Machete, is it good or bad?

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Machete, is it good or bad?

Post by lucashunter608 » 18 Sep 2016, 13:57

hey folks, today i'm showing you the bad and good sides of the machete, one of the best weapons in the game (for me of course).

Lets start off with the good sides.
*Can hit pretty fast.
*Can kill young xenos pretty easy.
*Riot shield and machete together can be a very strong combination.
*Can be used as an harpoon.
*Can EASILY kill humans.
*Can decapitate very fast.
*Strongly recomended for B18 users.

And then the bad sides.
*Can't use a magnetic harness.
*Can be easily lost in the battle.
*Not very good without a shield.
*Not totally good against mature and higher levels.

Overall it is a very good weapon, you can get in the battlefield and trust me, you can take a ravanger in 1X1, best thing to do is try to avoid bullets, since you're going to be in the front lines, be careful with those sentinels through, if you aren't using a shield they can spit on you and you're done, crushers are vulnerable to blunt weapons, so smash that asshole and show him who's the boss, but also be careful, they can stomp and stun you for some time.

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Post by Eenkogneeto » 18 Sep 2016, 13:59

Be sure to attach a quickfire to your machete so you can slash faster.
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Post by TeknoKot » 18 Sep 2016, 15:44

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No, machete is not recommended for B18 users, I advice them getting shotgun/rifle with a stock+gyro+bayonet, harness too.
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Post by lucashunter608 » 18 Sep 2016, 16:34

TeknoKot wrote:Knife<Machete<Stock+Bayonet<Ceremonial Sword<Katana<Fireaxe

No, machete is not recommended for B18 users, I advice them getting shotgun/rifle with a stock+gyro+bayonet, harness too.
I don't use shotguns because they're just too OP for the poor xenos, are you crazy enough to get a machete with standard helmet and armor? i'm not, the B18 is for great for machete, because you will be in the front lines getting most of the hits

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Post by Moonloon » 19 Sep 2016, 02:59

Taking the b-18 with a machete and riot shield is fun, sure, but it's a pretty terrible combo if you want to be effective.

Xenos will always outrun you, you tend to get in the way of bullets and are only three huggers away from losing your helmet. Not to mention the fact that your armor doesn't protect you from acid splashes.

You'd be better off taking a gyroed shotgun with a harness and bayonet. The damage is similar and you get more flexibility.

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Post by HR171 » 23 Sep 2017, 17:38

Machete is good if you want to look robust AF, but not the best against anything that isn't a young xeno or a human
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Post by Crab_Spider » 23 Sep 2017, 19:08

HR171 wrote:
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Machete is good if you want to look robust AF, but not the best against anything that isn't a young xeno or a human

I've killed an elite queen with a machete once. Then I got killed by a boiler
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Post by Challenger » 24 Sep 2017, 13:25

Machete is a straight downgrade to a bayonet + stock weapon, so only use it if you have a free waist slot. Otherwise just take a rifle/shotgun with those two attachments.
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Post by Crab_Spider » 24 Sep 2017, 14:28

Challenger wrote:
24 Sep 2017, 13:25
Machete is a straight downgrade to a bayonet + stock weapon, so only use it if you have a free waist slot. Otherwise just take a rifle/shotgun with those two attachments.
Why are you taking a machete without the scabbard, and putting it in your waist slot? Why are you taking a stock with a bayonet? Why are you using a stock?
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Post by Chaznoodles » 24 Sep 2017, 14:29

Just take a shotgun with stock/bayonet/mag. It's far superior. Don't even bother loading it. Shove it on your armour, carry a rifle on your back with rifle ammo in your belt.

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Post by Wubs4Scrubs » 31 Oct 2017, 09:09

People seem to think that every single item in the marine's loadout is only there to kill things. The utility in the machete has nothing to do with how robust you are with it, because if you try to use it offensively you're going to get your ass kicked B18 armor or not. The actual benefit of the machete is that you'll be a resin clearing machine. Picture soldiers in Vietnam, they didn't carry around machetes hoping to gut Charlie, rather they used it to clear a path through the jungle. Likewise, the machete is fantastic at cutting away weeds, sticky resin, resin walls, etc with much less effort than a standard bayonet or combat knife.

tl;dr Stop using the machete to do honorabru melee combat with xenos you weeb and actually clear weeds with it like a normal human being.
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Post by Gandalf » 31 Oct 2017, 10:49

The Machete is the biggest disappointment since Spore (2008).

If they gave it a melee parry chance, bonus damage on all non-combat applications, and a baseline damage boost then maybe it would be ok.

Also theres a bug where I cant put a bayonet on it.

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Post by Steelpoint » 31 Oct 2017, 10:52

The Machete is a gimmick item.

Maybe if we had a map that had a LOT of overgrowing vegetation that had to be cut down, or if the Machete had a guaranteed one hit kill on the stick resin, then it'd be viable. Otherwise its more of a gimmick with a very niche application.

At best you can fit it into a loadout by ditching your Ammo Belt and compensating by using a Backpack to carry your spare magazines, but that's really stretching things.
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Post by Crab_Spider » 31 Oct 2017, 11:15

Steelpoint wrote:
31 Oct 2017, 10:52
The Machete is a gimmick item.

Maybe if we had a map that had a LOT of overgrowing vegetation that had to be cut down, or if the Machete had a guaranteed one hit kill on the stick resin, then it'd be viable. Otherwise its more of a gimmick with a very niche application.

At best you can fit it into a loadout by ditching your Ammo Belt and compensating by using a Backpack to carry your spare magazines, but that's really stretching things.
You can carry them in your armor slot with the scabbard on.
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Post by taketheshot56 » 01 Nov 2017, 02:26

Unless you are screaming "Tennōheika Banzai!" While charging the queen you have NO business using a machete.
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Post by Karmac » 04 Nov 2017, 00:30

They kill crushers good
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Post by zane » 04 Nov 2017, 11:31

Machete is the best weapon in the game.

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Post by Drownie » 04 Nov 2017, 12:35

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Post by ghostdex » 04 Nov 2017, 18:00

It all depends on the situation, kinda like most weapons
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Post by contactdenied » 16 Nov 2017, 00:42

I've managed to kill three aliens with a machete one round. One being the second queen after I blasted the first with a SADAR, the second being a spitter that attempted to run away from a group of us, and the last one being a drone which I had trapped in a corner. The drone was probably my best kill, as we traded blows over and over again until it insta gibbed. The machete can do good damage, but you better have good armor or meds to back up the hits and acid burns you'll get. Some kind of parry chance would be nice too, the drone nearly knocked me into pain crit because I had faith in my clicking skills.

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