Metroid Dread: Aeion abilities guide

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In metroid dread, you will gain access to many abilities to help you on your journey through the planet ZDR. One set of skills are Aeon abilities, which are unique from others you acquire in-game. That’s because Aeon abilities are tied to a meter that fills up automatically, meaning you can use as many as you want, without worrying about running out – as long as you wait for the bar to refill. We do. However, each Aeon abilities have their own specialties and must be discovered from specific locations around the planet.

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In this guide, we’ll show you all three Aeon abilities, how they work, and where to find them. metroid dread.

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phantom cloak


The first Aeon ability you gain is Phantom Cloak. This is best used against the EMMI robots you encounter throughout the game, but it also works on other enemies. To use it, make sure your ion meter – represented by the yellow bar under your ammo in the top left – is full. click in right stick And Samus will be temporarily invisible. This move is not only useful against enemies, but also doors that can only be accessed while remaining invisible, so keep that in mind.

Just be aware, Samus moves quite slowly when using the Phantom Cloak, so you’ll want to step in at the opportune moments to make the most of it. Once the Aeon Meter hits zero, it will degrade your health while keeping you invisible, which is especially useful against EMI, just make sure it doesn’t spoil your overall health.

Arteria map in Metroid Dread.
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The Phantom Cloak Aeon Ability is located in Arteria and is given to you after defeating the Corpse Boss. This boss is found on the eastern side of the map and is available quite early in the game.

flash shift

Then there’s the Flash Shift Aeon ability, which gives Samus the ability to dash left or right quickly. This move is especially useful against bosses or mini-bosses, as it allows you to get out of the way quickly and create some distance between you and your enemies. It’s also great for just traversing the map, as it allows you to get there much faster than before. Note that you can only perform up to three flash shifts continuously before stopping to wait for the Aeon meter to refill. It fills up quickly, so you can get back to dashing a few seconds later.

To use move, hold down left stick till Left Or Correct and then press a Button. You can also perform this move in the air. keep pressing a while pressing Left Or Correct And you will dash. Just remember, you can only do this three times before you stop to recharge.

Map of Berenice in Metroid Dread.

You can find the Flash Shift Aeon ability in Burenia after using the Spider Magnet to navigate underwater. Visit the location on the map above, and the ability to flash shift will be available from a giant statue.

pulse radar

The last Aeon capability to unlock is Pulse Radar. This skill illuminates your surroundings and indicates any breakable walls and abilities that may be hidden from the naked eye. It’s an excellent tool, especially during the later parts of the game in which you’ll be hunting for extra missile tanks or power-ups. To use move, press and hold Correct Feather D-pad, and the area around you will pulsate – hence the name – and highlight any breakable blocks in blue. This trick will drain all your Aeion power when you use it, so you’ll need to wait a few seconds before you’ll be able to activate it again.

Map of Ghavoran in Metroid Dread.

This ability is located in Ghavoran and can be unlocked by defeating the blue EMMI in the area. Then, head to the location marked on the map above, and you’ll be able to get your hands on the Pulse Radar Aeon capability given off by a statue.

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