6.0 Mercenary Changes, Set Bonuses and Tactical Items

Listing of all the Set Bonuses and Tacticals Items available for Mercenaries.

Updated for Onslaught.

New ‘Ability’

Mercenaries are not getting a new Ability. Instead, Rocket Out is getting 2 Charges. The second charge is granted at Level 72.

New Utility Changes

Instead of 4 Tiers, Utilities are now divided into 3 Tiers (Skillful, Masterful and Heroic) and there are now a total of 9 points to spend. You have to spend at least 3 points to access the next Tier up. To access the Masterful Tier you have to spend 3 points in Skillful. To access the Heroic Tier you have to spend 6 points in Skillful and/or Masterful. There are 8 Utilities in each Tier.

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  • Jet Escape
  • Afterburners
  • Gyroscopic Alignment Jets
  • Improved Vents
  • Boresights
  • Adhesive Supplements
  • Threat Sensors
  • Heat Damping


  • Power Barrier
  • Torque Boosters
  • Pyro Shield
  • Power Shield
  • Energy Rebounder
  • Power Overrides
  • Jet Rebounder
  • Supercharged Reserves


  • Trauma Regulators
  • Smoke Screen
  • Kolto Surge
  • Supercharged Defense
  • Stabilised Armour
  • Battlefield Protocols
  • Thrill of the Hunt
  • Tag and Bag


While Spec specific Tacticals are designed for specific specs, they can be used on any Mercenary Spec.

Bodyguard (Heals)

HP-5 Dart Device
Kolto Shot applies a lingering heal over time effect to its target
Flashpoint Bosses
Rocket Fuel Vapours Kolto Missile grants a stack of Supercharge for each target it hits. Supercharged Gas heals all nearby allies when activated. Kolto Missile’s cooldown is extended by 4 seconds Flashpoint Bosses
Running Rapid Restoration
Rapid Scan can be cast while moving and heals for an additional 10%
Operation Bosses

Arsenal (DPS)

Burning Bright
Dealing damage with Blazing Bolts increases the damage of your next Priming Shot, stacking up to 8 times to 100%.
Flashpoint Bosses
Primed Ignition Priming Shot causes its target to burn. Blazing Bolts, Heatseeker Missiles, Priming Shot, and Tracer Missile all tick its damage.
Operation Bosses
Thernal Nuclear Fusion Fusion Missile spreads your Tracer Missile’s Heat Signature to the targets it damages, as long as it damages at least one target already affected by your Heat Signature. Heatseeker Missiles fire additional missiles to nearby targets affected by your Heat Signature. Flashpoint Bosses

Innovative Ordinance (DPS)

Continuous Fire
Sweeping Blasters and Death From Above refresh and tick your Incendiary Missile burn and Serrated Shot bleed. This effect can only occur once every 2.5 seconds.
Operation Bosses
Energised Charges
The duration of Supercharge Gas and Supercharge Burn are doubled.
Flashpoint Bosses
Magnetized Shrapnel
Explosive Dart now remains dormant on the target for 12 seconds. Mag Shot detonates it, dealing double its standard damage to the primary target.
Flashpoint Bosses

All Mercenary Specs

Cool Your Jets
Rocket Out vents 20 heat and immobilises enemies around you for 2 seconds.
Warzone Crates
Jet Boost increases your movement speed by 50% for 3 seconds. For each enemy hit with Jet Boost, the cooldown of Hydraulic Overrides is reduced by 3 seconds.
Conquest Crates
Missile Blastback
Missile Blast knocks its target back and refunds some heat.
Crafting – Biochem
Power Cycle
When you use an ability with power Surge, that ability is not put on cooldown.
Daily/Weekly Crates

Gear and Set Bonuses

Bounty Hunter

Squad Leader’s Mastery +2% Whenever you take damage with Energy Shield, a weaker shield is applied to nearby allies for 3 seconds  
Hunter Killer’s Mastery +2% Stealth Scan also applies Stealth Protection to you, scanning a small area around you  
Game Plan Mastery +2% When your Kolto Overload’s Health Monitor is triggered for the first time, it deals damage back to the enemy who damaged you  
Woads Instinct Mastery +2%
Thermal Sensor Override gains 2 charges


Apex Predator Mastery +2% Activating Power Shot, Tracer Missile or Rapid Scan increases the critical chance of your next Power Shot, Tracer Missile or Rapid Scan by 10%. Stacks up to 5 times but is removed on 6th stack. Dealing damage with Power Shot or Tracer Missile and healing with Rapid Scan grant a stack of Power Step, stacking up to 5 times. At 5 stacks, your next Power Shot, Tracer Missile, or Rapid Scan is more effective and generates no Heat.
Concentrated Fire Mastery +2% Gaining a stack of Supercharge increases your critical chance by 10% for 10 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 10 seconds. Doing damage or healing an ally has a 5% chance to build a Supercharge, and can only occur once every 3 seconds. After activating Supercharged Gas, your next Rail Shot or Mag Shot critically hits.
Notorious Mastery +2% Power Surge grants Precision Targeting, increasing armor penetration by 10% for 6 seconds. This effect cannot occur more than once a minute.
Power Surge grants an additional charge.
Tech Medic Mastery +2% Onboard AED become san instant-cast.
Chaff Flare heals all allies around you.


Where to get the new Set Bonuses (besides Vendors).

Apex Predator Mercenary Dxun Operation Bosses
Concentrated Fire Mercenary PvP Crates
Game Plan Bounty Hunter PvP Crates
Hunter Killer’s Bounty Hunter Conquest Crates
Notorious Mercenary Operation Bosses
Squad Leader’s Bounty Hunter Daily/Weekly Crates
Tech Medic Mercenary Conquest Crates
Woads Instinct Bounty Hunter Craftiing – Armourmech


Charges basically allow you to use select Abilities more than once, depending on the number of Charges they have. For example, if an ability has 2 charges on it, you can use the Ability twice. 
You have to have at least 1 Charge to be able to use an Ability with Charges.

When you use an Ability with a Charge once, it uses up one Charge and the Charge timer goes on ‘cooldown’. When the cooldown timer is up, you will gain another ‘Charge’. If you use all the Charges the Ability has, you have to wait for the cooldown timer to complete to be able to use the Ability again.

Mercenaries have Set Bonuses and an Ability with Charges.

Bounty Hunter 4 Set Bonus – Woads Instinct (Thermal Sensor Override) 2 2 minutes
Mercenary Ability –Rocket Out 2 20 seconds
Mercenary 6 Set Bonus – Notorious (Power Surge) 2 1 minute

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