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Asari Assault Sniper – by JerZeyCJ2

Posted in Asari Vanguard, MULTIPLAYER BUILDS, VANGUARD with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by Lucien Midnight

Build Title:

Asari Assault Sniper – by JerZeyCJ2

Power Evolutions:

Biotic Charge: Force and Damage (4), Weapon Synergy (5), Barrier (6)
Stasis: Stasis Strength (4), Bonus Power (5), Bubble (6)
Lift Grenade: N/A
Asari Justicar: Damage & Capacity (4), Either (5), Weapon Damage (6)
Fitness: Durability (4), Shield Recharge (5), Fitness Expert (6)

Weapons:

M-99 Saber with a damage increase mod and capacity increase mod.
Alternativley, the M-99 can be substituted with a high powered pistol(ex. Carnifex or Paladin) for a decrease in weight. If choosing a pistol, substitute the Asari Justicar: Pistols (6) instead of Weapon Damage (6).

Strategy:

Use stasis to trap enemies and then use either the M-99 or your hand cannon to pull of a headshot. Certain targets may take more than one shot. While a sniper could be used, the M-99 is just as good at taking targets out at a distance(hits exactly where you aim it if you’re in cover) and can still be used up close. The m-99 also has a 8(11+ with mod) round clip and a fast reload time, while snipers have smaller clips and longer reloads. If when you stasis a target and your Bonus Power perk kicks in, Charge in for a biotic combo, provided it is safe to do so(nobody likes a vanguard who charges into a group of enemies and gets downed) if not, just go for a headshot.

N00b Rating: (scale 1-5, 1 is easy for everybody!)

3. Just because the M-99 or a high powered pistol are rare weapons.

-edits by Lucien Midnight

Don’t Tase Me Bro! – by Lucien Midnight

Posted in Asari Vanguard, MULTIPLAYER BUILDS, VANGUARD with tags , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by Lucien Midnight

Build Title:

Don’t Tase Me Bro! – by Lucien Midnight

[ Asari AOE Melee Build]

Powers:

Biotic Charge: Radius (4), Power Synergy (5), Barrier (6)
Stasis: Stasis Strength (4), Recharge Speed (5), Bubble (6)
Lift Grenade: N/A
Asari Justicar: Damage & Capacity (4), Power Damage (5), Pistols (6)
Fitness:  Melee Damage (4), Martial Artist (5), Fitness Expert (6)

Weapons:

Your favorite pistol will work great with this class. I like to use the Carnifax for easy stasis headshots. With the Justicar Rank 6 Pistols you should get a 200% cool down bonus which is crucial for this class’s success. Also, make sure to use the melee stunner upgrade if you have it! It’ll boost your overall melee damage even more.

Strategy: The idea is to use the Asari’s AoE (area of effect, a.k.a. splash damage) melee attack just like the human vanguard’s nova power. The Asari’s melee is buffed by passive fitness ranks and will do massive damage once you get the multiplier going. Based on this build, the melee attack will do extra damage once one enemy is killed by it. So this class is great to use to help out your team in smaller rooms or at choke points where enemies are tightly concentrated and distracted by crossfire.

The biotic charge can, of course, be used defensively in order to regain your shields. Figuring out how to do this effectively is crucial to your survival on difficulties higher than bronze. If you are playing on the xbox 360 I’d recommend going into your pause menu and switching your controller sensitivity to high. This will allow you to spin around faster after your melee animation ends and seek out a target for biotic charge, regaining your shield and starting the charge/melee combo over again.

Never melee any enemy that can insta-kill you! Unless you are absolutely certain you will destroy it with the damage from your attack. The ending animation of the Asari’s melee leaves you vulnerable for a few dangerous moments and a phantom/banshee/brute/etc. would love to grab you and eat your face off/run a sword through your bowels/etc.

Basically, don’t play as the type of Vanguard who goes off on his or her own and tries to dominate the map like Rambo. Play with your team and protect them from close range attacks from enemies like husks, geth hunters, and other basic enemies.

N00b Rating: (scale 1-5, 1 is easy for anyone!)

4.5. This class is extremely delicate to begin with and you won’t have some of the basic shield upgrades so this build is definitely not recommended for Gold. The Asari’s melee leaves you vulnerable for a few moments after detonation so strategic timing is crucial. In the hands of a skilled player and a decent team this class is a blast on Silver and you will easily lead your team on Bronze. Enjoy!

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