The Shredder ability causes damage to weaken an enemy's armor. Stocks ensure that if you miss, you cause damage.

If you miss, and the Stock does damage, does this then cause the Shredder effect?

  • According to this, stocks just apply damage without any special bonuses (i.e. no, it doesn't shred), but I haven't seen anyone show evidence for this in the code itself, it's just anecdotal.
    – DarthPizza
    Commented Feb 21, 2016 at 3:13

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No. Damage from stocks is applied without regard to armor (e.g., a Superior Stock does 3 damage directly to HP, bypassing all armor). Accordingly they will not shred armor.

Source: I've brought a Grenadier with Shredder and a stock equipped to dozens of missions.

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    Stock damage definitely does take armor into account. I've definitely had folks with a superior stock do 1 damage to shieldbearers on a miss. Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 16:34
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    @SableDreamer It takes shields into account, but shields are not armor. Are you referring to shields? Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 20:49
  • Have you had a stock that does more than 1 damage equipped on a grenadier, to confirm it does full damage? I'm not sure I have, but I can confirm that no shredding occurs, either way.
    – DCShannon
    Commented Feb 22, 2016 at 23:10
  • @ChrisHayes Nope. Armor. Unless you're running some mod that adds a pierce effect to the stock, stock damage should be reduced by armor. (As far as I've experienced) Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 13:13
  • I agree - stock damage seems to go down by armor for me as well.
    – RibsNGibs
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 21:07

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