For everybody saying you can thrust back around the corner, you're aware that the Hardlight shield can do exactly the same thing aren't you? You activate it and walk back.
Only the Hardlight shield also blocks all damage from explosions and melee attacks that are in front of you, while the thruster doesn't.
I don't doubt that it's got its useful situations, but somebody has got to give one that isn't equally solvable by the Hardlight shield. --- Underwater Spartans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djp5dtz02eQ&feature=plcp
It's pretty useful for ninja'ing people that are chasing you & are farther behind than you initially guessed. Or if they realize what you're trying to do, thrust behind them to still ninja them. It's still situational but can still be fun. --- RE4, REmake, HALO 1 & 3, & other videos here v http://www.youtube.com/user/Jaidabecca
Something I did in a custom game that I wanted to test is thrusting right before hitting the ground at great heights.
It could have been lag or a glitch, but I thrust after falling and my Spartan hit the ground, it made a clunk noise, and I kicked back into the air without taking damage. --- Underwater Spartans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djp5dtz02eQ&feature=plcp
When ever I use it forward I get the impression I would go just as fast running.
Yeah sprinting is far faster for forward, but its better for backwards and sideways movement. Its still terribly situational, it needs more range/faster recharge to be on par with the other skills IMO. --- Oni Seraph: Be humble on your path. You have nothing to prove to anyone, not even yourself. Trust yourself, always.