Showcasing the Sentinel with (Tech) Assault Armour (used offensively as a weapon) and Defender passive with Raider evolution for the power bonus on my Assault Armour’s blast. Everything you’ll see here is on Insanity mode.
Kasumi’s Loyalty mission (I don’t have Raider there yet, played a bit more defensively than the rest of the videos)
Shadowbroker Final Fight
Lair of the Shadowbroker Hatch Fight
Disabled Collector Vessel
Tali’s Recruitment Mission with Mordin’s Cryo Blast
The concept of this style is based on a couple of things. First Assault Armour actually gives you more protection than Power Armour. Power Armour gives you 100% shield buff upfront and a weaker blast with a smaller radius. Assault Armour gives you 75% shield buff, stronger blast, larger radius and 50% shield buff after it breaks. This is more protection than Power Armour. The strength and radius of the blast aren’t to be underestimated as the knockbacks offer extra damage “mitigation” through CC. Tech Armour is also used in the videos to reset CDs.
Secondly, since Assault Armour is the stronger damage dealer of the two Tech Armour evolutions, I use it as a weapon, walking up to people and making them suicide on the blast. You don’t see that much in Kasumi’s Loyalty mission (although I do have a couple of rocket launcher guys suicide on it) as I didn’t have the fully ranked passive yet. But do note that the blast radius is such that it reaches people that are quite far. After that mission I am just in their face all the time, even with the Shadowbroker.
The videos should show you slight variations of the playstyle. Without shotgun, with shotgun, with the use of Cryo Blast, or just nuke mode on Collectors (Thane + Miranda on DCS where the former Protheans get blasted all the time.) You may notice I have 3 warps on my bar in the DCS, one is mine but I hardly use it since I use the Tech Armour CD reset.
This is an old Sentinel run with me using Power Armour instead of Assault Armour. I use my skills more and rely on the stronger initial shield buff which keeps the Armour up rather than the explosion. I use Tali’s drone and Liara’s Singularity too basically switching between an “Engineer style” and an “Adept style” but I will do another video where I will basically spam Tali’s drone as if I was playing as Engineer. You can call this the “Engenuous Adept.” Yes, bad pun, I know.