Advice on havoc soldier

#1RophlecktuinePosted 4/11/2013 3:02:02 AM
What do you think, how should I run him? Currently have no idea what he does well.
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#2Mr_PipboyPosted 4/11/2013 3:07:55 AM
Cryo blast?
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#3Rophlecktuine(Topic Creator)Posted 4/11/2013 3:14:02 AM
Mr_Pipboy posted...
Cryo blast?


After all the ruckus, ive considered a build that uses cryo blast, bc stim packs are support, and havoc strike is too situational. The problem is cryo blast with a weapon alone feel like the poor man's version of cloak.
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#4Mr_PipboyPosted 4/11/2013 3:24:31 AM(edited)
Rophlecktuine posted...
Mr_Pipboy posted...
Cryo blast?


After all the ruckus, ive considered a build that uses cryo blast, bc stim packs are support, and havoc strike is too situational. The problem is cryo blast with a weapon alone feel like the poor man's version of cloak.


Thats his inherent problem. The ghost is just so much better than him. When I ran a Havoc, I skipped Havoc strike and used a Crusader. It was kinda fun, but inefficient.
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#5Rophlecktuine(Topic Creator)Posted 4/11/2013 3:46:06 AM
im working on him right now, its really irritating but I dont think havoc strike always hits a phantom. She can dodge it during the animation, I'm hitting them about 50% of them time, even if I get the lock. She then proceeds to beat the crap out of me.
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#6Rophlecktuine(Topic Creator)Posted 4/11/2013 3:55:31 AM
Ugh, Im calling it a night. Didnt get anywhere, even the qfe had incinerate. You cant consistently use havoc strike at all. And cryo blast just feels bad, cant be used for triggering or priming armor, even if it gives me some extra weapon damage. He even feels squishier than the ghost because if you use havoc strike you end up in the open, getting shot or juggled.

Really disappointed, this was my second go at this character, been at it for 2 1/2 hours.

I swear, if he had some other lame move instead of stim packs, this guy would be my choice for worst character.
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#7SRR CapdownPosted 4/11/2013 4:05:45 AM
I think he's really fun to use, he's crap, but he's fun. The ability to combine Havoc Strike/dodge/melee make for some interesting combinations. Just stick a Wraith or Harrier on him and just HS>Dodge>Shoot.

I normally skip Cryo Blast completely though, as I'd much rather have the extra health.
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#8The_404sPosted 4/11/2013 4:52:41 AM
I never bothered with Cyro Blast.

I spec'd him for maximum weapon damage (Havoc Strike with Weapon Synergy) and spec'd my survival packs for shield health and weapon damage, and I was pretty much unbeatable.

I don't know why Havoc Strike gets such a bad rep, it's a great move.
#9Havoc49JPosted 4/11/2013 5:15:21 AM
I went with:

Havoc Strike: Damage/Force, Weapon Synergy, Incediary Strike
Cryo Blast: Radius, Cryo Explosion, Recharge
Stun Pack: Rank 3
Passive: Weapon Damage, Headshot , Weapon Damage
Fitness: Shields, Recharge

Using a Wraith, or a Claymore

Havoc Strike will stun everything up to and including Phantoms whole giving a weapon damage boost. Play him like a Drell Vanguard with alot more right hand advantage abuse.
#10MattheauPosted 4/11/2013 5:52:37 AM
Learn how to use Cryo Blast properly and don't overload yourself with heavy weapons. He's not a weapon platform.

There isn't much more to it than that.