The Molus – by Cyanide483
Proximity Mine: Radius (4), Damage taken (5)
Shield Boost: Shields (4), Regeneration (5), Protection (6)
Recon Mine: Radius (4), Recharge speed (5), Invasive scan (6)
Volus Training: (1),(2),(3)
Fitness: Melee Damage (4), Martial Artist (5), Power Synergy (6)
Acolyte + melee stunner + 40% dmg barrel
Disciple + shotgun omniblade + whatever (shredder perhaps)
Acolye + ULM + 25% dmg barrel
Ammo = Up to personal preference (I prefer cryo if I’m using the acolyte)
Strength III Amp (of course!)
Adrenaline III Amp (The faster run speed really helps you since you have to be point blank for this to work)
Hydralic V or Juggernaught V (Its a tradeoff of 3% melee damage for +100 shield capacity since your base shield capacity is 500)
Basically, you stealth and run up to enemies and then hold down your melee key until your shield is engaged. This will deal damage and stagger the enemies out of range of your shield. Once all enemies are either dead or staggered out of range of your shield attack, then press Shield Boost twice to break your attack animation and then run in position for the next melee attack. Repeat until enemy is dead. You can fit in an acolyte shot inbeteen melee attacks if necessary. It is essential to use Shield Boost between every melee because it gives your melee cooldown time to refresh and it also keeps you alive since damage can still potentially be done to you through your heavy melee animation.
Example ability / dmg rotation
*recon mine set up in an area*
-Point blank heavy melee
-Point blank heavy melee
Useful facts to know
-Your melee damage is heavily reduced by armor. Be careful!
-Using abilities or firing your gun WILL NOT break your cloak cycle! Abuse this to debuff enemies properly on your approach!
-Back your enemies into a corner so your attack staggers them against a wall but not out of your attack range (extremely useful for taking down a Nemesis)
-You must hold down your melee button or your shield / attack will break early.
-The volus heavy melee shield actually regenerates ~1/10 of your shield amount when you use it. This allows you to survive dot attacks when your Shield Restore ability is on cooldown! The shield has an innate cooldown built into it so you can not spam this repeatedly.
-You can not heavy melee out of cloak! If you accidentally cloak instead of activating your shield, you need to book it the heck out of there. You can not cloak out of your shield animation either (both of these presumably since you are using your omni-tool to cast it)
N00b Rating: (scale 1-5, 1 is easy for everybody!)
5. It’s melee with a volus…it’s gonna take some time to master.