Annihilation Skill [Mass Effect Andromeda]

This is a Mass Effect Andromeda skills page on the Annihilation biotic power. Here you’ll find information about the plethora of dangerous skills used in Mass Effect Andromeda.

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Annihilation Skill 

Using rapidly shifting mass effect fields, this biotic power slowly damages nearby enemies. Note that enemies caught are primed for combo detonations. However, using Annihilation with other powers suffers the penalty of reduced recharge speed.

Skill Upgrades 
Rank Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank 6
Radius Recharge Penalty  Damage Attractor Biotic Wind Draining Field  Vortex
Upgrade Name  Annihilation Recharge Penalty Damage

Upgrade Description

Name Rank Skill Point Cost Description Bonus
Annihilation 1 1 Weaves rapidly shifting mass effect fields to slowly damage nearby enemies. Enemies caught are primed for combo detonations. Other powers activated while Annihilation is in use suffer reduced recharge speed. Effect Radius (m): 3.5
Damage per Second: 55
Power Recharge Penalty: 60%
Recharge Penalty 2 2
Damage 3 3
Radius 4 4 + 50 Damage radius
Recharge Penalty 4 4 Reduces the recharge speed penalty on other powers. -30% Power Recharge Penalty
Damage Attractor 5 5 +20% damage from all sources
Biotic Wind 5 5 Increases Movement Speed for all allies within annihilation’s radius + 25% Movement speed bonus
Draining Field 6 6 Partially restores shields for all allies (including the user) within 8 m when an enemy affected by Annihilation dies. Shields Restored: 30%
Vortex 6 6 Infantry enemies with no armor nor shield will be lifted into the air for 8 seconds.


Main article: Best Biotic Build Guide

Main article: Ultimate Shield Build Guide

Annihilation is important when you want to have a good biotic build and an infinite shield build. Annihilation primes unshielded enemies for combos as well as damages them. Trigger detonations with skills like lance and throw

To make a good shield build with this skill, choose radius, damage attractor, and draining field to help your shields regenerate even more.

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