Survival skills

In order to complete your mission on SR388, you will need to master a wide variety of weapons, powers, and advanced tactics. Study the intel below closely if you want to return in one piece.

Basics

Basics

Whether it’s a simple jump at the right moment or a devastating Melee Counter, you’ll need to harness all your skills—both old and new—to defeat the enemy.

When you begin your mission, you are only armed with a basic Power Beam and Missiles. As you progress, however, your arsenal will be upgraded substantially.

You’ll also discover various armor upgrades and other abilities along the way.

POWER SUIT UPGRADES
Varia Suit

Varia Suit

Reduces damage from enemy attacks and also prevents damage from extreme heat.

Gravity Suit

Gravity Suit

Reduces damage from enemy attacks, prevents damage from extreme heat and lava, and negates movement impairments caused by fluids.

OTHER ABILITIES

Helpful items are sometimes dropped by fallen enemies or just found out in the open.

Energy Tank

Energy Tank

Increases your maximum Energy Tank count by one and completely refills your energy.

Missile Tank

Missile Tank

Increases the maximum number of missiles you can carry by three.

Aeion Tank

Aeion Tank

Increases your maximum Aeion Gauge by 50 and completely restores it.

The powerful new abilities all drain your Aeion energy, so use them wisely!

Scan Pulse

Scan Pulse

Uses Aeion energy to scan the surrounding area to reveal map information and help find clues.

Lightning Armor

Lightning Armor

An electrical barrier that strengthens Melee Counters and consumes Aeion energy to prevent physical damage.

Beam Burst

Beam Burst

Increases your beam weapon’s attack power and enables rapid-fire shots.

Phase Drift

Phase Drift

Slows time for everything but Samus. Handy for getting the jump on fast enemies—or fast-moving platforms!

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