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==Sample Builds==
 
==Sample Builds==
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===Crit Flanker===
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This build focuses the Assault on being able to push aggressively through enemy overwatch and score powerful critical hits. Their main focus is on keeping the enemy AI out of position with strong flank attacks, as such perks are selected that maximise this. Shadowstep, combined with Snapshot, makes the Assault immune to overwatch and grants the Assault free reign to move as needed, Shadowstep also grants a small boost to mobility to help the Assault reach targets easier. Aggression and Killer Instinct makes critical hits more powerful and likely to occur. Sprinter simply helps Assault gain a mobility boost.
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Sample Crit Build:
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''Shadowstep-> Snapshot ->  Aggression-> Rapid Fire-> Killer Instinct -> Sprinter.''
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Notes: If your Assaults are using SMGs instead of Shotguns, you can swap out Killer Instinct for Bring 'Em On, as SMG's grant the user Killer Instinct for free. Snapshot can be swaped out for Extra Conditioning if extra mobility and health are desirable
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Recommended Equipment: Laser Sight, Targeting Module, Breaching Ammo.
  
 
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  Assault

The Long War Rebalance Assault is similar to the vanilla Assault. Their signature ability is Close Encounters.

Primary Weapons: Carbines, Assault Rifles, Battle Rifles, SMGs, Shotguns.
Secondary Weapons: Pistols, Machine Pistols, Sawed-off shotgun.
Class-Limited items: Impact Vest, Shredder Ammo, Breaching Ammo.


Abilities

Rank Ability
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Specialist
Close Encounters
Close Encounters
Grants +30% DR against enemies within 4 tiles. The first standard shot made within 4 tiles of the target costs 0 AP but subsequent movement is reduced by 50%. Activating Run and Gun disables the AP discount.
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Lance Corporal
Run and Gun
Run and Gun
Upon activation: grants immunity to reaction fire and when the unit reaches 0 AP from a move, instead of ending the unit's turn, allows a shot or overwatching. 2 turn cooldown. Cannot activate if out of ammo and does not work with the stun rifle.
Shadowstep
Shadowstep
This unit does not trigger non-suppression reaction shots when moving. Grants +0.6 mobility. After repositioning, grants +30 crit until next turn.
Will To Survive
Will To Survive
Grants +40% DR, -10 defense when protected by cover, 50% reduced injury time, and, for XCOM only, Steadfast
Steadfast
Steadfast
Immunity to panic (except from flames or psionics) and grants 50 will when defending against psionic attacks and overpower.
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Corporal
Extra Conditioning
Extra Conditioning
Grants +2 armor HP, +0.6 mobility, and a 10% chance for all end-in-idle actions to cost 0 AP.
Snap Shot
Snapshot
Shooting or overwatching will not trigger reaction fire. Strike Rifles gain a 55% for non-steadied standard/precision shots to cost 0 AP (does not trigger for Exalt or aliens).
Tenacious Defense
Tenacious Defense
Grants +2 armor HP. Grants +40% crit resistance when protected by cover.
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Sergeant
Ranger
Ranger
Grants +1 damage to all weapons and equipment, +0.6 mobility, and +10% throw range. Removes the sidearm long-range aim penalty and doubles the sidearm close-range aim bonus.
Aggression
Aggression
Grants +10 crit per enemy in sight.
Close Combat Specialist
Close Combat Specialist
Grants a reaction shot with -40 aim at any enemy within 4 tiles that acts or moves >1 tile. Basic reaction shots bypass half of cover def and cannot crit. One shot per enemy each turn. Only activates on the enemy's turn.
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Tech Sergeant
Rapid Fire
Rapid Fire
Take two shots with your primary weapon against a single target in quick succession. Each shot carries a -40 aim penalty. 1 turn cooldown.
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Gunnery Sergeant
Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct
Critical hits deal 200% damage (instead of 150% or 175% damage).
Bring 'Em On
Bring 'Em On
Grants the primary weapon +0.5 damage per enemy in sight.
Brawler
Brawler
Against enemies within 4 tiles: +20 aim and +20% DR.
Opportunist
Opportunist
Reaction shots ignore DR from cover and can crit.
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Master Sergeant
Sprinter
Sprinter
Grants +1.2 mobility and increases the dash mobility bonus to +40% movement (from +20% movement).
Regen Biofield
Grit
Grants +4 armor HP and %DR equal to 10 + half of the %HP lost.


Stat Progression

Tactical Advice

Role: Mobile Offense, Tank

Long War Rebalance Assaults are more specialized than vanilla Assaults. They are more mobile than Infantry and capable of much greater burst damage output at close range. Since their innate ability is Close Encounters, they typically want to be close to the enemy at all times, whether they are tanking damage or dealing it, and Shotguns are a natural choice for their close range focus. However, SMGs are also viable due to their high crit, mobility and close range damage boost.

Assaults are fairly simple soldiers, and the choices in their builds tend to be a simple one of offense vs. defense at each rank, with some mobility thrown in.

Assaults make good covert operatives. They have high base HP, allowing them to survive better without armor, and Shadowstep to avoid Overwatch while moving to comm arrays.

Sample Builds

Crit Flanker

This build focuses the Assault on being able to push aggressively through enemy overwatch and score powerful critical hits. Their main focus is on keeping the enemy AI out of position with strong flank attacks, as such perks are selected that maximise this. Shadowstep, combined with Snapshot, makes the Assault immune to overwatch and grants the Assault free reign to move as needed, Shadowstep also grants a small boost to mobility to help the Assault reach targets easier. Aggression and Killer Instinct makes critical hits more powerful and likely to occur. Sprinter simply helps Assault gain a mobility boost.

Sample Crit Build: Shadowstep-> Snapshot -> Aggression-> Rapid Fire-> Killer Instinct -> Sprinter.

Notes: If your Assaults are using SMGs instead of Shotguns, you can swap out Killer Instinct for Bring 'Em On, as SMG's grant the user Killer Instinct for free. Snapshot can be swaped out for Extra Conditioning if extra mobility and health are desirable

Recommended Equipment: Laser Sight, Targeting Module, Breaching Ammo.

See also

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Long War Rebalance: Soldiers
Soldiers
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Soldiers
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Assault
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Infantry
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Rocketeer
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Gunner
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Sniper
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Scout
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Medic
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Engineer
MEC
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MEC Troopers
Class Marauder (Long War).png
Marauder
Class Goliath (Long War).png
Goliath
Class Jaeger (Long War).png
Jaeger
Class Shogun (Long War).png
Shogun
Sub-classes and abilities
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Officers
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Psionics
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Gene Mods
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S.H.I.V.s