Have you found yourself in a bind? Out of bullets, Enemies *everywhere*, and Team Mates down for the count? It sounds to me like someone is playing a class other then Soldier, you naughty naughty player! Don't fret though! With this guide, I will give you just **one** strategy for being the best Soldier you can be with Garrus and Mordin as your Selected Team mates.
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Hey there! If you're reading this then you've probably taken an interest in the Soldier class of Mass Effect 2. That, my friend, is a good thing! I know what you're thinking 'But guide, a soldier is so boring! They don't have Biotics or any Tech skills at command! How are they supposed to do in a Universe with a Multitude of different Barrier types and powers?!' Well, the first thing you should know is that Soldiers compensate for this 'lack' of special powers by being able to carry a gun of each class. No don't go getting your ears checked you heard me right. A soldier carries five guns on them at all times. And even more heat sinks than that.
A Solider also has different bullet types for different occasions! Going up against Scions who have the Armor Shield type bonuses? Equip your 'Incediary Ammo' into your Revenant Machine Gun and unload. Synthetic enemies coming at you? It's then time to equip your 'Disruptor Ammo'. The 'Cryo Ammo' your Solider carried around is also great for freezing those annoying Husks and giving you time for a breather. If you also have a chance to get Bonus Powers from your previous service as a Spectre, why not stay consistent and go with either 'Warp Ammo' or 'Shredder Ammo'? Warp Ammo helps with those annoying Asari and Shredder Ammo will make a bloody mess of any Organics who have pissed you off.
'Guide, I've done everything you've told me and though I've gotten better at switching Ammo Types I still seem to be dieing! What am I doing wrong?!' Well player while I'm not sure what class you played before, I'm going to assume you were a Vanguard before and give you this simple advice. Do NOT run out and face your enemies head on! While a soldier is a BAMF, they also only have one shield type before they start losing health! Find the best cover you can and stop shooting occasionally to to let your shields pop back up.
Great, thanks so much for the help guide. One more question, how do I get my enemies' health to deplete faster? They keep flanking me and forcing me into retreat. Great question player. Once again while your soldier can essentially mow down enemies left and right, it may be a little harder to take down those enemies with extra protection (I.E. Heavy Mechs with Shields, Armor and Regular Health) on your own. This is why we walk around with allies my friend. While most of the time you are focused on what you're doing, you mustn't forget that you do in fact have two killing machines at your back. They often run around and do some damage to your enemies and it's important to pause and see what powers they have at their disposal.
Let's use Mordin and Garrus as an example shall we? Before their loyalty missions, Mordin has Incediary and Cryo Tech and Garrus comes equipped with Overload and Concussive Shot. When a Heavy Mech appears, it is best to utilize all of your teams abilities. Start off by having Garrus use Overload on the Mech's Shields. That will drop them down to the halfway point at which time you take out the rest with Disruptor Ammo. Perfect, now we have to worry about the Armor. You know what is great on armor? It's time to cue in Mordin with his Incediary Tech which will drop that armor halfway quickly. Be sure to switch to Incediary Ammo and finish off his armor. From here on it'll be a cake walk for you as long as you switch back to your Disruptor Ammo and unleash.
Different allies work better for different enemies and is something to consider when you're about to drop down Planet Side. Of course, if you have a favorite team for those non-loyalty missions than even though you'll have a harder time it will be worth it to hear Garrus tell you about the best locations to fight through.
Wait guide, you didn't mention the Soldier's 'Adrenaline Rush' ability once! Ahh, see about that. While I've heard it's helpful in binds, I never really used it but on accident. Some people just do better with different things which is why you may or may not find this guide helpful. If the strategies I've listed don't help, then make your own that works for you! That's what makes the game more exciting anyway right? Plotting out your own strategies?
Thanks for reading player and just remember, you can fight like a Krogan and run like a Leopard but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!
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