High Value Target
|Mastermind: Sharpshooter||Tier 3|
|Basic (3 pt): Enemies you mark take 15% more damage.|
|Ace (6 pt): Enemies you mark take an additional 50% damage when further away than 10 meters. Increases the duration of marked enemies by 100% and you can now mark specials by aiming at them with any weapon.|
High Value Target increases the damage dealt to enemies marked by the player. The Aced version of the skill further increases the damage bonus if the enemy is over 10 meters away, and doubles the duration enemies will stay marked (from ~13s to ~26s). Enemies marked by a player with the Aced version will have a darker red outline.
The Aced version also allows guards (when in stealth) and special units to be marked automatically by aiming at them with the player's weapon sights, similarly to the Theia Magnified Scope.
While the Aced version also allows cameras and drones to be marked by aiming at them, it does not have the increased duration, as shown by the standard light red outline.
High Value Target is applied when using camera access to spot enemies, but not when enemies activate trip mines in sensor mode.
The Aced version of the skill is best used against Bulldozers, especially on Death Wish, as it allows players to retreat while still dealing high damage against them. It is also useful against snipers, if the player's weapon does not have sufficient damage to kill them with one body shot. Sniper Rifles and bow weapons (especially with explosive bolts) highly benefit from the aced version, making them capable of killing Bulldozers in a few, and some case single, hits.
The Aced version is also extremely useful in stealth, as it greatly increases the duration that guards are marked. It also allows you to mark guards and cameras by aiming at them, which can be very useful, as it does not have the cooldown or limited range that the standard "shout" marking does, making it possible for one player to simply stay back and sweep their sights across all visible guards and cameras to give other players constant vision of their locations.
- High Value Target, in military terminology, is a person or resource that a commander requires to complete a mission.
- Currently the aced's auto-spotting does not work in Stealth, nor on Captain Winters.