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When you take AoE damage, a portion of the damage is also converted into extra Energy. It is important to note, however, that you still take FULL damage with this perk equipped.
- Upgrade 1: +10% transfer ratio.
- Upgrade 2: +10% transfer ratio.
- Upgrade 3: Now works on fall damage.
- Potential Energy is widely considered the best perk to have when using either of the shield packs, as it allows the player to immediately recharge a large portion of their energy after their shield pack goes down (provided they are being attacked by AoE damage).