Ok so I’ve been watching streamers play this, and they have fielded my questions about shield pen., basically if it seemed effective or not. I want more insight on this because I haven’t played the game yet and so have not been able to experience.
Con - The biggest case against shield pen (Thanks MaddCowQQ) was pitched in that it does not allow for critical hits against HP. Although you are bypassing the shield you are doing a flat rate based on the characters damage output, and cannot crit. and therefore are wasting upgrades and gear on shield pen. Also useless against Eldrid.
Pro - Basically, Incursion mode. I’ve been watching people backdoor the spiders and wrecking HP while bypassing shield and giving their team the advantage. Besides the argument against how this is lame and should be modified (that could be a separate thread) it is effective in this instance.
I am just trying to get the ball rolling on this one. Looking for legitimate experience as far as effectiveness/ineffectiveness and in what way?