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EQUIP a slowing orb. FIRE to throw a slowing orb forward that detonates upon landing, creating a lingering field that Slows players caught inside of it.
— In-game description

Slow Orb is a basic ability for Sage.


Slow Orb is a Crowd Control ability that Sage must equip before casting. Upon casting she throws forward a slow orb that detonates on contact with horizontal terrain, covering a surrounding area in radianite crystals. Any agents who come into contact with these crystals are slowed and give off an audio cue whenever they run or jump across the zone. Once it expires, the zone will rapidly dissipate.


Stat Value Confirmed
CustomReload Equip time 0.5 seconds Check MarkGame files
CustomReload Unequip time 0.4 seconds Check MarkGame files
Windup Windup time 0.5 seconds Cross*
Debuff Slow amount 50% Check Markv0.50
CustomReload Duration 7 seconds Check Markv0.50

* Values that are not marked as confirmed (i.e. values not provided explicitly in game or from patch notes) are only estimates. Whilst they may not be the true value, they have been tested so that they should be very accurate.

Update History[]

  • Bugfix Buff Fixed an issue where footsteps were not produced when in ADS and when running while slowed by Slow Orb.


  • Nerf Cost increased 100 >>> 200


  • Nerf Size reduced 30%


  • Nerf Zone duration decreased 9 >>> 7 seconds
  • Nerf Slowing amount decreased 65% >>> 50%


  • Buff Now also slows the air speed of players in the zone
  • Nerf Players can now walk through the Slow Orb without making noise