Traits are unlockable abilities that players can use for Survivors and Hunters in Identity V . They come as active, passive, and external traits.
An active trait's availability is based on the player's level. At player level one, a player begins with 1 trait to choose from. Then as a player reaches new levels, they unlock new Traits, up to level 60.
They are chosen in the lobby or under the "Shapeshift" tab in the Notebook. Each player is allowed one active trait chosen from a list. Traits can be used in game to aid a player in various ways as each trait has a unique effect. They do not have any cost other than their cooldown.
A potential trait, or Talent, can be obtained with talent points in the Intrinsic Persona Web.