Core Abilities are long-cooldown, very powerful Titan abilities in Titanfall and Titanfall 2. Each Titan chassis has unique Core ability specific to that Titan - the only Titans that share a Core Ability are Ogre and Destroyer, both of which share the Shield Core.
When titan is dropped on the battlefield, it's core is uncharged and must be charged before core ability may be used. It takes 200 seconds (3 minutes and 20 seconds) to charge the core. This time may be significantly reduced by dealing damage to or killing an enemy. When command for core activation is given, it takes two seconds for core to heat up; and only after that ability will take effect.
When ability is activated, titan shields will begin to restore. Restoration process may be interrupted by damage.
If Titan is doomed, it will instantly lose any core effects and core can not be activated.
Core Abilities Edit
|All titan attacks, including Electric Smoke and melee attacks deal two times more damage.|
|Energy for dashes replenishes so fast that it is essentially infinite.|
Destroyer (Titanfall Online-only)
|Ogre shield is replaced by reinforced shield which withstands twice as much damage. Even if Ogre is under fire, reinforced shields will appear fully charged.|
Titanfall 2 Edit
The Core System has been totally revamped with Titanfall 2. Instead of passive/ indirect benefits offered by the Cores of Titanfall, Titanfall 2's Cores are more like Uber-Weapons than they are a bonus ability. With the exception of Legion, Ronin, Monarch and Expedition, Cores are direct weapons that will deal an incredible amount of damage in a short amount of time. The mechanics of these cores vary, and can be countered in different ways.
Core Abilities Edit
|Laser Core||"A deadly oversized laser beam fired from the chest of the Ion and capable of stopping anything it its path."|
|Flame Core||"Creates a giant wave of fire that destroys anything in its path."|
|Flight Core||"Hover, unleashing rockets at targets below."|
|Sword Core||"Empowers his melee and sword abilities, and gives access to new sword attacks."|
|Salvo Core||"Unleashes a barrage of rockets that can be guided in flight. They’ll prioritize any locked target Tone looks at."|
|Smart Core||"The Predator Cannon automatically locks onto anything in range."|
Vanguard (By default)
|"Automatically fire a stream of Amped bullets."|