When the Agitator casts its Irritate ability, a large cloud of proteins from the Agitator will be released around it. This will send a signal to the immune system making this location have more “Presence” to the immune/ predatory system; possibly causing it to send a response to that location. For each Agitator that casts this ability at this location the stronger the signal will be. In addition any enemy unit caught in the blast of the proteins will be marked by the proteins causing them to be more easily seen by any predators in the area.
Stats that affect Irritate are:
Potency: Increases duration of the irritate effect on enemy units and cost, but slightly decreases the AoE
Metabolism: Decreases cost and recharge time.
Capacity: Increases AoE of the blast and the cost.