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Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors


Your face + my fist

Having an Engineer to divert threats with their array of powers is extremely useful in order to crowd control the wave of damage coming your way. If Abominations are coming in, Troopers locking you down, and Scions threatening you from range, a Decoy or Combat Drone is indispensable towards cracking open an escape route out of a hairy situation.

Characters that are defined by their powers like Adepts and Vanguards should beware the unique threat Seeker Swarms demonstrate. When they latch onto you, they freeze your power cooldown, leaving you vulnerable when you need your powers most. Imagine a Vanguard depending on Biotic Charge to attack and refill barriers being held up by a Swarm crawling all over your armor. And most Vanguard don't charge unless they need the barrier refill, so these instances can spell doom.

The new asset of Volus operatives provide a unique support solution. Collectors will no doubt be dropping your shields from explosions and power blasters. While Volus sound like ridiculous allies, they provide incredible support to the team. The biggest boon Volus Engineers can provide for example is an instant shield refill from their Shield Boost skill. It instantly refills their own shields and any adjacent allies as well as a variety of buffs depending on the specs.

In fact, earlier this night, I ran around with my Hate-Surfing Sentinel and two members of my N7 squad barely carried their weight. The fourth, a Volus Engineer, I immediately recognized as an important asset. Not only was he keeping up in combat, he'd regularly rush in to refill my shields just when I needed them after punching things really hard. The Volus' value is not to underestimated.

Keep your eyes to the skies N7 operatives. Not only are the Collectors invading to bolster Reaper forces but the hot spots are becoming more and more dangerous. Firebase Dagger is already experiencing sandstorms that are reducing visibility while the Reactor is is undergoing dangerous energy venting that proves dangerous to anything inside the reactor during automated maintenance. Be sure to take your credits to town in order to strengthen your kits and stand fast against the galaxy's toughest enemies!

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About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Local contributor responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.

Introduction post

10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
- Strider's favorite ninjas

~Friday Night Fight Replays!
- 09/02/11
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~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
- 06/30 - The Beginning!
- 07/06 - Line breaks
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- 07/20 - Commas
- 08/06 - Balance
- 09/03 - Crossposting
- Write Stuff of September - Pride

~ The Cblog Fapcast!
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- E3 jinxed it
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- Quotation fingers community
- High as a robot with Lemon Buster
- I can't believe it's not Pisstoid with Nanashi
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