but then i came across more and more armored enemies… wich where tougher then any boss i played (even in M4)
i can melt gigamind, but killing a trash mob with armor takes me 5 minuits (at least)
at first i thought this was the maliwan raid only… but every single armored enemy i encounter takes allmost no damage (compared to all other damage types) shields melt, flesh melts, but armor doesn’t budge…
Armor has the most resistances I think. Nothing is neutral against it, even kinetic damage. Cryo and especially Corrosive are your best bets. It’s more necessary than any other health bar color to switch to those elements IMO.
Which enemies, specifically, are giving you the most trouble? Is it the Maliwan Heavy Armor guys? If so, you need to target the glowing Critical Hit Point(s) on their backpack. And if it’s one that has the Corrosive Weapons, they’re immune to Corrosive damage, so then you need to switch over to Cryo or Radiation. That’s how I take them down.
They specifically said ‘ARMORED’. Maliwan Heavies don’t have armor. Armor is the yellowish/greenish bar. Unless you meant NOG’s. In which case you are right the crit is on the back but I do agree specifically ‘armor’ enemies feel a bit over-tuned compared to everything else even compared to anointed.
The name that I remember seeing on screen for them above their health bar(s) is often “Heavy Armor”, at least on PC, unless my brain is just farting like crazy right now.
Anyway, my biggest problem with armored enemies right now is that my favorite weapon to use against them, the Tediore Poison Fastblast+ Shotgun that I got from the VIP site, is too low in damage now that my Zane is Level 21. It’s only a Level 10 or 12 weapon, so its damage numbers are low, BUT it’s one of the Tediore guns that sprouts legs when thrown to chase after the enemy, taunt them, and shoot them in the face! So, it gives me MORE DRONES on the battlefield to overwhelm those tough armored enemies!
EVERYWHERE! Those Maliwan Heavies are EVERYWHERE that Maliwan forces are. Like the last 2 nights, I was running through Skywell-27. But before that, I was running the quests on Promethea and Athenas, and those jerks are EVERYWHERE! Everywhere you go that Maliwan and Atlas are battling each other, the areas are LOUSY with those Maliwan Heavies, and it’s never just one, there’s always 2 or 3 of 'em hitting the battlefield simultaneously. It’s like I’m back playing the HALO Trilogy, where you have those giant armored dudes with Fuel Rod Launchers that always operate in pairs!
So far, when I see enemies with a Yellow Health Bar, I just hit 'em with whatever Corrosive weapon(s) I’m carrying, maybe throw in some Radiation to make them take extra damage, and they get dropped like a bad habit!
It still seems to make them take persistent/recurring damage, and it still makes them undergo the explosive nuclear meltdown. And with certain weapons, it also spreads to other enemies near them from the splash effect.