Originally Posted by Chsal
TLDR : Alvatore is NOT fragile. It has much higher damage soaking capabilities than most suits. It is, however, somewhat vulnerable to spec.
You forgot to factor in the fact that it is a giant in the first form, which makes it pretty much susceptible to focus fire, stray beams/bazookas/homings, as well as it's ability to hide and evade. That pretty much reduces it's tanking capabilities.
It is fragile. A team of players focus firing it from far can easily nuke it's shield off pretty quickly, or when you consider shotgun into play, like V2B, V2AB, Psycho, Ksyatria and the likes. God I love chasing Alvatore with a Psycho. It's pretty easy to assume that MS form will be OHKOed by a single spec when he purges. Even by speccing him when he has high HP, there's also a pretty huge chance of him dying from it.
But that's not to say that Alvatore is terribad. I do quite enjoy playing it. However, it is much more suitable for games like points, where it does trolls pretty hard there. Death matches, not really, if the team knows how to like throw one or two specs at it.