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?

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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. Feb 12, 2016 at 6:46
  • @ChrisHayes you can mind control a Psi Zombie? That's so funny!
    – DarthPizza
    Feb 12, 2016 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. Feb 12, 2016 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. :) Feb 22, 2016 at 21:40

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