Mass Effect Andromeda is a lot of things: a space opera, an epic journey, but first and foremost an RPG. Players will develop one of the Ryder twins, choose who they fall in love with, and customize their skills. Like previous games in the series, it seems like we will be seeing plenty of skills for the Ryder Twins.
This isn’t a huge surprise for anyone who has played Dragon Age or Knights of the Old Republic. If anything, fans of Western RPGs should be pleased with the amount of skills that will be in the game. While it might not be a graphical powerhouse, it’s clear that Andromeda will have more depth than most current-gen games.
All The Skills
Like most Western RPGs, there are plenty of combat skills to master and develop in Mass Effect Andromeda. Thanks to YouTube user CursedSnacks, Reddit user gnalon was able to list down all of the available skills the player can get. Passive abilities are a little different this time, since they will scale depending on the amount of points already invested in the tree.
- Combat Skills: Omni Grenade, Concussive Shot, Barricade, Turbocharge, Trip Mine, Flak Cannon, Pistols, Assault Rifles, Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Combat Fitness, Combat Tools
- BIOTIC Skills: Pull, Throw, Charge, Nova, Shockwave, Annihilation, Backlash, Singularity, Lance, Barrier, Offensive Biotics, Containment
- TECH Skills: Overload, Incinerate, Assault Turret, Cryo Beam, Energy Drain, Tactical Cloak, Flamethrower, Remnant VI, Invasion, Team Support, Offensive Tech, Auxiliary Systems
As expected, all of these skills can be upgraded in Mass Effect Andromeda, each one making the skill better than before. Some of them can dish out more damage, break armour, or have better aiming when it comes to the weapon skills. Overall, there are a plethora of things to upgrade, and this doesn’t even include armor or the game’s vehicles.
Newer players might feel overwhelmed with the amount of skills that can be upgraded, but they can take their time. That’s the best part about most RPGs, since players don’t always have to go and follow the main quest of the game. Considering how massive the previous Mass Effect games were, fans of the series can expect this one to be bigger, if not the biggest.
Mass Effect Andromeda comes out on March 21 for Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Expect to see some of the series’ staples, along with new characters and mechanics.