Infantry (Long War)
The Infantry class borrows elements from vanilla XCOM's Assault and Heavy classes. Their signature ability is Light 'Em Up, which behaves identically to the vanilla Heavy's Bullet Swarm perk.
- Primary Weapon: Assault Rifles, Shotguns
- Secondary Weapon: Pistols
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Infantry are mid-range damage dealers. They can fire twice per turn if they don't move, which makes them excel at eliminating enemies by attrition, laying down withering amounts of fire. Because they must remain stationary to fire twice, they tend to perform best with assault rifles rather than shotguns, which are more position dependent - if you want a more mobile soldier who's designed for mobility and getting flanks, look to the Assault class. Infantrymen's ability to fire twice per turn makes them arguably better than Snipers at direct damage.
Infantry have decent aim progression and at least one talent at each rank that improves their proficiency with their primary weapon. They also have a selection of defensive abilities available at each rank. Finally, Infantrymen have a powerful perk combination to improve overwatch in Covering Fire, Opportunist and Sentinel.