I have noticed that Ranger sword attacks do different amounts of damage to different enemies. For example, attacking with the basic sword against ADVENT troopers deals 3-5 damage, but attacking Sectoids deals 6-8 damage. Which other enemies are more vulnerable to sword attacks?

  • I'm not sure if the damage range on sectoids is 100% correct, but I do know they take extra damage. Also, I am explicitly not asking about the effects of armor. The sword has a higher base damage against certain enemies.
    – Aurelius
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 21:46
  • Yeah, I've only noticed the sectoid explicitly, but I usually stop using swords around mid-game, which means I don't usually see how much damage they do to the later enemies.
    – Aurelius
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 21:56
  • I use swords extensively all game, and haven't noticed extra damage to other enemies, for what that's worth. Bladestorm is a lifesaver.
    – DCShannon
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 22:00

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It's just Sectoids against which swords have +3, sadly.

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