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The Atlus, Banshee, Phantom and Brute can all kill you in one hit if you are close, even at full shields and health. I have not observed such a from the Geth. Can the Pyro or Prime or any other unit kill you in melee with a single attack?

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The Pyro can kill you near instantly, but I don't think that's from melee. -_- – Raven Dreamer Mar 22 '12 at 14:48
Don't think so, in fact very few are apt to even melee aside from Hunters it seems. – Ben Brocka Mar 22 '12 at 14:53
@RavenDreamer: I'm well aware of that, I do mean the sort of thing where they pick you up, and you get a little mini cut-scene and then are dead, dead, dead (until the next round). – aslum Mar 22 '12 at 14:56
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The Geth do not have a unit that can insta kill. However, this is balanced by the multiple units that have high burst damage.

  • Geth Rocket Trooper
  • Geth Hunter
  • Geth Pyro

Also, the banshee's melee animation is quite long and can be interrupted if a biotic explosion is triggered before the impale occurs or if you had a missile launcher ready to take her out (the animation to bring out the missile launcher and to fire takes too long for you to save the party member).

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I've saved more Krogan from banshees (on my Adept) than I can count on one hand. Very useful to be able to save their hides. – Raven Dreamer Mar 22 '12 at 15:04
The Atlas isn't super quick either, so I wouldn't be surprised if a save where possible there as well, though again you'd probably have to already have the missile launcher ready. – aslum Mar 22 '12 at 15:21

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