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This guide will teach you everything you need to know about every Ego power, ability, and suggested loadouts (builds) for each class. It will teach you a little more then any standard guide can teach you about the Ego system and is a suggested read for new players.

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Ego Power Abilities:

Decoy: EGO Power that sends out a mirror image of you. Press the Power button again to swap places with the decoy. (+60% decoy health) Ego calculator location 2,2 thru 3,4

Overcharge: EGO Power that increases weapon damage for 10 seconds. When activated, it instantly reloads your current weapon. (+30% DMG) Ego calculator location 2,8 thru 3,9

Cloak: EGO Power that makes you invisible to enemies for 15 seconds. Cloaking activates immediate shield regeneration. (36 second recharge) Ego calculator location 8,2 thru 9,3

Blur: EGO Power that boosts your movement speed by 50%. While active, your melee attacks deal full damage against shields. (18 second duration) Ego calculator location 8,8 thru 9,9

Decoy perks:
Efficient Projection: Increase Decoy duration (+9 seconds) Ego calculator location 1,5
Materialize: Reduce the recharge time of Decoy (-9 seconds) Ego calculator location 5,1

Overcharge Perks:
Quick Charge: Reduce the recharge time of Overcharge (-9 seconds Ego calculator location 1,6
Killing Machine: Increase Overcharge duration (+6 seconds) Ego calculator location 5,10

Cloak Perks
Infiltrator: Increase Cloak duration (+6 seconds) Ego calculator location 6,1
Shadow’s Core: Reduce the recharge time of Cloak (-9 seconds)Ego calculator location 10,5

Blur perks
Second Wind: Reduce the recharge time of Blur (-12 seconds) Ego calculator location 6,10
Endurance Runner: Increase Blur duration (+6 seconds) Ego calculator location 10,6

General Ego perks

Energy Leech: Killing an enemy recharges your EGO power (3% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 10,10

Pumped Up: Fully reloading a weapon recharges your EGO Power (15% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 1,2

Bloodlust: Dealing any damage recharges your EGO Power. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (3% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 1,8

Time Out: Fully reloading a weapon extends the duration of the active EGO Power (+9% duration) Ego calculator location 2,1

Lifesaver: Reviving another player recharges your EGO Power (45% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 3,7

Risk Taker: When your shield breaks, extend the duration of the active EGO Power. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (+15% duration) Ego calculator location 4,10

Killing Spree: On a kill, extend the duration of the active EGO Power (+6% duration) Ego calculator location 6,5

Explosive Onslaught: On an explosive kill, extend the duration of the active EGO Power (+9% duration) Ego calculator location 6,9

Kinetic Transfer: Getting hit by an explosion recharges your EGO Power (30% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 8,6

Quickening: On a melee kill, recharge your EGO Power (12% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 9,10

Health

Fortitude: Increase your health (+750 HP) Ego calculator location 4,5

Regeneration: Constant bonus health regeneration (+3% HP regeneration) Ego calculator location 6,6

DAMAGE INCREASE

Blur related

Sonic Strike: While Blur is active, you deal more melee damage (+60% Melee DMG) Ego calculator location 6,7

Cloak related

Shadowed Strike: You deal more damage while cloaked (+30% DMG) Ego calculator location 7,5

Conditional Damage increase

Nerves of Steel: You deal more critical damage to enemies that are moving towards you (+15% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 9,4

Gunslinger: You deal more critical damage when firing from the hip (+12% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 9,5

Sucker Punch: You deal more damage from behind enemies (+15% DMG) Ego calculator location 10,2

Ambush: You deal more critical damage to enemies that are not engaged in combat (+9% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 7,3

Intimidation: You deal more damage to enemies that are flinching, knocked back, or knocked down from other attacks (+75% DMG) Ego calculator location 8,10

Temporary Damage increase (x,y,z)

Hunter’s Stance: You deal more critical damage while crouched (+9% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 7,2

Height Advantage: You deal more damage when higher than the enemy (+9% DMG) Ego calculator location 9,1

Temporary Damage increase (duration)

Feedback: After your shield fully recharges, for 3 seconds you reflect back a portion of incoming damage. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (15% of damage reflected) Ego calculator location 4,1

Nothing to Lose: You deal more melee damage when your shields are down (+30% Melee DMG) Ego calculator location 7,9

Energy Surplus: After your shield fully recharges, you deal more damage with your next shot (expires after 10 seconds) (+6% DMG) Ego calculator location 8,4

Follow-through: On a critical kill, increase the damage of your next melee attack (expires after 10 seconds) (+75% Melee DMG) Ego calculator location 8,5

Kill or Be Killed: You deal more critical damage when your shields are empty (+45% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 9,6

Loyalty: Reviving another player increases the damage of your next shot (expires after 10 seconds) (+100% DMG) Ego calculator location 10,7

Unfinished Business: Reviving yourself increases the damage of your next shot (expires after 10 seconds) (+100% DMG) Ego calculator location 7,1

Grenade Damage increase

Deadly Cascade: You deal bonus damage for every additional enemy caught in an explosion (+30% DMG) Ego calculator location 1,7

Vehicles Specfic Damage increase

Wrecking Ball: You deal more damage to vehicles (+45% DMG) Ego calculator location 7,6

DAMAGE REDUCTION

General Damage Reduction

Rear Guard: You take less damage from behind (Take 45% less damage) Ego calculator location 1,3

Cellular Armor: You take less damage (Take 6% less damage) Ego calculator location 5,5

Temporary Damage Reduction (duration)

Thick Skinned: You take half damage after your shield breaks (3 second duration) Ego calculator location 2,7

Failsafe: You take less damage if hit while your shield is recharging (Take 30% less damage) Ego calculator location 3,1

Combat Medic: You take less damage while reviving other players (Take 75% less damage) Ego calculator location 3,4

Detachment: On a kill, you take less damage for 3 seconds (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 4,2

Samaritan: After reviving another player, you take less damage for 5 seconds (Take 45% less damage) Ego calculator location 4,3

Juggernaut: On a melee kill, you take less damage for 5 seconds (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 10,8

Temporary Damage Reduction (x,y,z)

Fortified Stance: You take less damage while standing still (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 5,2

Hunker Down: You take less damage while crouched (Take 9% less damage) Ego calculator location 6,2

In the Trenches: You take less damage when lower than the enemy (Take 30% less damage)Ego calculator location 8,7

Grenade Specfic Damage Reduction

Blast Shield: Reduce the range at which explosives hit you (-45% range) Ego calculator location 5,3

Vehicles Specfic Damage Reduction

Crash Test Dummy: You take less damage from vehicles (Take 75% less damage) Ego calculator location 7,7

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Revive

Self-Medicated: Increase the recharge rate of your self-revive (+45% recharge rate) Ego calculator location 2,4

One for All: When you revive a group member, other group members are also revived (75 meter range) Ego calculator location 3,5

Turn the Tide: Reviving another player recharges your self-revive (45% recharge) Ego calculator location 3,6

Shields

Phoenix Boost: Reviving yourself recharges your group’s shields (100% shield recharge) Ego calculator location 1,4

Aggressive Defense: On a melee kill, recharge part of your shield (15% shield recharge) Ego calculator location 4,9

Execution: Killing an enemy with a critical hit restores a portion of your shield (15% shield recharge) Ego calculator location 7,4

Movement

Displacement Field: You move faster for 5 seconds after your shield fully recharges (+45% Speed) Ego calculator location 3,10

Escape Artist: When your shield breaks, you move faster for 5 seconds (+45% Speed) Ego calculator location 7,8

Hyperactive: On a melee kill, you move faster for 5 seconds (+45% Speed Ego calculator location 9,7

Precision

Tunnel Vision: Weapon recoil is reduced when your health is low (-75% Recoil) Ego calculator location 5,8

Vehicle

Hell on Wheels: Any vehicle you ride in is more durable and deals more collision damage (+15% durability and +30% collision damage) Ego calculator location 2,5

Loot

Pinata: On an explosive kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 2,10

Just Reward: On a critical kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 10,4

Implosion: On a melee kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 10,9

Nano effects

Predator: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger against enemies that are not in combat (+15% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 6,3

Insult to Injury: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger on a critical hit (+6% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 6,4

Longshot: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger when you are at least 40 meters from the target (+9% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 10,1

Counter intel

Sensor Sweep: When you activate Decoy, all nearby cloaked enemies are revealed (30 meter range) Ego calculator location 5,4

Ammo

Mad Bomber: On an explosive kill, recharge your grenade and instantly reload part of your weapon’s clip (30% grenade recharge and 15% of clip reloaded) Ego calculator location 1,9

Scavenger: Loot more ammo (+30% more ammo) Ego calculator location 4,7

Guardian Angel: On a Rescue Kill, recharge your grenade and regenerate some of the ammo reserve for your current weapon (100% grenade recharge and +45% ammo) Ego calculator location 2,6

Ammo Thief: On a melee kill, regenerate some of the ammo reserve for your current weapon (+15% ammo) Ego calculator location 5,9

Assassin’s Cache: On a critical kill, regenerate some of the ammo reserve for your current weapon (+3% ammo regen) Ego calculator location 10,3

Reload

Overload: While Overcharge is active, you reload faster (+30% Reload) Ego calculator location 4,6

Single Minded: You reload faster while standing still (+30% Reload) Ego calculator location 1,1

Survival Instinct: You reload faster when your shields are empty (+45% Reload) Ego calculator location 6,8

Shock Trooper: On an explosive kill, you have a chance to instantly reload your weapon (30% chance) Ego calculator location 1,10

Preparedness: Your stowed weapon automatically reloads over time (9% of clip reloaded every second) 5,6
Emergency Ammo: When your shield breaks, you instantly reload part of your weapon’s clip. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (15% of clip reloaded) Ego calculator location 5,7

MY LOADOUTS

Commando

Overcharge: EGO Power that increases weapon damage for 10 seconds. When activated, it instantly reloads your current weapon. (+30% DMG)

Fortitude: Increase your health (+750 HP)

Regeneration: Constant bonus health regeneration (+3% HP regeneration)

Nerves of Steel: You deal more critical damage to enemies that are moving towards you (+15% Crit Mult)

Gunslinger: You deal more critical damage when firing from the hip (+12% Crit Mult)

Sucker Punch: You deal more damage from behind enemies (+15% DMG)

Rear Guard: You take less damage from behind (Take 45% less damage)

Cellular Armor: You take less damage (Take 6% less damage)

Quick Charge: Reduce the recharge time of Overcharge (-9 seconds

Killing Machine: Increase Overcharge duration (+6 seconds)

Rogue

Cloak: EGO Power that makes you invisible to enemies for 15 seconds. Cloaking activates immediate shield regeneration. (36 second recharge) Ego calculator location 8,2 thru 9,3

Shadowed Strike: You deal more damage while cloaked (+30% DMG)

Infiltrator: Increase Cloak duration (+6 seconds)

Shadow’s Core: Reduce the recharge time of Cloak (-9 seconds)

Ambush: You deal more critical damage to enemies that are not engaged in combat (+9% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 7,3

Hunter’s Stance: You deal more critical damage while crouched (+9% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 7,2

Juggernaut: On a melee kill, you take less damage for 5 seconds (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 10,8

Escape Artist: When your shield breaks, you move faster for 5 seconds (+45% Speed) Ego calculator location 7,8

Hyperactive: On a melee kill, you move faster for 5 seconds (+45% Speed Ego calculator location 9,7

Implosion: On a melee kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 10,9

Berzerker

Blur: EGO Power that boosts your movement speed by 50%. While active, your melee attacks deal full damage against shields. (18 second duration) Ego calculator location 8,8 thru 9,9

Killing Spree: On a kill, extend the duration of the active EGO Power (+6% duration) Ego calculator location 6,5

Sonic Strike: While Blur is active, you deal more melee damage (+60% Melee DMG) Ego calculator location 6,7

Second Wind: Reduce the recharge time of Blur (-12 seconds) Ego calculator location 6,10

Endurance Runner: Increase Blur duration (+6 seconds) Ego calculator location 10,6

Kill or Be Killed: You deal more critical damage when your shields are empty (+45% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 9,6

Unfinished Business: Reviving yourself increases the damage of your next shot (expires after 10 seconds) (+100% DMG) Ego calculator location 7,1

Thick Skinned: You take half damage after your shield breaks (3 second duration) Ego calculator location 2,7

Deadly Cascade: You deal bonus damage for every additional enemy caught in an explosion (+30% DMG) Ego calculator location 1,7

Blast Shield: Reduce the range at which explosives hit you (-45% range) Ego calculator location 5,3

Double Agent

Decoy: EGO Power that sends out a mirror image of you. Press the Power button again to swap places with the decoy. (+60% decoy health) Ego calculator location 2,2 thru 3,4

Sensor Sweep: When you activate Decoy, all nearby cloaked enemies are revealed (30 meter range) Ego calculator location 5,4

Efficient Projection: Increase Decoy duration (+9 seconds) Ego calculator location 1,5

Materialize: Reduce the recharge time of Decoy (-9 seconds) Ego calculator location 5,1

Feedback: After your shield fully recharges, for 3 seconds you reflect back a portion of incoming damage. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (15% of damage reflected) Ego calculator location 4,1

Turn the Tide: Reviving another player recharges your self-revive (45% recharge) Ego calculator location 3,6

Displacement Field: You move faster for 5 seconds after your shield fully recharges (+45% Speed) Ego calculator location 3,10

Just Reward: On a critical kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 10,4

Survival Instinct: You reload faster when your shields are empty (+45% Reload) Ego calculator location 6,8

Fortified Stance: You take less damage while standing still (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 5,2

Angel of Death

Blur: EGO Power that boosts your movement speed by 50%. While active, your melee attacks deal full damage against shields. (18 second duration) Ego calculator location 8,8 thru 9,9

One for All: When you revive a group member, other group members are also revived (75 meter range) Ego calculator location 3,5

Lifesaver: Reviving another player recharges your EGO Power (45% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 3,7

Self-Medicated: Increase the recharge rate of your self-revive (+45% recharge rate) Ego calculator location 2,4

Combat Medic: You take less damage while reviving other players (Take 75% less damage) Ego calculator location 3,4

Samaritan: After reviving another player, you take less damage for 5 seconds (Take 45% less damage) Ego calculator location 4,3

Phoenix Boost: Reviving yourself recharges your group’s shields (100% shield recharge) Ego calculator location 1,4

Predator: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger against enemies that are not in combat (+15% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 6,3

Insult to Injury: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger on a critical hit (+6% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 6,4

Longshot: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger when you are at least 40 meters from the target (+9% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 10,1


defiance-guru-bookDefiance is a different kind of MMO to hit the web and this one shakes things up a little bit! It is a shooter and an MMO rolled into one. So if you are used to the standard MMO you may have a bit of a learning curve. Of course there is a strategy aspect as well. You will need to learn how to use EGO, Perks and more than this you will need to know about the weapons and hoe to build them, add mods and use them to your advantage. Of course this is going to take a bit of working out.

One guide that has launched that will give you a headstart on launch day is Defiance Guru, a complete strategy guide for the MMO that will feature EGO and Perks guides, Weapons guides and how to use the mods and also a complete missions and side mission guide so you can make fast progress leveling.

We all know that one of the main things people do when there is a new MMO is all race to the level cap and try and explore the game first, well this guide should help you see all of the game and play the way it was meant to be played.

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