The Specialist Class is a soldier class in XCOM 2.

Class DescriptionEdit

Operating some of our most advanced equipment, Specialists deploy robotic drones on the battlefield that can be outfitted for combat or field medic duty.

–-XCOM 2, Soldier Training Selection

Through their flying GREMLIN the Specialist can take on a variety of tactical support roles including healing, support buffs, boosting stats and remote hacking. The GREMLIN must be guided and directed by the Specialist as his or her action move for a turn.

Class WeaponsEdit

Specialists utilize the Assault Rifle and its upgraded forms as their primary weapon, and the GREMLIN is considered to be their secondary weapon. As of the Alien Hunters DLC, they are also able to use the Bolt Caster as an alternative primary.

Class AbilitiesEdit

A Specialist's abilities primarily focus around improving the functionality of their GREMLIN in multiple ways.

Ability Description Rank Ability Description
Hack Attempt to breach security on a network access point with your GREMLIN.
XCOM2 rank2 squaddie


Aid Protocol Command your GREMLIN to move to a friendly target. It grants that target a bonus to Defense until the start of the next player turn.

1-turn cooldown.

Ability Description Rank Ability Description
Medical Protocol The GREMLIN can perform healing actions remotely: GREMLIN Heal and GREMLIN Stabilize. The GREMLIN has a single charge. If a medkit is equipped, the GREMLIN will gain an additional charge.
XCOM2 rank3 corporal


Combat Protocol Send the GREMLIN to an enemy to jolt them, dealing guaranteed damage, which is increased against robotic enemies. Twice per mission.
Revival Protocol Send the GREMLIN to an ally to remove any negative mental status effects. Disoriented, Stunned, Panicked, or Unconscious.
XCOM2 rank4 sergeant


Haywire Protocol You may target robotic and mechanical enemies with your GREMLIN, attempting to hack them and seize control.

4-turn cooldown.

Field Medic Equipped medikits have 2 extra charges.
XCOM2 rank5 lieutenant


Scanning Protocol The GREMLIN can trigger an instant scan of the area, increasing the Specialist's sight radius substantially for one turn and revealing any hidden enemies.

Has 1 charge, or 2 if the Specialist has a GREMLIN Mark III.

Covering Fire Overwatch shots can now be triggered by enemy actions, not just movement.
XCOM2 rank6 captain


Threat Assessment Aid Protocol now grants the target a Covering Fire Overwatch shot, but the Aid Protocol cooldown is increased by 1 turn.
Ever Vigilant If you spend all of your actions on moves, you are granted an automatic overwatch shot at the end of the turn.
XCOM2 rank7 major


Guardian Grants 50% chance during Overwatch to perform an additional shot if the previous Overwatch shot hits. There's no limit as to how many times Guardian can trigger.
Restoration The GREMLIN flies to each squad member, healing or reviving them as needed. Once per mission.
XCOM2 rank8 colonel


Capacitor Discharge Send the GREMLIN to a location where it emits a substantial electric discharge, damaging and potentially stunning all nearby units. Robotic units take more damage. Once per mission.

Tactical Information Edit

Main article: Specialist Class (XCOM 2)/Guides



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