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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition


Claire Farnworth

Hacking is a tech talent in Mass Effect 1 which is available to Engineers and Tali (Quarian Machinist) from the start. Hacking reduces the recharge time on tech powers and proximity mines. It also grants the AI Hacking ability which causes synthetic enemies to go berserk and attack each other.

AI Hacking Power Levels

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Temporarily drives basic robotic enemies berserk so they will attack anything nearby, including their former allies.
Duration: 20 sec.
Recharge time: 60 sec.
Accuracy Cost: 80%

Advanced AI Hacking

Hack will now work on more advanced robotic enemies.
Duration: 25 sec.
Recharge time: 50 sec.
Accuracy Cost: 80%

Master AI Hacking

Drives all but the toughest robotic enemies berserk.
Duration: 30 sec.
Recharge time: 40 sec.
Accuracy Cost: 80%

Talent Levels

You’ll obtain the AI Hacking SpecialistAI Hacking Specialist achievement for using this ability 25 times.

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AI Hacking Specialist

ME1: Use AI Hacking 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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