Thursday, January 10, 2013

In depth with the Human Adept

Human Adept 

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Humans joined the galactic community after discovering a Prothean data cache on Mars in 2148. Their devotion to understanding and adapting to modern warfare left the staid Council races stunned. Humanity's persistence and unflappable spirit has taken them further than anyone in the galaxy could have imagined.
Human adepts specialize in biotic crowd control, a valuable and renowned asset on the battlefield. Allies often share stories of how an enemy soldier, sneaking from behind to deliver a fatal blow, could suddenly end up floating above their squadron.


Heavy Melee and Dodge

  • Biotic Blast - The Human Adept blasts a wave of biotic energy with a palm strike.
  • Combat Roll - The Human Adept rolls to quickly evade incoming attacks.

Player Notes 

General Notes
  • Singularity will prime biotic explosions on ALL enemies caught in the field, even on armored foes. Furthermore it causes constant damage to anything caught inside as well as causing constant stagger to all enemies. Additionally, enemies without shields, barriers, or armor will be picked up by the field.
  • It's possible to cause double biotic explosions by using Singularity on an enemy, then Warp to detonate Singularity, and then Shockwave to detonate Warp.
  • Singularity and Shockwave are only powerful and damaging on Bronze/Silver - on Gold, they will still pick up enemies/knock them back respectively, but they will do minimal damage to them. Therefore, it is worth fully evolving Warp to do max damage, so that you have a strong power.
  • Since Shockwave goes through any surface, an Adept can hide behind a wall and use Shockwave, which will pass through and damage enemies on the other side.
    • Additionally, if the Detonate evolution is chosen, Shockwave will set off the most powerful Biotic Explosions available, as it gives a 65% damage bonus to them rather than the 50% given by the Detonate evolutions for other biotic powers.
  • Shockwave will stagger even the largest of opponents, allowing the player some respite.
  • It may prove effective to fully evolve all powers except for either Singularity or Shockwave. If you do this, you'll get the most out of every power and passive power and still have a way to cause biotic detonations with either Singularity + Warp or Warp + Shockwave.
  • The power damage/force evolutions of Alliance Training do not affect biotic explosions.
  • As the Human Adept lacks anti-shield powers, they can compensate by using the Acolyte or a weapon with Disruptor or Phasic Ammo.
  • Once a Phantom's barriers are removed, Singularity will pick them up and quickly kill them. Shockwave can also be highly effective when they are cloaked.
  • Shockwave is excellent against Cerberus - it can blow Cerberus Troopers away from the player and then deals physics based damage to them. This can allow the player to run around on bronze, knocking down enemies by repeatedly using Shockwave, which stops them from shooting at you. They can then be finished off with a few shots.
  • Shockwave will also knock back Guardians, revealing their body, which can then be shot. Otherwise, it is very tricky to kill Guardians whilst playing as a Human Adept without the use of an armour piercing mod or amp, or wrapping a Singularity around their back (which will force them to drop their shield and lift them into the air, while setting up a biotic combo). That being said, if you let an ally play decoy, you can run up behind a Guardian and throw a Singularity.
  • A good tactic to set off Biotic Explosions on Atlases is to get behind a wall near it. Then, you can peek out, throw Warp at it and then go behind the wall. You can set the Biotic Explosion off by casting Shockwave through the wall without having to expose yourself. This can be done to all enemies, though the Atlas's walking speed allows one to stay in a good spot for this tactic longer, before the Atlas overruns the location.
  • Shockwave, with the Radius evolution, is very effective at knocking back and killing groups of Husks andCannibals.
  • Singularity is also effective at paralysing groups of Cannibals and Husks, as they have no shields to contend with.
  • Warp can be used on Cannibals in order to negate the armor they have gained from a Marauder or from cannibalizing.
  • Spamming Warp, then Shockwave against Ravagers is perfect at close range, as the Biotic Explosion produced will kill any Swarmers that appear. However, being so close to the Ravager cannons does put you at risk.
  • Shockwave can be used effectively to momentarily stagger Brutes who have gotten to close to the player, allowing the player time to escape.
  • Due to the high number of armored Reaper foes, biotic detonations can be a major source of damage. Keep in mind that Singularity will not die after one biotic explosion, allowing you to set off multiple explosions on multiple armored targets.
  • Shockwave, with the Radius evolution, can deal very well with Geth Hunters as it will hit them if it goes near them. This staggers them, allowing the player to headshot them easily.
  • Since the geth have a tendency to group together, Singularity (with Warp to detonate it) will prove useful here. Singularity can even deplete shields to the point where Hunters and Rocket Troopers will be picked up by the field.
  • Singularity is very effective for crowd control of lesser enemies, such as Collector CaptainsAbominations,Collector Troopers, and setting up biotic explosions on the slower moving Scions.
    • Singularity can be used to halt the advance of Seeker Swarms while rapidly killing them off with its DoT.
  • Power heavy classes, such as the Adepts and Engineers, will have a tougher time bringing down Praetorians, since, like the Banshees, sometimes put up a field that blocks projectile attacks, so it is best to use weapons against them until they drop to the ground to fire their twin cannons.
  • A Warp heavy build is highly recommended, since most units have barriers, armour or health

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