Power combo

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Players can team up with their squadmates for devastating combat power combos. Power combos activate when the player or a squadmate primes an enemy or group of enemies, setting them up for the kill, and then another squadmate jumps in to finish the job. Players can upgrade their squadmates specifically toward making them good at priming or detonating power combos.

Many powers can be evolved to become a primer, a detonator, or even both. Look for primer and detonator icons when planning skill purchases.

Combo primers[edit | edit source]

To set up a combo, an enemy first must be primed with certain powers, such as Incinerate.

Type of primers[edit | edit source]

Powers that can prime enemies are marked with different icons on the Skills screen that indicate their primer type.

  • Fire - Burn enemies and set them up for a Fire Combo.
  • Cryo - Chill or freeze enemies and set them up for a Cryo Combo.
  • Tech - Electrify enemies and set them up for a Tech Combo.
  • Biotic - Lift enemies into the air and set them up for a Biotic Combo.

List of primers[edit | edit source]

Power Type Upgradeable Character
Annihilation Biotic
Asari Commando Cryo Yes Cora
Assault Turret Fire, Cryo Yes
Avenger Strike Tech Yes Jaal
Barricade Tech Yes
Cryo Beam Cryo
Energy Drain Tech Yes
Energy Drain Tech Yes Jaal
Flamethrower Fire
Havoc Strike Tech Liam
Incinerate Fire
Incinerate Fire Drack
Krogan Warrior Fire Yes Drack
Nova Biotic Yes
Nova Biotic Yes Cora
Power Armor Tech Yes Vetra
Pull Biotic
Pull Biotic Peebee
Remnant VI Tech Yes
Resilience Tech Yes Jaal
Shockwave Biotic Yes
Shockwave Biotic Yes Peebee
Singularity Biotic
Trip Mine Tech Yes
Turian Smuggler Tech Yes Vetra

Combo detonators[edit | edit source]

Once an enemy is primed, a detonator power is required to set off the combo explosion. Detonator powers are marked with a detonation icon on the Skills screen.

Type of detonators[edit | edit source]

Any detonator power will set off a combo. The type of explosion is determined by the primer.

  • Fire Combos - Set every enemy in the area on fire.
  • Cryo Combos - Slow or freeze nearby enemies.
  • Tech Combos - Creates a lingering electrical discharge that stuns enemies.
  • Biotic Combos - Detonates with extreme force, sending enemies flying.

List of detonators[edit | edit source]

Power Upgradeable Character
Charge
Charge Yes Cora
Concussive Shot
Concussive Shot Yes Vetra
Energy Drain
Energy Drain Yes Jaal
Incinerate Yes
Incinerate Yes Drack
Lance
Overload
Overload Yes Liam
Remnant VI Yes
Shockwave
Shockwave Yes Peebee
Throw
Trip Mine Yes

Achievements and trophies[edit | edit source]

The following achievements and trophies can be earned which are related to Power Combos: