The Specialist Class is a soldier class in XCOM 2.
The Specialist Class utilizes a remote-controlled airborne drone called a GREMLIN to provide team support as well as objective and enemy control.
|“||Operating some of our most advanced equipment, Specialists deploy robotic drones on the battlefield that can be outfitted for combat or field medic duty.||”|
–-XCOM 2, Soldier Training Selection
Through their flying GREMLIN the Specialist can take on a variety of tactical support roles including healing, support buffs, boosting stats and remote hacking. The GREMLIN must be guided and directed by the Specialist as his or her action move for a turn.
The Specialist can only utilize rifles as primary weapons, despite many early pictures depicting them with shotguns; finalized gameplay reveals shotguns to be 'Ranger only'.
A Specialist's abilities primarily focus around improving the functionality of their GREMLIN in multiple ways.
|Hack||Attempt to breach security on a network access point with your GREMLIN.|
|Aid Protocol||Command your GREMLIN to move to a friendly target. It grants that target a bonus to Defense until the start of the next player turn.
|BATTLE MEDIC||COMBAT HACKER|
|Medical Protocol||The GREMLIN can perform healing actions remotely: GREMLIN Heal and GREMLIN Stabilize. The GREMLIN has a single charge. If a medkit is equipped, the GREMLIN will gain an additional charge.|
|Combat Protocol||Send the GREMLIN to an enemy to jolt them, dealing guaranteed damage, which is increased against robotic enemies. Twice per mission.|
|Revival Protocol||Send the GREMLIN to an ally to remove any negative mental status effects. Disoriented, Stunned, Panicked, or Unconscious.|
|Haywire Protocol||You may target robotic and mechanical enemies with your GREMLIN, attempting to hack them and seize control.
|Field Medic||Equipped medikits have 2 extra charges.|
|Scanning Protocol||The GREMLIN can trigger an instant scan of the area, increasing the Specialist's sight radius substantially for one turn and revealing any hidden enemies.
Has 1 charge, or 2 if the Specialist has a [[[GREMLIN Mark III]].
|Covering Fire||Overwatch shots can now be triggered by enemy actions, not just movement.|
|Threat Assessment||Aid Protocol now grants the target a Covering Fire Overwatch shot, but the Aid Protocol cooldown is increased by 1 turn.|
|Ever Vigilant||If you spend all of your actions on moves, you are granted an automatic overwatch shot at the end of the turn.|
|Guardian||Grants 50% chance during Overwatch to perform an additional shot if the previous Overwatch shot hits. There's no limit as to how many times Guardian can trigger.|
|Restoration||The GREMLIN flies to each squad member, healing or reviving them as needed. Once per mission.|
|Capacitor Discharge||Send the GREMLIN to a location where it emits a substantial electric discharge, damaging and potentially stunning all nearby units. Robotic units take more damage. Once per mission.|
Tactical Information Edit
- Main article: Specialist Class (XCOM 2)/Guides