In this post we are going to look at what perks you should pick when you are starting out in Defiance. The first thing you should know with perks is that no matter how many you unlock you will not be able to equip them all.
You can make outfits which are basically like playstyles and swap between them but you will need to stick with one set of perks until you swap it.
As a rule you will gain a new perk slot every 50 Ego rating.
What I would suggest when you are starting out is that no matter which EGO power you pick make sure you pick a perk that compliments the EGO power. For instance you could pick one that makes the duration of your EGO power last longer or have a faster recovery time.
Apart from the perks that enhance your EGO powers you will also find perks that are good for the type of playstyle you want to pick.
When you are starting the game however it is better to go for perks that increase the strength of your EGO power and then pick a playstyle later in the game.
If you follow the above no matter which EGO power you have picked initially you will make faster progress through the game.
Obviously weapons have a big part in Defiance so check out our weapon guide as well.
If you REALLY want to make fast progression through the game check out the Defiance Guru guide and start dominating: http://www.defianceguru.com/blog/defiance-beginners-guide/what-perks-to-pick-in-defiance/