A GREMLIN Mark III is a highly advanced GREMLIN drone in XCOM 2. It is used by Specialists in place of a secondary weapon.


In-Game Description[]

"The Mark III GREMLIN is the most advanced version of the GREMLIN Drone, significantly increasing the hacking stat of all Specialists. The Specialist's abilities are also substantially improved when he or she is accompanied by this support robot."


  • +40 Hack
  • Aid protocol gives +40 Defense
  • A Specialist with the Scanning Protocol ability gains an additional charge.

Tactical Info[]

  • The GREMLIN Drone allows Specialists to execute a variety of battlefield tasks from safer distances.
  • The GREMLIN accompanies the Specialist, and can be issued protocols which aid allies, hack electronic targets, or damage enemies.
  • The GREMLIN usually goes unnoticed by enemies, and cannot take damage or be destroyed. It will shut down if its owner is incapacitated or killed.

Attack Damage[]

  • Combat Protocol: 6 Organic, 8-10 Robotic
  • Capacitor Discharge: 7-10 Organics, 11-14 Robotic


  • The label on the back of the GREMLIN MK3 warns against radioactivity, suggesting the Elerium used widely by the aliens is radioactive.
  • GREMLINS belonging to different specialists appear to have the same model and serial numbers.

    One instance of a GREMLIN MK3

    GREMLIN MK3 of a different specialist

Tier Shotguns:
Sniper Rifles:
(Specialists, Rangers, Psi Operatives and Rookies)
Tier 1 Shotgun Cannon Sniper Rifle Assault Rifle
Tier 2 Shard Gun Mag Cannon Gauss Rifle Magnetic Rifle
Tier 3 Storm Gun Beam Cannon Plasma Lance Plasma Rifle
Chosen Arashi (none) Darklance Disruptor Rifle
Tier Swords:
Grenade Launchers:
(Psi Operatives)
Tier 1 Sword Grenade Launcher Pistol GREMLIN Psi Amp
Tier 2 Arc Blade Advanced Grenade Launcher Mag Pistol GREMLIN Mark II Advanced Psi Amp
Tier 3 Fusion Blade (none) Beam Pistol GREMLIN Mark III Alien Psi Amp
Chosen Katana (none) Darkclaw (none) (none)
Additional Equipment

ArmorsGrenadesUtility ItemsUpgrades