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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition


Claire Farnworth

Barrier is an unlockable biotic talent in Mass Effect 1 which surrounds the user in a high-gravity mass effect field, strengthening shields for a period of time. Barrier does not protect against melee attacks or environmental hazards. Barrier is available for Adepts, Sentinels, Vanguards as part of the Shock Trooper specialization, Liara (Asari Scientist) and Wrex (Krogan Battlemaster).

Barrier Power Levels

BarrierMass Effect 1 Legendary Edition Screenshot

Bolster your shields with a biotic barrier that will absorb up to 400 points of damage.
Will not block attacks that bypass shields.
Duration: 10 sec
Recharge Time: 60 sec
Accuracy Cost: 80%

Advanced Barrier

Barrier will absorb up to 700 points of damage.
Improves the recharge time and accuracy cost.
Duration: 16.5 sec
Recharge Time: 50 sec
Accuracy Cost: 80%

Master Barrier

Bolster your shields with a biotic barrier that will absorb up to 1000 points of damage.
Duration: 23 sec
Recharge Time: 40 sec
Accuracy Cost: 80%

Talent Levels

Talent Level Description
1 Unlocks BarrierMass Effect 1 Legendary Edition Screenshot
2 Increases Barrier duration to 10.5 sec and shielding to 420.
3 Increases Barrier duration to 11 sec and shielding to 440.
4 Increases Barrier duration to 11.5 sec and shielding to 460. Unlocks Stasis (Adept).
5 Increases Barrier duration to 12 sec and shielding to 480. Unlocks Stasis (Liara Asari Scientist)
6 Increases Barrier duration to 12.5 sec and shielding to 500. Unlocks Stasis (Sentinel, Wrex Krogan Battlemaster)
7 Unlocks Advanced Barrier.
8 Increases Barrier duration to 17 sec and shielding to 720.
9 Increases Barrier duration to 17.5 sec and shielding to 740.
10 Increases Barrier duration to 18 sec and shielding to 760.
11 Increases Barrier duration to 18.5 sec and shielding to 780.
12 Unlocks Master Barrier.

You’ll obtain the Barrier Mastery achievement for using this ability 25 times.

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Barrier Mastery

ME1: Use biotic Barrier 25 times

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    14 May 2021
  • Last Updated
    17 August 2021
    Version History
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The guide for Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all Assignments, detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • Full coverage of all the Main Missions.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • In-depth look at the major choices and consequences of each.
  • Full details on how to romance Ashley, Kaiden or Liara
  • Class builds to get the most out of your chosen class.
  • Details on every Talent.
  • How to spec your squad.
  • Breakdown of all Paragon and Renegade opportunities.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide.

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