The Skill Tree is a feature introduced in Disney Infinity 2.0, along with the concept of Skill Points. Each time a character earns a new level, they earn a number of Skill Points to be spent in the Skill Tree in order to unlock new skills or upgrade existing ones. A character may earn a maximum of seventy-five Skill Points by the time they reach level twenty (up from a maximum of fifteen in 1.0), and is the maximum level for both 2.0 and 3.0.
Disney Infinity 2.0
In Disney Infinity 2.0, the Skill Tree is displayed as a single page, with the "limbs" of the tree representing groups of related skills, sometimes "branching" out to indicate that unlocking one skill is dependent on unlocking another skill first. While not described or labelled in-game as such, these groups can generally be referred to as:
- Health & Defense
- Special Ability
- Melee Skills (except for Cars characters)
- Ranged Skills
- Shields & Tricks (Cars characters only)
The Skill Tree also includes a pair of Respenders, which are unlocked at levels ten and twenty. Each allows the player to reset the character's Skill Tree once, so that the Skill Points may be reassigned. Once both Respenders have been used, the only method available to do so again is to use the Reset Figure option from the game's main menu, and then level up the character again. This process may be repeated as often as desired.
Disney Infinity 3.0
In Disney Infinity 3.0, the Skill Tree is divided into separate Skill Tree "tabs" by group, and adds a fifth "Character Overview" tab that displays a brief description of the character, their Special Abilities, and their Respenders.
It should be noted that some groups of characters have different skill group tabs.
- "Force Ability" instead of "Special Ability, and
- "Force Finisher" instead of "Ranged Skills".
Power Disc Recharge Upgrade
The Skill Trees for both 2.0 and 3.0 include a pair of skills named Power Disc Recharge Upgrade, which carry the description "Increases the rate at which the Power Disc meter fills". The recharge rates appear to be:
- 3 minutes without either Power Disc Recharge Skill purchased,
- 2 minutes with the first skill purchased, and
- 1 minute 30 seconds with both skills purchased.
- It has been noted that some discs (e.g. Chernabog's Spirit Cyclone) appear to be glitched, in that the recharge times not only don't match the "model", but purchasing the first skill only appears to increase the recharge time.