Kandros here with an mission update in Andromeda. Casualties in numerous APEX missions have forced me to deploy Strike Teams with less than a full team complement. A lone Krogan from an original team of four was dispatched to Firebase Sandstorm by way of a random tip to retrieve a mysterious set of packages that might alter the balance of power in our favor in Andromeda.
In what could have been a disaster for the mission, a garrison of Kett soldiers were alerted to her presence on Sandstorm. Waves upon waves of Wraiths, Chosen, Destined, Anointed, Fiends, and Ascendants descended on the base to stop her. Informed that the shuttle was over 30 minutes away, our valiant Gladiator laughed and said, “We should go.” When I told her that she was on her own, she corrected me, “Dhan, Shadow, and Hammer are all the teammates I need.”
Despite incredible odds, she completed her objectives and extracted safely back home. Here is video proof of her mission:
I did two previous Random Random attempts with the Gladiator before successfully completing this one. In the other two, I couldn’t get past a Wave 6 Hack on Sandstorm (not enough rockets to take out the camping Fiends and Ascendants) and Wave 5 on Nimbus (haven’t figured out a good kiting strategy when enemies swarm me like I do on Sandstorm).
Probably could have cleared out enemies with the hammer a tad bit faster with Damage Attractor instead of Biotic Wind in Rank 5 Annihilation Field. On the flip side, the extra movement speed might have helped me avoid getting hit by the bane of the Gladiator, the Anointed's Soned. I was running a Cyclonic Mod IV, and I still found her squishy. Damage resistance when in Rage could be higher (she is a Krogan Gladiator after all!). The Shadow and Dhan Siphon variants were key to boosting my health up during each wave. The Krogan Hammer is great fun. but I wish it detonated combos like the Batarian Gauntlet.
More Gold Solo mission recaps forthcoming. I have a new goal to solo Gold with every ME:A character. Juggernaut, Artificer, Krogan Gladiator are in the bag, and I’ve yet to upload two runs with an Angara Avenger (watch for Wave 6 hack where the enemies could still see me while invisible) and a Batarian Scrapper (Flak cannon stun for the win).