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XCOM2 SPARK&BIT

The SPARK is a robotic soldier class added in the Shen's Last Gift DLC for XCOM 2.

SPARKs are able to be built at the Proving Ground once the Lost Towers mission is completed. If the player disables the mission in their campaign, then they can be built after completing the Mechanized Warfare research project.

Class DescriptionEdit

These high-powered robotic units can unleash devastating frontline attacks or absorb incoming fire and protect the squad.

–-XCOM 2, Soldier Ability Selection

SPARKs are large, bulky units similar to the MECs of XCOM: Enemy Within in that they are large mechanical units with a large health pool and heavy weaponry at their disposal. Their abilities can make them into a highly defensive/supportive unit, or a close combat damage dealer.

Like MECs, SPARKs have their own weapon and armor type, and cannot equip weapons/armor that are available to normal soldiers, and vice versa. They cannot equip utilities or receive weapon upgrades as a result. They also do not receive defense bonuses from cover. Unlike MECs, however, SPARKs are fully mechanical and are immune to mental effects such as Disoriented along with immunity to Burning and Poisoned.

Class WeaponsEdit

A SPARK uses a Heavy Autocannon as their primary weapon, and a SPARK BIT, a robotic drone similar to a GREMLIN, as a secondary weapon.

The SPARK's BIT is able to carry a single Heavy Weapon for use during combat, and can be used to Hack security towers and terminals, albeit with a relatively low tech score.

Class Armors Edit

SPARKs have a unique type of armor upgrade system that is separate from human soldiers. Their default armor provides a single armor point. SPARKs can be upgraded to have Plated Armor, which gives more health and 2 armor points, and further into Powered Armor, which maximizes the unit's health and provides 3 armor points.

SPARK BITs will upgrade automatically based on the tech level of the unit's armor, unlike the GREMLIN which has a separate upgrading path.

Class AbilitiesEdit

SPARKs feature unique ranks and abilities.

SPARK
Rank Ability Description

Squire

Overdrive Take three actions this turn, and no action is turn-ending. Multiple Standard Shots incur a small recoil penalty.

Notes: A recoil penalty of -15% Aim is applied after each Standard Shot while Overdrive is active. Overdrive has no cost to activate, but has a 4 turn cooldown.

Default Shredder Your cannon attacks shred armor.
Default Mechanical Chassis This unit is immune to fire and poison effects.
Default Hack Attempt to remotely breach security on a network access point with your SPARK BIT.
FUTURE COMBAT WAR MACHINE
Ability Description Rank Ability Description
Bulwark Gain a point of armor and always provide high cover to all adjacent squadmates.

Notes: Bulwark add one point of Armor. Any squadmate (or enemy) standing adjacent to the SPARK will gain the high cover Defense bonus. Do not stand next to enemies who can make use of cover if you select this ability as it will make it much more difficult for your Spark unit to land shots or a Strike ability.

Aspirant

Adaptive Aim When Overdrive is active, Standard Shots do not incur recoil penalties.

Notes: Adaptive Aim eliminates the -15% Aim penalty for consecutive Standard Shots when Overdrive is active.

Rainmaker Equipped Heavy Weapons deal +2 damage and have increased area of effect.

Notes: Rainmaker adds +2 damage to all heavy weapons. Heavy weapons with circular areas of effect have their radius increased by +2. Heavy weapons with a conic areas of effect have their diameter increased by +2 and length increased by +2.

Knight

Strike Attack any enemy within movement range with a powerful melee attack.

Notes: You can trigger the Strike ability by placing the movement cursor over an enemy. A SPARK can perform a "Dash" move, using both actions to move, and still trigger a Strike against an adjacent enemy. The Strike ability is subject to Overdrive's recoil penalty if standard shots were fired prior to using the Strike ability.

Intimidate When targeted by an attack, the enemy has a chance to panic.

Notes: Intimidate's chance to panic the attacker increases with higher tier SPARK armors. Intimidate can be triggered by melee and area of effect attacks. Intimidate will not trigger when targeted by Overwatch fire.

Cavalier

Wrecking Ball While Overdrive is active, break through walls and cover while moving.

Notes: Wrecking Ball can be used to expose enemies to flanking shots. Use movement waypoints to guide the SPARK on an optimal path for destroying cover and the environment.

Repair Send the BIT to a damaged robotic ally and repair it. Advanced BITs can repair slightly more.

Notes: Repair will restore 6 health. Upgrading your BIT will lead to more HP repaired. Using Repair as your first action will not end your turn. Repair has 2 charges per mission. You can repair yourself.

Vanguard

Bombard Launch the BIT to any visible location where it releases a powerful explosive blast. Advanced BITs do more damage.

Notes: Bombard can be fired at any location within squadsight. Upgrading your BIT will lead to more bombard damage.

Channeling Field Every time you are targeted, part of the energy is channeled into your heavy autocannon. This energy is unleashed with your next Standard Shot.

Notes: Each point of energy channeled by Channeling Field increases the damage of the primary weapon attack by 1. The energy stored by Channeling Field is expended even if the next shot misses.

Paladin

Hunter Protocol When an enemy is revealed, there is a 33% chance to take a free Overwatch shot.

Notes: Hunter Protocol makes the SPARK an ideal unit for scouting into the fog of war, since any revealed enemy can be instantly attacked.

Sacrifice Generate a protective field which redirects any attacks against allies inside it towards you. Gain bonus defense and armor while active.

Notes: The SPARK gains +20 defense and +2 armor while Sacrifice is active. Sacrifice has a 3 turn cooldown.

Champion

Nova Release a blast of energy, damaging all nearby enemies. This attack has no cost or cooldown, but consecutive Novas will damage the SPARK.

Notes: Nova has no action point cost or cooldown. The first Nova attack each mission will deal 0 damage to the SPARK. All Nova attacks after the first will deal a stacking 2 damage to the SPARK.

Tactical InformationEdit

Main article: SPARK (XCOM 2)/Guides

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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