So the Radiance skill says that your abilities are boosted, but which abilities are boosted?

Radiance skill

Is it just melee? Does it include grenades? What use is this skill on it's own without any upgrades?

  • It does allow you to throw around grenades like candy. I don't know definitively what else it might effect and how though.
    – Chris
    Jan 13, 2015 at 11:37

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Radiance greatly speeds up cooldown times for your melee ability (energy drain, scorch) and grenade. You also drop at least one light orb for every enemy you kill while Radiance is active.

I believe cooldown times are the only thing boosted by the base Radiance ability. I've never noticed any damage boost per grenade or melee ability while using Radiance. It simply lets you use a lot more of them in a short time span.

Source for more sunsinger/radiance information.

Edit: ran a quick test last night: hit a dreg with a fusion grenade, then I activated Radiance and hit another dreg of the same level with another fusion grenade. The grenade did the same damage to both enemies. Similar tests with scorch produced the same result.

  • If you have "Song of Flame" (While active, Radiance reduces all cooldowns for nearby allies) does that apply the exact same effect to allies or is it a lesser effect. Also do you know what the range is on that? Or is this better asked as a brand new question do you reckon (it seems very related so I'm a bit unsure if it would just be better to expand this answer).
    – Chris
    Jan 15, 2015 at 13:43
  • This question was more focused on the base Radiance ability (buffs applied without Song of Flame, Radiant Skin, Fireborn). You might be better off asking that as a separate question. Plus, hey, free rep. Jan 15, 2015 at 13:49
  • I've asked that at gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/201866/… if you want to go and answer. :)
    – Chris
    Jan 15, 2015 at 13:55

In PVP the melee attack whilst using radiance is a one hit kill rather than the usual two (hitting an enemie with full health and armour).

So I would say that the melee damage is increased but this is just from personal experience/opinion.

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