XCOM 2 War Of The Chosen Guide: How To Beat Assassin

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XCOM 2 War Of The Chosen is XCOM 2 ‘s expansion pack has new enemies, characters, modifiers and more. This guide is about XCOM 2 War Of The Chosen how to beat Assassin. The game released last year and this War of the Chosen expansion released in August 2017. Firaxis Games developed XCOM 2 War Of The Chosen and it was published by 2K games. It is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The new expansion introduces Chosen enemies namely Assassin, Warlock and Hunter. All three are formidable opponents and you need to devise specific strategies for each of these new enemies to be able to defeat them. This guide will show how to beat the Assassin.

XCOM 2 War Of The Chosen Guide: How To Beat Assassin

The Assassin is a close quarters and stealthy opponent. She can hide herself whenever she wants making her invisible until she gets very close to your soldiers. Her sword attacks are guaranteed to hit and stun your soldiers. These stunned and dazed soldiers can be taken hostage by her. She can also unleash a Psionic wave from a distance to daze soldiers from far away.

You cannot counter her sword attacks. You need to keep your soldiers very close to each other to revive a dazed soldier. But do not place them very close, or in a line. As the Psionic attack travels in a straight line and can hit all the soldiers if they are in a line. The Assassin’s weaknesses are randomly assigned so you need to take her down quickly. She is the most deadly among the three Chosen types so you have to be careful and aggressive at the same time.

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You gain these weapons by defeating her at her hideout.

Arashi Shotgun (Ranger-only)

  • Damage: 8-10
  • Clip Size: 7 (with built-in Superior Expanded Magazine)
  • Critical Chance: +25% (with built-in Superior Laser Sight)
  • Bonus Action Chance: +15% (with built-in Superior Hair Trigger)
  • Missed Shot Damage: +3 (with built-in Superior Stock)

Katana Blade (Ranger-only)

  • Damage: 8-9
  • Armour Pierce: 5
  • Katana attacks cannot miss or be dodged, and ignore 5 points of armour.

That’s all about how to beat Assassin in XCOM 2 War Of The Chosen.