Prime Shift

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Prime Shift is an ability exclusive to the Spectre faction and its variants. When the Barricade Shield (or any variant) is equipped, an extra meter is shown above the health bar in combat. This meter fills up when in active combat, but otherwise drains away. When the meter fills up enough to enter the highlighted region, the bar changes from white to yellow and Prime Shift is initiated, which is a precondition to various Overdrives.

Explanation[edit | edit source]

PrimeShift-Stat.png
PrimeShift-Stat.pngPrime Shift is maintained while the meter is above ??? fullPrime Shift ThresholdPrime Shift is maintained while the meter is above ??? full???Prime Shift is maintained while the meter is above ??? full
AttackChargeRate-Stat.pngCharge ??? after dealing health damageAttack Charge RateCharge ??? after dealing health damage???Charge ??? after dealing health damage
DefenseChargeRate-Stat.pngCharge ??? after taking health damageDefense Charge RateCharge ??? after taking health damage???Charge ??? after taking health damage
Time-Stat.pngCharge for ??? after the condition is metCharge DurationCharge for ??? after the condition is met???Charge for ??? after the condition is met
DrainRate-Stat.pngDrain ??? when not in active combatDrain RateDrain ??? when not in active combat???Drain ??? when not in active combat
Time-Stat.pngStart draining after ??? of not chargingDrain DelayStart draining after ??? of not charging???Start draining after ??? of not charging

The Prime Shift meter is completely empty at the beginning of each combat. There are several ways to charge it up:

  • Dealing health damage to an enemy ship or powered module charges the bar according to the Attack Charge Rate. Exception: Damage dealt to Altairian Pylon Emitters is never counted.
  • Taking health damage charges the bar according to the Defense Charge Rate.

Prime Shift begins while the meter is above the Prime Shift Threshold and one second thereafter.

If the precondition is not again met before the Charge Duration expires, it ceases to charge. Afterwards, if Prime Shift does not gain any charge for the period indicated by the Drain Delay stat, the meter begins to drain according to the Drain Rate.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Inferring from the Barricade Shield's in-game description, Prime Shift Charge is a representation of combat experience.

Gallery[edit | edit source]