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Best Rage 2 Abilities | Nanotrites ability unlocks guide

The best Rage 2 abilities are those that allow you to wipe out any and all enemies in a quick flurry of bullets and super-powered melee strikes, as a master of the offensive. What’s more, the Rage 2 Nanotrites that you come across can also help you be defensive, with barriers and quick dodges. There are many different skills to learn in this game, but you have to choose in what order you level them up. In comes our guide to the best Rage 2 abilities!

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Shatter

Lunge towards targets and unleash a strong kinetic SHATTER that sends enemies flying and breaks armor.

Shatter Ability Location

RANGER ABILITY LOG 008 – Shatter has been scouted as being located towards the Junker’s Pass area.

Shatter Ability Ability Rating

3/5 – Useful when looking to quickly dispose or weaken a significant single threat, but can land you in hot water when taking on a group. Can be very satisfying, especially on lower difficulties where close-quarters engagements aren’t so risky.

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Grav-Jump

Use your Grav-Jump booster to give you an extra burst of lift while in the air.

Grav-Jump Ability Location

RANGER ABILITY LOG 005 – Gravity fluctuations have been felt in the Great Crack.

Grav-Jump Ability Rating

2/5 – Outside of combat, Grav-Jump is useful for quickly hopping up to ledges and hard-to-reach places. If you’re hunting for secrets, this is a must-have ability. When in combat, Grav-Jump loses its value, though can still pack a punch when combined with Slam.

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Defibrillation

Save yourself from death by discharging electrical shocks to the heart. Automatically activates while dying.

Defibrillation Ability Location

RANGER ABILITY LOG 003 – Initial data suggests that this Ark can be found in Canyon Cove.

Defibrillation Ability Rating

4/5 – Fantastic for its ability to give the player a second chance in a firefight. A self-revive during battle sure beats reloading at a checkpoint!

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Barrier

Raise an energy BARRIER that blocks bullets and explosions.

Barrier Ability Location

RANGER ABILITY LOG 001 – Records indicate this Ark can be found in Spikewind.

Barrier Ability Rating

3.5/5 – Good for when cover isn’t readily available, or when multiple explosive rounds and rockets are being sent your way. Allows time to breathe to health and/or pop an Infusion.

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Rush

A brief sprint boost that is useful for both offense and defense.

Rush Ability Location

RANGER ABILITY LOG 007 – The Rush ability is located in the Dealypipe area.

Rush Ability Rating

3/5 – Great for the impatient players, but also useful when wanting to quickly flank around a group of enemies. Also allows for rapid movement from cover to cover.

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Vortex

Deploy a singularity that pulls in nearby enemies. Step into the VORTEX to launch yourself into the air.

Vortex Ability Location

RANGER ABILITY LOG 011 – Look in Quake Hill for the Vortex ability.

Vortex Ability Rating

4/5 – The multi-functionality of the Vortex makes it a fun tool to play with. Combine the pull effect with a grenade and you’ll get a big juicy multi-kill!

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Constitution

Automatic cellular regeneration that partially heals injuries and protects from incoming damage. Regenerates health when picking up FELTRITE.

  • Level 1 – BULLET PROTECTION at nominal level.
  • Level 2 – Damage from BULLETS is reduced by 10%.
  • Level 3 – Damage from BULLETS is reduced by 20%.
  • Level 4 – Damage from BULLETS is reduced by 30%.
  • Level 5 – Damage from BULLETS is reduced by 40%.

Constitution Ability Location

Unlocked at the very start of the game, following the intro sequence.

Perks

  • Tier 1
    • Feltrite Absorption 1 – Health regeneration from picking up Feltrite is increased by 20%.
    • Kinetic Shield 1 – Damage from explosions and melee strikes is reduced by 20%.
  • Tier 2
    • Elemental Shield 1 – Damage from Fire and Electricity is reduced by 20%.
    • Regen Capacity – Auto healing of injuries is boosted by 10 percentage points.
  • Tier 3
    • Elemental Shield 2 – Damage from Fire and Electricity is reduced by 30%.
    • Kinetic Shield 2 – Damage from explosions and melee strikes is reduced by 30%.
  • Tier 4
    • Regen Efficiency – Health regeneration is sped up by 25% and delay is shortened by 1 second.
  • Tier 5
    • Feltrite Absorption 2 – Health regeneration from picking up Feltrite is increased by 40%.
    • Elemental Shield 3 – Damage from Fire and Electricity is reduced by 40%.
    • Kinetic Shield 3 – Damage from explosions and melee strikes is reduced by 40%.

Constitution Ability Rating

3/5 – Can be a lifesaver on harder difficulties. Rewards aggressive gameplay, as the more kills you get, the more health you regenerate.

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Focus

Focus NANOTRITES to highlight enemies and pull in nearby FELTRITE.

  • Level 1 – FOCUS can highlight targets within 50 meters.
  • Level 2 – FOCUS can highlight targets within 75 meters.
  • Level 3 – FOCUS can highlight targets within 100 meters.

Focus Ability Location

Unlocked at the very start of the game, following the intro sequence.

Perks

  • Tier 1
    • Remote Detonation 1 – Remotely detonate explosives during Focus.
    • Regen Booster 1 – Health regeneration speed is boosted to 150% during Focus.
  • Tier 2
    • Remote Detonation 2 – The speed of Remote Detonation is boosted by 100%.
    • Regen Booster 2 – Health regeneration speed is boosted to 200% during Focus.
  • Tier 3
    • Remote Detonation 3 – The speed of Remote Detonation is boosted by another 100%.

Focus Ability Rating

2.5/5 – The healing is a useful trait, but Focus is one of the less interesting abilities available in Rage 2. With that said, if you see a load of explosives nearby, Focus can make for quite the fireworks show!

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Overdrive

A temporary superpowered state that regenerates health. Kill enemies to charge, keep a high KILL MULTIPLIER to charge faster.

  • Level 1 – Health is regenerated during OVERDRIVE.
  • Level 2 – Health regeneration during OVERDRIVE is increased to 110%.
  • Level 3 – Health regeneration during OVERDRIVE is increased to 120%.
  • Level 4 – Health regeneration during OVERDRIVE is increased to 130%.

Overdrive Ability Location

Unlocked at the very start of the game, following the intro sequence.

Perks

  • Tier 1
    • Ability Surge 1 – Cooldown for all abilities is reduced by 15% during Overdrive.
  • Tier 2
    • Speed Boost – A boost to movement and reload speeds during Overdrive.
  • Tier 3
    • Ability Surge 2 – Cooldown for all abilities is reduced by 25% during Overdrive.
  • Tier 4
    • Ability Surge 3 – Cooldown for all abilities is reduced by 35% during Overdrive.

Overdrive Ability Rating

4.5/5 – Another ability that rewards the player for being super aggressive. Kill everything, spamming your other abilities like crazy, all the while healing yourself up! The sooner you level this up, the sooner you’ll be the most feared warrior in the wasteland!

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Slam

A SLAM that generates a powerful kinetic shockwave. Damage and range increases with height.

Slam Ability Location

RANGER ABILITY LOG 010 – The Slam ability has been located along the Earthscar region.

Slam Ability Rating

1/5 – Sure, you can combine the Slam with the Grav-Jump and Vortex, but you won’t use it nearly as much as your other abilities. I’d recommend you focus on leveling up the others first!

Best Rage 2 Abilities

Dash

A quick Nanotrite propelled dodge. Use during combat to throw off the enemy’s aim or to evade incoming attacks.

  • Level 1 – Dash reduces target acquisition for enemies.
  • Level 2 – Dash severely reduces target acquisition for enemies and reduces incoming damage by 30% for 1 second.
  • Level 3 – Dash completely ruins target acquisition for enemies and reduces incoming damage by 50% for 1.5 seconds.

Dash Ability Location

Unlocked at the very start of the game, following the intro sequence.

Perks

  • Tier 1
    • Cooldown – Cooldown is reduced from 3 to 2 seconds.
    • Instant Recovery 1 – Perform a Dash when stunned to immediately recover.
  • Tier 2
    • Dash Strike – Press [F] immediately after a Dash to trigger a heavy impact Melee Strike that inflicts 25% more damage.
  • Tier 3
    • Dual Dash – An additional Dash can be charged.

Dash Ability Rating

4/5 – Incredibly useful in a pinch, Dash allows the player to rapidly dodge out of the way of enemy fire. You also mess up enemy aim, making it difficult for them to target you. Go up the tiers and you’ll unlock more subsequent dashes, making the fight even more one-sided!