1. Eagle Cluster Bomb
Arguably the best early-game Statagem in Helldivers 2, the Eagle Cluster Bomb is so much more powerful than it may initially appear to be.
This Stratagem delivers a series of explosive strikes to enemies in the affected horizontal area. It can decimate waves of incoming foes, but what makes it so valuable is its low cooldown times and other generous resource requirements. It can be called in instantly, it recharges in only 15 seconds, and it comes with 4 built-in charges. Even better, you can recharge this Strategem by sending it back to the Mothership for a couple of minutes.
Getting four immediate charges out of this Strategem is incredible, but once you start playing with upgrades that let you further reduce its recharge and cooldown times, the Eagle Cluster Bomb effectively becomes the best grenade in Helldivers 2.
Helldivers 2: Best Late Game Stratagems
These late-game (Levels 11-20) Stratagems are about as absurdly powerful as you would expect. However, keep in mind that you will rarely roll out with a full arsenal of late-game Stratagems. While some offer those kinds of strict upgrades, others are best utilized in specific scenarios.
5. Eagle 500KG Bomb
In some ways, the Eagle 500KG Bomb is a bit of a joke weapon. Throw its beacon, and a massive bomb will soon land in the nearby area killing anything (including you and your squad) that is anywhere close to its absurd blast zone. It is the most powerful weapon in the game from a pure damage standpoint, but its massive range and single-use status often make it impractical.
Yet, you will probably want to equip this Stratagem as soon as it is available. Why? Well, nearly every mission in Helldivers 2 includes at least one moment when you just want to vaporize a fixed area from afar. In those moments, the Eagle 500KG Bomb is without peer. It’s not subtle and it’s not pretty, but you will almost always need what it does.