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# 13
11-06-2012, 02:35 PM
Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
Unless you are point blank, in which case crouching is suicide since crouching doubles the damage you take from melee weapons.

But other than that, this post is mostly good. A few small minor errors, but nothing major enough to get you killed. Often.
Actually, counterintuitive as it might seem, crouching at point-blank range is still a viable tactic.

For two reasons:

Firstly, very few foes can deal meaningful damage in melee range. Taking double damage when the initial base damage is extremely low (and the recharge cycle on your foes melee attack is long) isn't really a big deal. Whilst you're in melee range of one Borg drone, the rest will likely still be shooting at you, so crouching and taking double damage from a low damage hit from one enemy is well worth the tradeoff.

Secondly, crouching confuses the heck out of the enemy AI. In fairness, it doesn't take much to confuse enemy AI in this game... but if you crouch and still use your gun when you're in melee range of something big and nasty, your foe tends to come down with a severe case of the what-the-heck-am-I-supposed-to-do-nows.

Nearly every elite PUG run I've been in that's worked has had someone tank Armek in melee range, whilst crouching. And in that situation, both of the above apply.

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