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What Are Carapace Armored Enemies in Warhammer 40K: Darktide? – Answered

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by Shawn Robinson
Warhammer 40K: Darktide Crusher Enemy

Warhammer 40K: Darktide brings about plenty of small details you’ll have to keep track of during combat. Ammo reserves, Psyker Peril, HP/Toughness, and Stamina are just some of those factors, but the various enemy types and armors are a big factor as well. If you have increased damage against Infected enemies, for example, you’ll only do increased damage to Poxwalkers, Pox Hounds, and Poxbursters. One type of enemy seems to trip some players up, mainly because of its name. Here’s what Carapace Armored Enemies are in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

What is Carapace Armor in Darktide?

There are a few places where you could have first heard of this type of armored enemy. The first is, of course, the Meat Grinder, where some enemies are listed as having Carapace Armor when hit. Various weapon perks list bonuses such as “+15% Damage (Carapace Armored Enemies). This doesn’t leave a lot of room for clarity, though it’s a tad easier than you might expect.

Carapace Armored Enemies are incredibly beefy targets with plate armor in Darktide. These are impossible to pierce with certain ranged weapons and require a heavy attack to deal damage with some melee weapons. Enemies that are classified as Carapace Armored Enemies include the Crusher across all body parts, along with the head of the Scab Mauler, the arms and legs of the Bulwark, and the arms and legs of the Reaper.

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If you find yourself having trouble with any of these enemies, running bonus damage to Carapace Armored Enemies may be worthwhile. It’ll take a bit of finesse and muscle memory to remember where to hit, but they should go down just a bit easier. If you aren’t running the perk, just be safe not to hit those body parts and you should be mostly good to go.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn's been playing games for a decade and a half now, dabbling in all sorts of genres but adoring first-person shooters the most. If he's not yelling at Valorant's difficult gunplay, he's likely adding more to his thousand hours in Warframe.

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