How to stagger enemies & best impact weapons in Armored Core 6

How to stagger enemies & best impact weapons in Armored Core 6
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Written by 

Amy Eastland


26th Aug 2023 15:00

If you need help trying to stagger enemies and bosses in Armored Core 6, this guide will explain everything you need to know about the best impact weapons you can use in order to stagger enemies in the game, and which impact weapons are best to stagger bosses. 

How to stagger enemies in Armored Core 6

To stagger enemies in Armored Core 6, you have to fill their impact meter. This meter is similar to that in Sekiro, fans familiar with that game will feel at home here. An enemy’s impact bar lets a player know when the enemy is going to let their guard down and will become susceptible to unblockable attacks.

The Impact meter is yellow and is a different bar from their health bar so that players can identify it. In order for players to stagger enemies in the game, you need to fully deplete the Impact Meter. You need to use whatever damage and combos you can in order to deal enough damage so that their Impact meter empties, and you are capable of staggering them.

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Best weapons to stagger enemies

There are a lot of weapons in Armored Core 6, so if you’re looking to stagger enemies you’re going to want to go for explosive weapons. They do a lot of damage and are very powerful. Even if you want a lightweight build, having at least one explosive weapon is the way to go if you want to stagger your enemies. Some of the best explosive weapons include:

  • Bazooka Majestic
  • Grenade Cannon Earshot
  • Grenade Launcher DF-GR-07 GOU-CHEN
  • Grenade Launcher DIZZY
  • Grenade Launcher Iridium

It’s entirely your choice what explosive weapon you choose, but these are some of the best that you can choose if you’re looking to pack a punch with your damage. 

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That’s everything you need to know about how to stagger enemies in Armored Core 6 and the best weapons you can use to do so. For more guides on Armored Core 6 keep reading GGRecon, or check out check out our guide on all Armored Core 6 bosses in order.

Amy Eastland
About the author
Amy Eastland
Amy was a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and Journalism, and has previously worked for companies such as Gfinity and HITC. Her favourite games include Dark Souls 3, Elden Ring, and Crash Bandicoot Warped. When she's not at work, she's hanging out with her black cat, Shelby.
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