7 Best Stratagems in Helldivers 2 to Get Advantages in Missions

Abu Taher Tamim
By Abu Taher Tamim
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Are you looking for the Best Stratagems in Helldivers 2? If yes, then I’ll inform you about my top 7 Best Stratagems in Helldivers 2.

In Helldivers 2, Stratagems are powerful offensive, defensive, and utility abilities that you can call in and deploy during missions. But, there are so many Stratagems to choose from. You can get deadly airstrikes or orbital laser strikes to sentry turrets, heavy weapons, and more.

Stratagems are like an “ultimate ability” that you can use on the battlefield. Before each mission, you need to choose four Stratagems. This choice can impact tactics and the ability to succeed in any mission. But now, it’s time for you to lock and load the best Stratagems in Helldivers 2.

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7. Recoilless Rifle

Recoilless Rifle
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  • Level Unlocked: 5
  • Traits: Support Weapon, Hellpod, Explosive
  • Call-in Time: 3 sec
  • Uses: Unlimited
  • Cooldown: 480 sec
  • High damage against armored targets
  • Requires team reloading or ammo backpack

Before I had access to my heavy hitters like the Railgun, this Recoilless Rifle was a game changer against those pesky armored blockheads. Moreover, I could shatter the front plates off even the toughest Chargers and Hulks. While I’d need a rapid restock of the ammo, the Recoilless more than proved its worth when facing dug-in armored emplacements in those crucial early missions.

6. Orbital Laser

Orbital Laser
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  • Level Unlocked: 15
  • Traits: Orbital
  • Call-in Time: 1 sec
  • Uses: 3
  • Cooldown: 300 sec
  • Powerful beam tracks and damages multiple targets
  • Fired from orbit for long range

Why settle for raining regular freedom from above when you can opt for an Orbital Laser instead? Once I paint mark the area, this fearsome beam lances down from the sky and incinerate any enemy presence.

5. Shield Generator Pack

Shield Generator Pack
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  • Level Unlocked: 20
  • Traits: Hellpod, Backpack
  • Generates temporary personal energy shield
  • Blocks incoming damage for a short duration

With the Shield Generator Pack on my back, I can laugh off everything from Terminid spit projectiles to Automaton plasma bursts thanks to its nigh-impenetrable barrier. Anytime I need a few crucial seconds to retreat or reload, I just pop this bad boy and become a temporary Helldiving Juggernaut.

4. “Guard Dog” Rover

“Guard Dog” Rover
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  • Level Unlocked: 10
  • Traits: Hellpod, Backpack
  • Call-in Time: 5 sec
  • Uses: Unlimited
  • Cooldown: 480 sec
  • Autonomous attack drone with laser rifle
  • Provides 360° covering fire

I never drop into a hot zone without my “Guard Dog” Rover suit packed and ready to go. This laser-blasting little drone is like a bodyguard that never needs a coffee break, watching my back. Its AI isn’t perfect, but that’s a small price to pay for some extra covering fire.

3. Eagle 500kg Bomb

Eagle 500kg Bomb
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  • Level Unlocked: 15
  • Traits: Explosive, Eagle
  • Call-in Time: 0 sec
  • Uses: 1
  • Massive damage in a large radius
  • Essentially an orbital nuke strike

Sometimes using a missile to kill a bug just doesn’t provide enough excitement. That’s when I reach for the Eagle 500kg Bomb to reign hellfire down on my enemies. I can literally place a beacon to summon this nuke-sized explosive from orbit to vaporize anything in its blast radius.

2. Eagle Airstrike

Eagle Airstrike
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  • Level Unlocked: 1
  • Traits: Explosive, Eagle
  • Call-in Time: 0 sec
  • Uses: 2
  • Cooldown: 8 sec
  • High explosive area-of-effect attack
  • Clears groups of enemies effectively

When I need to call in some high-explosive from above, the Eagle Airstrike never disappoints. I can also use these explosives ready to go in only 8 seconds. It’s a great stratagem to clear out a group of foes efficiently.

1. Railgun

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  • Level Unlocked: 20
  • Traits: Support Weapon, Hellpod
  • Call-in Time: 3 sec
  • Uses: Unlimited
  • Cooldown: 480 sec
  • Extremely high damage output
  • Requires charging before firing
  • Unlimited ammo, no reloading needed

This bad boy is my go-to for dealing with the biggest, nastiest bugs or bots on the battlefield. Once I hit Level 20 and unlocked this Stratagem, it was my first pick ever since. I just need to charge it up for a few seconds, then let the Railgun turn even the most heavily armored enemy into a fine red mist. The best part? Unlimited ammo!

Final Verdict

In my opinion, you need to use the right Stratagems at the right moment, either for offense, defense, or strategic utility in Helldivers 2. They are one of the best game-changing abilities in the game.

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Abu Taher Tamim is a Staff Writer at GameRiv. He started playing video games when one of his uncles brought him a PS1, after it was launched. Since that day until now, he still play video games. As he loves video games so much, he became a gaming content writer.