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Disambiguous This article is about the Energy Drain skill in Mass Effect: Andromeda. For the tech power Energy Drain in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, see Energy Drain.

Energy Drain is a Tech skill in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

SP Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Energy Drain
MEA Detonator Explosive icon
Restores shields by sapping electromagnetic energy around the target. Causes bonus damage to shields and synthetic enemies, and detonates combo primers on all primed enemies.
Shields Restored: 35%

Primary Damage: 160
Energy Drain Shield Damage Bonus: 100%
Synthetic Damage Bonus: 15%
Recharge Time (s): 15

2 Recharge Speed - +10% Recharge Speed
3 Effectiveness - +15% Damage

+15 Shields Restored

4 Effectiveness - +10% Damage

+10% Shields Restored

4 Recharge Speed - +20% Recharge Speed
5 Extended Drain
MEA Primer Electricity icon
Restores additional shields over time, and the target is primed for combo detonations for the same duration.
Shields Restored per Second: 6%

Shield Restore Duration (s): 4

5 Auxiliary Drain Affects up to three additional nearby enemies, and grants added delayed shield restoration per additional enemy hit. Impact Radius (m): 8

Shields Restored per Additional Target: 33%

6 Damage Increases both standard damage and damage bonus against shields and synthetic enemies. +20% Damage

+40% Damage vs. Shields
+15% Damage vs. Synthetics

6 Team Drain Initial draining effect also restores the shields of allies near the user. Ally Shields Restored: 50%

Ally Effect Radius: 8
+30% Shields Restored

MP Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Energy Drain
MEA Detonator Explosive icon
Restores shields by sapping electromagnetic energy around the target. Causes bonus damage to shields and synthetic enemies, and detonates combo primers on all primed enemies.
Shields Restored: 35%

Primary Damage: 175
Energy Drain Shield Damage Bonus: 100%
Synthetic Damage Bonus: 15%
Recharge Time (s): 12

2 Recharge Speed - +10% Recharge Speed
3 Effectiveness - +25% Damage

+15 Shields Restored

4 Effectiveness - +30% Damage

+20% Shields Restored

4 Recharge Speed - +30% Recharge Speed
5 Extended Drain
MEA Primer Electricity icon
Restores additional shields over time, and the target is primed for combo detonations for the same duration.
Shields Restored per Second: 6%

Shield Restore Duration (s): 4

5 Auxiliary Drain Affects up to three additional nearby enemies, and grants added delayed shield restoration per additional enemy hit. Impact Radius (m): 8

Shields Restored per Additional Target: 33%

6 Damage Increases both standard damage and damage bonus against shields and synthetic enemies. +35% Damage

+75% Damage vs. Shields
+15% Damage vs. Synthetics

6 Team Drain Initial draining effect also restores the shields of allies near the user. Ally Shields Restored: 50%

Ally Effect Radius: 8
+25% Shields Restored

Jaal Ama Darav Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Energy Drain Jaal saps the electromagnetic fields around a target to restore his shields. Shields Restored: 35%

Primary Damage: 134
Energy Drain Shield Damage Bonus: 75%
Synthetic Damage Bonus: 25%
Recharge Time (s): 20

2 Recharge Speed - +20% Recharge Speed
3 Effectiveness - +20% Damage

+20% Shields Restored

4 Recharge Speed - +40% Recharge Speed
4 Effectiveness - +25% Damage

+15% Shields Restored

5 Persistent Drain
MEA Primer Electricity icon
Continues to restore Jaal's shields over time; the enemy target is primed for combo detonations while this effect is active.
Shields Restored per Second: 2%

Shield Restore Duration (s): 5
Combo Primer

5 Radius
MEA Detonator Explosive icon
Energy Drain is now a Combo Detonator and affects up to 2 additional nearby enemies, restoring additional shields for each target hit.
Impact Radius (m): 3

Shields Restored per Additional Target: 20%
+50% Tech Detonator Damage Bonus
Combo Detonator

6 Auxiliary Drain† Increases shield restoration and also restores the shields of nearby allies with its initial impact. Ally Shields Restored: 33%

Ally Effect Radius: 8
+20% Shields Restored

6 Damage† Increases damage, especially against shielded enemies and synthetics. +30% Damage

+50% Damage vs. Shields

Note: †Rank 6 is unavailable to Jaal until his loyalty mission Jaal Ama Darav: Flesh and Blood is completed.

Player Notes Edit

Mechanics Edit

  • Unlike in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, Energy Drain will restore shields and barriers even if used on a non-synthetic and non-shielded enemy.
  • So long as an enemy is targeted, they will be hit with Energy Drain even if they are behind cover.

Strategies Edit

  • With Team Support's Rank 6 Life Support passive bonus of restoring health when using a Tech skill, Energy Drain will be able to restore both health and shields when used, making it very useful on higher difficulties.

Availability Edit