The Sergeant rank is the third rank available to soldiers. A soldier at this rank unlocks a nickname, in addition to a new ability. Having a soldier at this rank also unlocks Squad Size I and Wet Work for purchase at the Officer Training School.

Abilities at this rankEdit

Class Abilities Description
XEU ClassAssault
XEU Assault LightningReflexes  Lightning Reflexes Force the first reaction shot against this unit each turn to miss.
XEU Assault CloseAndPersonal  Close and Personal Confers +30% critical chance against adjacent targets. The bonus declines with distance from the target.
XEU ClassHeavy
XEU Heavy ShredderRocket  Shredder Rocket Fire a rocket that causes all enemies hit to take +33% damage from all sources for the next 4 turns. However, this rocket has a weaker blast compared to a normal one.
XEU Heavy Suppression  Suppression Can fire a special shot that grants reaction fire at a single target. The target also suffers a -30 Aim penalty.
XEW ClassMECTrooper
MEC Trooper
XComEW Vital-Point Targeting icon  Vital-Point Targeting Confers 2 bonus damage against targets that have been autopsied.
Damage Control Icon  Damage Control When the MEC takes damage, all further damage will be reduced by 2 for the next 2 turns.
XEU ClassSniper
XEU Sniper Gunslinger  Gunslinger Confers 2 bonus damage with pistols.
XEU Sniper DamnGoodGround  Damn Good Ground Confers +10 Aim and +10 Defense against enemies at lower elevation, in addition to the usual elevation bonuses.
XEU ClassSupport
XEU Support FieldMedic  Field Medic Allows medikits to be used 3 times per battle instead of once.
XEU Support SmokeAndMirrors  Smoke and Mirrors Allows 1 (2 in XCOM: Enemy Within) additional use of Smoke Grenade each mission.