Shock-Absorbent Armor
Shock-Absorbent Armor Icon
Class MEC Trooper
Rank Assault inherited
Alt. Choice None

Shock-Absorbent Armor is an inherited MEC Trooper ability in XCOM: Enemy Within. This particular ability is gained if the soldier was originally a Assault Class.

Damage received from enemies within 4 tiles is reduced by 33%.

– In-Game Description, XCOM: Enemy Within


  • A MEC Trooper with this ability is best paired a MEC armed with a Kinetic Strike Module; such a MEC Trooper is frequently able to charge into a clustered group of enemies, eliminate the most dangerous target, and then weather any retaliatory fire from the nearby foes.

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