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Defense Matrix

Defense Matrix

defense matrix mass effect 3
Type Tech Power
Can use Shepard
Description Reinforce armor with protective Foucault currents. Purge the currents to restore shields.

Defense Matrix is a Tech Power in Mass Effect 3. These abilities rely on technology and can be used both offensively and defensively.

Defense Matrix - Progression

Rank Effect Requirements
  • Slows power use by 60%. 
1 Squad Point
  • Increase recharge speed by 25%. 
2 Squad Points
  • Increase shield restoration by 20% when purging armor. 
3 Squad Points
4 Durability
  • Increase damage protection by 5%. 
4 Squad Points
Shield Bonus
  • Increase shield restoration by 30% when purging armor. 
4 Squad Points
5 Shield Recharge
  • Decrease shield-recharge delay by 15%. 
5 Squad Points
Power Synergy
  • Increase tech power damage by 25% while Defense Matrix is active. 
5 Squad Points
6 Power Recharge
  • Reduce the power speed penalty by 30%. 
6 Squad Points
  • Increase damage protection by 10%. 
6 Squad Points

Defense Matrix - Notes

  • The power cooldown time comes from the equipment-provided bonuses, not the overall cooldown.
  • The ability is unique because activating it does not interrupt any other action.