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How To Deal With Shielded & Armored Enemies - Tips & Guide

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How To Deal With Shielded & Armored Enemies - Tips & Guide

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Check out how to combat enemies with shields or armor in Anthem! Find the best way to use your Javelin gears and weapons to fight against strong enemies using this tips, and strategy guide!

How To Deal With Shielded & Armored Enemies - Tips & Guide
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How to Deal With Armored Enemies

Use Gears That Deal Boosted Damage To Armor

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Use Gears That Deal Boosted Damage To Armor

There are certain gears for specific Javelins that can deal extra damage to armored enemies. These gears can be found in the Forge with the icon shown above.

Use Fire & Acid To Destroy Armor

Use Fire & Acid To Destroy Armor

Certain elemental abilities are very effective when going against armored enemies. Fire & Acid elements will be able to decimate an armored enemy's HP Bar. Use these in combos to deal tons of damage to armored enemies.

Check Out How To Trigger Combos Here

List Of Fire & Acid Abilities

GearElementJavelin
Venom DartsVenom DartsAcidRanger
Inferno GrenadeInferno GrenadeFireRanger
Explosive BlazeExplosive Blaze
*Masterwork
FireRanger
Grande OpeningGrand Opening
*Masterwork
FireRanger
Flame BurstFlame BurstFireStorm
Living FlameLiving FlameFireStorm
Binary StarBinary Star
*Masterwork
FireStorm
Burning OrbBurning OrbFireStorm
Firewall MortarFirewall MortarFireColossus
FlamethrowerFlamethrowerFireColossus
Venom SpitterVenom SpitterAcidColossus
Venom BombVenom BombAcidInterceptor
Venom SprayVenom SprayAcidInterceptor
Check Out The All Javelin Gear List Here

How To Deal With Shielded Enemies

Use Gears That Deal +50% Damage To Shields

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Use Gears That Deal +50% Damage To Shields

There are gears for certain Javelins that allow you to deal extra damage to shielded enemies. Look for gears in the Forge that have the icon shown above.

Tear Down Shields Using Electricity & Frost

Tear Down Shield Using Electricity & Frost

Gears which use the elements of Frost and Electricity will be able to effectively take out the shields of enemies. Use these gears in combos to take out several enemies equipped with shields.

List Of Frost & Electric Gears

GearElementJavelin
Argos MaceArgo's Mace
*Masterwork
ElectricRanger
Frost GrenadeFrostRanger
Lightning StrikeLightning StrikeElectricStorm
Ice StormIce StormFrostStorm
Ice BlastIce BlastFrostStorm
Frost ShardsFrost ShardsFrostStorm
Shock BurstShock BurstElectricStorm
Glacial SpearGlacial SpearFrostStorm
Black IceBlack Ice
*Masterwork
FrostStorm
Arc BurstArc BurstElectricStorm
Stasis ChainStasis Chain
*Masterwork
ElectricStorm
Lightning CoilElectricColossus
Shock CoilElectricColossus
Cryo GlaiveCryo GlaiveFrostInterceptor
Spark DashSpark DashElectricInterceptor
Detonating StrikeDetonating StrikeElectricInterceptor

What Are Armored & Shielded Enemies?

Enemies With Resistance To Damage

Enemies With Resistance To Damage

Armored and shielded enemies are opponents that resist certain types of damage depending on what they have equipped. You will need to think ahead when facing an enemy with armors or shields since it may take some time to bring them down!

Armored Enemies Take Less Damage Than Normal

Armored Enemies Take Less Damage Than Normal

These Enemies can soak up massive amounts of damage due to their armor. If you are going against armored enemies with just normal weapons, and no strategy, you need to get ready for a long fight!

Armored Enemies Have Yellow HP Bar

Armored Enemies Have A Yellow HP Bar

You will be able to identify armored enemies when their HP Bar is displayed as yellow. This will help you single them out against groups of enemies, and focus on using Fire and Acid attacks to deal with them.

Shielded Enemies Block Certain Effects

Shielded Enemies Can Block Certain Effects

A shield acts as a second HP bar and provides a buffer to enemies. This means that before you can deal any major damage, prime enemies, or get critical hits, you will need to deplete their shield.

Shielded Enemies Have Blue HP Bar

Shielded Enemies Have Blue HP Bar

Enemies with shields can easily be identified by blue bars on top of their HP bars. They also usually have a spherical aura surrounding them.

You Cannot Prime Enemies With Shields

Enemies with shields cannot be primed unless their shields are depleted. However enemies who were primed while their shields were down can still be detonated when they regenerate their shield!

Shields Regenerate Over Time

When enemies with depleted shields are not damaged for a certain time, their shields will regenerate back up to full. Therefore, make sure to follow through with your attacks against shielded enemies to avoid wasting ammo.

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