The Ranger Class is a soldier class in XCOM 2.

The class functions similar to the Assault Class from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, getting up close to enemies and drawing fire.

Class DescriptionEdit

The Ranger serves as our primary reconnaissance unit, capable of moving independently in concealment while engaging enemies at close range using extensive training in swordsmanship.

–-Soldier Training Selection, XCOM 2

Class WeaponsEdit

The Ranger class can utilize either shotguns or rifles as primary weapons. As a secondary weapon, Rangers use a sword to deal a hard-hitting melee attack. The Alien Hunters DLC introduces single, unique melee weapon called the Hunter's Axe. The Hunter's Axe is automatically upgraded when Arc Blade and Fusion Blade are produced.

Class AbilitiesEdit

Rank Ability Description
XCOM2 rank2 squaddie


Slash Attack any enemy within movement range with your sword.
Ability Description Rank Ability Description
Phantom Phantom When the squad is revealed, this soldier remains concealed.
XCOM2 rank3 corporal


Blademaster Deal +2 extra damage on all sword attacks and have +10 Aim.
Shadowstrike When concealed, gain +25 bonus Aim and +25 bonus critical hit chance when attacking enemies.
XCOM2 rank4 sergeant


Shadowstep This soldier does not trigger overwatch or reaction fire.
Conceal Immediately enter concealment once per mission.
XCOM2 rank5 lieutenant


Run and Gun Take an action after dashing. 3 turn cooldown.
Implacable If you score one or more kills on your turn, you are granted a single bonus move.
XCOM2 rank6 captain


Bladestorm Free sword attacks on enemies that enter or attack from melee range.
Deep Cover If you did not attack this turn, hunker down automatically.
XCOM2 rank7 major


Untouchable If you score a kill during your turn, the next attack against you during the enemy turn will miss.
Rapid Fire Fire twice in a row at an enemy. Each shot suffers an Aim penalty of -15. 5 turn cooldown. Needs 2ammo
XCOM2 rank8 colonel


Reaper A devastating chain melee attack where the first melee attack cannot miss. Each melee kill in Reaper mode grants an extra action, but further melee attacks deal reduced damage. 4 turn cooldown.

War of the ChosenEdit

List of possible XCOM skills from other classes:

  • Blast Padding
  • Death From Above
  • Shredder
  • Holo Targeting
  • Volatile Mix
  • Chain Shot
  • Rupture
  • Deadeye
  • Kill Zone
  • Aim
  • Serial
  • Covering Fire
  • Ever Vigilant
  • Guardian

Tactical InformationEdit

Main article: Ranger Class (XCOM 2)/Guides



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