Overload Skill [Mass Effect Andromeda]

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

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overloadTAP BUTTON: Unleashes an electrostatic discharge upon a target. High damage to shields and synthetic enemies. Detonates Combo Powers.

HOLD BUTTON: Charges Overload, causing it to “chain” to two additional targets.

Skill Upgrades 
Rank Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank 6
Damage Recharge Speed Charged Overlaod Anti Shield Maximum Charge EMP
Upgrade Name  Overload Recharge Speed Damage
Upgrade Description
Name Rank Skill Point Cost Description Bonus
Overload 1 1 Taping the button unleashes an electrostatic discharge upon a target. High damage to shields and synthetic enemies. Detonates combo primers.

Holding the button charges Overload. This allows it to chain to two more enemies.

Initial Damage (Uncharged): 150
Initial Damage (Charged): 200
Chain Damage: 100
Shield Damage Bonus: 200%
Synthetic Damage Bonus: 30%
Recharge Time (s): 15
Recharge Speed 2 2 +10% Recharge Speed
Damage 3 3 +15% All Damage
Damage 4 4 +25% All Damage
Recharge Speed 4 4 +20% Recharge Speed
Charged Overload 5  5 Chains to one additional target when charged.
Anti-Shield 5 5 +50% Damage vs. Shields
Maximum Charge 6 6 Chains to an additional target when charged and deals increased damage to chained enemies. +30% Chain Damage
EMP 6 6 +50% Damage vs. Shields
+50% Damage vs. Synthetics

Overload Strategy 

Under construction.

Best used against 

  • Shielded Enemies
  • Synthetic enemies like the Hydra 


Under construction.

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