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Decryption is a tech talent available to Engineers, Infiltrators, Sentinels, the Turian Agent, and the Quarian Machinist. The talent allows the unlocking of sealed doors and containers, as well as the use of the Sabotage ability.


Talent Levels Edit

  • Level 1: Sabotage; can use decryption skill on easy objects.
  • Level 2: Increases the tech mine explosion damage done by sabotage, damping, and EMP by 10%.
  • Level 3: Increases the tech explosion damage by 14%.
  • Level 4: Increases the tech explosion damage by 18%. Unlocks Electronics (Sentinel), Damping (Turian Agent).
  • Level 5: Advanced Sabotage; can use decryption skill on average objects.
  • Level 6: Increases the tech explosion damage by 20%.
  • Level 7: Increases the tech explosion damage by 22%. Unlocks First Aid (Infiltrator), Hacking (Engineer, Quarian Machinist).
  • Level 8: Increases the tech explosion damage by 24%.
  • Level 9: Master Sabotage; can use decryption skill on hard objects.
  • Level 10: Increases the tech explosion damage by 26%.
  • Level 11: Increases the tech explosion damage by 28%.
  • Level 12: Increases the tech explosion damage by 30%.

Sabotage Edit

For the Mass Effect 3 Power, see Sabotage.
One of the core talents for tech characters, Sabotage, at its most basic, is used to stop an enemy from firing at you. This is useful on all gun-carrying opponents but especially more heavy-duty enemies like Geth Colossi or Geth Armatures if you are fighting them on foot, to kill their Siege Pulse; turrets, to stop them firing rockets at you; or snipers, to allow you to move freely out in the open.

However, Sabotage works specifically by overheating weapons, meaning it can be used on other targets too. Hitting containment cells or fuel tanks with Sabotage will cause them to explode, causing environmental damage and, in some areas, starting a massive chain reaction. On the down side, this means you need to be careful if you hit a nearby enemy with Sabotage while standing near anything explosive. Using Sabotage will also place a tech proximity mine.

Some enemies, like Geth Hoppers, also use Sabotage against you, rendering your weapon useless. In this event, either switch to an alternate weapon, use your biotics or tech talents, or take cover until your primary weapon has recovered.

Sabotage Edit

Does 50 damage in a 6m radius. Overheats enemy weapons. Burns them for 2 damage per second.

Duration: 15 sec.
Recharge time: 60 sec.
Accuracy cost: 60%

Advanced Sabotage Edit

Does 100 damage in a 8m radius. Overheats enemy weapons. Burns them for 3 damage per second.

Duration: 20 sec.
Recharge time: 50 sec.
Accuracy cost: 60%

Master Sabotage Edit

Does 150 damage in a 10m radius. Overheats enemy weapons. Burns them for 4 damage per second.

Duration: 25 sec.
Recharge time: 40 sec.
Accuracy cost: 60%

Classes Edit

The following classes have the Decryption talent tree:

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