Armor advice

#1 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

I'm wonder what kind of armor you slap on your soldier classes. I just got some Skeletal armor some hours ago, but i can't decide what units it would be best on, like would i have any benefit putting it on a Sniper over an Support soldier? The Caprice armor i have used on my Assault guys combined with a shotgun, i find that very effective, even more so when you put on a Chryssalid plate too.

But the Skeletal armor i just can't decide. I'm totally overthinking it. But curious to know what you guys do with armor.

#2 Posted by Funkydupe (3305 posts) -

The thing with the skeleton armor is that it provides decent defense, and it lets your guy grapple + move further each turn. It is excellent for a scout, or for a get-up-close assault trooper with a shotgun-type weapon.

#3 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

Titan or Ghost armour for my entire squad.

Cloak is OP as balls, Titan makes you immune to poison and gives you like, 15 health.

#4 Posted by Funkydupe (3305 posts) -

@Terramagi: I don't think he has the option of those yet.

#5 Edited by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

In that case, unless you're playing on Ironman, don't bother upgrading your armour until you get the highest tier. You can just save scum your way through, and you probably should, because you'll need the money for other things until you hit the snowball point.

#6 Posted by Funkydupe (3305 posts) -

A good strategy for a scout is to NOT dash. This means that you can move within your FIRST turn, towards where you think you'll encounter enemies, and if you encounter them, you can always retreat back outside their visibility range. Upon discovering enemies you can have snipers do a reaction shot/Overwatch shot just as your scout has spotted the aliens, and once that is done, you can still move your scout back to safety. Sure it is slow, but it can really save lives. This is why I like the lighter armor, like the Skeleton.

#7 Edited by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

@Terramagi: I don't think he has the option of those yet.

No your right, i'm 11 hours so no Titan or Ghost options for me as of now.

@Funkydupe said:

A good strategy for a scout is to NOT dash. This means that you can move within your FIRST turn, towards where you think you'll encounter enemies, and if you encounter them, you can always retreat back outside their visibility range. Upon discovering enemies you can have snipers do a reaction shot/Overwatch shot just as your scout has spotted the aliens, and once that is done, you can still move your scout back to safety. Sure it is slow, but it can really save lives. This is why I like the lighter armor, like the Skeleton.

Thats the strategy i'm already using, i learned that pretty quickly, had a bunch of dash mishaps in the first two missions.

#8 Posted by Dezztroy (771 posts) -

Skeleton Suit is far better than the Carapace armor for all soldiers. Being able to move farther, grapple, and having a permanent -10% chance of being hit is a whole lot better than 1 more health.

#9 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

I played very conservatively, so I didn't pick up more than one suit of Skeleton armor - which I gave to my primary sniper, with the motivation that I wanted him to be able to reach high locations quickly... which is pretty much what I'd do again.

#10 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

@Dezztroy said:

Skeleton Suit is far better than the Carapace armor for all soldiers. Being able to move farther, grapple, and having a permanent -10% chance of being hit is a whole lot better than 1 more health.

Hrm, yeah think your right, seems way better to have higher dodge chance, than that measly 1 point in armor.

#11 Posted by Loafsmooch (278 posts) -

@pornstorestiffi said:

@Dezztroy said:

Skeleton Suit is far better than the Carapace armor for all soldiers. Being able to move farther, grapple, and having a permanent -10% chance of being hit is a whole lot better than 1 more health.

Hrm, yeah think your right, seems way better to have higher dodge chance, than that measly 1 point in armor.

Indeed. If you can afford it, put skeleton armor on all of your units. Being able to move extra tiles and the grappling hook is reaaally good until you can get more high-tech armors.

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