So basically I'm playing as a Vanguard and I unlocked Marksman for the pistols and shotguns along with Unity and some other skills. I didn't quick-slot them at first and now, after unlocking another power, I can't find them in the bottom part of my HUD, where my powers are. I can only find the ones I quick-tabbed already. What do I need to do to see these other powers?

  • Some of your skills don't equate to powers in ME1, that is to say they're passives. Could that be why you aren't seeing them?
    – MBraedley
    May 11, 2013 at 18:53
  • so the marskman skills for each weapon type is a passive skill? cause i saw my squad have them in their powers section when i pressed the spacebar
    – Cosmin
    May 12, 2013 at 15:14
  • If it is an active skill (which it sounds like, I can't remember for sure), then it may be due to a bug in ME1 were if you have too many active skills, they don't all show up.
    – MBraedley
    May 12, 2013 at 17:13
  • well that sucks..thank you for the responses though
    – Cosmin
    May 13, 2013 at 13:44
  • @Cosmin I cannot speak to your specific bug, as I have not experienced it myself. However the masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Effect_Wiki may help you find the answer you seek if nobody here can.
    – AdamP
    May 13, 2013 at 19:21

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If you have too many unlocked, including some of the achievements, the power selection/wheel runs out of room. This is a bug, but one that won't be fixed if it still exists this long after the game's release.

There are a limited number of powers on the Power Wheel. ... Your bonus Talent may disappear when you unlock all your abilities. You can work around this by mapping the talent before the power disappears, or by selecting a weapon talent.

(Source: Mass Effect Wikia - Combat-Related Bugs)


If you have weapon specific powers, such as Marksman for the pistol and Carnage for the shotgun, and you have too many powers to display at once on the HUD, then it will show the power specific to the weapon you have equipped at the time.

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