|Production Cost||25 Supplies|
Provides a defensive boost to any unit within the radius of the smoke, friend or foe.
The effect of the defensive boost is akin to moving from open ground to low cover. Although the Defensive boost stacks with cover, it does NOT stack when using multiple Smoke Grenades.
The most advantageous use of the Smoke Grenade is for covering allies when faced with unexpected encounters. The smoke grenade is more 'concealment' than 'cover', meaning it can only be used for a short period of time and will not protect you from blindly fired shots.
Additionally, you can use the Smoke Grenade to effectively move allies through an Overwatched area, without being detected. In a few cases, the Smoke can be used to divert attention from a low-HP ally as the AI seems to prioritize the more accurate shots, and hence will go to a more easily available target when available. However, an important point to note is that the Smoke Grenade affects enemies within the smoke cloud to receive the same bonuses as the player and his allies.