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Ambush is a powerful ability, and works well with the special attack of ground weapons and in a flank position. It will immediately be removed upon launching an attack. It can be used from stealth.

Basic Information[]

  • Profession: Tactical
  • Locale: Ground
  • Game Description: Ambush grants you a large damage buff for your next attack. The skill's single shot nature means it works especially well when used from stealth mode, or in other words, from "Ambush".

Detailed Information[]

  • Used by: Captain, Bridge Officers
  • Target: Enemy
  • Attack Type: N/A
  • Ability Type: Buff
  • Activation: 0.5 seconds
  • Range: N/A
  • Shares cooldown with:
    • None
  • Starts cooldown on:
    • Self only
  • Modified by:
  • Trained by:

Ability Ranks[]

Ability/User Rank CD Ability Effects
Rank I: Commander 60s
  • Grants Ambush I Applied for 10 sec
  • +60% All Damage Strength
Rank II: Commander 60s
  • Grants Ambush II Applied for 10 sec
  • +80% All Damage Strength
Rank III: Commander 60s
  • Grants Ambush II Applied for 10 sec
  • +100% All Damage Strength


  • How to obtain tiers II and III of this ability for Bridge Officers is currently unknown.
  • Your Captain may require the use of a Kit to use the skill if it's applicable.


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