Barrier Skill [Mass Effect Andromeda]


This is a Mass Effect Andromeda skills page on the Barrier skill. Here you’ll find information about the skills used in Mass Effect Andromeda.

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Barrier Skill 

Specialized training reinforces ordinary shields with biotically empowered mass effect fields.

Skill Upgrades
Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank 6
Barrier Barrier Speed Barrier Regeneration Unyielding Barrier Recuperative Barrier Biotic Link Biotic Alacrity Active Barrier Saving Barrier

Upgrade Name

Name Rank Skill Point Cost Description Bonus
Barrier 1 1 Maximum shield strength scales with each skill point invested in the Biotic Skill Group. +2% Max Shields
Barrier Speed 2 2 Decreases the delay before shields begin regeenrating with each skill point invested in the Biotic Skill Group. +2% Health & Shield Regeneration Delay Reduction
Barrier Regeneration 3 3 Increases shield regeneration speed with each skill point invested in the Biotic Skill Group. +2% Shield Regeneration
Unyielding Barrier 4 4 +10% Max Shields
Recuperative Barrier 4 4 +10% Health & Shield Regeneration Delay Reduction
+10% Shield Regeneration
Biotic Link 5 5 Increases maximum shield strength while a biotic effect is active upon an enemy. Max Shields With an Active Biotic Effect: 40%
Biotic Alacrity 5 5 Reduces weapon weight and improves speed while shields are active. For biotic powers that deplete shields to activate, shield cost is reduced. +10% Weapon Weight Capacity
+10% Biotic Power Shield Cost Reduction
+10% Movement Speed While Shields Active
Active Barrier 6 6 Restores shields after an enemy is killed by a biotic power. Also affects squadmates within 6 m. Shields Restored on Biotic Kill: 10%
Saving Barrier 6 6 Automatically restores shields to full strength while at low health, once every 10 sec. Shields Restored at Low Health: 100%
Low Health Threshold: 25%


Main Article: Best Biotic Build

Main Article: Unlimited Shield Build

Barrier is important for a biotic build since it augments one’s shields with biotic barriers. Fully upgraded, this skill will boost our shileds and save us when we’re extremely low on health. An unyielding barrier and biotic link will be most crucial for a biotic build.

For an unlimited shield build, barrier is important as well, restoring shields at low health with the saving barrier upgrade. These will allow your shields to regenerate and continue regenerating as you traverse the battlefield.

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