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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