Sidewinder (LW2)

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Name Sidewinder Elite Rank 3
Force Level
Pod Max
Armor 0 Health 10/12/12/12
Mobility 16/18/18/18 Detection Radius 12
Aim 75/75/80/80 Armor Piercing 0
Crit Chance 10/15/15/15 Defense 10/10/15/20
Dodge 35/35/40/40 Will 85/90/90/95
Name Sidewinder Serpens Rank 2
Force Level
Pod Max
Armor 0 Health 7/8/8/9
Mobility 16 Detection Radius 12
Aim 70/70/75/75 Armor Piercing 0
Crit Chance 0/10/10/10 Defense 5/5/10/10
Dodge 30/30/30/35 Will 68/72/72/72
Name Sidewinder Rank 1
Force Level
Pod Max
Armor 0 Health 5/6/6/7
Mobility 15 Detection Radius 12
Aim 65/65/70/70 Armor Piercing 0
Crit Chance 0/0/10/10 Defense 0
Dodge 25/30/30/30 Will 50/55/55/60

The Sidewinder is a more mobile variant of the Viper, which will more often than not attempt to flank your soldiers. Even more fragile and slippery than standard Vipers, they are equipped with a close range plasma weapon that can deal incredible amounts of damage to exposed targets.

Sidewinder Abilities
Ability Rank Needed
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Tongue Pull
Grab a target with your tongue and pull them to melee range. Only humanoid targets can be pulled.
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Bind and Crush
Bind and crush an adjacent humanoid enemy. Allied units can fire upon the immobilized target.
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Poison Spit
Spit deadly poison at an area.
All Ranks
This soldier does not trigger overwatch or reaction fire.
All Ranks
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Hit and Slither
Once per turn, gain an additional move action after taking a standard shot at a flanked or exposed target with your primary weapon.
Serpens (Mk2), Elite (Mk3)
  • Sidewinders have a slight (+5) accuracy bonus to flanking shots at all ranks.
  • Sidewinder AI makes them much more likely to flank and shoot targets compared to standard Vipers.
  • Poison spit is a single action and not turn ending, leaving sidewinders like to spit and shoot if they unable to exploit a flank.
  • The Sidewinder's plasma weapon has SMG-class range fall-off, resulting in Sidewinders getting close instead of staying back and sniping.
Sidewinder Potential Tactical Dark Events
Ability Effected Ranks Chance to Adopt While Active
Conditioning 1 All ranks 75%
Conditioning 2 All ranks 75%
Conditioning 3 All ranks 75%
Veterans All ranks 25%
Defense All ranks 33%
Advanced Servos All ranks 60%
Center Mass
All ranks 16%
All ranks 50%
Hard Target
All ranks 25%
Hunter's Instincts
All ranks 33%
All ranks 8%
Will to Survive
All ranks 15%