Tom Clancy's The Division - Base of Operations, Wings and Vendors

How to upgrade and profit from your Base of Operations.

Establishing a base is your first task after your arrival in Manhattan. It provides somewhere for you to stock up on gear and consumables, unlock upgrades, and get missions. While it may not seem like much at first, the place will slowly improve as you work your way through the story.

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Vendors and Stash

Initially you'll have access to stores where you can purchase weapons, ammo, gear, and mods, and also claim rewards for special events. As you progress, you'll gain vendors for Dark Zone items, appearance modifications, and advanced weapons.

Your Stash is used to store unused items and claim loot extracted from the Dark Zone. You can also use it to transfer gear from one character to another - all the saves on your account will have access to the same Stash, so it's a good way to share the wealth.

Medical Wing

This Wing is unlocked by rescuing Dr Kandel, and gives you access to assorted healing skills and abilities - it will most likely be the first Wing you gain access to. Completing further Medical missions will allow you to unlock more upgrades, which are essential if you want to take a support role in group combat situations.

Below you'll find a breakdown of all of the critical Skills available from this wing, along with the various Mods that can be applied in time.


Pulse: Marks nearby hostiles and allies for a short period.

  • Recon Pack: increases range, and also detects nearby loot.
  • Scrambler: provides temporary shielding from enemy pulses.
  • Tactical Scanner: increased damage against tagged enemies.
  • Threat Detector: provides early warning of enemies and alerts if you've been scanned by a hostile.

First aid: Heals all allies within a small radius.

  • Defibrilator: revive downed allies.
  • Overdose: more efficient healing, with potential to provide bonus HP.
  • Booster Shot: increases DPS for nearby allies.
  • Extended Service: increases the skill duration.

Support station: Drops a support station for reviving downed allies and providing additional healing.

  • Life Support: automatically revives downed allies in the vicinity.
  • Immunizer: removes status effects and provides an immunity zone around the device.
  • Ammo Cache: nearby allies gain ammo when reloading and get reduced skill cooldown times.
  • Discharge: when the device expires, nearby allies are automatically healed.

Recovery link: Heals and cures the user and any nearby allies, and can provide an HP boost above your normal range.


  • Adrenaline: Allows med kits to provide an HP boost.
  • Shock and Awe: Supressing a hostle boosts movement speed.
  • Critical Save: Using a med kit when low on health boosts damage resistance.
  • Combat Medic: Using a med kit also heals nearby allies.
  • Triage: Healing an ally reduces their skill cooldown period.
  • Battle Buddy: Reviving a downed ally gives you and them a short period of damage reduction.
  • Shrapnel: Causing a target to bleed gives a chance to apply the debuff to nearby enemies.
  • Strike Back: Low health decreases skill cooldown time.


These are unlocked by upgrading specific areas of the Medical Wing.

Upgrade AreaPerkDescription
Clinic Medkits Increase your med kit capacity by 1.
Virus Lab Protective Measures Increase virus protection by 1.
Disaster Aid Canned Food Food effect duration is increased.
Supplier Provides hourly food, water, energy bar, and soda drops.
Quarantine Contamination Intel Reveals contaminated areas on the map.
Intensive Care Medkits Increase your med kit capacity by 1.
Hazmat Unit Protective Measures Increase virus protection by 1.
Decontamination Unit Hazardous Materials Increase Dark Zone inventory size by 1.
Pharmacy Rigger Collect fabric crafting materials from Medical every hour.
Counseling Credit Increase credit gains by 10%
All Areas Talents Gain a new talent slot.

Technology Wing

This is likely to be the second Wing you unlock, and this is achieved by rescuing Captain Benitez. The skills, perks, and talents unlocked here largely impact your offensive and defensive abilities, boosting cover and providing additional firepower bonuses.


Ballistic Shield: provides a damage sink, but restricts you to sidearms only while in use.

  • Reactive Targeting: Increases HP capacity of the shield and marks enemies who attack you.
  • Assault Shield: Buffs your sidearm while deployed.
  • Kinetic Breaker: Replenishes your HP by a poriton of damage taken.
  • Self-healing Armour: Shield regenerates after a period without taking damage.

Smart Cover: Increases your damage and improves the efficiency of environmental cover.

  • Trapper: Hostiles deal less damage and suffer lower defence.
  • Recharger: Allies using Smart Cover will slowly heal.
  • Concealment: Allies using Smart Cover are hidden from enemy Pulses, and will automatically tag any hostiles they shoot.
  • Cover Trail: Smart Cover buffs persist for a while after leaving cover.

Mobile Cover: Creates a temporary piece of cover.

  • Extension: Cover is large enough for two people.
  • Blast Shield: Damages nearby enemies when destroyed.
  • Countermeasures: Using the cover grants increase damage and Pulse immunity.
  • Second Chance: When the shield is destroyed it grants brief bonuses to damage resistance.


  • Steady Hands: Recoil is reduced when firing from cover.
  • Precision: Headshotting an emey will tag them with a Pulse.
  • Desperate Times: When health drops below 20% your accuracy improves when blind firing from behind cover.
  • Repo Reaper: Killing an enemy with your sidearm gives you 30 rounds for your primary weapon.
  • On the Move: Killing a hostile while moving grants brief damage reduction.
  • Chain Reaction: Hitting multiple enemies with an explosive increases blast damage by 40%.
  • Stopping Power: Headshot damage increases by 25%.
  • One is None: Headshotting an enemy gives a 50:50 chance of not using ammo.


Upgrade AreaPerkDescription
Situation Room Experienced Agent Increase XP gains by 10%.
Armoury Grenades Adds 1 grenade slot.
Advanced Weaponry Unlocks Advanced Weapons vendor
Barracks Combat Veteran Accolade XP increased by 25%.
DZ Ops Hazardous Materials DZ Inventory increased by 1 slot.
Black Market Vendor Buy DZ items from the BoO.
Supply Line Clothes Vendor Unlock a clothes vendor.
Gunsmith Explosive Bullets Increase explosive bullet duration.
Gunsmith Hourly drops of weapon parts.
Procurement Team Scavenger Random items will drop in the Scavenger box every 12 hours.
Guard Post Incendiary Bullets Increase incendiary bullet duration.
Special Ammo Hourly drops of explosive/incendiary bullets.
Shooting Range Shooting Range Unlocks marksmanship training.
Canine Unit Intel Discovery When a zone has been cleared of side missions and encounters, undiscovered intel will be marked on the map.
All Areas Collector Scavenging improves by 15%

Security Wing

The final Wing to be unlocked gives assorted bonuses that don't really fit into DPS or HP categories, from remote mines to crafting improvements.


Sticky Bomb: Provides a remotely detonated sticky bomb that can attach to enemies or the environment.

  • BFB: Increases radius and damage and provides a change to inflict Bleed.
  • Flashbang: Bomb inflicts Disorientation instead of damage.
  • Proximity Fuse: Adds proximity detonation to the bomb.
  • Stealthy Bomb: Enemies are less likely to spot the bomb.

Turret: Deploys a stationary gun turret.

  • Active Sensor: Increased damage and Pulse capability.
  • Dragon Breath: Decreases range but turns the turret into a flamethrower.
  • Zapper: Reduces damage but fires electrical darts that can stun multipe targets.
  • Scorched Earth: When manually disabled the turret will explode and cause blast damage.

Seeker Mine: Unleashes a proximity mine that will seek out a target.

  • Airburst: On explosion the mine releases airborne incendiary explosives.
  • Gas Charge: When detonated the mine will release gas to multiple targets.
  • Cluster: Fires several smaller independent charges.
  • Seeking-Betty: The mine can now negotiate past low cover.

Tactical Link: Increases DPS and Critical Chance for the user and nearby allies.


  • Tactical Advance: Moving from cover to cover increases DPS by 2% for each metre covered.
  • Police Up: Killing an enemy using a Skill has a 25% of replenishing all your ammo.
  • Evasive Action: A 30% damage reduction is applied while moving from cover to cover.
  • Wildfire: Burn status effects have a chance to pass on to nearby enemies.
  • Demolition Expert: Killing an enemy with an explosion increases explosion damage for 15 seconds.
  • Fear Tactics: Shock status effects have a chance to pass on to nearby enemies.
  • Tech Support: Killing an enemy while a Skill is active will increase that Skill's duration by 10%.
  • Death by Proxy: Destroying an enemy's Skill grants a Skill power increase.


Upgrade AreaPerkDescription
Control Room Inventory Increase carrying capacity by 10.
Communications Hazardous Materials DZ Inventory increased by 1 slot.
DivisionTech DT Materials DT materials can be converted into other types.
Engineer Hourly electronics drops.
Generators Soda Soda buff duration increased by 10 seconds.
Water Purification Water Water buff duration increased by 10 seconds.
Field Engineering Craftsman Hourly tools drop.
Central Heating Energy Bar Energy bar buff duration increased by 5 seconds.
SatComms Resource assessment All DivisionTech crafting nodes are shown on the DZ map.
Recalibration Stat Switch Allows you to swap the stat boost categories of items.
Recharge Centre DZ Funds DZ Fund gains boosted by 10%.
All Areas Stash Stash size increased by 10.

- Our guide continues with a section on levelling up quickly in Tom Clancy's The Division.

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