The Captain rank is the fifth rank available to soldiers. Having a soldier at this rank also unlocks Squad Size II for purchase at the Officer Training School.

Abilities at this rank[]

Class Abilities Description
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XEU Assault CloseCombatSpecialist.png  Close Combat Specialist Confers a reaction shot against any enemy who closes to within 4 tiles. Does not require overwatch.
XEU Assault BringEmOn.png  Bring 'Em On Adds 1 damage on Critical hits for each enemy the squad can see (up to 5).
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XEU Heavy Grenadier.png  Grenadier Allows 2 grenades in a single inventory slot. In XCOM: Enemy Within, also adds 1 damage to Frag, Alien and Needle Grenades.
XEU Heavy DangerZone.png  Danger Zone Increases AoE on Suppression and all rocket attacks by 2 tiles.
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MEC Trooper
XComEW Repair Servos icon.png  Repair Servos Confers 2 health recovery at the start of each turn. A total of 6 health can be regenerated per battle.
Expanded Storage Icon.png  Expanded Storage Allows additional uses of Restorative Mist, Grenade Launcher and Proximity Mine Launcher in each mission, and increases primary weapon base ammo by 50%.
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XEU Sniper Executioner.png  Executioner Confers +10 Aim against targets with less than 50% health.
XEU Sniper Opportunist.png  Opportunist Eliminates the Aim penalty on reaction shots, and allows reaction shots to cause critical hits.
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XEU Support DenseSmoke.png  Dense Smoke Smoke Grenades have increased area of effect and further increase units’ Defense by 20.
XEU Support CombatDrugs.png  Combat Drugs Smoke Grenades now contain powerful stimulants that grant +20 Will and +10 critical chance for all units in the cloud.