In case you haven't been reading the steam forums or watching youtube videos. Some others and myself included would really like the option to toggle our helmets. Just posting here so you can see it.
Also, tactical marine really needs a buff in my opinion. Chaplain does everything better and has the same weapons. Perks are a bit different but there isn't anything that really makes the tactical marine stand out.
Lightning claws also seem vastly underpowerd. They replace both hands first of all, so on like the apothecary they make it so all your cooldowns are wayyyyyy longer, but whats the tradeoff? Less damage, more risky gettting close. I've used them successfully on No Mercy difficulty but NOT nearly as easy as busting out the hellfires or switching to any other melee weapon like the thunder hammer. Their default attack speed is too slow I think. I upgraded mine and its bearable but you're still just not tanky enough to use them effectively when compared to all the other weapons.
I've taken tips from other players here:
but like I said, I was successful but it's just way harder than every other weapon and especially punishing on apothecary because you cant just wield one (I wish you could - I always did in the tabletop roleplaying game Deathwatch by fantasy flight games)
But seriously like, what is the tradeoff? You're better off just using a powerfist with a gun like 100% of the time lol. I want them to be good, they are cool dang it xD
Love the game - put in like 40 hours already lol (I need a job xD)