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For the standard Sectoid unit, see Sectoid (XCOM: Enemy Unknown).
Sectoid Commander
XEU Sectoid Commander
Statistics
Aim
85 | 85 | 95 | 95
Critical Chance
0 | 0 | 10 | 10
Defense
20 | 20 | 20 | 20
Health
10 | 10 | 14 | 14
Mobility
12 | 12 | 12 | 12
Will
90 | 90 | 115 | 125
Attributes
Weapon Plasma Pistol, Alien Grenade
Abilities XEU AlienAbility MindFrayXEU AlienAbility GreaterMindMerge

XEU AlienAbility MindControlXEU Psionic PsiPanic

A Sectoid Commander is a powerful psionic enemy in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

DescriptionEdit

Although they look similar to their weaker brethren, Sectoid Commanders have larger heads covered in thick veins, and glowing red eyes. Like Sectoids, they are all genetically identical clones, but have been engineered with greater endurance and incredible psionic powers. While these gifts make them far more deadly than the lower caste troops they command, they are still ultimately little more than subservient pawns of the Ethereals.

The Sectoid Commander first appears during the tutorial mission in Germany in which it uses Mind Control to force a German soldier to attack the XCOM Assault team. They are not encountered in combat until the assault on the Alien Base. After this point, Sectoid Commanders appear on the bridge of alien UFOs, replacing the Outsider. They may appear individually or in small groups. After the Overseer Crash Site mission is complete, they are replaced by Ethereals.

In Enemy Within they become far more common and can now be found in Abduction missions, providing Psi Shields to multiple Mechtoids.

AbilitiesEdit

Ability Description
XEU AlienAbility MindFray  Mindfray Inflicts penalties to Aim, Will and Mobility and deals 5 damage. Robotic enemies are immune. Lasts 2 turns. 1 turn cooldown.
XEU AlienAbility GreaterMindMerge  Greater Mind Merge Mind Merge with all lesser allies of the same species nearby, granting them +25% Crit Chance and +1 health.
XEU AlienAbility MindControl  Mind Control Very difficult psi technique that, if successful, grants control of the target for 3 turns. Robotic enemies are immune.
XEU Psionic PsiPanic  Psi Panic Cause target to panic on its following turn, if the target's Will is overcome. Robotic enemies are immune. 2 turn cooldown.

CapturingEdit

ResearchEdit

TacticsEdit

  • Due to their high defense and use of cover, Sectoid Commanders can be hard to hit. Try using Snipers or flanking tactics to compensate for this. If all else fails, explosives such as Alien Grenades and Rockets, which ignore cover and defense, are extremely effective against Sectoid Commanders.
  • Mind Control is by far their most dangerous ability. If one of your squad gets Mind Controlled, consider using the Sniper's Disabling Shot or Suppression on them to buy yourself more time to kill it and free your squadmate from its control.
  • If one wishes to capture and interrogate a Sectoid Commander, the one in the alien base will usually be the most convenient one, as it is alone and will not be too aggressive since it is your first time encountering one. Additionally, Sectoid Commanders later encountered on UFOs will seldom be unaccompanied, usually by one or two others. This poses a greater threat due to their psionic capabilities.

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