prowess - Quiet Sprint|
|Brave||Concentration - Heavy Lifter - Concentration+ - Fast Reload - Critical Hit - Critical Hit+ - Double Shot - Triple Shot - Precision - Precision+ - Knock Down - Fighting Back|
|Forager||Lure Call - Combat Override - Combat Override+ - Call Mount+ - Healer - Herbalist - Disarm Traps - Tinker - Gatherer - Scavenger - Ammo Crafter - Scavenger+|
|Traveler FW||Mounted Pickup - Mount Repair - Machine Repair - Mount Repair+ - Shard Salvager - Expert Carver - Hoarder - Dismount Strike|