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

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Warhammer 40K: Darktide requires an encyclopedia worth of understanding of the game to know what each stat is related to. Finesse, Mobility, and Rending are merely three examples of what Darktide does a poor job of explaining, though make sense once you piece together the facts. One such stat in the game is borrowed from its close sibling Vermintide 2, though can be confusing for new players. Here’s what Power is in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

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What Does Power Do in Darktide?

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In almost every case, there’s one place where you first would have noticed this stat. That is through several weapon traits, which include Power in both percentages and numbers. This makes it quite confusing since while Power should seem simple on paper, nothing about this game is simple. You can rest easy though since the stat is much simpler than you think.

Power affects the amount of damage you put out, while also reducing the damage you take during battle. Some have also reported it affects stagger, though these reports are unconfirmed. Regardless, Power is a very important stat as it’s calculated across all of your gear. If you can increase your Power by 10% this will make you much stronger for however long the trait lasts. The number value (+5 Power for 10 seconds, or something along those lines) is a little more confusing, but will merely increase your Power by that value.

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To increase your Power naturally, you merely need to equip stronger gear. This includes both Rating, which is the number on the bottom right of your weapon, and of course the rarity. The higher the rarity and Rating, the higher your overall Power will be.

Power may be confusing at first, though once it’s broken down, it’s much simpler. Increasing your Power can be incredibly valuable, even when compared to some of the other weapon traits. You don’t need to do anything specific to make use of it either (i.e. hitting armor). It’s just there as a flat boost.

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