Focus Enhancement is an experimental augmentation in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that gives the perception of slowing down time for better reaction times.

This augmentations also synergies well with Remote Hacking by slowing down the firewall cursor.

Description Edit

The Focus Enhancement augmentation is lodged within the user's nervous system. Activation coupled with the Regulated Nervous System supplement guarantees a brief increase in accelerated awareness. In a similar fashion to the Reflex Booster, the system jolts the user's parasympathetic nervous system for a brief time to make quick decisions.
Accelerate core augmentations to improve reaction time.
Warning: This augmentation is experimental. Unlocking it will add to the Overclock.
  • Activation cost: 2 Praxis
  • Activation: manual
  • Energy consumption: high

Upgrades Edit

Regulated Nervous System Edit

Regulated Nervous System
The Hummingbird-9 Regulated Nervous System is a precautionary mechanism for the Focus Enhancement augmentation, guaranteeing the user does not enter a critical state. The system applies back-up safety protocols in the event of overexertion. As a fail-safe, the system feeds on the user's bio-electric capacity cells. Expending them overrides user manual activation and immediately terminates the system.
When active, the R.N.S. appears to slow the user's surroundings, while in truth, their reaction time has been nominally increased. Most regular actions are permissible within this mode.
The Hummingbird-9 is the 9th and only iteration of R.N.S. prototypes which did not immediately cause the test subject's heart ventricle valves and artificial heart to overheat and burst on activation.
Monitors and regulates the user's overclocked sensory feeds, giving the perception of slowed time.
  • Upgrade Requirement: Focus Enhancement
  • Activation cost: N/A
  • Activation: manual
  • Energy consumption: high

Notes Edit

  • This augmentation provides bullet time. While the drain for activating it isn't very high, it runs through even a fully upgraded energy bar very rapidly, so make the most of the time you have. Bonus experience points can be gotten by killing at least five people before you run out of energy, or turn the aug off. One can also use it as a pseudo-pause ability, which comes in handy rather often, as well as defensively to shoot down enemy grenades.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the only augmentation whose energy consumption is High even with upgrades. All other augmentations have energy-reducing upgrades or are capped at Medium (e.g. P.E.P.S).
  • Hummingbirds in real-life require large amount of energy to fuel their flights. Up to 100% of their metabolic needs come from sugar. In comparison, human athletes max out at around 30%.
  • Curiously, the activation energy/biocell limit consumed by activation of this augmentation is low.