What is Coherency in Warhammer 40K: Darktide? – Answered

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Warhammer 40K: Darktide has a lot of mechanics you need to utilize if you want to perform at your best. You have the standard combat mechanics such as suppression, movement, aiming, and shooting, but there are other mechanics such as Toughness. One of the main ways of regaining Toughness is through Coherency, though the way the mechanic works and what you can do with it might not be entirely clear. Here’s what Coherency is in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

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Darktide Coherency Explained

Coherency refers to your proximity to allies while playing Darktide. For every ally you’re close to (including yourself, technically speaking), you gain one stack of Coherency. By default, this passive grants you recharging Toughness with the recharge rate changing based on how many allies you’re in Coherency with. This incentivizes sticking close to your team, as hits from enemies can be recharged even faster than average.

Though once you’ve leveled your classes, Coherency can bring about different effects that benefit those in Coherency with you. Using the Veteran as an example, its Aura passive grants you and your allies in Coherency some ammo when any of you kill an Elite enemy. Its level 15 feat Demolition Team also grants you and your allies a 5% chance to gain a Grenade on Enemy Kill. These sorts of benefits exist for every class, so be sure to select them if you don’t have a feat that benefits you a ton.

The final upgrade you can make to Coherency is a bit rarer than the other two additional buffs, though exists nonetheless. The Ogryn’s level 15 talent, Towering Presence, grants players 50% increased Coherency radius, meaning you can reap the benefits of Coherency from a much further distance. Given that the Ogryn has to get into the thick of battle to be effective, this makes this feat surprisingly useful. Maybe not as much as one of the other level 15 feats, Lead the Charge, but that’s a debate for another time and place.

Related: What is Toughness in Warhammer 40K Darktide? – Answered

Coherency is an incredibly important stat in Darktide, and it’s important that you keep an eye on your stacks at all times. You’d be surprised how many times it’ll save your life.

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