Defiance Perks List and Builds Guide



Defiance Perks List and Builds Guide by loken

Ego Power Abilities:

Decoy: EGO Power that sends out a mirror image of you. Press the Power button again to swap places with the decoy. (+60% decoy health) Ego calculator location 2,2 thru 3,4

Overcharge: EGO Power that increases weapon damage for 10 seconds. When activated, it instantly reloads your current weapon. (+30% DMG) Ego calculator location 2,8 thru 3,9

Cloak: EGO Power that makes you invisible to enemies for 15 seconds. Cloaking activates immediate shield regeneration. (36 second recharge) Ego calculator location 8,2 thru 9,3

Blur: EGO Power that boosts your movement speed by 50%. While active, your melee attacks deal full damage against shields. (18 second duration) Ego calculator location 8,8 thru 9,9

Decoy perks:
Efficient Projection: Increase Decoy duration (+9 seconds) Ego calculator location 1,5
Materialize: Reduce the recharge time of Decoy (-9 seconds) Ego calculator location 5,1

Overcharge Perks:
Quick Charge: Reduce the recharge time of Overcharge (-9 seconds Ego calculator location 1,6
Killing Machine: Increase Overcharge duration (+6 seconds) Ego calculator location 5,10

Cloak Perks
Infiltrator: Increase Cloak duration (+6 seconds) Ego calculator location 6,1
Shadow’s Core: Reduce the recharge time of Cloak (-9 seconds)Ego calculator location 10,5

Blur perks
Second Wind: Reduce the recharge time of Blur (-12 seconds) Ego calculator location 6,10
Endurance Runner: Increase Blur duration (+6 seconds) Ego calculator location 10,6

General Ego perks

Energy Leech: Killing an enemy recharges your EGO power (3% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 10,10

Pumped Up: Fully reloading a weapon recharges your EGO Power (15% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 1,2

Bloodlust: Dealing any damage recharges your EGO Power. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (3% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 1,8

Time Out: Fully reloading a weapon extends the duration of the active EGO Power (+9% duration) Ego calculator location 2,1

Lifesaver: Reviving another player recharges your EGO Power (45% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 3,7

Risk Taker: When your shield breaks, extend the duration of the active EGO Power. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (+15% duration) Ego calculator location 4,10

Killing Spree: On a kill, extend the duration of the active EGO Power (+6% duration) Ego calculator location 6,5

Explosive Onslaught: On an explosive kill, extend the duration of the active EGO Power (+9% duration) Ego calculator location 6,9

Kinetic Transfer: Getting hit by an explosion recharges your EGO Power (30% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 8,6

Quickening: On a melee kill, recharge your EGO Power (12% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 9,10

Health

Fortitude: Increase your health (+750 HP) Ego calculator location 4,5

Regeneration: Constant bonus health regeneration (+3% HP regeneration) Ego calculator location 6,6

DAMAGE INCREASE

Blur related

Sonic Strike: While Blur is active, you deal more melee damage (+60% Melee DMG) Ego calculator location 6,7

Cloak related

Shadowed Strike: You deal more damage while cloaked (+30% DMG) Ego calculator location 7,5

Conditional Damage increase

Nerves of Steel: You deal more critical damage to enemies that are moving towards you (+15% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 9,4

Gunslinger: You deal more critical damage when firing from the hip (+12% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 9,5

Sucker Punch: You deal more damage from behind enemies (+15% DMG) Ego calculator location 10,2

Ambush: You deal more critical damage to enemies that are not engaged in combat (+9% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 7,3

Intimidation: You deal more damage to enemies that are flinching, knocked back, or knocked down from other attacks (+75% DMG) Ego calculator location 8,10

Temporary Damage increase (x,y,z)

Hunter’s Stance: You deal more critical damage while crouched (+9% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 7,2

Height Advantage: You deal more damage when higher than the enemy (+9% DMG) Ego calculator location 9,1

Temporary Damage increase (duration)

Feedback: After your shield fully recharges, for 3 seconds you reflect back a portion of incoming damage. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (15% of damage reflected) Ego calculator location 4,1

Nothing to Lose: You deal more melee damage when your shields are down (+30% Melee DMG) Ego calculator location 7,9

Energy Surplus: After your shield fully recharges, you deal more damage with your next shot (expires after 10 seconds) (+6% DMG) Ego calculator location 8,4

Follow-through: On a critical kill, increase the damage of your next melee attack (expires after 10 seconds) (+75% Melee DMG) Ego calculator location 8,5

Kill or Be Killed: You deal more critical damage when your shields are empty (+45% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 9,6

Loyalty: Reviving another player increases the damage of your next shot (expires after 10 seconds) (+100% DMG) Ego calculator location 10,7

Unfinished Business: Reviving yourself increases the damage of your next shot (expires after 10 seconds) (+100% DMG) Ego calculator location 7,1

Grenade Damage increase

Deadly Cascade: You deal bonus damage for every additional enemy caught in an explosion (+30% DMG) Ego calculator location 1,7

Vehicles Specfic Damage increase

Wrecking Ball: You deal more damage to vehicles (+45% DMG) Ego calculator location 7,6

DAMAGE REDUCTION

General Damage Reduction

Rear Guard: You take less damage from behind (Take 45% less damage) Ego calculator location 1,3

Cellular Armor: You take less damage (Take 6% less damage) Ego calculator location 5,5

Temporary Damage Reduction (duration)

Thick Skinned: You take half damage after your shield breaks (3 second duration) Ego calculator location 2,7

Failsafe: You take less damage if hit while your shield is recharging (Take 30% less damage) Ego calculator location 3,1

Combat Medic: You take less damage while reviving other players (Take 75% less damage) Ego calculator location 3,4

Detachment: On a kill, you take less damage for 3 seconds (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 4,2

Samaritan: After reviving another player, you take less damage for 5 seconds (Take 45% less damage) Ego calculator location 4,3

Juggernaut: On a melee kill, you take less damage for 5 seconds (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 10,8

Temporary Damage Reduction (x,y,z)

Fortified Stance: You take less damage while standing still (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 5,2

Hunker Down: You take less damage while crouched (Take 9% less damage) Ego calculator location 6,2

In the Trenches: You take less damage when lower than the enemy (Take 30% less damage)Ego calculator location 8,7

Grenade Specfic Damage Reduction

Blast Shield: Reduce the range at which explosives hit you (-45% range) Ego calculator location 5,3

Vehicles Specfic Damage Reduction

Crash Test Dummy: You take less damage from vehicles (Take 75% less damage) Ego calculator location 7,7

Revive

Self-Medicated: Increase the recharge rate of your self-revive (+45% recharge rate) Ego calculator location 2,4

One for All: When you revive a group member, other group members are also revived (75 meter range) Ego calculator location 3,5

Turn the Tide: Reviving another player recharges your self-revive (45% recharge) Ego calculator location 3,6

Shields

Phoenix Boost: Reviving yourself recharges your group’s shields (100% shield recharge) Ego calculator location 1,4

Aggressive Defense: On a melee kill, recharge part of your shield (15% shield recharge) Ego calculator location 4,9

Execution: Killing an enemy with a critical hit restores a portion of your shield (15% shield recharge) Ego calculator location 7,4

Movement

Displacement Field: You move faster for 5 seconds after your shield fully recharges (+45% Speed) Ego calculator location 3,10

Escape Artist: When your shield breaks, you move faster for 5 seconds (+45% Speed) Ego calculator location 7,8

Hyperactive: On a melee kill, you move faster for 5 seconds (+45% Speed Ego calculator location 9,7

Precision

Tunnel Vision: Weapon recoil is reduced when your health is low (-75% Recoil) Ego calculator location 5,8

Vehicle

Hell on Wheels: Any vehicle you ride in is more durable and deals more collision damage (+15% durability and +30% collision damage) Ego calculator location 2,5

Loot

Pinata: On an explosive kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 2,10

Just Reward: On a critical kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 10,4

Implosion: On a melee kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 10,9

Nano effects

Predator: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger against enemies that are not in combat (+15% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 6,3

Insult to Injury: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger on a critical hit (+6% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 6,4

Longshot: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger when you are at least 40 meters from the target (+9% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 10,1

Counter intel

Sensor Sweep: When you activate Decoy, all nearby cloaked enemies are revealed (30 meter range) Ego calculator location 5,4

Ammo

Mad Bomber: On an explosive kill, recharge your grenade and instantly reload part of your weapon’s clip (30% grenade recharge and 15% of clip reloaded) Ego calculator location 1,9

Scavenger: Loot more ammo (+30% more ammo) Ego calculator location 4,7

Guardian Angel: On a Rescue Kill, recharge your grenade and regenerate some of the ammo reserve for your current weapon (100% grenade recharge and +45% ammo) Ego calculator location 2,6

Ammo Thief: On a melee kill, regenerate some of the ammo reserve for your current weapon (+15% ammo) Ego calculator location 5,9

Assassin’s Cache: On a critical kill, regenerate some of the ammo reserve for your current weapon (+3% ammo regen) Ego calculator location 10,3

Reload

Overload: While Overcharge is active, you reload faster (+30% Reload) Ego calculator location 4,6

Single Minded: You reload faster while standing still (+30% Reload) Ego calculator location 1,1

Survival Instinct: You reload faster when your shields are empty (+45% Reload) Ego calculator location 6,8

Shock Trooper: On an explosive kill, you have a chance to instantly reload your weapon (30% chance) Ego calculator location 1,10

Preparedness: Your stowed weapon automatically reloads over time (9% of clip reloaded every second) 5,6
Emergency Ammo: When your shield breaks, you instantly reload part of your weapon’s clip. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (15% of clip reloaded) Ego calculator location 5,7

MY LOADOUTS

Commando

Overcharge: EGO Power that increases weapon damage for 10 seconds. When activated, it instantly reloads your current weapon. (+30% DMG)

Fortitude: Increase your health (+750 HP)

Regeneration: Constant bonus health regeneration (+3% HP regeneration)

Nerves of Steel: You deal more critical damage to enemies that are moving towards you (+15% Crit Mult)

Gunslinger: You deal more critical damage when firing from the hip (+12% Crit Mult)

Sucker Punch: You deal more damage from behind enemies (+15% DMG)

Rear Guard: You take less damage from behind (Take 45% less damage)

Cellular Armor: You take less damage (Take 6% less damage)

Quick Charge: Reduce the recharge time of Overcharge (-9 seconds

Killing Machine: Increase Overcharge duration (+6 seconds)

Rogue

Cloak: EGO Power that makes you invisible to enemies for 15 seconds. Cloaking activates immediate shield regeneration. (36 second recharge) Ego calculator location 8,2 thru 9,3

Shadowed Strike: You deal more damage while cloaked (+30% DMG)

Infiltrator: Increase Cloak duration (+6 seconds)

Shadow’s Core: Reduce the recharge time of Cloak (-9 seconds)

Ambush: You deal more critical damage to enemies that are not engaged in combat (+9% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 7,3

Hunter’s Stance: You deal more critical damage while crouched (+9% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 7,2

Juggernaut: On a melee kill, you take less damage for 5 seconds (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 10,8

Escape Artist: When your shield breaks, you move faster for 5 seconds (+45% Speed) Ego calculator location 7,8

Hyperactive: On a melee kill, you move faster for 5 seconds (+45% Speed Ego calculator location 9,7

Implosion: On a melee kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 10,9

Berzerker

Blur: EGO Power that boosts your movement speed by 50%. While active, your melee attacks deal full damage against shields. (18 second duration) Ego calculator location 8,8 thru 9,9

Killing Spree: On a kill, extend the duration of the active EGO Power (+6% duration) Ego calculator location 6,5

Sonic Strike: While Blur is active, you deal more melee damage (+60% Melee DMG) Ego calculator location 6,7

Second Wind: Reduce the recharge time of Blur (-12 seconds) Ego calculator location 6,10

Endurance Runner: Increase Blur duration (+6 seconds) Ego calculator location 10,6

Kill or Be Killed: You deal more critical damage when your shields are empty (+45% Crit Mult) Ego calculator location 9,6

Unfinished Business: Reviving yourself increases the damage of your next shot (expires after 10 seconds) (+100% DMG) Ego calculator location 7,1

Thick Skinned: You take half damage after your shield breaks (3 second duration) Ego calculator location 2,7

Deadly Cascade: You deal bonus damage for every additional enemy caught in an explosion (+30% DMG) Ego calculator location 1,7

Blast Shield: Reduce the range at which explosives hit you (-45% range) Ego calculator location 5,3

Double Agent

Decoy: EGO Power that sends out a mirror image of you. Press the Power button again to swap places with the decoy. (+60% decoy health) Ego calculator location 2,2 thru 3,4

Sensor Sweep: When you activate Decoy, all nearby cloaked enemies are revealed (30 meter range) Ego calculator location 5,4

Efficient Projection: Increase Decoy duration (+9 seconds) Ego calculator location 1,5

Materialize: Reduce the recharge time of Decoy (-9 seconds) Ego calculator location 5,1

Feedback: After your shield fully recharges, for 3 seconds you reflect back a portion of incoming damage. Cooldown: 5 seconds. (15% of damage reflected) Ego calculator location 4,1

Turn the Tide: Reviving another player recharges your self-revive (45% recharge) Ego calculator location 3,6

Displacement Field: You move faster for 5 seconds after your shield fully recharges (+45% Speed) Ego calculator location 3,10

Just Reward: On a critical kill, there is a higher chance for the enemy to drop gear (+3% drop chance) Ego calculator location 10,4

Survival Instinct: You reload faster when your shields are empty (+45% Reload) Ego calculator location 6,8

Fortified Stance: You take less damage while standing still (Take 15% less damage) Ego calculator location 5,2

Angel of Death

Blur: EGO Power that boosts your movement speed by 50%. While active, your melee attacks deal full damage against shields. (18 second duration) Ego calculator location 8,8 thru 9,9

One for All: When you revive a group member, other group members are also revived (75 meter range) Ego calculator location 3,5

Lifesaver: Reviving another player recharges your EGO Power (45% EGO Power recharge) Ego calculator location 3,7

Self-Medicated: Increase the recharge rate of your self-revive (+45% recharge rate) Ego calculator location 2,4

Combat Medic: You take less damage while reviving other players (Take 75% less damage) Ego calculator location 3,4

Samaritan: After reviving another player, you take less damage for 5 seconds (Take 45% less damage) Ego calculator location 4,3

Phoenix Boost: Reviving yourself recharges your group’s shields (100% shield recharge) Ego calculator location 1,4

Predator: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger against enemies that are not in combat (+15% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 6,3

Insult to Injury: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger on a critical hit (+6% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 6,4

Longshot: Nano effects have a higher chance to trigger when you are at least 40 meters from the target (+9% nano effect chance) Ego calculator location 10,1

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4 Responses to “Defiance Perks List and Builds Guide”

  1. Great guide, thank you for taking the time to write it all out for us. Most helpfull :-)

  2. I suspect the ‘General EGO perks’ are not general. I have tested the ‘Pumped Up’ perk; It works with Decoy, but does not work with Cloak.

  3. I think… 1, 3 would be 1 to the right, 3 down.

  4. What does “Ego calculator location” mean?

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