ME3 Recon Mine
Recon Mine is a power in Mass Effect 3. It is available to the Drell Assassin Infiltrator and Volus Engineer DLC character in the multiplayer mode.

Power Ranks Edit

Rank 1: Recon Mine Edit

Launch a mine that sticks to the first surface it touches and arms after 3 seconds. The mine scans the area for enemies to provide a tactical overlay, and it can be detonated at any time to deal massive damage to nearby targets.

Only one mine can be active at a time.

  • Recharge Speed: 20 sec
  • Damage: 700
  • Explosion Radius: 6 m
  • Scan Radius: 8 m

Rank 2: Recharge Speed Edit

Increase recharge speed by 25%.

  • Recharge Speed: 16 sec
  • Damage: 700
  • Explosion Radius: 6 m
  • Scan Radius: 8 m

Rank 3: Damage Edit

Increase damage by 20%.

  • Recharge Speed: 16 sec
  • Damage: 840
  • Explosion Radius: 6 m
  • Scan Radius: 8 m

Rank 4: Damage/Radius Edit


Increase damage by 30%.

  • Recharge Speed: 16 sec
  • Damage: 1050
  • Explosion Radius: 6 m
  • Scan Radius: 8 m


Increase scan and explosive radius by 50%.

  • Recharge Speed: 16 sec
  • Damage: 840
  • Explosion Radius: 9 m
  • Scan Radius: 12 m

Rank 5: Damage/Recharge Speed Edit


Increase damage by 40%.

  • Recharge Speed: 16 sec
  • Damage: 1330 (Damage), 1120 (Radius)
  • Explosion Radius: 6 m (Damage), 9m (Radius)
  • Scan Radius: 8 m (Damage), 12m (Radius)

Recharge Speed

Increase recharge speed by 35%.

  • Recharge Speed: 12.5 sec
  • Damage: 1050 (Damage), 840 (Radius)
  • Explosion Radius: 6 m (Damage), 9 (Radius)
  • Scan Radius: 8 m (Damage), 12 (Radius)

Rank 6: Armor Damage/Invasive Scan Edit

Armor Damage

Increase damage to armored targets by 75%.

Invasive Scan

Scanned enemies take 25% more damage from all sources and move 30% more slowly.

Player Notes Edit

  • The mine's scan field takes 3 seconds to arm after coming into contact with a surface.
    • It cannot be detonated until after this scan field is active.
  • Recon Mine has a significantly longer cooldown than many other powers. Thus, it is imperative that a Volus Engineer who frequently uses Recon Mine keep their weight as low as possible to reduce the cooldown.
  • Drell Assassin Infiltrators can significantly reduce Recon Mine's cooldown by deploying it while using Tactical Cloak (note that launching or detonating the mine will not break cloak), then attacking to break cloak, causing Tactical Cloak's shorter cooldown to override Recon Mine's.
  • Keep in mind when detonating the Recon Mine that its explosive radius is smaller than its scan radius; enemies affected by the scan will not necessarily be damaged by the detonation.
  • Co-ordinating with squadmates allows the team to easily take out groups of tough enemies with Recon Mine. Have squadmates unload powers to tear away enemy protections and make enemies more vulnerable before detonating the Recon Mine. This strategy becomes even more deadly with the Rank 6 Invasive Scan evolution and/or the Rank 5 Damage Vulnerability evolution of Proximity Mine.

Availability Edit

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