The Sims 3: Skills



skill Gardening Guitar Handy Logic
1 Learn 2 new songs
2 Get ‘Weed’ interaction Learn 2 new songs
3 Get ‘Fertilize’ interaction Learn 2 new songs Self-cleaning upgrade Can search galaxy with telescope
4 Learn 2 new songs
5 Can plant uncommon seeds Learn 3 new songs
Get ‘perform’ interaction
– Can tutor children/teens
– Can talk about celestial objects
6 Can revive dying plants Learn 1 new song Unbreakable upgrade
7 Can plant rare seeds Learn 1 new song
8 Get opportunity from bistro Learn 1 new song
9 Get opportunity from bistro Learn 1 new song
10 Get opportunity from bistro Learn 1 new song 25% cheaper objects Can tutor adults and elders

For more info on Handy skill, check the Upgrade infopage.

skill Painting Writing Athletic Charisma
1 Can write Fiction/Non-Fiction – Don’t Break a Sweat: Work out without losing hygiene.
– Can jog
– Can give Friendly greet.
– Can give Charming Introduction
2 Can write Trashy novel Can give Amusing Greet
3 Can write Drama/Childrens book* – Good Pace: Work out longer before getting tired.
– Get “Pumped Up” moodlet
– Can give Interesting Greet.
– Obtain “Get to Know” social (for learning traits)
4 Can give Flirty Greet
5 – Get ‘Practice’ interaction.
– Can paint Still-Life
Can write Humor – Push Yourself: Work out longer, but get sore faster.
– Can run faster
– Can give Affectionate Greet.
– “Smooth Recovery” social
6 Can paint a ‘Brilliant’ painting Can write Historical Can train another Sim Can give Funny Greet
7 Can paint Portrait Quick Burst: Can work out faster but is fatigued sooner Can give Impressive Greet
8 Can paint Memorized scene Can write Mystery Can give Hilarious Greet
9 Can create a ‘Masterpiece’ Can give Loving Greet
10 Can write Romance Can give Irresistible Greet

*Must also have level 6 of painting skill.
Note: Good sense of Humor sims can write Humor at level 2. Romantic sims can write Romance at level 5.

skill Martial Arts Photography Mixology Piano, Drums, Bass
1 Can spar Can practice making drinks at a bar Learn 2 basic new songs
2 Can break Foam board Can take Black & White photos Can serve drinks at low-class bars Learn 2 basic new songs
3 Can break Balsa wood board Can make Party mood drinks Learn 2 basic new songs
4 Can enter tournaments, Can break Oak board Can take Sepiatone photos Can make Skill-gain drinks Learn 2 basic new songs
5 Can meditate Can make Romantic mood drinks Learn 3 new compositions, can serenade
6 Can break thin stone block Can try to make new drinks, can rename drinks Learn 1 new composition, get Sweet Move interaction
7 Can serve drinks at high-class bars Learn 1 new composition
8 Can take Classic Vignette photos Learn 1 new composition
9 Can break space rock Can make Crazy mood drinks Learn 1 new composition
10 Can take Panorama photos Can rename drinks after certain Sims Learn 1 new composition


Hidden Skills

Besides the normal skills like Gardening, Cooking, etc, there are quite a few hidden skills as well. These skills also have levels with their own benefits. The difference is that you cannot check at which level your sim is.
With the following mod, you can show all hidden skills, their level and alter them:

Skill Expansion Description
Chess Win more games of chess
Hacking Easier to hack pc’s
Solo dancing Better dance moves
Homework Increases school performance
Videogame Better chance of winning games on game consoles
Mooch Recieve larger amounts
Foosball Better chance of winning with the foosball table
Snake charming WA Sim is better at charming snakes and they’re less likely to bite you
Tattoo AMB Greater succes with making tattoos and bigger pay-offs
Consignment AMB More money from sold items and bigger discounts
Styling AMB Better at stylist jobs
Trampoline AMB Sim can jump higher, falls less and uses more acrobatic moves
Gnubb AMB More chance of victory in a Gnubb game
Arcade Machine LN Get more fun with playing the arcade
Shuffleboard LN Bigger relationship boost
Darts LN Bigger relationship boost
Bubble bar LN Get more bubbles and different shapes
Bar dancing LN More fun and bigger relationship boost

Note: There is also a hidden Air Guitar skill, but a mod is required to unlock it and at this moment, there is no updated air guitar mod.

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