Mass Effect: Andromeda: Soldier Guide, Best Strategies

Mass Effect: Andromeda: Soldier Guide, Best Strategies

All you need to know about Mass Effect Andromeda’s intuitive new combat Profiles, abilities, and the skills that you unlock along with them. Complete guide.

In this guide we’ll explain how to use Mass Effect Andromeda’s most combat-focused profile and go over some recommended strategies. If profiles are like D&D classes then the Soldier profile in Mass Effect Andromeda is most like a Warrior. This profile is most likely the one you’ll unlock first, and it gives some powerful bonuses that can help you get through the early game.

If you're not interested in the Solder Profile, we've got plenty more articles on our Mass Effect Andromeda Guide and Walkthrough hub. Go check it out.

How to Unlock the Mass Effect Andromeda Soldier Profile

To unlock the Soldier profile in Mass Effect: Andromeda you must spend at least six skill points in the Combat skill tree.

Soldier Profile Unique Bonuses

The Soldier profile comes with the unique Marksman's Focus bonus. Marksman's Focus will give you a stacking damage bonus for each enemy killed for a short time.

Mass Effect Andromeda Soldier Profile Rank Requirements and Boosts

If you continue to spend more skill points on Combat skills, the Soldier profile will continue to level up. The table below shows the required amount of skill points to unlock each of the six levels of the Soldier profile.

Rank 1Rank 2Rank 3Rank 4Rank 5Rank 6
Skill Points Required (Combat)6245499156232
Weapon Accuracy10%15%20%25%30%35%
Weapon Damage10%12%14%16%18%20%
Weapon Clip Size10%15%20%25%30%35%
Damage Resistance24681012

Recommended Strategies and Skills for Use With the Soldier Profile

The Soldier profile is all about pure combat, so the best skills to use with it are combat oriented. As you level up the Soldier profile, you'll be able to stay in a fight longer without ducking behind cover. This increased endurance opens you up to the wonderful world of Mass Effect: Andromeda's shotguns.

Concussive Shot and Omni-Grenade are your best friends as the soldier class. If you decide to go with the shotgun (and you really should), you can accurately hit an enemy from a distance and stun them with Concussive Shot, and close to a range where your shotgun will be effective. Omni-Grenades are perfect for Soldier profile users too since they work great for crowd control when things get too heavy.

We've got plenty more guides for you elsewhere on the site, including a detailed looked at AVP and how to unlock Cryo Pods, how to solve Remnant Puzzles and a guide to crafting items and blueprints. You could also take a moment to chill, perhaps with a special friend. Head to our romance guide for all you need to know.

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