View Full Version : Effects of charging skills

11-27-2012, 11:44 PM
Hi all,

As you know, all of the skills have an additional effect when charged. I'm talking about their vanilla states, not counting any upgrades that specifically mentions what effect it gives you when charged.

Thanks to people's contributions, here's a list of what charging each skill does.

Shadow piercer: attacks one extra target
Noxious bolt: makes the poison affect nearby enemies (thanks Koedt)
Razor shield: more damage* (thanks Shadowskills)
Aimed shot: more damage* (thanks Primaeva)

Entangling trap: duration increases (thanks feewhale)
Shadow veil: increases area of effect
Combat medic: one extra pack

*Unsure how much extra damage. My own testing for both razor shield and aimed shot gives me approximately 50% more damage (non-crit).

Edit: updated some skill info

11-27-2012, 11:56 PM
This is a great thread.

Entangling Trap - Duration increases

11-28-2012, 12:52 AM
I was just think the same thing. It seems no point charging skills like noxious bolt when you can do 2 dps (not really sure...just a feeling)

11-28-2012, 08:03 AM
For Nox bolt, it makes the impact an AOE effect, causing the nearby enemys to be poisoned aswell.
For Smoke Bomb, the range increases of the smoke effect.

11-30-2012, 11:29 AM
Aim shot: higher damage

12-05-2012, 06:52 AM
Razor Shield: Dispels movement-impairing debuffs, and more importantly, increases the damage done by the blades (the cuts, not the bleeding).

12-05-2012, 08:51 AM
Dispelling the movement-impairing debuffs only occurs with the upgrade, no?

12-05-2012, 06:45 PM
If you want to know whether a skill has a charge effect or not, just read the skill description. It's all there.

12-06-2012, 01:03 PM
Dispelling the movement-impairing debuffs only occurs with the upgrade, no?
Oh oops, confused by OPs post that included the AoE upgrade of Noxious bolt. Yeah, it only occurs with the upgrade.

@Prosophist: not so. The larger AoE on smoke bomb, for example, isn't mentioned anywhere.

12-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Aimed Shot- Causes it to hit ALOT harder. Crit without charge = around 400 with charge can get 900 ^^

12-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Cool I think we may have a complete list. I'll update my post. Thanks guys =)

12-06-2012, 10:42 PM
True enough these tips worked for me, all the while I thought it was only the normal attack that could be charged. ;)