Anthem has a huge map that’s packed with creatures of all shapes and sizes. Some, like Grabbits, pose no real threat while others, like Titans, are always on the hunt for Freelancer blood. Although spamming bullets, abilities, and combos can get you pretty far, it’s important to know where you should be hitting different enemies in order to maximize how much damage you’re dealing.

The game does do a good job at indicating when you’re hitting an enemy’s weak point by highlighting the area whenever it’s hit, however in the heat of battle you won’t always notice. So we’ve created this guide to help you on your journey to unlocking everything Anthem has to offer. For more advice on becoming the best Freelancer in Fort Tarsis, make sure to check out our other Anthem guides:

Scars

Advanced Combat

Scars are essentially bug-people. They’re insects that have taken on the shape of human-beings in an effort to appear more intimidating than they actually are. There are a number of different enemies that belong to the Scar faction. Here’s a list of each one and their known weak point:

Escari

  • Escari are large mechanical four-legged creatures that resemble spiders.
  • Weak point is located on the metal plating on each of their legs. Dealing enough damage to one of the Escari’s legs will momentarily stun it, allowing you to deal increased damage.

Destroyers, Hunters, Scouts, Scrappers, Junkmaws

  • All appear as bipedal humanoids.
  • Destroyers can send out mines that track players down before exploding.
  • Junkmaw are Scar leaders and can hover.
  • Scouts are snipers and can lock on to players before firing.
  • Weak point is usually located on their heads.

Enforcers, Gatekeepers

  • Appear much larger than other Scars. Carry an impenetrable shield.
  • Weak point is located on the flammable canisters attached to their right hand and back.

Scelos

  • Larger Escari, encountered as a Stronghold boss.
  • Uses similar attacks as basic Escari, with missiles that track and deal a lot more damage.
  • Weak point is located on the metal plating on each of their legs. Dealing enough damage to one of the legs will momentarily stun it, allowing you to deal increased damage.

Skorpions

Anthem Combos

Skorpions are nasty looking bugs that don’t take much to defeat. However, they’re prone to attacking in groups and have attacks that deal acid damage, which can quickly lower your health. Here’s a list of each one and their known weak point:

 Digesters

  • Shoots long-range acid projectiles from its mouth.
  • No visible weak point.

Soldiers

  • Will attempt to bite you at close range.
  • No visible weak point.

Workers

  • Contain bulbous, acidic growths on their back that explode.
  • Weak point is located on the growths on their back.

Swarm Tyrant

  • Encountered as a Stronghold boss.
  • Fires web projectiles that restrict movement if they hit the player.
  • Weak point is located on the sacs on its back and sides.

Dominion

Anthem Advanced

Dominion are longtime rivals of the Freelancers and want to obtain Shaper instruments in order to control all humanity. Here’s a list of each one and their weak point:

Shocktroopers

  • Standard Dominion soldier.
  • Weak point is located on their head.

Valkyries

  • Resembles the Storm Javelin, can fly and generate a shield around them.
  • Fires elemental projectiles.
  • Weak point is located on their head, however you must first disable their shield before attacking them directly.

Furies

  • Powerful creatures that can summon a protective shield.
  • Weak point is located on their elongated right arm.

The Monitor

  • Main villain of Anthem, also encountered as a Stronghold boss.
  • Wide-array of attacks including physical and elemental projectiles.
  • Weak point is located on its chest.

Other Enemy Types

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Some enemy monsters may be summoned or used in combat by different enemy factions but are not part of any specific group. Here’s a list of each one and their weak point:

Titans

  • Extremely large, bipedal creatures found throughout the world.
  • Wide array of attacks including beams of fire and orbs that track players down before exploding.
  • Weak point is located on their arms but only when glowing, and their chest only when it opens up.

Ursix

  • Giant predator that will jump from area to area.
  • Will frequently hurl large rocks at the player.
  • Weak point is located on its stomach area and the lower parts of its arms.

Turrets

  • Large automated guns.
  • Weak point is located on their back on the opposite side of their gun barrel.

Brutes

  • Large humanoid creatures that use powerful melee attacks.
  • Weak point is located on their head.

Hounds

  • Dog-like creatures that will charge and bite players.
  • Weak point is located on their head.

Wolven

  • Similar to Hounds, will often attack as a pack.
  • Weak point is located on their head.

Wyverns

  • Flying fire-breathing creatures
  • Weak point is located on their wings.

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