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What is Soulblaze in Warhammer 40k: Darktide? Answered

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has a lot of different skills, abilities, and passives to keep track of, and some can be a bit confusing or not explained enough for players to know what they do. In the case of the Psyker, Soulblaze can play a big role in creating very solid builds and being a fun way to play. But what does Soulblaze actually do? Here’s a closer look at this Psychic trait that can really turn up the heat in battle.

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What is Soulblaze in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide?

Soulblaze is a unique aspect of Psyker’s toolset and a big part of some of the playstyles and builds of the class. This effect deals damage over time to enemies it has affected and can be stacked for increased effectiveness, and is primarily used to help damage and kill groups or enemies faster, as well as help take down enemies from larger elite.

Players get their first feat that uses Soulblaze at level 10 called Wrack and Ruin, which reads “Killing an Elite or Specialist with Brain Burst applies two stacks of Soulblaze to all enemies within three meters of the target.” In essence, a player would use their main Brain Bust ability to kill a stronger elite enemy like a Scubgunner, and all nearby enemies would start taking damage. In truth, this ability on its own doesn’t do much damage, but it’s best used in conjunction with some other feats that can cause Soulblaze to hit more enemies and deal more damage.

Players can unlock the Kinetic Overload feat at level 25, which will apply four stacks of the Soulblaze effect to a nearby enemy when at max Warp Charges, an increasingly damaging buff, and prioritizes elite enemies. This will then synergize with Ascendent Blaze, a level 30 feat that applies Soulblaze stacks to enemies hit by Psykinetic’s Wrath ability, with the number of stacks based on how many Warp Charges you have. With these abilities, it’s easy to spread multiple Soulblaze effects to enemies fairly quickly and with increased damage, making the Psyker great for melting down elite and specialist enemies, as well as helping thin out hordes from afar.

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