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

SP Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Overload
MEA Overload 1 Overload icon
MEA Detonator Explosive icon
TAP BUTTON: Unleashes an electrostatic discharge upon a target. High damage to shields and synthetic enemies. Detonates combo primers.

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

Initial Damage (Uncharged): 150

Initial Damage (Charged): 200
Chain Damage: 100
Shield Damage Bonus: 200%
Synthetic Damage Bonus: 30%
Recharge Time (s): 15

2 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
- +10% Recharge Speed
3 Damage
Tech Damage icon
- +15% All Damage
4 Damage
Tech Damage icon
- +25% All Damage
4 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
+20% Recharge Speed
5 Charged Overload
MEA Tech Charge icon
Chains to one additional target when charged. -
5 Anti-Shield
MEA Overload 5b Anti-Shield icon
- +50% Damage vs. Shields
6 Maximum Charge
MEA Tech Charge icon
Chains to an additional target when charged and deals increased damage to chained enemies. +30% Chain Damage
6 EMP
MEA Overload 6b EMP icon
- +50% Damage vs. Shields

+50% Damage vs. Synthetics

MP Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Overload
MEA Overload 1 Overload icon
MEA Detonator Explosive icon
TAP BUTTON: Unleashes an electrostatic discharge upon a target. High damage to shields and synthetic enemies. Detonates combo primers.

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

Initial Damage (Uncharged): 200

Initial Damage (Charged): 300
Chain Damage: 300
Shield Damage Bonus: 125%
Synthetic Damage Bonus: 30%
Recharge Time (s): 12

2 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
- +10% Recharge Speed
3 Damage
Tech Damage icon
- +25% All Damage
4 Damage
Tech Damage icon
- +35% All Damage
4 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
+25% Recharge Speed
5 Charged Overload
MEA Tech Charge icon
Chains to one additional target when charged. -
5 Anti-Shield
MEA Overload 5b Anti-Shield icon
- +60% Damage vs. Shields
6 EMP
MEA Overload 6b EMP icon
- +60% Damage vs. Shields

+15% Damage vs. Synthetics

6 Maximum Charge
MEA Tech Charge icon
Chains to an additional target when charged and deals increased damage to chained enemies. +30% Chain Damage

Liam Kosta Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Overload
MEA Overload 1 Overload icon
Liam unleashes an electrostatic discharge that chains between multiple targets and deals high damage to shields and synthetics. Initial Damage (Charged): 72

Chain Damage: 36
Shield Damage Bonus: 75%
Synthetic Damage Bonus: 25%
Recharge Time (s): 20

2 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
- +25% Recharge Speed
3 Damage
Tech Damage icon
- +20% All Damage
4 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
+40% Recharge Speed
4 Damage
Tech Damage icon
- +25% All Damage
5 Charged Overload
MEA Tech Charge icon
Chains to one additional target when charged. -
5 Anti-Shield
MEA Overload 5b Anti-Shield icon
- +50% Damage vs. Shields
6 Chain Overcharge† Overload chains to an additional target and deals more damage. +15% All Damage
6 Neural Shock†
MEA Detonator Explosive icon
Overload is now a combo detonator, and targets are stunned for an additional second.
+15% All Damage

+100% Duration
+50% Tech Detonator Damage Bonus

Note: †Rank 6 is unavailable to Liam until his loyalty mission Liam Kosta: All In is completed.

Player Notes Edit

Mechanics Edit

  • Even though it isn't listed as an electrical combo primer MEA Primer Electricity icon, if an enemy is hit by a detonator skill while they're stunned by Overload it will trigger a Tech Combo.

Strategies Edit

  • Notes about the skill's strategies

Availability Edit