An Outside System Skill (システム外スキル, Shisutemu-gai Sukiru?) is an ability, usually referred to as a skill, that either involves unconventional use of system-controlled skills, the exploitation of loopholes in the system, or the use of the player's human abilities to enhance their gameplay. Although such abilities are referred to as "skills", none are regulated by the system, though some involve making use of system skills in ways that were not intended by the developers of the game.

These skills are developed through a player's capability in game and are acquired through experience and practice put in by the player themselves throughout playing time.

Known Outside System SkillsEdit

Skills Known User Used in Description
«Arms Blast»[1][2] Kirito Sword Art Online Attacking a weapon's weak spot to destroy it.
«Skill Connect»[3] Kirito
ALfheim Online
Project Alicization
Bypassing the post-motion delay for a Sword Skill by timely activating another Sword Skill, usually with a second sword, just as the delay is about to begin.
«Spell Blast»[1] Kirito ALfheim Online Using elemental Sword Skills to cut through spells.
Bullet Deflect [citation needed] Kirito Gun Gale Online Using a photon sword to deflect bullets.
«Distinguish» [4] Kirito Gun Gale Online Isolating sounds in a VR space, thus eliminating noisy sounds and focusing on irregular sounds in the system.
«Precognition» [4] Sword Art Online Predicting the next attack.
«Insight» [4] Sword Art Online Predicting a monster's next attack from long range via their attack pattern.
«Mislead» [4] Sword Art Online The ability to trick monsters' AI's learning function to burden them.
«Switch» [4] Sword Art Online Players switch positions mid-battle to recover Hit Points and burden the learning abilities of AI-controlled monsters.
«Hypersense» [4] Kirito
Death Gun
Sword Art Online Sensing another player's presence or even killing intent before seeing or hearing them. One of the hardest Outside System Skills to develop.


Skill Connect

Bullet Deflect

Deadly Sins


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  • GIFs for Outside System Skill

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    • I might be able to manage it, atleast in a fighting scene, I'll do it when I get back.
    • I've just made one which shows Skill Connect a little better and the qualities cleaner too, you'll see it in Spilari's comment a...