Primary Dexterity is a Primary Arcane Enhancement that on melee kill increases primary weapon damage for 20 seconds and stacks up to 6 times. At max rank, it also passively increases holster speed and Melee Combo Counter duration.

Can be sold for Credits64.png 1,000.


Rank Damage per Stack Total at 6 stacks Combo Duration Holster Speed
0 10% 60% - -
1 20% 120% - -
2 30% 180% - -
3 40% 240% - -
4 50% 300% - -
5 60% 360% 7.5s 60%


Awarded for defeating Acolytes in The Steel Path.

Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Arcane 16.67% 5 – 6 kills 38 ± 13 kills

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official droptables.

Expected refers to total number of attempts a player can expect to need in order to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

For more detailed definitions and information on how these number were obtained, visit here.


  • When the buff times out, one stack is lost and the buff duration resets.


  • If players would rather prefer to focus on melee and not on shooting targets, they can opt to equip this Arcane and SecondaryDexterity64x.png Secondary Dexterity, both at max rank, on their ranged weapons simply to provide their passive melee combo counter buffs that grant up to 15 seconds.

Patch History[]

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

  • Introduced.

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