This article is about the perk. For the ability, see Preparation.
Preparation (perk)
Preparation's duration and cooldown are increased by 15% per rank.
Release date 25 January 2016 (Update)
Gizmo type Armour
Maximum rank 3

Preparation is an Invention perk that increases the duration and cooldown of the Preparation ability. It can be created in armour gizmos.

At rank 3, Preparation's uptime decreases to 48.97% (down from 50%), but because it cannot be activated as frequently due to its increased cooldown, more time to use other abilities becomes available for only an insignificant decrease in Preparation's net effectiveness.

Rank Increase Time
Activation Cooldown
None 0% 10.2s 20.4s
1 15% 11.4s 23.4s
2 30% 13.2s 26.4s
3 45% 14.4s 29.4s


MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
Crafted parts
Crafted partsCommon00111
Heavy components
Heavy componentsUncommon011–21–21–2
Metallic parts
Metallic partsCommon00111
Harnessed components
Harnessed componentsRare01223

Suggested gizmos

Gizmo layout Possible perks
Harnessed components
Harnessed componentsHarnessed componentsHarnessed components
Harnessed components
  • Preparation (perk) Preparation 3
  • Other possible perks:
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