Halo Infinite Discussion in Halo General Discussion Posted April 23 52 minutes ago, Boyo said: Should an overcharged Plasma Pistol deal bleedthrough damage? Should a player with low shields be killed by an overcharged shot or should it stop at removing shields? It already does those things currently, BUT since you’re asking should it? I think it should not. The plasma pistol is meant to remove shields very quickly through its charged up attack. I believe it being unable to kill is a perfect compromise because of this weapons combo. I’ve never found weapons that require a combo to be an effective a bad thing. Example the h3 AR does quite a bit of damage and yet is considered an underpowered weapon. This is mostly because the gun itself is more or less used in AR+melee where it’s most effective. But that’s irrelevant the fact is the plasma pistol is an effective tool without needing its ability to kill in the process. This is the perfect example of a Niche weapon done properly.