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Disambiguous This article is about multiplayer Gear items. For multiplayer equipment items, see Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer/Character Customization/Equipment.

Gear consists of equipment items that bestow persistent bonuses when applied to a character and do not expire with the conclusion of a match. Obtaining and using Gear items requires downloading the Rebellion Pack. Additional Gear is included in Mass Effect 3: Earth, Mass Effect 3: Retaliation and Mass Effect 3: Reckoning DLCs.

Uncommon Gear Edit

Uncommon Gear generally applies a single bonus to a multiplayer character equipped with it.

Adaptive War Amp Edit

Use an advanced biotic amp to increase the strength of damaging biotic powers.2

Level I II III IV V
Biotic Power Damage 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Adaptive War Amp

Assault Rifle Amp Edit

Add power to assault rifles to increase round velocity and damage.1

Level I II III IV V
Assault Rifle Damage 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Assault Rifle Amp

Densified Ammunition Edit

Use an ammo shaver to load weapons with specially treated ammo blocks to fire heavier, harder ammunition that inflicts more damage per shot.2

Level I II III IV V
Weapon Damage 3% 5% 7% 8.5% 10%
Densified Ammunition

Engineering Kit Edit

Install a variety of omni-tool upgrades to enhance the potency of tech attacks.2

Level I II III IV V
Tech Power Damage 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Engineering Kit

Hydraulic Joints Edit

Improve armor joints to maximize the force and damage delivered through melee blows.1

Level I II III IV V
Melee Damage 10% 12.5% 15% 17.5% 20%
Hydraulic Joints

Mental Focuser Edit

Sharpen mental alertness and precision under stress to aid the performance of tech or biotic powers.1

Level I II III IV V
Power Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Mental Focuser

Multicapacitor Edit

Add a backup power supply to the user's shields, decreasing the time before they can be brought back online.1

Level I II III IV V
Shield Recharge Delay -5% -7.5% -10% -12.5% -15%
Multicapacitor

Pistol Amp Edit

Add power to pistols to increase round velocity and damage.1

Level I II III IV V
Pistol Damage 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Pistol Amp

Shotgun Amp Edit

Add power to shotguns to increase round velocity and damage.1

Level I II III IV V
Shotgun Damage 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Shotgun Amp

SMG Amp Edit

Add power to submachine guns to increase round velocity and damage.1

Level I II III IV V
SMG Damage 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
SMG Amp

Sniper Rifle Amp Edit

Add power to sniper rifles to increase round velocity and damage.1

Level I II III IV V
Sniper Rifle Damage 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Sniper Rifle Amp

Shield Booster Edit

Amplify the power systems that generate shields to raise their effective strength.1

Level I II III IV V
Shields 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Shield Booster

Structural Ergonomics Edit

Enhance the ability of armor to bear loads, speeding up cooldown so that powers can be used more often.1

Level I II III IV V
Power Recharge Speed 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Structural Ergonomics

Thermal Clip Storage Edit

Add compartments to the user's armor to increase the capacity for thermal clips without sacrificing armor integrity.2

Level I II III IV V
Spare Ammo 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Thermal Clip Storage

Vulnerability VI Edit

Use targeting VIs to pinpoint enemy weak points. Aim will be autocorrected to maximize damage.1

Level I II III IV V
Headshot Damage 8% 11% 14% 17% 20%
Vulnerability VI

Rare Gear Edit

Rare Gear generally applies two bonuses to a multiplayer character equipped with it.

Armored Compartments Edit

Stores additional thermal clips and missiles in armored compartments to shield them from incoming fire.3

Level I II III IV V
Spare Ammo 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Cobra Missile Capacity +1 +1 +2 +2 +3
Armored Compartments

Assault Loadout Edit

Armor capacitors boost the kinetic coil in handheld weapons for greater firing power, and larger compartments allow for more thermal clips.3

Level I II III IV V
Weapon Damage 2% 4% 6% 7% 8%
Thermal Clip Capacity +1 +1 +2 +2 +3
Assault Loadout

Barrage Upgrade Edit

Boost the effectiveness of all weapons by increasing stability and thermal clip capacities.2

Level I II III IV V
Spare Ammo 5% 7.5% 10% 12.5% 15%
Weapon Stability 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Barrage Upgrade

Batarian Gauntlet Edit

Batarian gauntlet that turns your heavy melee into a slow, heavy-hitting attack.4

Note: Some characters can still use their original heavy melee by pressing the melee button while sprinting.

Level I II III IV V
Heavy Melee Damage 600 650 700 750 800
ME3 Batarian Gauntlet MP

Berserker Package Edit

Optimize shotgun and armor hydraulic power to increase shotgun and melee damage.1

Level I II III IV V
Shotgun Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Melee Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Berserker Package

Combatives Upgrade Edit

Increase the lethality of the assault rifle and pistol.2

Level I II III IV V
Assault Rifle Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Pistol Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Combatives Upgrade

Commando Package Edit

Optimize pistol and biotic amp power to increase damage.1

Level I II III IV V
Pistol Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Biotic Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Commando Package

Expert Package Edit

Optimize energy supplies with multicore VIs to increase submachine gun damage and to recharge powers faster.1

Level I II III IV V
SMG Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Power Recharge Speed 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Expert Package

Geth Scanner Edit

Highlight enemy activity nearby with geth scanner technology.4 This does not stack with other target-scanning effects.

Note: This gear causes an UI effect similar to that of Hunter Mode.

Level I II III IV V
Scan Range 10 m 12.5 m 15 m 17.5 m 20 m
ME3 Geth Scanner MP

Grenade Capacity Edit

Add extra grenade storage compartments to the user's armor.1

Level I II III IV V
Grenade Capacity +1 +2 +3 +4 +5
Grenade Capacity

Guerrilla Upgrade Edit

Increase the lethality of the sniper rifle and SMG.2

Level I II III IV V
Sniper Rifle Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
SMG Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Guerrilla Upgrade

Juggernaut Shield Edit

Use high-capacity kinetic barrier generators to provide bonuses to both shield strength and melee damage.2

Level I II III IV V
Shields 6% 10% 14% 17% 20%
Melee Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Juggernaut Shield

Martial Biotic Amp Edit

Use an advanced biotic amp to increase the strength of biotic attacks, including melee damage.2

Level I II III IV V
Biotic Power Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Melee Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Martial Biotic Amp

Medi-Gel Transmitter Edit

Short-range transmitters control medi-gel dispensers in teammates' armor, reviving self and nearby teammates simultaneously.3

Level I II III IV V
Revive Radius 10m 15m 20m 25m 30m
Medi-Gel Transmitter

Omni-Capacitors Edit

Provide more power to tech abilities to decrease recharge time.2

Level I II III IV V
Tech Power Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Power Recharge Speed 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Omni-Capacitors

Operative Package Edit

Optimize sniper rifle and tech power damage.1

Level I II III IV V
Sniper Rifle Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Tech Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Operative Package

Responder Loadout Edit

Optimizes shields for fast recovery and utilizes medi-gel dispensers more efficiently, increasing capacity.3

Level I II III IV V
Shield Recharge Delay -3% -5% -7% -8.5% -10%
Medi-gel Capacity +1 +1 +2 +2 +3
Responder Loadout

Shock Trooper Upgrade Edit

Increase the lethality of the shotgun, and increase grenade storage.2

Level I II III IV V
Shotgun Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Grenade Capacity +1 +1 +1 +2 +2
Shock Trooper Upgrade

Stronghold Package Edit

Optimize shield strength and the speed of shield restoration.1

Level I II III IV V
Shields 6% 10% 14% 17% 20%
Shield Recharge Delay -3% -5% -7% -10% -12%
Stronghold Package

Survivor Loadout Edit

Increases standard kinetic barriers as well as additional shield layers if available.3

Level I II III IV V
Shields 6% 10% 14% 17% 20%
Ops Pack Capacity +1 +1 +2 +2 +3
Survivor Loadout

Warfighter Package Edit

Deploy this modification package to increase assault rifle power and grenade storage.1

Level I II III IV V
Assault Rifle Damage 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
Grenade Capacity +1 +1 +1 +2 +2
Warfighter Package

1Available in Store packs after downloading the Rebellion Pack.
2Available in Store packs after downloading the Earth Pack.
3Available in Store packs after downloading the Retaliation Pack.
4Available in Store packs after downloading the Reckoning Pack.

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