The Corporal rank is the second rank available to soldiers.

Abilities at this rank[]

Class Abilities Description
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XEU Assault TacticalSense.png  Tactical Sense +5 Defense per enemy in sight (Max +20).
XEU Assault Aggression.png  Aggression Confers +10% critical chance per enemy in sight (Max +30%).
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XEU Heavy BulletSwarm.png  Bullet Swarm Firing the primary weapon as the first action no longer ends the turn.
XEU Heavy Holo-Targeting.png  Holo-Targeting Shooting at or suppressing enemies also confers +10 Aim to any allies’ attacks on those enemies.
XEW ClassMECTrooper.png
MEC Trooper
XComEW Advanced Fire Control icon.png Advanced Fire Control Shots from Overwatch no longer suffer any Aim penalty.
Automated Threat Assessment Icon.png  Automated Threat Assessment Confers +15 Defense when in Overwatch.
XEU ClassSniper.png
XEU Sniper SnapShot.png  Snap Shot Removes the sniper rifle's restriction on firing and Overwatch after moving. Any shots taken suffer a -20 Aim (-10 Aim in XCOM: Enemy Within) penalty.
XEU Sniper Squadsight.png  Squadsight Allows firing at targets in an ally's sight radius. (In XCOM: Enemy Within, these targets cannot be critically hit unless using Headshot.)
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XEU Support Sprinter.png  Sprinter Allows the Support to move 3 additional tiles.
XEU Support CoveringFire.png  Covering Fire Allows reaction shots to trigger on enemy attacks, not just movement.