Aim 75
Crit 15
Defense 10
Health 10
Armor 1
Mobility 15
Will 70
Dodge 20

Chryssalid is an Enemy in XCOM 2. 

Chryssalid Information

One of XCOM: Enemy Unknown's most formidable enemies is undoubtedly the Chryssalid. In XCOM 2, the Chryssalid poses an even greater threat due to its expanded skill set.

Chryssalids can burrow now, allowing them to hide beneath the surface and pounce on unsuspecting XCOM soldiers. And, should they pounce, your soldiers are in even greater danger as each attack from a Chryssalid has a chance to poison your soldier. Should your soldier perish while poisoned, they will transform into a cocoon and enter a sort of gestation period. After a set amount of turns, if that cocoon is not destroyed, it will birth three Chryssalids.

It's not just soldiers, either, as Chryssalids can attack any citizens on a map and cause the same kind of rapid reproduction. The Chryssalid is truly nightmare made flesh.


  • Poison Claws: 5-6 Damage
  • Burrow
  • Slash
  • Poison


Tactical Strategies

  • Immune to poison, and the poison it inflicts must be cured by a Medikit.
  • A Ranger's various melee abilities can be useful in countering their burrowing tendencies, especially when paired with Overwatch on other soldier units.
  • Fire based attacks, such as Incendiary Grenades and Dragon Rounds, can do a lot of damage.
  • If a unit is poisoned, cure it with a Medkit or use evacuation. The poison remains active until that unit is dead.

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