XCOM EU Sectopod Firing its cannon


The Sectopod is a robotic combat unit/heavy weapons platform used by the aliens. Sectopods usually travel with 2-3 drones that can repair damage or attack foes.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 9-A with Cluster Bombs, 8-C with Cannon Fire

Name: Sectopod (Invasion)

Origin: X.C.O.M

Gender: Genderless

Age: Unknown

Classification: Bipedal Robot, Weapons Platform

Powers and Abilities: Explosion Manipulation with Cluster Bombs, Energy Projection with Cannon Fire, Instinctive Reaction with Overwatch

Attack Potency: At least Small Building level with Cluster Bombs, Building level with Cannon Fire

Speed: Below Average Human travel speed with Hypersonic reactions

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Unknown

Durability: Small Building level

Stamina: Peak Human (Has same movement allowance as a rookie XCOM trooper)

Range: At least dozens of meters with Cannon Fire/Plasma Cannon, a few city blocks with Cluster Bombs (4 meters squared target radius).

Standard Equipment: A large cannon, secondary plasma cannon, cluster bombs.

Intelligence: Is skilled in battle tactics. Is strategic when deciding on who to attack first. If the Sectopod is near death or feels outnumbered/out-gunned, it may retreat to an allied position to regroup.

Weaknesses: Susceptible to HEAT ammo, can be stunned for a short of time. Headshots have a higher chance to do critical damage.

Feats: Can absorb focused electrical energy to repair damage (this is done by drones), has reinforced armor that reduces damage, is hardened reducing chances of a critical hit. Immune to fire/poison/venom and psionic mind attacks, and can’t be hacked.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Overwatch: Grants a reactionary shot if the enemy moves within the unit’s field of vision. Fired with the secondary plasma cannon.
  • Cluster Bombs: Launches missiles that can destroy cover to get an easy shot, or to attack clustered targets (takes a short while to charge up).
  • Cannon Fire: Shoots targets with the regular large cannon.

Note: This Sectopod is the version from XCOM EU/EW and is considered non-canon as it is assumed that XCOM never fought this unit.


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