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Disambiguous This article is about the Power. For the Ammo Upgrade in Mass Effect, see Ammo Upgrades. For the Ammo Bonus in Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, see Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer/Character Customization/Equipment.
Armorpiercingammo

Armor-Piercing Ammo is a power in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. This ammo does extra damage against armor and against unprotected enemies.

Mass Effect 2 Edit

Power Ranks Edit

  • Rank 1
    • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
    • Duration: lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
    • Armor and Health Damage: +30.00% weapon damage
  • Rank 2
    • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
    • Duration: lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
    • Armor and Health Damage: +40.00% weapon damage
  • Rank 3
    • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
    • Duration: lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
    • Armor and Health Damage: +50.00% weapon damage


Rank 4

Choose to evolve the power into one of the following,

Tungsten Ammo Edit

  • Advanced tungsten carbide rounds in discarding sabots increase the damage done by armor piercing ammo.
    • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
    • Duration: lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
    • Armor and Health Damage: +70.00% weapon damage

Squad Armor Piercing Ammo Edit

  • Time spent custom gunsmithing allows the entire squad to gain the effects of armor piercing ammo.
    • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
    • Duration: lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
    • Armor and Health Damage: +50.00% weapon damage

Availability Edit

Mass Effect 3 Edit

ME3 Armor Piercing Ammo

Bring down heavy-armor units. Shoot through light cover to hit enemies. More weapon damage. More damage to armor.

Power Ranks Edit

Rank 1: Armor-Piercing Ammo Edit

  • Health Damage Bonus: 10%
  • Armor Damage Bonus: 10%
  • Armor Effectiveness: -50%
  • Penetration: 0.50 m


Rank 2: Pierce Edit

Increase ammo's cover penetration by 40%.

  • Health Damage Bonus: 10%
  • Armor Damage Bonus: 10%
  • Armor Effectiveness: -50%
  • Penetration: 0.70 m


Rank 3: Damage Edit

Increase health and armor damage by 4%.

  • Health Damage Bonus: 14%
  • Armor Damage Bonus: 14%
  • Armor Effectiveness: -50%
  • Penetration: 0.70 m


Rank 4: Damage/Squad Bonus Edit

Damage

Increase health and armor damage by 6%.

  • Health Damage Bonus: 20%
  • Armor Damage Bonus: 20%
  • Armor Effectiveness: -50%
  • Penetration: 0.70 m

Squad Bonus

Squadmates gain your ammo power at 50% effectiveness.


Rank 5: Ammo Capacity/Headshots Edit

Ammo Capacity

Increase ammo capacity by 30%.

Headshots

Increase headshot damage by 25%.


Rank 6: Damage/Pierce Edit

Damage

Increase health and armor damage by 10%.

  • Health Damage Bonus: 30% (Damage), 24% (Squad Bonus)
  • Armor Damage Bonus: 30% (Damage), 24% (Squad Bonus)
  • Armor Effectiveness: -50%
  • Penetration: 0.70 m

Pierce

Increase ammo's cover-penetration by 60%.
Decrease the effectiveness of armored targets by 25%.

  • Health Damage Bonus: 20% (Damage), 14% (Squad Bonus)
  • Armor Damage Bonus: 20% (Damage), 14% (Squad Bonus)
  • Armor Effectiveness: -75%
  • Penetration: 1 m


Player Notes Edit

Mechanics
  • Care should be used when choosing the rank 4 Squad Bonus if other squad members are using ammo powers as then activating an ammo power with the Squad Bonus will override other squad members' ammo powers. You can tell which ammo power is actually active based on the icon appearing over your gun.
  • The ammunition capacity boost, if chosen, only applies on the active ammo power. Switching to another ammo power will remove the extra ammunition even if both have the capacity boost.
  • The armor weakening effect is party-friendly; it creates a short-duration debuff (about two seconds or so) that other players or squadmates can benefit from.[1]
Strategies
  • Armor-Piercing Ammo reduces the damage reduction provided by armor of targets such as Atlases, Ravagers or Geth Pyros by the percentage listed. It also penetrates through the armor plates protecting enemies such as Brutes, Cannibals after they devour a corpse, or Cannibals and Husks after they are given plating by a Marauder. It even pierces the Guardian's shield. These effects are not given by other armor-weakening ammunition types, such as Cryo Ammo and Warp Ammo.
  • Some weapon's effects synergise (or stack) cumulatively with Armor-Piercing Ammo:[2]
  • Upgrades to power damage will increase Armor-Piercing Ammo's listed damage bonus against health and armor. Cover penetration and armor effectiveness are only dependent upon the evolutions taken in Armor-Piercing Ammo.

Availability Edit

References Edit

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20150910043756/forum.bioware.com/topic/322264-do-armor-weakening-effects-stack/
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20160318000954/forum.bioware.com/topic/277136-gameplay-data-and-mechanics/

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