Https://imgur.com/a/TZap3Something I learned about halfway through the game is that it is very beneficial to carry multiple sets of different armor. Any time you are about to engage in a fight, scan the machine first to see what their strength is, then switch to the according armor. I've found that the main types are electric and frost, so I bought those first. Eventually I also bought the other elemental types and the melee/ranged defense armor. Also, the Nora silent hunter armor is excellent, easily my most worn armor. My last little tip is that you should check your armor and weapon mods frequently to see if you might have picked up something that works better without realizing it!