Best Soldier Build Guide [Mass Effect Andromeda]

This is a Mass Effect Andromeda guide. Here you will find details on the best soldier build you can have in-game.

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best soldier buildBest Soldier Build Guide 

Soldiers are not the most diverse class in Andromeda, but they are the most damage-dealing ones. Their active skill list is noticeably shorter than both biotic and tech, with only four usable skills and a plethora of passives. If you want a more varying time in Andromeda, you might want to check out our other builds, but if you want a damage-dealing time, the soldier build is for you.


Crucial Skills 

Combat Description Upgrades

Temporarily vents weapon heat via armor to improve thermal clip efficiency and boost weapon firing rates.

Turbocharge is important for a soldier build since it keeps you going in battle, negating your need to reload.

  • Duration extends the time turbo charge is activated.
  • Dump heat increases thermal clip size when turbocharge is active.
  • Duration (Rank 4)
  • Dump Heat (Rank 6)
Combat Fitness 

This skill provides you with extra health, shields, and even an extra holster.

  • Regeneration (Rank 4)
  • In the Trenches (Rank 6)
Combat Tools

Specialized training that allows the user to expertly wield jump-jets and melee weapons in combat.

  • Evasion
  • Detonators
  • Martial Arts

Optional Skills


For weaponry, it’s best to use the quickest DPS-dealers you can find in order to fully maximize the skills you have. Good weapons include the cyclone assault riflereegar carbine, and N7 PiranhaYou may also go through the sniper route as well.

What’s crucial for weaponry are weapon consumables like incendiary ammoto quickly deal with armored foes like the fiend


Combat armor needs to be focused on power damage, weapon damage, headshot/weakpoint damage, or damage resistance.

Armor fit for this role are:

  • Kett Unity
  • Kett Fusion
  • Maverick
  • Heleus Defender

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  1. What would top the guide is a recommended party. The guide itself actually makes a lot of sense, and the armor recommendations look good!