Technician (Alien Rank)

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A Technician is one of the middle tier Alien Ranks and is exclusive to Terror From the Deep. It is directly equivalent to the Engineer Alien Rank in Enemy Unknown. Their role is to keep the Alien Subs operational, and are often found near the Ion Beam Accelerators. It is for this reason that they are the crew members most likely to die when the Alien Sub is downed by an X-Com interception craft.

In combat, a Technician has slightly superior fighting skills to a Soldier, and Aquatoid Technicians are capable of making (relatively) weak M.C. attacks.



  • Gillmen do not have Navigators, and will use Technicians in their place.
  • Lobster Men do not have Medics, and will use Technicians in their place.
  • Tasoths do not have Technicians, and will use Squad Leaders in their place.
  • None of the above has been taken into account in the following table.
Alien Sub Type Beg./Exp. Vet./Gen. Super.
Survey Ship000
Heavy Cruiser112
Fleet Supply Cruiser1-212
Alien Colony part 1000
Alien Colony part 2345
Artefact Site000

Captured Technicians

Interrogating a captured Technician will provide details of one of the 8 Alien Subs.

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