Mass Effect: Andromeda: Explorer Guide, Best Strategies

Mass Effect: Andromeda: Explorer Guide, Best Strategies

All you need to know about Mass Effect Andromeda’s intuitive new combat Profiles, abilities, and the skills that you unlock along with them. Complete guide.

If you want a little bit of a bonus to Combat, Biotic, and Tech skills, choose Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Explorer profile. The Explorer doesn’t excel at any one thing but will give you a boost to each of the three types of skills. Choose this if you want the ultimate flexibility when it comes to skill usage.

If you have somehow stumbled upon this page and would rather be reading something other than a guide to the explorer profile, why not head over to our Mass Effect Andromeda Guide and Walkthrough.

How to Unlock the Mass Effect Andromeda Explorer Profile

To unlock the Explorer profile, you must invest skill points in each of the three skill types. Two points in Combat, Biotics, and Tech will unlock the usage of the Explorer profile.

Mass Effect Andromeda Explorer Profile Unique Bonuses

The Explorer only gets one bonus ability, but it’s one of the best in the game. Biotic Blink is the best evasion move in Andromeda and replaces your standard evade dash with a teleport. Biotic Blink teleports you quicker and further than your jump-jets or Biotic Evade, and can even take you through barriers.

Mass Effect Andromeda Explorer Profile Rank Requirements and Boosts

The Explorer is a jack-of-all-trades, and you must invest skill points in each of the three skill types to rank it up. Explorer is the hardest of the seven profiles to level-up, but if you can get used to its peculiarities, it’s worth it.

Rank 1Rank 2Rank 3Rank 4Rank 5Rank 6
Skill Points Required (Biotics, Tech and Combat)2818335278
Damage Resistance579111315
Weapon Damage5%7%9%11%13%15%
Biotic Power Damage15%20%25%30%35%40%
Tech Recharge Speed15%20%25%30%35%40%
Power Restoration and Defense15%20%25%30%35%40%

Recommended Strategies and Skills for Use With the Explorer Profile

Choosing to be an Explorer profile user opens up a lot of options for you. While the six other profiles are meant to center around specific strategies, you’re free to devise your own way to do things. The bonuses the Explorer receives aren’t focused on making the profiler great at anything, but it can be good at a lot. If you decide to use the Explorer, mix and match powers until you find a combo that works for you.

We've got plenty more guides for you elsewhere on the site, including a detailed looked at AVP and how to unlock Cryo Pods, how to solve Remnant Puzzles and a guide to crafting items and blueprints. You could also take a moment to chill, perhaps with a special friend. Head to our romance guide for all you need to know.

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