Absorption Fields
XComEW Absorption Fields icon
Class MEC Trooper
Rank Colonel
Alt. Choice Reactive Targeting Sensors

Absorption Fields is a MEC Trooper ability in XCOM: Enemy Within.

Any hit that does more damage than 33% of the MEC's maximum health is reduced to that number.

– In-Game Description, XCOM: Enemy Within


  • Absorption Fields is an odd ability in that it scales backwards becoming less and less powerful as a MEC's HP bar increases. So while can be vital to the survival of a brand new MEC-1 in the late game, it is nearly useless to a fully upgraded MEC-3. It also contributes to weird occurrences such as a Sectopod hitting a baseline MEC for 4 damage with a cannon that can normally do up to 15 damage.

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