|“||Hardened units receive extra protection against critical hits.||”|
– In-Game Description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Reduces the chance of suffering a critical hit by 60%.
- Berserkers, Chryssalids, Cyberdiscs (in "closed" form), Drones, Ethereals, Sectopods, and the Uber Ethereal all benefit from the Hardened trait.
- All varieties of S.H.I.V.s, as well as MEC Troopers EW, are Hardened on the human side.
- The Second Wave option "Absolutely Critical" increases the reduction to -100% to compensate for the increased critical chance against exposed or flanked opponents.