I saw like 5 times in the row the same thing. Only one part was affected and guy died to medkit bashing. But I could be wrong. Sometimes it’s hard to see this and it always could be RNG.
But bash is too OP vs melee atack. Just put 5 weight weapon and you can basically kill everyone because it’s costing 1 AP and strength goes to 30. So 30 x 5 = 150. Armor doesn’t work on that. Because even if you have 50 which you seldom see, then you do 100 per bash still.
So humans have no way to defend that at all. Most pandorans as well. They have too low health. I’ve just did 4 missions in a row without any single ammo firing. Just medkit and heavy gun bashing. And there was like 10 guys on the map.
And you still have +50% bonuses or even higher with perks. So there are plenty of times where they die to one single bash. You just jump 20 tiles and bash with heavy.
There is this fumble mechanic. I still need to see that. Maybe I bash too much with melee proficiency.
Either bash damage should be lowered or AP of bash ramp up, or some other action like 1% that you disable your body part if you bash.
Otherwise you just going and bashing. And yes it’s fun. But after couple of missions it’s given so you could bash 50 next missions without firing a shot, but in what end.
And weapons can break yes. but usually you have 3-6 bashes per heavy weapon. This is 3 guys dead on the map. How many are those left and you have another 4 of those at least. Maybe even 7.