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UpgradeScreen

The upgrade purchase screen in Dishonored.

Upgrades improve the equipment that Emily Kaldwin, Corvo Attano and Daud take with them on missions. Upgrades can be purchased from Piero Joplin in Dishonored, the black market in The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches and from black market shops in Dishonored 2.

Upgrades are significantly different in Dishonored 2. The black market shops have many upgrades already available, and display all as blueprints, meaning what looks like an upgrade could in fact just be ammunition. Dishonored 2 also introduced Masterwork upgrades. Each pair of Masterwork upgrades is mutually exclusive, but can give the equipment it is applied to a massive boost.

All upgrades are described further on the appropriate page.

Dishonored Upgrades

Pistol Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Corvo's Pistol Upgrade 600 Coins N/A The upgrade increases damage dealt with pistol, and unlocks Pistol Accuracy, Pistol Magazine, and Pistol Reload upgrades.
Pistol Accuracy 1 300 Coins Corvo's Pistol Upgrade Increases pistol accuracy.
Pistol Accuracy 2 600 Coins Pistol Accuracy 1 Further increases pistol accuracy.
Pistol Magazine 1 300 Coins Corvo's Pistol Upgrade Increases the capacity of Corvo's pistol to 2 bullets.
Pistol Magazine 2 450 Coins Pistol Magazine 1 Increases the capacity of Corvo's pistol to 3 bullets.
Pistol Magazine 3 600 Coins Pistol Magazine 2 Increases the capacity of Corvo's pistol to 4 bullets.
Pistol Reload 1 300 Coins Corvo's Pistol Upgrade Shortens reloading times for Corvo's pistol.
Pistol Reload 2 600 Coins Pistol Reload 1 Further shortens reloading times for Corvo's pistol.
Bullet Capacity 1 300 Coins N/A Allows Corvo to carry 10 more bullets (20 total).
Bullet Capacity 2 600 Coins Bullet Capacity 1 Allows Corvo to carry 10 more bullets (30 total).
Explosive Shot 600 Coins Small-Scale Combustion Refinement Blueprint Unlocks the ability to purchase Explosive Bullets.

Crossbow Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Crossbow Accuracy 300 Coins N/A Increases the accuracy of Corvo's Crossbow
Crossbow Range 450 Coins N/A Increases the effective range of Corvo's Crossbow
Crossbow Reload 600 Coins N/A Increases the reload speed of Corvo's Crossbow
Combat Sleep Dart 600 Coins N/A Sleep Darts instantly render targets unconcious even in combat.
Incendiary Bolts 600 Coins Incandescent Paste Blueprint Unlocks the ability to purchase Incendiary Bolts.

Grenade Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Grenade Capacity 450 Coins N/A Increases Grenade storage capacity by 4 (9 total).
Sticky Grenade 600 Coins Spiked Grenade Housing Blueprint Unlocks the ability to purchase Sticky Grenades.

Spring Razor Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Spring Razor Capacity 450 Coins N/A Increases Spring Razor storage capacity by 4 (9 total).
Spring Razor Radius 600 Coins N/A Increases the area of effect for Spring Razors.

Sword Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Sword Crossing 600 Coins N/A Makes the Sword more effective when locking blades and pushing against an enemy.

Corvo's Mask Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Mask Optics 1 300 Coins N/A Unlocks Corvo's mask's ability to zoom.
Mask Optics 2 400 Coins Mask Optics 1, Lens Magnification Blueprint Further Increases Corvo's mask's ability to zoom.

Armor Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Improved Armor 600 Coins Bonded Galvani Weave Blueprint Reduces damage taken by Corvo.
Boot Stealth 1 450 Coins Folded Galvani Resin Blueprint Eliminates the sound made by Corvo's footsteps while walking.
Boot Stealth 2 600 Coins Boot Stealth 1 Eliminates the sound made by Corvo's footsteps while sprinting.

Bone Charm Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Bone Charm Capacity 1 300 Coins N/A Allows Corvo to carry an additional bone charm (4 total).
Bone Charm Capacity 2 450 Coins Bone Charm Capacity 1 Allows Corvo to carry 2 additional bone charms (6 total).

The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches Upgrades

Upgrades can be purchased immediately before missions.

Wristbow Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Wristbow Accuracy 300 Coins N/A Increases the accuracy of Daud's wristbow.
Wristbow Range 450 Coins N/A Increases the effective range of Daud's wristbow.
Wristbow Reload 450 Coins N/A Daud's wristbow immediately reloads after shooting or changing ammo.
Combat Sleep Dart 600 Coins N/A Sleep darts instantly render targets unconscious even in combat.

Armor Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Improved Armor 450 Coins Bonded Galvani Weave Blueprint Reduces damage taken by Daud.
Boot Stealth 1 450 Coins Folded Galvani Resin Blueprint Eliminates the sound made by Daud's footsteps while walking.
Boot Stealth 2 600 Coins Boot Stealth 1 Eliminates the sound made by Daud's footsteps while sprinting.

Bolt Capacity Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Bolt Capacity 1 300 Coins N/A Increases Daud's bolt storage capacity by 10 (total 20).
Bolt Capacity 2 450 Coins Bolt Capacity 1 Increases Daud's bolt storage capacity by 10 (total 30).
Sleep Dart Capacity 1 300 Coins N/A Increases Daud's sleep dart storage capacity by 3 (total 13).
Sleep Dart Capacity 2 600 Coins Sleep Dart Capacity 1 Increases Daud's sleep dart storage capacity by 2 (total 15).
Explosive Bolt Capacity 1 450 Coins Small-scale Explosive Refinement Blueprint Increases Daud's explosive bolt storage capacity by 3 (total 8).
Explosive Bolt Capacity 2 600 Coins Explosive Bolt Capacity 1 Increases Daud's explosive bolt storage capacity by 2 (total 10).

Thrown Weapon Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Grenade Capacity 450 Coins N/A Increases Daud's grenade storage capacity by 4 (total 9).
Chokedust Capacity 450 Coins N/A Increases Daud's chokedust storage capacity by 4 (total 9).
Baffle Dust (only available in The Brigmore Witches) 300 Coins Baffle Dust Blueprint Enemies hit by chokedust are not alerted. Instead, when the cloud dissipates, they resume whatever they were doing before.

Mine Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Arc Mine Capacity 450 Coins Compact Arc Amplifier Blueprint Increases Daud's arc mine storage capacity by 3 (total 6).
Stun Mine Capacity 450 Coins Compact Arc Amplifier Blueprint Increases Daud's stun mine storage capacity by 3 (total 6).
Arc Mine Extra Charge 600 Coins Compact Arc Amplifier Blueprint Arc mines can kill one more target, making a total of 3.
Stun Mine Extra Charge 600 Coins Compact Arc Amplifier Blueprint Stun mines can incapacitate one more target, making a total of 3.

Bone Charm Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Effect
Bone Charm Capacity 1 250 Coins N/A Increases the number of bone charms Daud can equip by 1 (total 4).
Bone Charm Capacity 2 250 Coins Bone Charm Capacity 1 Increases the number of bone charms Daud can equip by 1 (total 5).
Bone Charm Capacity 3 250 Coins Bone Charm Capacity 2 Increases the number of bone charms Daud can equip by 1 (total 6).
Bone Charm Capacity 4 (only available in The Brigmore Witches) 400 Coins Bone Charm Capacity 3 Increases the number of bone charms Daud can equip by 2 (total 8).

Dishonored 2 Upgrades

Crossbow Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Availability Effect
Crossbow Accuracy 300 Coins N/A From start Crossbow aim is improved and stabilized.
Extended Bolt Range 450 Coins N/A From start Crossbow bolts travel faster, further.
Reload Speed 600 Coins N/A From start Faster reload
Crossbow Bolt N/A N/A Purchased from start Crossbow ammunition. Unbroken bolts can be recovered from fallen enemies and walls.
Hardened Bolt 300 Coins Crossbow Bolt Fire Hardening Treatment Blueprint Bolt that inflicts greater damage
Sleep Dart N/A N/A Purchased from start Bolt that puts an enemy to sleep after a delay.
Instant Sleep Dart 400 Coins Sleep Dart Combat Sleep Dart Blueprint Puts an enemy to sleep instantly
Incendiary Bolt 400 Coins N/A Dispersed Incendiary Release Blueprint Enables Black Market shops to sell bolts that immolate enemies
Combustion Bolt 450 Coins Incendiary Bolt Dispersed Incendiary Release Blueprint Incendiary bolt with wider radius. Immolates multiple enemies.
Stinging Bolt 250 Coins N/A Mercury Vapor Distillation Blueprint Enables Black Market shops to sell bolts that sting, causing enemies to flee.
Howling Bolt 250 Coins N/A Pyro-Sonic Casing Blueprint Enables Black Market shops to sell bolts that stun and blind enemies for a time.

Pistol Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Availability Effect
Pistol Reload Speed 1 200 Coins N/A From start Faster reload
Pistol Reload Speed 2 400 Coins Pistol Reload Speed 1 From start Even faster reload
Pistol Accuracy 1 300 Coins N/A From start Tightens dispersion and stabilizes pistol aim
Pistol Accuracy 2 600 Coins Pistol Accuracy 1 From start Further tightens dispersion and stabilizes pistol aim.
Magazine +1 200 Coins N/A From start Adds 1 bullet to the magazine.
Magazine +1 200 Coins Magazine +1 From start Adds another bullet to the magazine.
Magazine +1 200 Coins Magazine +1 From start Adds another bullet to the magazine.
Explosive Bullet 450 Coins N/A Small-Scale Combustion Refinement Blueprint Enables Black Market shops to sell bullets that explode on contact.
Explosive Cluster Bullet 450 Coins Explosive Bullet Small-Scale Combustion Refinement Blueprint Enables Black Market shops to sell bullets that explode, fragmenting on contact.
Pistol Bullet N/A N/A Purchased from start Pistol ammunition. Loud.
Magnetized Bullet 350 Coins Pistol Bullet Alloy Polarization Blueprint A magnetized bullet that briefly disrupts Clockwork Soldiers.
Armored Bullet 350 Coins Pistol Bullet Slug Splintering Wedges Blueprint Ricochets off hard surfaces, including enemy armor.

Gear and Outfit Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Availability Effect
Refined Lens Optics 200 Coins N/A From start Enhanced optics with a second, greater level of magnification.
Bonecharm Slots +2 300 Coins N/A From start Unlocks 2 additional bonecharm slots.
Bonecharm Slots +3 450 Coins Bonecharm Slots +2 From start Unlocks 3 additional bonecharm slots.
Springrazor Storage +2 450 Coins N/A From start Increases Springrazor storage capacity by 2.
Bolt Capacity +5 300 Coins N/A From start Increases crossbow bolt storage capacity by 5.
Bolt Capacity +5 450 Coins Bolt Capacity +5 N/A Further increases crossbow bolt storage capacity by 5.
Bullet Capacity +5 350 Coins N/A From start Increases bullet storage capacity by 5.
Bullet Capacity +5 450 Coins Bullet Capacity +5 N/A Further increases bullet storage capacity by 5.
Silent Running 400 Coins N/A Folded Galvani Resin Blueprint Make less noise when running
Silent Sprint 500 Coins Silent Running Folded Galvani Resin Blueprint Make less noise when sprinting.

Sword Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Availability Effect
Sword Crossing 450 Coins N/A From start Gives you an advantage in locked-sword contests.

Grenade Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Availability Effect
Grenade N/A N/A Purchased from start A metal shell, packed with a thick, explosive tar made from refined whale oil.
Impact Grenades 400 Coins Grenade Triggered Housing Blueprint Impact grenades explode on contact with living targets.
Sticky Grenade 450 Coins N/A Spiked Grenade Housing Blueprint Enables Black Market shops to sell grenades that anchor to targets.

Mine Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement Availability Effect
Stun Mine N/A N/A Purchased from start A mine that can be placed anywhere, which stuns your enemies with electric rays.
Chain Lightning 450 Coins Stun Mine Conductive Filaments Blueprint Enemies near the primary target are also electrified.
Stun Mine Charge +1 300 Coins Stun Mine From start Each Stun Mine functions an additional time.
Stun Mine Charge +1 300 Coins Stun Mine Charge +1 From start Each Stun Mine functions an additional time.
Springrazor N/A N/A Purchased from start When triggered, this tightly-wound mechanism releases shrapnel. Can be locked onto most surfaces. Triggered by vibration.
Double Release 450 Coins Springrazor Secondary Coiling Blueprint Each Springrazor works twice.
Springrazor Reach 300 Coins Springrazor From start Increased radius for Springrazors.

Masterwork Upgrades

Upgrade Name Cost Requirement/s Character Effect
Coffin Nails 700 Coins Crossbow Accuracy, Extended Bolt Range, Reload Speed, Configurable Grooving Blueprint Corvo Fires bolts at a high rate. Semi-automatic firing.
The Dealer 700 Coins Crossbow Accuracy, Extended Bolt Range, Reload Speed, Configurable Grooving Blueprint Corvo Aim-lock up to 3 targets at once, firing a single, splintered bolt. Only works with regular crossbow bolts.
Piercing Insult 700 Coins Crossbow Accuracy, Extended Bolt Range, Reload Speed, Configurable Grooving Blueprint Emily Bolts can pierce multiple enemies. Improved damage.
Long Distance Lover 700 Coins Crossbow Accuracy, Extended Bolt Range, Reload Speed, Configurable Grooving Blueprint Emily When using the spyglass, the crossbow has perfect accuracy, even when you chain shots. Improved damage.
Ancient Howl Bolt 600 Coins Howling Bolt, Reverberation Tubing Blueprint Both Blinds enemies. Causes witches to flee.
Deep Howl Bolt 600 Coins Howling Bolt, Reverberation Tubing Blueprint Both Blinds enemies. Causes wolfhounds to flee.
The Determined Traveler 700 Coins Pistol Reload Speed 2, Pistol Accuracy 2, Magazine 3, Firing Chamber Pivot Blueprint Corvo When using the spyglass, the pistol has perfect aim, even when you chain shots. Reduced area of effect spread damage range.
The Crimson Painter 700 Coins Pistol Reload Speed 2, Pistol Accuracy 2, Magazine 3, Firing Chamber Pivot Blueprint Corvo Improved area of effect spread damage range. All bullets fragment. Reduced effective range. Improved damage.
The Red Siblings 700 Coins Pistol Reload Speed 2, Pistol Accuracy 2, Magazine 3, Firing Chamber Pivot Blueprint Emily Bullets are fired in rapid bursts. Magazine size reduced to 3. Improved accuracy. Reduced area of effect spread damage range.
The Insistent Gentleman 700 Coins Pistol Reload Speed 2, Pistol Accuracy 2, Magazine 3, Firing Chamber Pivot Blueprint Emily The pistol chain feeds ammo and never needs reloading. Semi-automatic firing.
Collector's Carapace 700 Coins Dual-Layered Galvani Weave Blueprint Both Reduces damage taken
Moth Dust Wrappings 700 Coins Dual-Layered Galvani Weave Blueprint Both You are less visible in well-lit areas.
Monkey Wrench 450 Coins Sword Crossing, Blade Conversion Blueprint Both Deal sword damage against Clockwork Soldiers.
Occult Kiss 450 Coins Sword Crossing, Blade Conversion Blueprint Both Deal more sword damage against magic-using enemies.
The Expansive Lady 700 Coins Counter-Blast Inversion Blueprint Both Grenade blast radius is expanded.
Discreet Inquiry 700 Coins Counter-Blast Inversion Blueprint Both Grenade noise is reduced.

Trivia

  • During development, the sword's Masterwork upgrade Monkey Wrench was called The Grinding Blade.[1]

References

  1. GameCrate interview with Harvey Smith

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