It goes without saying that Warhammer 40K: Darktide has a ton of confusing stat names for stats that arguably are easy enough to understand. Take Finesse for example, which is impossible to understand on its own but is a simple weakpoint damage multiplier. While the team is working on clarifying things, it’s something we’ll need to handle for the time being, and one stat for Psyker is just one part of that issue. Here’s what Soulblaze is in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.
Darktide Soulblaze Explained
As shown in the above image, the likely place where you first noticed the stat is Psyker’s Wrack and Ruin feat. The feat reads “Killing an Elite or Specialist with Brain Burst applies two stacks of Soulblaze to all enemies within three meters of the target”. On its own, that may seem like an AoE damage ability and while you’d partially be correct, the ability is actually Psyker’s form of Bleed stacks. When applied to the targets in the area, they’ll take a small amount of damage over time.
That may be a little discouraging, but Soulblaze stacks can be surprisingly powerful. Scab Shotgunners, Gunners, and Maulers tend to stick within groups of enemies, so killing them with Brain Burst can do some nasty damage. It may or may not kill them, but you can be sure they’ll be incredibly low and easy to finish off. Frankly, any form of Bleed damage in Darktide can be solid. Take one of the Ogryn’s feats for example, which applies Bleed stacks to all targets hit in a Bull Rush. Some fine amounts of damage if you’re so inclined.
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Armed with this information, hopefully, you can make the best use of Psyker’s kit to ensure you output maximum damage for your team. Just make sure not to let the Peril drive you explosively insane, or perhaps it’s just us doing that.