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  • Maldred - November 5, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    I had actually played through the Mass Effect series before I found this guide. I started multiplayer as the Human Vanguard and, like I did in the campaign, proceeded to dominate with Nova and Charge. Choose the upgrades that boost your power damage and double your shield regen for Charge and choose the power recharge speed for Nova, then throw on the M8 Avenger X and bam, you can now completely dominate without even firing a shot.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - August 12, 2012 8:27 p.m.

    Just started playing multiplayer, this guide really helped me choose which class to be. The store is so broken though, all I want to do is play as a Krogan, but no, even after buying 20+ veteran and recruit packs, I don't have it. I don't even have a decent assault rifle, the only one I have is an Avenger II. Probably gonna promote my soldier class and then play as a Drell.
  • Warbozz - June 10, 2012 7:03 p.m.

    On page nine, they got it wrong. You get a grand total of 84 and can max out four of your abilities or divide it amoung the five.
  • Warbozz - June 10, 2012 7:12 p.m.

    Also, on page 21, the Atlas does have an instant kill move. However, it rarely uses it, so you can discount it for the most part.
  • TaeranC - March 29, 2012 6:50 a.m.

    "Shepherd", seriously?
  • lidla2008 - March 28, 2012 9:57 p.m.

    pretty sure the human vanguard, with a +200% recharge rate from carrying only a pistol, and specced as direct damage, can almost solo gold against the geth (not cerberus or reapers, because they both have insta-kill classes). using charge and nova correctly can you make you nigh invincible... with support from a halfway decent squad, I earn 140k per match, on average. too easy.
  • CyrusDragonZero - March 28, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    I like using the Vanguard class but I do apologize as it seems that I am the multiplayer pariah. Though I'll admit it kind of steals kills, using Charge > Nova > Charge kills enemies really fast... (which I kind of thought was the point) and keeps you next to invincible if you do it fast enough... When I play I try to stay away from my team mates so as to not directly steal kills. (Although since Experience is shared "stealing" kills is kind of irrelevant I thought...) Honestly with no Sarcasm: So I don't really know how else to play Vanguard effectively besides what I mentioned... I really don't want to annoy other people but I have the most fun with Vanguard... I'm just wondering if there is a way to be a good team player as a Vanguard.
  • chriszewski - March 28, 2012 11:07 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure Salarians heal downed teammates faster but i might be mistaken. Salarian infiltrators should be jobbers and/or medics for their squad.
  • mattdark - March 28, 2012 2:05 a.m.

    Ive rarely seen someone play a decent Vanguard role, all too happy to spam Charge into the thick of the enemies. I tend to stick with an infiltrator most of the time, especially after picking up the M-98 widow in a spectre pack. Its a beast of a gun and there are rarely any enemies, who can stand up to it, especially when mixed with a Cryo Blast, Energy Drain or Sabotage (Aside from the Atlas, Geth Prime, Brutes and Banshee's)
  • dkao12 - March 27, 2012 8:35 p.m.

    Wow you guys spelled "Nova" wrong in picture 26. its not "Nove" and you guys didn't mention Tech Explosions and Atlas does have a one hit kill move, it just doesn't use it very often because no one is stupid enough in Silver and gold to go melee it, even if you're a krogan on Rage with Tech armor. If you do that and get yourself killed then you make your teammates really hate you.
  • dkao12 - March 27, 2012 8:41 p.m.

    You guys forgot to talk about the Quarian Engineer and infiltrator is really good against Geth. Drell is very fast and very flexible, their best skill is Cluster grenades which is really good for crowd and one-on-one combat.
  • dkao12 - March 27, 2012 8:42 p.m.

    ^Oh nevermind about the quarian part, you guys did mention it :P srry
  • obviouslyadouche - March 27, 2012 8:46 p.m.

    Drell is only good as a support with a vanguard or adept.
  • dkao12 - March 28, 2012 5:15 a.m.

    They only mentioned the Drell's pull... Its not that great of a power, its still a useful power but not as good as the Cluster Grenades which you can kinda spam. Drell shouldn't really melee lol way too dangerous and not that strong. I seen ppl biotic charge with drell and then quickly dodging to the next cover and then repeat.
  • Warbozz - June 10, 2012 7:11 p.m.

    The drell role i found really good is "Biotic Sniper": you hang back with a light sniper rifle, pull enemies, which at range cause them to float upwards, and either snipe them or use reave to detonate. It works really well against all but the heaviest enemies.
  • Viron - March 29, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    Please, if your playing as a Krogan and not meleeing an Atlas, you are playing it wrong.
  • obviouslyadouche - March 27, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    First off the atlas does have instant kill move, and you completely skipped tech bursts in this. Also I'm pretty sure stasis can tear away a guardians shield, and if you have 200% recharge on vanguard and get the 25% decrease on recharge speed after using nova you can charge and nova all day with 0 recharge. Weapons aside from snipers, the geth shotgun and pistols are pretty much useless so if your anything but infiltrator a pistol is the only weapon you should use.
  • FVDub - March 27, 2012 6:55 p.m.

    I think it should be mentioned that Vanguards are the douchebags of ME3 multiplayer. The Charge/Nova combo is insanely annoying and most of the time the Vanguard either ends up getting killed or steals every single kill from his teammate with no effort whatsoever. Screw Vanguards.
  • obviouslyadouche - March 27, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    If you just spam biotic powers you can get a lot of kills back simply by creating biotic explosions

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