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I'm having trouble beating the harvesters, they'll often fly off before I can beat them. I've found using the sniper rifle works well but it fires too slowly and runs out of ammunition quickly, is there any more sustainable method of beating them?

I am an Infiltrator playing on normal difficulty.

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adding your class and difficulty might help on more specific answers – Blem Mar 16 '12 at 22:11
Some of them you're not supposed to be able to kill – Ben Brocka Mar 16 '12 at 22:26
@Sterno points out that you might have more luck with a Scorpion – Brandon Mar 16 '12 at 22:43

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Harvesters have Armor style health so heavy anti-armor weapons such as sniper rifles are preferred(If you're feeling brave, heavy pistols or really brave, shotguns). The Anti-Material rifles (Black Widow, Widow, or Javelin) should also be your weapon of choice as they penetrate armor thus eating it faster.

Your ammo choices should also be anti-armor as well, Incinerary and Armor Piercing rounds do bonus damage to armor. Warp Ammo is a close second if you have access to nether.

The weak points on a Harvester are the glowing disc in it's chest, or the eyes on the face. 3-4 shots from an Anti-Material rifle running Incinerary or Armor Piercing rounds here will put it down quickly.

If you're looking for a quick solution, take a look around the area briefly, most of the time there's a Hydra Rocket launcher or other heavy weapon nearby. One good bodyshot with the heavy weapon takes out that foe immediately.

The only place that this isn't fesable is the Thessia Mission. Just bunker down until Talon 5 returns to draw off the Harvesters. Between them and the Ravagers, pressing on is suicide.

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Use disruptor ammunition in your sniper rifle if you're not already. You don't have to beat the harvesters, you only have to damage them and they'll run away.

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I play an infiltrator and been able to 1-2 shot them since I meet the first on normal difficulty. I focused on high damage. My current spec I got maxed Disruptor ammo, Tactical Cloak and Operational Mastery all focusing on max head shot damage. I'm using a Black Widow with Extended Barrel and Enhanced Scope and this gear: enter image description here

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