Outriders Worldslayer PAX Trees (Explained)

Outriders Worldslayer PAX Trees and Ascension System

The Outriders Worldslayer Expansion features new skill trees for current classes known as PAX Trees for players to utilize as they work towards perfecting their characters’ builds.

As such, players will have a fair bit more at their disposal to combat the newly added formidable foes that this expansion offers. So, here’s a breakdown on how PAX Trees work in Outriders Worldslayer.

What are PAX Trees in Outriders Worldslayer?

PAX Trees are additional skill trees you unlock throughout the Worldslayer campaign, split into two unique paths. For each of the four existing Outrider classes, these PAX trees include two new skill trees.

Additionally, each node in the PAX class trees is equivalent to a major node in your existing class trees, making each node distinct and essential. There are deep ties between the PAX trees and the Anomaly, which players will learn more about over time.

How to Unlock the PAX Tree

How to Unlock the PAX Tree in Outriders Worldslayer

Players who have reached Level 30 in the Worldslayer campaign and completed the Trepedition quest will be able to use the PAX System.

Nodes in the PAX class trees cannot be unlocked using Class Points earned from leveling up, in contrast to the other three skill trees. Nodes in PAX class trees, on the other hand, require PAX points, which you earn by progressing through the game.

How to Earn PAX Points in Outriders Worldslayer?

As preiously stated, PAX points can be earned just by playing the main campaign of Worldslayer.  A PAX point is given to you after finishing certain Quests in the main storyline of the game, which are as follows:

  • Pilgrimage
  • Shards
  • Wrath
  • Defeating the Fisherman in Trepidation
  • The Trial of Tarya Gratar (Endgame)

You won’t have to worry about missing any of these quests since they’re all related to Worldslayer’s main storyline and endgame activities.

You can earn a maximum of five PAX points, which means you can only max out one path on any particular PAX tree. Additionally, PAX points may be reset at any time, and there is no charge for doing so.

How to Reset your Allocated PAX Points

Respec your PAX Points by going to your Class menu, select PAX, then navigate on a skill to see a command for reset. This gives players the freedom to experiment with their characters’ builds without backlash.

Each of the four classes will have two new Subclass trees to place their points in, similar to the previous branches. These will provide powerful new passives that tie up with the new Ascension system that will be available for your classes.

Devastator PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Outriders Worldslayer adds two new subclass trees for the Devastator Class, which are:

  • Wrecker
  • Tectonic Shifter

Wrecker Skill Tree

Wrecker - Devastator PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Universal Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Hunting Season

Increase your Weapon Damage by 30% and your magazine size by 50%.

Harvester

Increase your Weapon Leech by 10%. Additionally, increase Weapon Leech by 2% for every enemy in Close Range up to 10%.

Hardened

Increase your Damage Mitigation by 5%. Additionally, increase Damage Mitigation by 2% for every enemy in Close Range up to 10%.

Finishing Touch

Increase your Weapon Damage by the percentage of ammo missing from your magazine. Killing shots replenish 35% of your magazine.

Top Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Armored Division

Increase your Armor Piercing by 20%. Reduce your Kinetic skill Cooldown by 50% of your Armor Piercing value.

Against Devastating Odds

Damaging at least 3 enemies with a Kinetic skill grants you 30% Armor Piercing for 4 seconds. Damaging fewer enemies makes your shots Critical Shots for 4 seconds.

Middle Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Come One, Come All

Your Kinetic skill removes Effect Resistance from hit Elites. This effect has a 7-second cooldown.

Elitism

Shots on Elites reduce incoming damage from Elites by 15% and increase damage against Elites by 30% for 5 seconds. 5-second cooldown.

Bottom Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Strange Surgeon

Your shots inflict Bleed. Killing an enemy afflicted with Bleed in Close Range reduces ongoing cooldowns for Protection skills by 1.5 seconds.

Overwhelming Force

While a Protection skill is active, you release seismic impulses every 2 seconds that deal damage equal to 40% of your armor.

Tectonic Shifter Skill Tree

Tectonic Shifter - Devastator PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Universal Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Impact Point

Your Seismic and Kinetic skill damage is increased by an additional 30% of your Anomaly Power. Bonus damage is split among all damaged enemies.

Puncture

Your Seismic skills inflict Bleed. Anomaly Damage to enemies afflicted with Bleed is increased by 10%.

Obliteration

Increase your Anomaly Power and Resistance Piercing by 6%. Each damaged enemy increases the bonus by 3%, up to an additional 9% for 3 seconds.

Earthen Shell

Damage dealt with skills is converted to Shield.

Top Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Upheaval

Enemies damaged by Seismic skill become Upheaved for 2 seconds, storing 10% of damage received during that time and releasing it once the effect ends.

Multistrike

30% of damage dealt by Seismic skills is stored and added to your next Seismic skill. The effect resets every time you release your stored damage.

Middle Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Richter Rising

Enemies damaged by both Seismic and Kinetic skills within 4 seconds receive 15% more damage for 4 seconds.

Energy Transmission

Each enemy damaged by your Kinetic skills increases the damage of your next Seismic skill by 15%. Each enemy damaged by your Seismic skills reduces ongoing cooldowns of your Kinetic skills by 0.5 seconds.

Bottom Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Terms Of Engagement

60% of damage dealt by Kinetic skills is stored and added to your next Kinetic skill. The effect resets every time you release your stored energy.

Momentum

Each enemy damaged by your Kinetic skills reduces ongoing cooldowns of other Kinetic skills by 1 second, up to 4 seconds.

Technomancer PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Outriders Worldslayer adds two new subclass trees for the Technomancer Class, which are:

  • Desolator
  • Overseer

Desolator Skill Tree

Desolator - Technomancer PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Universal Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Initial Striker

Activating skills increases your Anomaly Power or Firepower by 10% for 5 seconds, depending on which of them is higher.

Brain Dead

Activating Decay or Gadget skills increases your Weapon Damage by 15% for 5 seconds.

Lethal Devices

Your Ordnance and Gadget skills inflict Toxic to enemies hit and deal an additional 5% of your Anomaly Power as damage if Toxic was refreshed.

Pain Killer

Damaging an enemy grants you 2% Health Regeneration for 3 seconds. Stacks up to 2 times.

Top Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Permanence

Inflicting Toxic on an enemy has 100% chance to inflict a random additional status.

Dissection

You deal 5% more damage to enemies for every status inflicted on them.

Middle Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Necrotic Tissue

Damage against Elite enemies is increased by 20% when using a Sniper Weapon.

Twin Reaper

Sniper Weapon shots have a 75% chance to trigger an echo, dealing 25% of the damage dealt by the shot.

Bottom Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Break Their Ranks

Your Interrupt skills remove Effect Resistance from hit Elites. This effect has a 7-second cooldown.

Depleted Core

Your Ordnance skills' damage is increased by 100% of your Status Power.

Overseer Skill Tree

Overseer - Technomancer PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Universal Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

The Undying

Every 5% of your missing Health increases your Weapon Leech and Skill Leech by 5%.

Accelerator

Your Weapon Damage is increased by 100% of your Weapon Leech.

Override

Your Anomaly Power is increased by 100% of your Skill Leech.

Apothecary

You pulse every 5 seconds, healing all Players within a 25-meter radius for 2% of all damage done by you between each pulse.

Top Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Purification Protocol

Your Turrets pulse in a 25-meter radius, removing up to 1 negative status effect from you and your allies.

Leadseeker

Your Turrets pulse in a 25-meter radius, replenishing 30% of your ammo and granting 20% increased damage for 5 seconds for you and your allies.

Middle Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Biosync

Your Overheal is converted to a 3-second Health Regeneration effect for you and your allies.

Kinetic Converter

Critical shots heal the nearest ally for 20% of their Max Health. If Overheal occurs, the player also receives 30% increased damage for 5 seconds. This effect has a 5-second cooldown.

Bottom Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Hastened Influence

Reduce the remaining cooldown of one of your skills by 0.5 seconds for every status removed by you or applied to an enemy by any PLayer.

Burrowing Charge

Critical Shots inject enemies with an explosive charge for 5 seconds, dealing 250% of Anomaly Power as damage upon the next Critical Shot taken. This effect has a 5-second cooldown.

Trickster PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Outriders Worldslayer adds two new subclass trees for the Trickster Class, which are:

  • Spectre
  • Exploiter

Spectre Skill Tree

Spectre - Trickster PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Universal Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Damaged!

Damaging enemies with Damage skills increases your damage by 10% for 5 seconds.

Adaptation

Activating skills grants you 15% Anomaly Power or Firepower for 5 seconds depending on which of them is higher.

Reactive Shielding

Activating skills increases your Damage Mitigation by 5% for 6 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

Phasing

Activating skills grants your 15% Shield and 10% Shield to allies.

Top Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Great Expanse

Extend the distance considered as Close Range by 2 meters.

Quantum Entanglement

All enemies in Close Range share 20% of your Weapon Damage.

Middle Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Harrowing

Increase your Resistance Piercing by 10%. Each enemy in Close Range increases the bonus by 2%, up to an additional 10%.

Spectral Spike

Damaging skills have a 100% chance to deal additional damage equal to 15% of your Anomaly Power. Consecutive triggers on the same enemy stack, dealing more damage up to 750%. This effect has a 1-second cooldown.

Bottom Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Superposition

Increase your Damage Mitigation against Elites by 20% during and for 3 seconds after using a Movement skill.

Special Tactics

Damaging Elites increases your damage against Elites by 3% for 3 seconds. Effect can occur once per second and stacks up to 10 times.

Exploiter Skill Tree

Exploiter - Trickster PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Universal Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Triggerman

Your damage is increased by 15% for each skill on cooldown.

Cheap Shot

Your Class Melee skill lowers damaged enemy's Armor and Resistance by 30% for 5 seconds.

Lies, Deception

Activating Deception skills grants you 15% Shield every 1 second for 4 seconds.

Fail-safe Protocols

When your Health drops below 30%, get 50% Shield and 20% Damage Mitigation for 3 seconds. Fail-safe Protocols can be triggered every 10 seconds.

Top Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Rigged Game

Activating skills increases your Critical Damage by 10% for 5 seconds. Stacks up to 2 times.

Infinity Slinger

Sidearm Weapons do not consume ammo during and for 4 seconds after using a Movement skill.

Middle Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Power Overwhelming

Increases your Firepower by 40% of your Anomaly Power when using an Assault Weapon.

Perpetuum Trickery

Critical shots increase your Anomaly Power by 10%, stacking up to 5 times. The stacks are consumed by the next Damage skill you use. Activating Damage skills increases your Assault Weapon Damage by 50% for 7 seconds.

Bottom Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Goals Beyond Understanding

Damage done to Elites tagged with Deception skills has a 25% chance to be increased by 200%.

Meticulous Schemer

200% of killing damage on enemies tagged with Deception skills is divided amongst other tagged enemies.

Pyromancer PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Outriders Worldslayer adds two new subclass trees for the Pyromancer Class, which are:

  • Gunblazer
  • Pyromaniac

Gunblazer Skill Tree

Gunblazer - Pyromancer PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Universal Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Coming In Hot

Deal 15% more damage to enemies above 80% Health and 30% more damage to enemies below 30% Health.

Ashen Regalia

Killing Marked enemies increases your Damage Mitigation by 7% for 6 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

Ashen Wake

Your shots damage all enemies afflicted with Ash within a 4-meter radius of the target, dealing 30% of the damage dealt.

Hot Streak

Critical shots increase Weapon Damage by 6%. Bonus lasts for 4 seconds and stacks up to 5 times.

Top Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Carbonization

Enemies hit by your Immobilize skills receive 20% more Anomaly Damage for 4 seconds.

Carbon Footprint

Each enemy hit by Immobilize skills reduces the cooldown of the other Immobilize skill by 0.5 seconds.

Middle Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Carbon Ammo

Increases your magazine size by 200%.

Bullet Frenzy

Shots with Assault Weapons increase your Weapon Damage by 3%. This effect stacks until you stop shooting.

Bottom Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Solar Flare

Activating skills increases your Critical Damage by 10% for 6 seconds. Stacks up to 2 times.

Critical Mass

Critical Shots on Marked enemies turns all shots to Critical Shots for 2 seconds.

Pyromaniac Skill Tree

Pyromaniac - Pyromancer PAX Subclasses and Skill Trees

Universal Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Melting Point

Increases your Resistance Piercing by 15% when above 80% Health and by 30% when below 40% Health.

Scorched Flesh

Activating Ignite skills increases your Status Power by 10% for 5 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

Master Exploder

Explosive skill damage is increased by 100% of your Resistance Piercing.

Convection

Reduce all skill cooldowns by 4 seconds when all skills are on cooldown. 3This effect has a 3-second cooldown.

Top Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Furnace

Increases your Status Power by 15% for every enemy afflicted with Burn. Stacks up to 5 times.

Burnt Offerings

Increase your Burn duration by 500%, and each consecutive Burn tick on an enemy deals 10% more damage.

Middle Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Conduction

Reduces your skill cooldowns by 15%.

Arsonist

Activating skills has a 30% chance to reset all skill cooldowns. This effect has a 5-second cooldown.

Bottom Branch Skills

Nodes

Effects

Backdraft

Your Anomaly Power is increased by 30% for every skill on cooldown.

Trigger Sequence

Activating an Explosive skill increases the damage of the next Explosive skill by 25%. The buff stacks up to 3 times, after which it starts anew.


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