Alien Swarm: is the armor useless


I was told in an online game not to use armor in Alien Swarm. Is it really useless, and if not, when is it useful?

Best Answer

I've been playing as a medic; provided the armour does reduce damage by 20%, it's saved me (and my team) from death many times.

However, if you are playing as (say) a officier, you are going to have much more hitpoints to play with and armour becomes comparatively less useful. I'd still go with electric armour, though, because getting infested really is expensive (especially on the healgun).

It depends on your class, play style and ability to swiftly move from the wrong end of a shotgun to the wrong end of a flamethrower.