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Does anyone know if the shield bonus is a flat bonus or a percentage? Also I'm pretty sure I've gotten the Savant Omni-tool without getting it from the BDtS dude giving it to me, anyone confirm? 04:53, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't know about the Omni-tool shield bonus, but you can get a Savant Omni-tool and Bio-amps from sevral locations in the game. I think that in BDtS the Omni-tool you receive is just not random, as opposed for any other location.
The BDtS savant you recieve can have levels that savants from other sources cannot wich is the intended meaning of the '*' note. Tetracycloide 18:31, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Omni-tool on Shepard's right hand Edit

Omni-tool appears on Shepard's right hand when using Immunity on a Soldier class. 18:44, November 27, 2009 (UTC)

And, IIRC, when (in ME1) activating Overkill/Marksman/etc., you use a visible omni-tool on your right hand. I'm pretty sure that this means that they're on both hands, and because they only appear when being used, along with the prevalence of right-handedness, that they're quite possibly on both hands and are only shown on the left arm because it's easier to use.

EDIT: Just tested, it's visible, not invisible as I said beforeCAW4 01:30, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

In ME2, Shepard's omni-tool also appears on the right arm when using Tech Armor. The funny thing is that in the animation, he is using his left hand, when the omni-tool appears on his right arm. Cool glitch. --JohnSkywalker93 00:30, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

Non-Polaris "bugged" Omni-Tool Edit

The article states "In the PC version, certain omni-tools may be found which contain no manufacturer. Though these tools have no description or name aside from their grade, they are Polaris omni-tools (see above) produced by Kassa Fabrication.", but I've found an Omni-tool that's descriptionless, manufactureless, and otherwise blank except for the version model IV. It has stats of 15/17/15, which actually corresponds to either Mark IV versions of the basic- and master-level Specter HMOT gear. Yeah, I know there are console commands to create these items, but this one was just found in a random loot box grazing happily in the wild. Is this a common occurrence, or did I just luck out? --Schrau 20:41, February 6, 2010 (UTC)

I suspect it's a PC glitch causing the HMOT Master Spectre gear omni-tools to drop. I've just picked up a "VII" omni-tool (15/23/15), and there's no Polaris VII or HMOT Basic VII. The lack of descriptive text and name is probably an artifact of the tool being "blocked" from availability in the game. 16:42, April 26, 2010 (UTC)
Found one at random. I found it in the Container in the room where the Krogan Warriors are in the Geth in the Tunnels Assignment on Feros. Here are pictures of them if anyone wants to use them in the Wiki Omni-Tool X Omni-Tool X-Details --SamuraiByte 08:53, October 7, 2010 (UTC)
Found one at the bridge between Zhu's Hope and the ExoGeni refugees.
that's where my "IX" omni-tool appeared as well - from the Technicians cache beside the Geth Transmitter. I wonder if there's a problem with that container?Iamweaver (talk) 03:12, January 1, 2015 (UTC) EDIT: never mind - wrong "bridge".
I guess this is old news, but I found one too beside Wrex's armor. The Manufacter icon isn't listed on the Manufacturer's page either. V Omnitool -Adam weiler (talk) 20:42, January 6, 2013 (UTC)

Maleon's Omni-ToolEdit

Is it possible that his omni-tool gloves are some sort of Haptic interface? He seems to be using them to control the holographic screen, whilst most others just use their hands. The codex entry on the haptic interface mentions that some people get haptic implants, so these could possibly be a variant of them. (Note: I put the exact same thing on Maleon's talk page, but figured more people would reply here).--Marshmallow2166 22:52, February 19, 2010 (UTC)

"Taking out" an omni tool Edit

Why is it that the books always mention people "taking out" an omni tool from their pockets? I was under the impression that they are unobtrusive and can be worn at all times without appearing unless needed.

I was wondering that too. After some research I think that omni-tools can be built in combat hardsuit but when you are wearing common clothes, you can as well carry omni-tool with you in your pocket, just like a cellphone. But that is just my opinion, I didn't found any official explanation. -- 02:42, January 12, 2012 (UTC)
If you can find an official explanation then please by all means share it. To date, there is no official explanation, so we can only speculate as to the wording. Perhaps it is a turn of phrase for the modern day equivalent of someone taking out a cell phone or their wallet. Lancer1289 03:11, January 12, 2012 (UTC)

It means the device is taken out, and then the holographic display...displays. It's like attaching a watch and then all of a sudden your arm turns orange. You guys get my point...--Only the faithless will perish, but those without cannot be punished. 03:29, January 12, 2012 (UTC)

Maelon's omni-tool Edit

I don't think that it's a special omni tool, as the way it's shown in the game would make it essentially useless whenever away from the computer he was using, and because all you saw was an orb-ish part in his palm, which is part of the standard omni-tool. It's probably just only showing that to make it easier to interact with the computer, rather that obstruct his vision with the more interactive part of the omni-tool. Could we remove that part, or at least add this? (Don't say speculation, as it was speculation that caused it to be listed as a separate type of omni-tool in the first place). CAW4 01:35, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

Omni-Tool Stats Edit

ME1: How does the stats system work for Omni-Tools? Is the Shield Bonus just a base increase to max shields, or is there a more complicated system? Is the tech cooldown bonus measured in seconds, or is there some other way to measure it? Why does it not explain how the stats system work in the main Omni-Tool page?

I have similar questions about the stats for Bio-Amps, Armor, and Weapons. Does anyone know these answers, or where I can start looking for them?

Shadow Broker Edit

I'm curious. Was the Shadow Brokers hand-held shield a specalised omni-tool ability? It is understandable that it would not be standard issue due to issses the Broker does not face ie power requirements/cost.--Ironreaper 09:20, September 19, 2010 (UTC)

Should an Omni-Blade have its own Article? Edit

The Title says it all. --Dragonzzilla 17:36, August 3, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe, maybe not. Right now we know too little about them in the context of the ME universe (how they work, are they a function of regular omni-tools or a separate omni-device in themselves, etc.) to make a decision. Last I heard, "omni-blade" isn't even the finalized name of these things, although BioWare has been using the term fairly often and I don't know what else they could call them. We'll have to wait for more information before we can expand this article or make a separate one. -- Commdor (Talk) 17:47, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
I'm going to have to agree for the moment for reasons stated above. We just don't have enough information at the moment to justify an article, and maybe even then we wouldn't. We'll just have to see what develops in this case. Lancer1289 18:05, August 3, 2011 (UTC)
My honest opinion is no. The omni-blade is an extension of an omni tool and the psy-blade is an extension of biotics. They both belong on those respective pages. I think they fall under a similar category of Tools and Amps and are all going to be fundamentally the same with the only aesthetic changes (how they look and how the attack happens) based on class.--Xaero Dumort 20:45, August 3, 2011 (UTC)

Nexus IX Edit

ME1: Found out Nexus IX Stats. Shield Bonus: 15 Tech Cooldown Bonus: 48 Med Recharge Bonus: 5

I can't understand how to edit stats by myself.

--Lurkbbs 12:20, August 11, 2011 (UTC)

First off, the pic is way too big, as it clutters the page. Secondly, you can't edit the base stats shown there. All you can do is equip upgrades to give added strength, power, and endurance. Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem 13:23, August 11, 2011 (UTC)
Indeed. This isn't a game where you can edit things like that. You have to equip something and can be please remove the image or just add a link to it please. Lancer1289 16:19, August 11, 2011 (UTC)
I'm not so stupid, I know that I can only change the equipments, not their stats. But I didn't understand where in mass effect wiki I can change the article. In other words, I can not change ItemList template.Lurkbbs 15:48, August 12, 2011 (UTC)
Well your message wasn't clear on what you wanted to do, which explains the previous messages. The chart has been updated, but again, can you remove the image like you were asked twice as it just clogs up the page? Lancer1289 16:20, August 12, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! I will delete the picture right after I understand how to do it. I hope I can do it myself.--Lurkbbs 10:05, August 13, 2011 (UTC)
Well, I can't. Looks like there is no "delete" link or button. Then I just will make it 75% of original size because no saves saved and (to my surprise) the picture also placed in "Mass Effect Scavenger Hunt".--Lurkbbs 10:05, August 13, 2011 (UTC)
That is because only admins can delete things, but at the same time, can you just remove it from this page? We don't need it here anymore. 15:48, August 13, 2011 (UTC)
OK. Lurkbbs 11:46, August 15, 2011 (UTC)

Obtaining Omni-Tools? Edit

I have been playing this game a while now, on my second run-through with this character, and I seem to always run into the problem of not being able to find the higher level omni-tools; whether by random loot or in the shops. I can find Level IX and Level X of just about every item out there, except for the omni-tools; the highest level I have been able to find is a Level V.

On my first playthrough I think I got real lucky and managed to get a Savant X Omni-Tool from Shepard's Apartment, but it didn't transfer over when I started my new game with my Lvl 50 Shepard; unlike every other item that I had when I finished the game.

Can anyone help me out here? Its quite frustrating running around with Lvl X Weapons, Armor, Bio-Amps, but level IV Omni-Tools at Level 54.

Omni-tools are one of the hardest items, if not the hardest, to get, and very rarely show up in stores. Your best bet of getting them is to do one of two things, get all of the armory licenses for the Normandy Requisitions Officer, or kill just about everything. The NRO sometimes has high level omni-tools, but the chance of him having them isn't much higher than normal stores. Your best bet is to just kill about everything as that is really the best way to get them from loot and containers on missions and assignments. Barring that, just do Pinnacle Station and get them from the convoy.
As to your Savant disappearing, we have had reports about items obtained from the convoy not transferring over, and that is noted on the Pinnacle Station: Convoy page along with the lists. Lancer1289 03:46, August 16, 2011 (UTC)
The problem I am facing at the moment, is that I am playing on Hardcore difficulty, and some of the Pinnacle missions where tough enough on normal. Not sure I would be able to complete Pinnacle Station on Hardcore in order to get to Shepard's apartment.

I had to get all my Savant Xs through multiple playthroughs as an end gift for the DLC Bring Down the Sky.--Xaero Dumort 11:52, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

I've gotten Savant Xs from just playing, but it's about as often as a blue moon. I know I get a somewhat higher percentage of Omni-Tools from fighting geth and other synthetics. I'd recommend the UNC: Geth Incursions assignment. That said, I've gotten them from organic enemies as well, but Pinnacle Station is probably the best way to go. Lancer1289 14:53, August 16, 2011 (UTC)
I've received Savant X's from only 4 places...BDtS, NRO, CRO and Pinnacle Station Convoy Apt. Unfortunately the Pinnacle Station Savants do not carry over to a new play through. With the NRO and the CRO I had to save and reload over 25 times to get one. Djdelirius (talk) 21:16, July 31, 2012 (UTC)

Omni-tool camera Edit

In Mass Effect 3, during Citadel: Inspirational Stories, Solik says that Shepard's omni-tool can take pictures, should we mention that somewhere in the article? Bluegear93 11:58, April 15, 2012 (UTC)

I added it into the trivia section of the article since that's where all the similar information is but all of it really needs to be integrated into the main body of the article. However that would just require a major restructuring which I'm not sure the best way to do. Bastian964 12:52, April 15, 2012 (UTC)

How to Set up and fix the Page Edit

The Trivia section is overflowing with Functions of the Omni-Tool. I think we should take all those and put them into their own section, We could name it "Functions" or "Uses". The Omni-Blade should get its own subsection at the very least.

Here are some links to Related Codex Pages that should help get our facts straight:

--Stabber ApSig 19:24, April 22, 2012 (UTC)

Also The Item list needs to go somewhere else or be able to Collapse --Stabber ApSig 19:48, April 22, 2012 (UTC)

Power supply function Edit

For the new Escort objective in ME3 Multiplayer, one of the drone's lines mentions drawing power from the players' omni-tools. Is this canonical enough to add a new item to the Known Functions list -- something along the lines of, "Power supply for other devices?" Diyartifact (talk) 23:59, July 28, 2012 (UTC)

Omni-Tool WeaponsEdit

Hey can someone upload a video of all the different attacks being used.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 01:46, August 31, 2015 (UTC)

Proposal to add speculated line to the article Edit

I would like to add the following line in this article, now why do I ask? Because the below is not mentioned any-where in Mass Effect but is actualloy a logical assumption from examining all the alternatives.

Omni-tools are Haptic Adaptic Interfaces that uses mass effect fields to remain on the user's arm as a wear-able device. These mass effect fields lack finer precision so if a user want to use their omni-tool effectively they must still use special gloves or undergo motion accelerometer implantation surgery. (can and will be rephrased to better fit the article.).

Now the math of it: Omni-tools are wear-able devices, suggesting that they are physical, but also fit the definition of being an Haptic Adaptive Interface. As the codex state, Haptic Adaptive Interfaces are not physical holograms and requires special gloves with motion accelerometers or accelerometer implantion in the finger-tips that will generate a slight resistance when encountering the hologram - making it a fake solid. It is never stated that Haptic Adaptive Interfaces require these gloves or implants, it is possible that they merely make the surface solid and easier to use.

But if omni-tools are Haptice Adaptive interfaces then they still can not be wear-able devices as they would not remain constricted on the user's arm. The exception is that the omni-tool, like the holograms on the Pinnacle Station according to the salarian operator, actually use mass effect fields to become physical. That makes them into physical-objects but if that can be done for omni-tools then why not do it for every single Haptic Adaptive Interface out there so gloves or implants aren't needed to make them solid - possibly there has to be a reason for the hologram to not entirely rely on mass effect fields to make, say, it solid on your arm and merely be able to hold the omni-tool in place on the user's arm. So you still require gloves or implants to create a slight resistance--making it feel solid--and not punch straight through the interface and hit your arm. Now, Kaidan mentions (in the Citadel DLC during the tootbrush scene) that he could trigger the lock to the hatch with a mass effect field but he lacks the fine control necessary. Perhaps the same can be said for the omni-tool which is why it has a weak mass effect field only capable of holding the omni-tool onto the user's arm but not make it fully physical.

The only thing would be contradicting the above is that the omni-tool can generate tech' armor which is physical and that it can generate solid blade but, as the codex state, the blade is ¨flash-forged by the tool's mini-fabricator¨ and so can maybe the tech-armor also so no contradictions. The above flows in with the codexes and rules set fourth even by being speculation.

Help me grind out this issue by discussing it, or dismissing the change, if no answer is given then I will take my chances and edit the page. --Theh5 (talk) 08:27, July 26, 2017 (UTC)

Due to the title of this post and that you state "Because the below is not mentioned any-where in Mass Effect but is actualloy a logical assumption from examining all the alternatives", then it most likely will not be allowed in the article per the Mass Effect wiki's speculation policy. The Cat Master (talk) 16:22, July 26, 2017 (UTC)
The thing is that the speculation do work and is logical, and the speculation policy would allow it if it has evidence supporting the speculation, which the speculation does. This is the only way to avoid a lore contradiction: Omni-tools are wear-able devices yet Haptic Adaptive Interfaces, a Haptic Adaptive Interface is not physical so a omni-tool can not be wear-able. This fixes that problem. --Theh5 (talk) 21:21, July 26, 2017 (UTC)
Just a fair warning, I would advise not adding that too the page. It will most likely be deleted by one of the admins if added. If you can provide the evidence, and source it, maybe it will pass. However you did say that there is no mention in the series, and it's a logical assumption. So far this seems more like a fan theory, which has no place here. The Cat Master (talk) 21:46, July 26, 2017 (UTC)
If you review the information, you'll find that it is not a fan theory but the only possible thing to avoid a contradiction based on what information exists in the Mass Effect universe. That's not to say the omni-tool doesn't operate on an alternative concept that has not fully been introduced but as far as we are aware, this is how the omni-tools work. There is no other explanation--as far as I can see. I'll look around for some more tids and bits of info' out there to strenghten my argument and return with what I have. Maybe it will pass as a strong-enough supported speculation. --Theh5 (talk) 22:34, July 26, 2017 (UTC)

"not mentioned anywhere" - then don't add it in. period. T̴̴͕̲̞̳̖̼̱͒͛̎͒ͫ̃ͧeͩ̈̽̈҉͓̝̰̼̦̫̤̀͠m̫̪̪̯̻͎̫̅̇̓̇͌̚p̸̙̝̓̓͌ͨ͆ͣͥ̂̕o͒̽͐̽͏̞̬̻͕͔͕͚̰͍͠͞ṙ̢̞͚͈̹̰ͨ̓ͭ̈́̌ạ̢̧̪̹̺̺̣̹̲͂͆̏ͪͨ͒ͭř̹͈͜͠y̷͍̻̜̹̼̾̽̈́e̵̹̼̟̦͚͐̈́͌͘d͉̲̣̻͉̱͗̅ḭ̷̻̆͋̆̓̔͝t̨͍̦̫̗͂̅̍̋̆ͩ͝ộ̫̟̬̳̝̲̾ͫ̒̿ͮ̑̚rͯ̎ͨͭ̄̿̽͛҉̠̫̱̠̘̘̲́ͅ7̩̻ͤͩͨ͝͡8̜̣̙͇̻ͨ͛͛̆͒̆̽̒͐͜͡ ͥ̍̉̃̇ͥ̓ͨ͏̕҉̥̹͓̗̤̠̖̤ (talk) 00:09, July 27, 2017 (UTC)

¨Rules, rules, rules! What's with this place and 'rules'?¨ (paraphrase). As it stands right now, the article is a contradiction because Haptic Adaptive Interfaces are not phyiscal and can therefore not be wear-able. Disregard my proposed line but an alternative to the above could still be found to overcome the contradiction, or we can leave it as is and just rely on the pseudo-science Mass Effect is but - we can do better...--Theh5 (talk) 00:59, July 27, 2017 (UTC)
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