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Skeleton Suit is a research project in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]


Although the weight of this suit has been substantially reduced, it's defensive capabilities are still intact...and the reduced weight has allowed us to couple this suit with the climbing grapple that we've been prototyping.

Project Report[]

Codename: Rictus

Having reviewed a number of reports from our soldiers deployed on past combat missions, we felt it was necessary to address their concerns regarding a need for a powered-ascent mechanism to scale objects in the field. With that goal in mind, this medium-density armor was developed using the alien alloys to reduce weight wherever possible. Despite the reduction in overall plate thickness, the protective qualities of this armor have been maintained through a use of a multilayered composite lining within the suit.

The integration of a pneumatic grapple unit provides our troops with the ability to scale objects for a tactical height advantage when needed. The micro-servomotors utilized by this system also augment the reflexes of anyone wearing the suit, improving the odds that the operator will avoid incoming enemy fire, while also increasing the available movement range.

Project Requirements[]

Prerequisites: Carapace Armor
Research Point Cost: 200 Points
Project Cost: 15 Alloys

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