Poison Ball

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Stock Poison Ball
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Type Active
Cooldown 45 seconds
Duration 5 seconds
Base Damage 500 + 10 * (Item Lvl-1)
Effect Radius 3 m


"Shoots a ball that damages targets and afflicts them with Poison, damaging them further over time."

Poison Ball is a Biotech offensive ability unlocked at level 15. It launches a projectile similar to Healing Ball that damages all enemies in an area and applies a damage-over-time field to the impact location.

Prefixes & Modules

Poison Ball can come with the Barrage, Charged, Cooled, Distant, Lasting, and Widened Prefix as well as the Custom prefix (currently only on Barrage, Cooled, Widened).

Modules that modify Range, AoE, Duration, and Recharge can be used.

Modding Considerations

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Gameplay Notes

Poison ball can be used while flying. A good tactic is to fly straight up and shoot all enemies that gather below you. This ability is great backup if there are a large number of enemies attacking a thumper. The poison effect will also hurt the user, be careful when firing.

Affected By Perks

ARES Suppliers

Poison Ball can be bought at various levels from the following ARES Vendors using local vouchers.

  • Blue L24 - Shanty Town, Supply Officer "Shadow" - 90 vouchers
  • Blue L40 - Camp Jasper, Supply Officer Mendel - 120 vouchers

Known Bugs

Assault Afterburner - Bombs Away - Burn Jets - Cannonball Afterburner - Crater - Disruption - Immolate - Inferno Dash - Missile Shot - Overcharge - Shielded Crater - Thermal Wave - Trailblaze
Biotech Blinding Poison Trail - Creeping Death - Emergency Response - Evacuate - Ghostly Triage - Healing Ball - Healing Generator - Healing Pillar - Healing Wave - Kinetic Shot - Poison Ball - Poison Trail - Triage
Dreadnaught Absorption Bomb - Charge - Combat Shotgun - Explosive Rounds - Graviton Blast - Gravity Field Grenade - Heavy Armor - Particle Beam - Reflective Armor - Repulsor Blast - Rocket Jump - Shield Wall - Sundering Wave - Teleport Shot - Thunderdome - Turret Mode
Engineer Armor Station - Boomerang Shot - Bulwark - Charged Pulse Generator - Claymore - Deployable Shield - Energy Wall - Heavy Turret - Multi Turret - Overclocking Station - Rocket Turret - Sentinel Pod - Supply Station
Recon Advanced Decoy - Burning Cryo Grenade - Cryo Grenade - Decoy - Execution - Power Field - Proximity Response - Remote Explosive - Resonating Bolts - SIN Beacon - SIN Scrambler - Smoke Screen - Teleport Beacon