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

Tactical Cloak is a Tech skill in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

SP Skill Ranks

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Tactical Cloak
MEA Tactical Cloak 1 Tactical Cloak icon
Employs light-bending technology to render the user invisible at the cost of shield and health regeneration. Guns, powers, and melee attacks used from cloak gain a damage bonus but break the cloaking effect. Duration (s): 6.5

Recharge Time (s): 15
Gun Damage Bonus: 50%
Power Damage Bonus: 50%
Melee Damage Bonus: 60%

2 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
- +15% Recharge Speed
3 Duration
MEA Tech Duration icon
- +25% Duration
4 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
- +30% Recharge Speed
4 Damage Bonus
Tech Damage icon
- +40% Gun Damage Bonus

+50% Power Damage Bonus
+50% Melee Damage Bonus

5 Duration
MEA Tech Duration icon
- +50% Duration
5 Speed
MEA Tactical Cloak 5b Speed icon
- +15% Movement Speed While Cloaked
6 Escape Artist
MEA Tactical Cloak 6a Escape Artist icon
The cloak no longer prevents health and shield regeneration. -
6 Combat Cloak
MEA Tactical Cloak 6b Combat Cloak icon
Tactical Cloak remains active briefly after attacking. Damage bonuses remain in effect during this time. Cloak Duration After Attack (s): 2

MP Skill Ranks

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Tactical Cloak
MEA Tactical Cloak 1 Tactical Cloak icon
Employs light-bending technology to render the user invisible at the cost of shield and health regeneration. Guns, powers, and melee attacks used from cloak gain a damage bonus but break the cloaking effect. Duration (s): 6.5

Recharge Time (s): 12
Gun Damage Bonus: 50%
Power Damage Bonus: 50%
Melee Damage Bonus: 75%

2 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
- +15% Recharge Speed
3 Duration
MEA Tech Duration icon
- +25% Duration
4 Recharge Speed
Tech Recharge Speed icon
- +30% Recharge Speed
4 Damage Bonus
Tech Damage icon
- +40% Gun Damage Bonus

+50% Power Damage Bonus
+50% Melee Damage Bonus

5 Duration
MEA Tech Duration icon
- +50% Duration
5 Speed
MEA Tactical Cloak 5b Speed icon
- +20% Movement Speed While Cloaked
6 Escape Artist
MEA Tactical Cloak 6a Escape Artist icon
The cloak no longer prevents health and shield regeneration. -
6 Combat Cloak
MEA Tactical Cloak 6b Combat Cloak icon
Tactical Cloak remains active briefly after attacking. Damage bonuses remain in effect during this time. Cloak Duration After Attack (s): 2

Player Notes

Mechanics

  • As with Tactical Cloak variants in the original trilogy, activation causes enemies to lose their focus and/or target locks on the user.
  • The two branches of Tactical Cloak revolve around extra damage or extra mobility.
  • Fully investing in duration brings to a total of 11 seconds cloaking while fully investing in recharge speed brings down recharge time to 8 seconds.

Strategies

  • One of the most versatile skills in the game, Tactical Cloak can be employed in so many situations it is one of the skills that should be given priority when allocating points. Among others, one can perform stealth revives of fallen teammates, escape from combat hot zones, ambush combat hot zones or specific targets, hold down location objectives while minimizing enemy presence in the area, take objectives to drop zones without anyone noticing, disable devices without alerting nearby foes, etc.
  • It's still prudent to move elsewhere when cloak is activated. Nearby enemies will lose their focus but they will assume their prey is still in its last known location and keep firing in that general direction.

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