Concentration’s Mod Duration Effect
Highly useful as a trait, though a bit of a process to unlock, Concentration benefits all mods that have a duration function to them or are channeled. Mods like Hunter’s Mark, Hive, Mender’s Pool and the rest that work for a set time, while now work longer. Combined with the damage buff and mod power generation traits, Concentration helps you keep mods active longer and wreck everything that much harder.
While a difficult decision to put this in 3rd place, I do so only because it seemed more generally useful to get more out of the weapon mods by working to increase the damage they deal and increase the speed at which you can cast them, prior to extending their duration once cast. Also the barriers to get Concentration mean you will have to progress a fair bit through the game to acquire it.
Patch Updates: Now effects Hive Cloud and Spore Shot. Apparently prior to the Pre 2923 patch, it was not benefiting those mods.
How to Find the Concentration Trait
Concentration is another one of the Swamps of Corsus traits that requires a few distinct steps to acquire.
- First, you will have to complete the story mode up through Corsus, when you kill the world boss for the Guardian’s Heart. You will need to give the heart to the Iskal Queen in your playthrough before you can progress further. If you are already past this point and gave it to the Undying King, you will need to re-roll the campaign so you can choose the other option, which also means fighting the Undying King once he realizes you aren’t getting him the heart.There is also apparently a chance she might not spawn in a campaign, which means re-rolling again if you happen to be unlucky enough.
- Once you give the Iskal Queen the Guardian’s Heart in your story mode playthrough, you can generate an adventure mode of Corsus that has a chance to spawn the boss version of the Iskal Queen in her throne room dungeon. If you gave her the heart, she will be friendly to you upon entering her chambers. Starting a conversation with her will have her thanking you for your previous assistance and awarding you the Cryptolith Sigil. She then asks you to leave. At this point, if you should choose to do so, you can fight her using the dialogue options.
- The Cryptolith Sigil persists through adventure mode re-rolls, which you’ll have to do to generate new worlds that have a chance to spawn the Cryptolith Tower. This is found only in adventure mode, in any of the four worlds, but doesn’t seem to start showing up until you have the sigil, though I am unsure if this is actually the case or just random chance that I didn’t see it in all my adventure rolls prior.
- When you find a Cryptolith Tower (picture below) you can interact with it to receive one of three rewards. The first use of the tower will give you the Concentration trait. Finding it again and using it a second time gives Blood Bond and a third time gives the Labyrinth Armor Set. The sigil will remain in your inventory until it has been used all three times.