Faction Alignment - Faction Traits

CM Sulaco 2
CM Sulaco 2
KIXEYE Community Manager
Joined Nov 2014 Posts: 11,336
edited 30 Aug 2017, 9:17PM

Where does your Loyalty lie?

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Faction Traits

Aligning with a Faction allows you to show your loyalty to that faction. In return, you gain unique bonuses to aid your troops in battle.

Faction Traits are bonus effects that benefit all your Units in any combat so long as all of those Units match the Faction you’ve aligned to. So, for example, if you are aligned with the Sentinels, and you deploy only Sentinels Units, all of your Units will receive the Sentinel Traits. Deploy some Survivor Units along with your Sentinel Units and none of your Units will get the benefits.

So, if you remain loyal to your Faction by deploying only their Units, you’ll get some awesome and interesting bonuses.

Access the Faction Alignment screen from the Command Center menu to view each Faction’s Trait information.


How do these bonuses work?

  • Faction Trait Bonuses will only be applied ONLY when Faction Units are being used, for the Faction you are currently Aligned with.
    • Any non-faction Units deployed into OFFENSIVE BATTLES will not trigger the Faction Trait Bonuses.
    • Any non-faction Units deployed into DEFENSIVE BASES will not trigger the Faction Trait Bonuses.
      • Does not include Drones or Last Stand Defenders

Faction Trait Bonuses

  • Neutral
    • No Bonuses are applied to Units.
  • Survivors: Warlust
    • Survivor Units deployed deal more damage as both friendly and enemy Units are killed.
      • Survivors receive an additional 1% damage to all targets, for every 60 Capacity of Units killed (friend and foe - does not apply to missiles).
        • The damage bonus is capped at 100% increased damage and is reset when the battle instance ends.


  • Corpus: Adaptive Defenses
    • Corpus Units deployed will not take Damage greater than 15% of their maximum Health in damage from any given projectile.


  • Sentinels: Devotion
    • Sentinel Units deployed will have complete Immunity to all negative Status Effects.
      • Units will still take the basic damage from turrets and tech.
        • i.e. Napalm Effect from the Napalm Turret cannot cause actual damage to the infantry, though the Turret will still damage Units hit.



  • Survivors, Corpus, Sentinels: Loyalty
    • All three Factions have access to Loyalty (in addition to their unique Trait). Loyalty grants all Units of your selected Faction a flat 10% Damage Reduction.

Faction Trait UI (In Combat)

  • The Faction Trait UI will be displayed next to your player portrait when in Combat. There are 2 visuals displayed indicating the status of the Faction Trait: Inactive & Active.

  • Faction Traits Inactive - The UI will display a transparent silhouette of your Faction Leader.
    • Your Faction Trait will be Inactive if you do not have Aligned Faction Units deployed into Combat or if you have non-faction Units deployed alongside with your Aligned Faction Units.

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  • Faction Traits Active - The UI will display a full image of your Faction Leader.

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  • In PvP, the defending player will also have the Faction UI displayed, allowing both players to see each other’s trait bonus and status.

What units gain these bonuses (how do bonuses apply to units offensively and defensively)?

  • Offensive Battles
    • Units that do not break the bonuses
      • Faction Units (for the Faction you are aligned with)
    • Units that break the bonuses
      • Non-Aligned Faction Units (including Legacy Units)
      • Units spawned from Special Ops buffs
      • Mercenaries
      • Units spawned from bonus buildings*
        • *Exception - Faction Units aligned with your current Faction.
  • Defensive Battles
    • Units that do not break the bonuses
      • Faction Units (for the Faction you are aligned with)
          • Also applies to Units defending Deposits and Units in Bunkers.
    • Units that break the bonuses
      • Non-Aligned Faction Units (including Legacy Units)
      • Units spawned from Special Ops buffs


Good Luck!
CM Sulaco

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