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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

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Decryption is a tech talent in Mass Effect 1 which is available to Engineers, Infiltrators, Sentinels, Garrus as the Turian Agent and Tali, as the Quarian Machinist. Decryption allows you to unlock doors and containers as well as use the Sabotage ability.

Sabotage Power Levels

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Can use decryption skill on easy objects.
Does 50 damage in a 6m radius. Overheats enemy weapons. Burns them for 2 damage per second.
Duration: 15 sec.
Recharge time: 60 sec.
Accuracy cost: 60%

Advanced Sabotage

Can use decryption skill on average objects.
Does 100 damage in a 8m radius. Overheats enemy weapons. Burns them for 3 damage per second.
Duration: 20 sec.
Recharge time: 50 sec.
Accuracy cost: 60%

Master Sabotage

Can use the decryption skill on hard objects.
Does 150 damage in a 10m radius. Overheats enemy weapons. Burns them for 4 damage per second.
Duration: 25 sec.
Recharge time: 40 sec.
Accuracy cost: 60%

Talent Levels

You’ll obtain the Sabotage SpecialistSabotage Specialist achievement for using this ability 25 times.

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Sabotage Specialist

ME1: Use Sabotage 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
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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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