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How to do Combo Attacks

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What are Combos
To be successful in Athem it is important that you master how to perform Combos as doing so will make you a dangerous adversary in combat. By using certain abilities in conjunction with each other you can create a combo attack that is able to inflict massive ammounts of damage to the enemy. When you successfully complete a combo attack you will get an audio and on-screen cue in the form of a big yellow 'Combo' above the enemy.

How to Perform Combos
To begin a combo you first need to hit the enemy with a Primer ability or attack (circle within a circle icon). This 'preps' or 'primes' the target so the combo can be activated and hit by a Detonator ability or attack (4-point star icon). To successfully execute a combo you need to hit a 'primed' target with a Detonator ability or attack which then completes the combo and provides an extra effect that is unique to each Javelin suit. Only the Javelin who successfully detonates a primed target will receive the combo effect.

Why are Combos Important
Combos deal much more damage than single abilities. They also allow you to weaken nearby enemies which is very useful when you are fighting with bigger groups of enemies. Combo attacks don't require any resources or energy, you only have to wait for the abilities to cooldown.

What are the Primer Abilities and Effects
Listed below are each of the four Javelin's Primer abilities and effects.


• Venom Darts:
Inflict burning acid damage with a volley of darts.

• Frost Grenade:
Freeze your opponents in place.

• Inferno Grenade:
Set your enemies on fire, dealing immediate and continuous damage.


• Venom Bomb:
Tosses a grenade which hits all nearby enemies with acid.

• Cryo Glaive:
Locks on to up to two nearby targets and freezes on impact.

• Detonating Strike:
A melee strike that charges an enemy with electric energy. If killed while charged, the enemy will explode dealing damage around them.

• Venom Spray:
Sprays out corrosive acid that damages all enemies hit.


• Ice Storm:
Places targeted fields of ice that explode with frost damage and freeze enemies.

• Ice Blast:
Hurls huge chunks of ice that deal massive force and freezes enemies in close-range.

• Living Flame:
A burst of flame energy that seeks out and ignites targets.

• Frost Shards:
Rapid-fire shards of ice that slowly freeze a target in place.

• Shock Burst:
A discharge of electric energy that can be bounced off of walls to reach targets behind cover.


• Firewall Mortar:
Light the battlefield on fire with a huge wall of flame.

• Shock Coil:
Hit every target around you with waves of electricity.

• Flamethrower:
Turn up the heat with a continuous blast of pure fire.

• Venom Spitter:
Unleash multiple arcing shots of acid down on your enemies.

What are the Combo Effects

Detonation will cause bonus damage to the enemy which the combo was triggered on.

Gain an elemental aura based on the ability used to detonate the combo. Enemies near you will receive an elemental status based on your aura.

Detonating an enemy will spead its elemental status to nearby enemies.

Deal bonus damage via explosion to enemies near the point of detonation.

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