Psi Lance is an ability that can be used by Ethereals and the Uber Ethereal in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Project a bolt of pure psi force at an enemy.

– In-Game Description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown


Psi Lance is an Ethereal's equivalent of a basic attack. This ranged attack has base 10 Damage and has a 25% Critical Chance. However, on a successful hit, the target's Will is tested; a pass reduces damage, while a fail increases damage. This ability affects robotic units such as S.H.I.V.s, in which case the psi bolt will deal the base damage with no modification from a Will test.