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Overview[]

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Overwatch is a very powerful ability for your team in both PvE and PvP due to the benefits it provides: damage resistance buffs to allies and damage resistance debuffs to enemies that attack them. It is very clear and easy to see when playing and this allows allies to take advantage of it.

Due to the possibility of being overpowered it has a four-player ally limit, not including the person who activated it. The buff appears to apply to the four nearest people when the ability is first used; after that it applies to the four people who enter its radius first.

This ability appears to provide no visible buff icon whilst it is active.

Basic Information[]

  • Profession: Tactical
  • Locale: Ground
  • Game Description: Overwatch grants your nearby allies resistance to damage, as well as marking any enemies that attack them with a damage resistance debuff. Chance to expose marked enemies. This ability pulses frequently so the effects expire if allies move out of range.

Detailed Information[]

  • Used by: Captain, Bridge Officers
  • Target: Self
  • Attack Type: N/A
  • Ability Type: PBAoE Buff
  • Activation: 0.5 seconds
  • Range: 4.6 meter (buff aura)
  • Shares cooldown with:
    • None
  • Starts cooldown on:
    • Self only
  • Modified by:
    • Skills
    • Stats
      • None
    • Duty Officer
      • Malkadt (Dominion_Lock_Box)
        • Activating Overwatch will also remove all active Debuffs from you. Higher rank versions will also cleanse debuffs from some of your teammates.
  • Trained by:

Ability Ranks[]

Ability/User Rank CD Ability Effects
Rank I: Lt. Commander 30s
  • Grants Overwatch I Protection for 23 sec
  • Affects Friend (4 max)
  • +15% All Damage resistance
  • When receiving All Damage, applies Expose Chance to Damage owner
  • When receiving All Damage, applies Overwatch I Debuff to Damage owner
Rank II: Commander 30s
  • Grants Overwatch II Protection for X sec
  • Affects Friend (4 max)
  • +20% All Damage resistance
  • When receiving All Damage, applies Expose Chance to Damage owner
  • When receiving All Damage, applies Overwatch II Debuff to Damage owner
Rank III: Commander 30s
  • Grants Overwatch III Protection for 20 sec
  • Affects Friend (4 max)
  • +25% All Damage resistance
  • When receiving All Damage, applies Expose Chance to Damage owner
  • When receiving All Damage, applies Overwatch III Debuff to Damage owner

Notes/References[]

  • The fact that the ability buff up-time is shorter for Rank III is probably a bug.

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