This is a guide to using Anomaly Shards in the game Outriders. To learn more about how each Shard affects a certain aspect of your combat gameplay, read on.
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Anomaly Shards, or simply Shards, are used crafting to specific attributes of equipment. Every piece of equipment from Unusual to Legendary rarity, gets a random Anomaly Shard. A piece of gear can get from 1 to 3 Shard attributes at a time.
Shards can be farmed when you dismantle existing gear. This is the only way you can farm for shards. Every piece equipment will have a unique combination of Shard attributes that cannot be changed.
You can use Shards when you go into the Crafting menu. Each Shard affects a different aspect of your gameplay. The higher the level of your gear is, the more Shards will be needed to boost its attributes.
|Anomaly Power||Bonus Firepower||Max Health|
|Long Range Damage||Close Range Damage||Crit Damage|
|Status Power||Healing Received||Armor Pierce|
|Weapon Life Leech||Skill Life Leech||Cooldown Reduction|
Anomaly Power Shards not only increase your Anomaly Power Stat, it also increases the damage dealt by Melee, Skills, and Status Effects. It also adjusts your Skill Damage Bonus.
If you are going for an Anomaly Build, it is highly recommended that you invest in Anomaly Power Shards.
As its name suggests, Bonus Firepower gives additional Firepower to augment your weapon damage.
If you are going for a Build that will rely more on weapon damage, it is highly recommended that you invest in Bonus Firepower Shards.
Max Health Shards give your character more HP to last longer in battles.
If you are going for a tanky Build that can sustain more damage and last longer in battle, it is highly recommended that you invest in Max Health Shards.
This Shard adds bonus weapon damage on enemies targeted from more than 18 meters away.
This Shard focuses on adding bonus weapon damage dealt on enemies targeted within 10 meters of your position.
Usually players, who are better suited with Assault Rifles and Shotguns, would gain more benefit in investing in this Shard as compared to its counterpart.
This Shard enhances the amount of damage you deal when landing a critical hit. Of course, it is recommended that you pair this Shard with Mods that can enhance your Critical Hit Chance as well.
Status Power Shards enhance the effectiveness and duration of Status Efffects. This Shard is more beneficial when dealing with enemies that have a lot of HP.
This bonus is added directly to Heals received with your Class' Healing Mechanic. It does not affect Leech nor Health Regeneration bonuses.
Armor Pierce increases the percentage of damage dealt against enemies with enhanced Armor.
Similar to Weapon Life Leech, affects how much Health you receive when you damage an enemy using a skill.
This Shard reduces the Global Cooldown of all skills. For reference, here is how much a 22% Cooldown Reduction can affect your cooldowns.
With a 22% Cooldown Reduction Shard:
It may not seem like much but even a few seconds is always crucial in a battle.
|Tips and Tricks|
|Cross-Play Multiplayer (Co-Op) Guide||How to Level Up Fast | EXP Farming Guide|
|How to Save Your Progress Guide||World Tier Guide | How to Change Difficulty|
|How to Get Class Points||How to Fast Travel|
|How to Farm Legendary Items||Controls and Best Settings|
|Stats Explanation||Status Effects (Debuff) Explanation|
|How to Interrupt Enemy Attacks and Skills||Dismantling Equipment|
|Endgame Farming Guide||Expeditions Guide (Raids) | How to Unlock the Eye of the Storm|
|How Long is Outriders?||Combat Tips and Techniques|
|Status Resistance and Resistance Piercing||Character Creation and Customization Guide|
|How to Obtain Locked Items||How to Fix Stuck on Signed In Issue|
|How to Get Free Legendary Items||How to Use Shards|
|What Are Story Points?||Does Tiago's Elite Offer Reset?|
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