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A GREMLIN is a highly specialized drone in XCOM 2 used by Specialists in place of a secondary weapon.


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Tactical InfoEdit

  • The GREMLIN Drone allows Specialists to execute a variety of battlefield tasks from safer distances.
  • The GREMLIN accompanies the Specialist, and can be issued protocols which aid allies, hack electronic targets, or damage enemies.
  • The GREMLIN usually goes unnoticed by enemies, and cannot take damage or be destroyed. It will shut down if its owner is incapacitated or killed.


  • There are reports, that a GREMLIN will trigger enemy groups after successfully completing an action within enemy detection range.
  • Chief Lily Shen can be seen in some cutscenes with her personal GREMLIN, affectionately nicknamed "ROV-R". ROV-R is later used by Shen and Dr. Richard Tygan in researching the Psionic Gate.

Attack DamageEdit

  • Combat Protocol: 2-3 Organics, 4-6 Robotic
  • Capacitor Discharge: 3-6 Organics, 5-8 Robotic



Tier Shotguns:
Sniper Rifles:
(Specialists, Rangers, Psi Operatives and Rookies)
Tier 1 Shotgun Cannon Sniper Rifle Assault Rifle
Tier 2 Shard Gun Mag Cannon Gauss Rifle Magnetic Rifle
Tier 3 Storm Gun Beam Cannon Plasma Lance Plasma Rifle
Chosen Arashi (none) Darklance Disruptor Rifle
Tier Swords:
Grenade Launchers:
(Psi Operatives)
Tier 1 Sword Grenade Launcher Pistol GREMLIN Psi Amp
Tier 2 Arc Blade Advanced Grenade Launcher Mag Pistol GREMLIN Mark II Advanced Psi Amp
Tier 3 Fusion Blade (none) Beam Pistol GREMLIN Mark III Alien Psi Amp
Chosen Katana (none) Darkclaw (none) (none)
Additional Equipment

ArmorsGrenadesUtility ItemsUpgrades

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