Muton Elite (EU2012)

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Muton Elite

Muton Elites are upgraded versions of regular Mutons, with better stats and carrying heavier armor and a Heavy Plasma and Alien Grenades. They're one of the last aliens to be encountered and will always be present in the Overseer UFO mission, escorting the Ethereal present at the UFO's bridge.

In addition to their improved stats over regular Mutons, Elites have an innate +20 Defense (+30 on Classic/Impossible), which turns them into a bigger pain to kill.

Although Muton Elites don't have the Blood Call ability of regular Mutons, they'll receive its bonuses if any of their lesser cousins is present and decides to use it.


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1st Appearance September
February (Marathon)
Overseer UFO
HP 14/14/14/18
HP (EW DLC) 14/14/18/20
Aim 80/80/90/100
Defense 20/20/30/30
Will 20
Movement 12

Muton Elite Armaments
Weapon Base Damage Critical Damage Critical Chance
Muton Elite Heavy Plasma 8-10 13 or 15 10
Alien Grenade 5 NA NA
Muton Elite Abilities
Ability Description
Can fire a special shot that grants reaction fire at a single target if it moves. The target also suffers a -30 Aim penalty.
Throw or launch grenades over exceptionally long distances.


  • Muton Elites start appearing in September (vanilla) or February (Marathon).
  • If killed during a successful mission a Muton Elite Corpse will be recovered.
  • If captured during a mission and interrogated afterwards, they will provide a bonus reduction on All Weapons technology.
    • Capturing a Muton Elite will also recover intact its Heavy Plasma, which can be used later by your troops after it's researched, as well as its Alien Grenade, which can be used immediately without any research required.
  • On the Enemy Within DLC, Muton Elites have 18 Health points on Classic difficulty and 20 HPs on Impossible.


  • The red armor of the Berserkers and Elites may be referencing the Red-Suited Commander Muton (AKA Mr. Angry Red Suit), only seen during the intro of the 1994 game.

Head red 2.png XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012): Aliens
Aliens:SectoidFloaterThin ManOutsiderMutonChryssalidZombieSectoid CommanderCyberdiscHeavy FloaterBerserkerSectopodDroneMuton EliteEtherealUber Ethereal (*Spoilers*)Mechtoid (EW DLC)Seeker (EW DLC)
Alien Corpses:Sectoid CorpseFloater CorpseThin Man CorpseMuton CorpseChryssalid CorpseDrone WreckCyberdisc WreckSectoid Commander CorpseHeavy Floater CorpseBerserker CorpseMuton Elite CorpseSectopod WreckEthereal CorpseSeeker Wreck (EW DLC)Mechtoid Core (EW DLC)
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