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Secondary Dexterity is a Secondary Arcane Enhancement that on melee kill increases secondary 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.

Drop 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.
  • Useful for weapons that rely on status effects to kill targets (making deadhead harder to proc) or have difficulty killing groups of enemies fast (which is what merciless requires), offering a middle ground where the weapon only gains bonus damage but can gain this damage on melee kills.

Patch History[]

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

  • Introduced.