After playing through quite a few missions, I've come across a number of different enemies that seem to be unable to take cover (which I've found by mind-controlling/hacking them).

For example, in the screenshot below, I'm mind-controlling a Berserker, and when I move the cursor next to high and low cover, no cover icons appear.

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Which types of enemies do not make use of cover?


So far, I've found that the following types of enemies are unable to use cover (presumably because they're too big, or because they float/fly around all over the place):

  1. Mecs
  2. Archons
  3. Sectopods
  4. Berserkers

The following types of enemies also cannot use cover (as pointed out and confirmed by Chris Hayes in the comments:

  1. Gatekeepers
  2. Faceless
  3. Chryssalids
  4. Andromedons (after they revive)
  5. Psi Zombies
  • Your assumptions are correct. In addition, Andremedons can't take cover after they revive, and Psi Zombies can't take cover at all. – Chris Hayes Feb 12 '16 at 6:46
  • @ChrisHayes you can mind control a Psi Zombie? That's so funny! – DarthPizza Feb 12 '16 at 6:53
  • I don't know if you can mind control them - I'd actually assume not. I just know that an AI-controlled one won't take cover, even if it ends its turn in a cover square. – Chris Hayes Feb 12 '16 at 6:59
  • I'm not sure if you can mind-control them, but you can mind-control something (like a Gatekeeper) and make your own. :) – Tofystedeth Feb 22 '16 at 21:40

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