Body Shield
Body Shield Icon
Class MEC Trooper
Rank Heavy inherited
Alt. Choice None

Body Shield is an inherited MEC Trooper ability in XCOM: Enemy Within. This particular ability is gained if the soldier was originally a Heavy Class.

The nearest visible enemy suffers -20 Aim and cannot critically hit this unit.

– In-Game Description, XCOM: Enemy Within


  • There is a translucent blue shield hovering around the MEC in the direction of the enemy, indicating which enemy is affected by the Body Shield.
  • If the first nearest enemy is killed (for example, by Reactive Targeting Sensors' free shot), Body Shield then applies to the next nearest enemy.

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