Increases Magazine Size and reduces Recoil with Combat Rifles.
+(9...45)% Magazine Size and Recoil Reduction
|Magazine Size and Recoil Reduction||9||18||27||36||45||54||63||72||81|
Ranks beyond 5 may be acquired through the use of class mods.
While not necessarily a bad skill to have, Assault suffers from competition: It increases the ammo capacity of combat rifles, but less so than Overload, which does it for all weapons. Furthermore, the recoil reduction tends to pale in comparison to the potential +150% from proficiencies, and the potential +195% from a Rifleman class mod. Finally, for a skill dedicated to combat rifles, Assault doesn't even increase their damage.
If a player is able to find a good combat rifle early game, then Assault can be an extremely interesting skill to have. However, by late game putting points into it will feel like they are wasted.
- This ability stacks with Overload to increase magazine size.
- Because the magazine size increase is percentage based, combat rifles with smaller ammo capacity are still more greatly affected as a rule. Increased ammo capacity increases fire time/overall time.