Viper (LW2)

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The Viper is the true face of the thin man from the invasion. Mobile and evasive, they serve as difficult to pin down skirmishers and are a common sight in the early-mid game. Early on they typically can be seen leading ADVENT pods, while later on they travel in full snake-packs, until they finally serve as auxiliaries for more dangerous aliens as the force level rises.

Long War 2 vipers have about the same combat strength, and are about as common as in vanilla.

Vipers are FAR more likely to use Poison Spit in Long War 2 if presented with grouped up targets or lacking a good shot.

A major change is that a Bound victim is now a valid target for the Viper's allies to shoot at. When facing several enemies, you may want to ensure the Vipers are disoriented, else a successful Tongue Pull early in the alien turn can result in the grabbed soldier being gunned down by easy shots from the Viper's allies before you have a chance to react.

Viper Abilities
Ability Rank Required
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Tongue Pull
Grab a target with your tongue and pull them to melee range. Only humanoid targets can be pulled.
Viper (Mk1)
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Bind and Crush
Bind and crush an adjacent humanoid enemy. Allied units can fire upon the immobilized target.
Viper (Mk1)
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Poison Spit
Spit deadly poison at an area.
Viper (Mk1)
Lightning Reflexes
Lightning Reflexes
Reaction fire shots against you have a significantly decreased chance to hit. The bonus goes down with each additional reaction shot you face.
Viper Elite (Mk3)
  • Tongue Pull, Bind, and Poison Spit are all single action skills, Vipers will always follow up a successful pull with a bind and can follow up a failed pull with another skill.
  • Vipers will still poison spit at immune targets.
ADVENT Viper Potential Tactical Dark Events
Ability Effected Ranks Chance to Adopt While Active
Center Mass
Center Mass
All ranks 16%
Deadshot
Deadshot
All ranks 50%
Hard Target
Hard Target
All ranks 33%
Lethal
Lethal
All ranks 8%
Will to Survive
Will to Survive
All ranks 15%