Powers in Mass Effect 2 are a set of abilities that can be improved as you progress in the game. These Powers can be used to attack enemies or to defend you and your squad. As you gain experience, you acquire Squad Points that you can spend to improve aspects of your character. The Powers available to you and your squad are determined by the Class selected in Character Creation.

At the beginning of the game, you can choose between six different Classes: Soldier, Engineer, Adept, Infiltrator, Sentinel and Vanguard. All Classes feature the Unity Power which allows you to use medi-gels for healing purposes. Furthermore, each Class features a Unique Power that is not available for the rest of the Classes

Except for Unity Power, all other powers can be leveled up to 4 ranks for a total cost of 10 squad points. Regardless of the upgradeable power, each level rank requires the same points as the rank:

  • Power Rank 1: Requires 1 Squad Point
  • Power Rank 2: Requires 2 Squad Points
  • Power Rank 3: Requires 3 Squad Points
  • Power Rank 4: Requires 4 Squad Points

 Once a Power is upgraded to Rank 4, players need to choose between two final evolutions of that Power. Once you have chosen an evolution, you can not change it back.

Level Cap

Commander Shepard can level up to level 60. To level up you need to amass a determined amount of Experience Points, and once you do level up, you earn Talent Points.

Talent Points Leveling Progression:

Command Shepard (Total: 51 points)

  • Levels 1-20: 2 points per level
  • Levels 21-30: 1 point per level
  • An extra point is acquired when a Bonus Power is unlocked.

Squad Members  (Total: 30 points - 2 points are automatically assigned at the beginning)

    • Levels 1-20: 2 points per level
    • Levels 21-60: 1 point per level

Miranda and Jacob can earn up to 31 points
Liara can earn up to 29 points

Ammo Powers

Ammo Powers allow players to use different kind of ammunition. In Mass Effect 2 players do not gather elemental ammunition, but you can use Ammo Powers to load your Weapons with special Ammo that can change the type of damage dealt to Fire or Freeze.

Passive Class Powers

Each Class features unique Powers that other Classes cannot obtain. There are active and passive class powers. Active Powers can be used in combat to attack Enemies or to defend your team. On the other hand, passive powers cannot be used in combat, but they can positively affect the character's stats and can also affect your Paragon and Renegade points score. While a Class can feature more than one active class power, all Classes have only one passive class power.

Like all other Powers, Class Powers can be upgraded up to 4 ranks, and at the top tier, players must choose a final upgrade that will affect how characters' stats are changed.

Loyalty Powers

There are a total of 14 Loyalty Powers that can be acquired by successfully completing the Loyalty Missions. Once you have finished a Loyalty Mission youi will earn the Loyalty Power.

Furthermore, Loyalty Powers will be available as Bonus Powers in case you decide to replay Mass Effect 2. After creating a new character or using an imported one, you will see a new step in the Character Creation that will allow you to choose one of the Loyalty Powers you may have unlocked during your previous playthroughs. 

Mass Effect 2 Powers

 

Powers List
Powers Table

 

Assigning points to Powers lets you improve  your combat, tech, and biotic capabilities. You and your squad can upgrade Powers in the same way

As you gain experience, your current level reflects your advancement. Whenever you gain enough experience to advance to a new level, you are granted Squad Points that you can spend to purchase higher ranks or additional Powers.

You and your squad can advance levels by accumulating XP, which you gain by overcoming Enemies, using certain skills, and completing Missions. There is a single pool of XP for your entire squad. All squad actions feed into it, and all squad members level up at the same time, including those back on the Normandy and not part of the active squad. Level-Up Benefits

 

Combat Powers

 

 

Ammo Powers

 

 

 

Tech Powers

 

 

 

Biotic Powers

 

 

 

Passive Class Powers

 

 

 

 

 

Loyalty Powers

 

 

 

 

 

All Mass Effect 2 Powers


Name

Type

Effect

Available to

Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline Rush
Combat Powers Slows time and accelerates your reflexes, giving you time to line up the perfect shot

Soldier
AI Hacking
AI Hacking
Tech Powers Turns synthetic enemies like Mechs and Geth against their own allies Engineer
Infiltrator
Armor Piercing Ammo
Armor Piercing Ammo
Ammo Powers Allows using Piercing Ammo and increases Weapon Damage. Garrus Vakarian Commander Shepard
Ardat-Yakshi
Ardat-Yakshi
Passive Powers Increases Morinth Health and Weapon Damage, while reducing her Power Recharge Time Morinth
Asari Justicar
Asari Justicar
Passive Powers Improves Samara's Health and Weapon Damage, while reducing her Power Recharge Time Samara
Asari Scientist
Asari Scientist
Passive Powers Improves Liara T'Soni's Health, Weapon Damage while reducing her Power Recharge Time Liara T'Soni
Assault Mastery
Assault Mastery
Passive Powers Increases your Health and Weapon Damage while improving your Power Recharge Time and Paragon and Renegade score Vanguard
Barrier
Barrier
Biotic Powers Creates an energy field that protects the user from harm Jacob Tyler
Commander Shepard
Biotic Mastery
Biotic Mastery
Passive Powers Increases your Health and Weapon Damage while improves your Paragon and Renegade score Adept
Cerberus Officer
Cerberus Officer
Passive Powers Improves the Health and Weapon Damage of Miranda Lawson and her squadmates Miranda Lawson
Cerberus Operative
Cerberus Operative
Passive Powers Improves Jacob Taylor's Health and Weapon Damage Jacob Taylor
Charge
Charge
Biotic Powers Using a damaging shockwave, ram into an enemy with incredible force Vanguard
Cryo Ammo
Cryo Ammo
Ammo Powers Freezes enemies, allowing you to shatter them with gunfire or biotic Infiltrator
Soldier
Vanguard
Cryo Blast
Cryo Blast
Tech Powers Snap-Freezes your targets Engineer
Sentinel
Combat Drone
Combat Drone
Tech Powers Command your very own battle robot Engineer
Combat Mastery
Combat Mastery
Passive Powers Increases your Health and Weapon Damage while improves your Storm Speed and Paragon and Renegade scores. Soldier
Concussive Shot
Concussive Shot
Combat Powers A massive blast that propels enemies with bone-crushing force Soldier
Defender
Defender
Passive Powers Increases your health while improves your Power recharge time and Paragon and Renegade scores  Sentinel
Disruptor Ammo
Disruptor Ammo
Ammo Powers Rips through shields and shreds synthetic targets. Overload properties potentially overheat enemy weapons Infiltrator
Soldier
Drell Assassin
Drell Assassin
Passive Powers Improves Thane Krios's Health and Weapon Damage Thane Krios
Dominate
Dominate
Biotic Powers Turns organic enemies into your allies Morinth
Commander Shepard
Energy Drain
Energy Drain
Tech Powers Harms shields and removes power from enemies barriers and transfer it to the user Tali'Zorah vas Neema
Commander Shepard
Flashbang Grenade
Flashbang Grenade
Combat Powers Can be used to throw a grenade and temporarily disorient and incapacitate enemies, while dealing low damage.  Kasumi Goto
Commander Shepard
Fortification
Fortification
Combat Powers Boosts the user's Armor  Grunt
Commander Shepard
Geth Infiltrator
Geth Infiltrator
Passive Powers Increases Legion's Health and Weapon Damage, while reducing its Power Recharge Time Legion
Geth Shield Boost
Geth Shield Boost
Tech Powers Improves the user's Shields Legion
Commander Shepard
Incendiary Ammo
Incendiary Ammo
Ammo Powers Burns through armor, sets enemies on fire, and damages health. Soldier
Vanguard
Inferno Grenade
Inferno Grenade
Combat Powers Throws a grenade that explodes on impact and spread shards to all direction dealing fire damage. Effective against Armor protection. Zaeed Massani
Commander Shepard
Incinerate
Incinerate
Tech Powers Exploding flame damages the health and armor of anyone nearby Engineer
Infiltrator
Krogan Berserker
Krogan Berserker
Passive Powers Improves Grunt's Health, Weapon Damage, and Health Regeneration Grunt
Master Thief
Master Thief
Passive Powers Increases Kasumi Goto's Health and Weapon Damage, while reducing her Power Recharge Time. Kasumi Goto
Mercenary Veteran
Mercenary Veteran
Passive Powers Improves Zaeed Massani's Health and Weapon Damage Zaeed Massani
Neural Shock
Neural Shock
Tech Powers Neutralizes organic enemies for a shortly period of time Mordin Solus
Commander Shepard
Operative
Operative
Passive Powers Increases your Health and Weapon Damage while improves your Power Recharge, Sniper Time Slowdown, and Paragon and Renegade Score. Infiltrator
Overload
Overload
Tech Powers Massive energy blasts shields and synthetic enemies. Engineer
Sentinel
Pull
Pull
Biotic Powers Levitate enemies, rendering them helpless while they drift toward you Adept
Vanguard
Quarian Machinist
Quarian Machinist
Passive Powers Increases Tali'Zorah vas Neema's Health, Weapon Damage, and Power Duration Tali'Zorah vas Neema
Reave
Reave
Biotic Powers damages enemies' nervous and synthetic system to prevent healing. Besides restores health and grants a Health Bonus if used against organic enemies. Reave deals double damage to armor and barriers Samara
Commander Shepard
Salarian Scientist
Salarian Scientist
Passive Powers Improves Mordin Solus' Health, Weapon Damage, and Shields. Mordin Solus
Shredder Ammo
Shredder Ammo
Ammo Powers Inflicts heavy damage to organic enemies and those without Shields or Barriers. Shredder Ammo grants the highest Weapon Damage Bonus Thane Krios
Commander Shepard
Shockwave
Shockwave
Biotic Powers Biotic shockwaves topple enemies in your path Adept
Vanguard
Singularity
Singularity
Biotic Powers A dark energy sphere dangles your enemies helplessly, leaving them wide open to attack. Adept
Slam
Slam
Biotic Powers Lifts enemies and slams them to the ground dealing damage. Miranda Lawson
Commander Shepard
Stasis
Stasis
 
Biotic Powers Immobilizes an enemy, but it becomes immune to any damage during the effect Liara T'Soni
Commander Shepard
Subject Zero
Subject Zero
Passive Powers Increases Jack's Health and Weapon Damage, while also reducing her Power Recharge Time. Jack
Tactical Cloak
Tactical Cloak
Tech Powers Temporarily turns you invisible to enemies Infiltrator
Tech Armor
Tech Armor
Tech Powers Energy charged armor boosts your shields and detonates a damaging energy wave when destroyed Sentinel
Tech Mastery
Tech Mastery
Passive Powers Increases your Health and Weapon Damage while improves your Paragon and Renegade scores and Research Project Cost Engineer
Throw
Throw
Biotic Powers Hurls enemies through the air using a powerful biotic field Adept
Sentinel
Turian Rebel
Turian Rebel
Passive Powers Improves Garrus Vakarian's Health, Weapon Damage, and Power Damage. Garrus Vakarian
Unity
Unity
Healing Allows using Medi-Gels to heal and revive squadmembers.
Recharge Time: 3.00 seconds
All Classes
Warp
Warp
Biotic Powers Rips enemies apart at the molecular level and stops health regeneration. Effect against armor and biotic barriers Adept
Sentinel
Warp Ammo
Warp Ammo
Ammo Powers Greatly increases damage dealt to barriers, armor, and health when penetrating Biotic Barriers. When an enemy is affected by Biotic Powers, Warp Ammo deals double damage. Jack
Commander Shepard

 




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