Blue Elites- Blue elites tend to stay
behind his fellow grunts so its harder to nail him w/ them in your way. Even
worse, if you do hit them, they will cower and hide until their shields
recharge. The best way to deal with these annoyances is to use a charged plasma
pistol (or Needler) followed by a plasma grenade or frag grenade. That should
catch the elite in a bad situation AND kill any thing around him.
Red Elites- Same basics as the Blue elite, but they can roll
extremely fast and far to avoid your grenades so the tactic for the blue elite
wont work very well at least the grenade part. The best weapon for this is the
needler or the plasma rifle, something to replace your grenade in tactic for the
Cloaked Elites- Know, these elites are pretty easy to kill but
their only advantage is stealth. They will sneak behind you at the last moment
and pelt you with endless plasma blasts. The best way to take care of these
beasties is to pin them down to on e area, and to locate their constant moving
bodies with your flash light. With the light you can find the distorted bodies
and pelt them with what ever you have. Any basic weapons can kill them since
they have no armor and they can barely leap from grenades.
Black Elite- The terrors of the elites, the worst of the worst of
any I have ever seen. These elites have very precise aim, so you cannot stand
still for one second. Even worse, they are very quick making grenades and even
plasma based weapons ineffective. They take on all tactics as the elites above
and have the uncanny accuracy with grenades with they see you for too long.
Really, the best weapon combo to one-two these guys are human based weapons.
(Pistol, Shotgun, and Assault Rifle which ever his handy at the time.) The best
tactic against these beasts is that you move towards them as shooting, making a
rushing advance so that the elites will choke and throw grenades while running.
If you pelt them good enough but their shields are still active and your really
close, pull out your shotgun and cap away, one shot should end their shield AND
their life then reap the rewards of plasma grenades.
Gold Elites- Now these guys are just an annoyance beyond compare.
Their tactic is to just rush the poor person they see and slice him to death,
good for them bad for you. Fortunately if they are cloaked you can still see the
big plasma sword witch kind of marks them for dead. They have altered shields
that last longer against human based weapons so the best tactic for them is the
same with the red elite but as and added bonus you get a cash of grenades just
for blasting him sky high!
Flood Elite Combat Forms- Interesting enough, these guys are
tougher than the blue and red elites. They have more hit points, or energy as I
would say, so they would tend to get back up even after a firm rocket to the
chest. Even worse I have seen them throw grenades so be on your toes when they
are about to go down for the second time. Well as you must know the shotgun
works wonders and also the assault rifle but don't forget to reap the rewards
from their carcasses!
Elites are just big people with shields, feel free to explore your own tactics
but my tactics seem to be a good suggestion until you find them.? Remember,
each elite had a special quality suitable for their own needs therefore are VERY
vulnerable to several attacks!