All units and their abilities in Starship Troopers Terran Command

Everything you need to know about them.

All troopers in Starship Troopers can kill bugs, but they all do it differently. There are a lot of units in Starship Troopers: Terran Command, so below, we've highlighted what they are good at as well as what they aren't so good at.

All Battle Tier 1 units and their abilities in Starship Troopers: Terran Command

  • Rifle Infantry - Rifle Infantry are essentially the basic soldier unit in the game. They are armed with a few special abilities, but overall, they're as basic as you can get.
    • MX-90 Grenades - Basic Grenades thrown at enemies which can cause friendly fire
    • Shotgun Suppression - Make an enemy move slower and even stun them at higher levels
    • Boom Bundle - This is a bundle of grenades thrown a small distance away which can cause friendly fire
  • Combat Engineers - Their weapon of choice on offense is a short-range flamethrower that damages and suppresses all Bugs within its cone of fire. They are especially effective in containing choke points, where they can incinerate many Bugs simultaneously.
    • M7 Incendiary Grenade - A grenade with a flaming explosive
    • HMG Turret - Explained further below
    • Rocket Launcher Turret - Explained further below
    • Grenade Launcher Turret - Explained further below
    • Blazing Spear - Unleash a high-pressure flame that can cut through enemies
    • Demolition Charge - Choose a location to place a bomb and then run away before it explodes
  • Radio Operators - Radio Operators are good for communication and getting Dropships but not much else. They're a weaker variant of Rifle Infantry.
    • Assign Drop Zone - Place a temporary drop site anywhere nearby
    • Gunship Fire Support - Call out to a gunship to fire on an area nearby
    • Inspiring Broadcast - Raise the fire rate of nearby units and make them immune to suppression
  • Rocket Launcher Turret - A turret with rocket fire that is highly effective against larger bugs but cannot move independently.
  • HMG Turret - This turret is highly effective against smaller Bugs, but it cannot move independently.
  • Grenade Launcher Turret - A grenade-firing turret that is effective against larger Bugs but unable to move independently.
  • Tactical Officer - These are highly effective units that can do a lot of damage quickly. They are essentially Officers with a lot of combat experience.
    • Designate Target - Highlight an area of the battlefield with enemies and those enemies will take extra damage
    • Aggressive Tactics - Boost any unit's experience by three times the normal rate, and the unit will gain bonus movement speed, armor penetration, and accuracy
    • Defensive Tactics - Makes a unit earn three times the normal amount of experience and increases their fire rate while making them immune to suppression
  • Snipers - Snipers are great shots and can kill bugs with insane accuracy.
    • Action Mode - Increase your movement speed and fire rate
    • Sensor Flare - A flare that reveals more of the fog of war
    • Crippling Shot - Snipers can take a shot at stronger enemies and cripple them

What are the Rifle Infantry's Weaknesses?

The Rifle Infantry are good at everything but not great at anything. Sometimes they're more like cannon fodder because Rifle Infantry is very basic.

Bugs that Rifle Infantry should avoid

  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs

Bugs that Rifle Infantry are strong against

  • Warrior Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Brain Bugs

What are the Combat Engineer's Weaknesses?

While engineers can do a great deal of damage if bugs are placed in a choke point, they will die if they handle bugs on their own.

Bugs that Combat Engineers should avoid

  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Bombardier Bugs

Bugs that Combat Engineers are strong against

  • Brain Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Warrior Bugs

What are the Radio Operator's Weaknesses?

Radio Operators are not good in a fight. They are only there to call things down and offer assistance.

Bugs that Radio Operators should avoid

  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Warrior Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Bombardier Bugs

Bugs that Radio Operators are strong against

  • Brain Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers

What are the Rocket Launcher Turret's Weaknesses?

As it is stationary, it can easily be destroyed by Bugs that can shoot from a far distance. Also, it is useless after the battle line has moved away from it.

Bugs that Rocket Launcher Turrets should avoid

  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Brain Bugs

Bugs that Rocket Launcher Turrets are strong against

  • Warrior Bugs
  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Bombardier Bugs

What are the HMG Terret's Weaknesses?

Since it is stationary, bugs that aren't too close can destroy it. It is also ineffective when the battle line moves away from it.

Bugs that HMG Turrets should avoid

  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Brain Bugs

Bugs that HMG Turrets are strong against

  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Spitter Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Warrior Bugs

What are the Grenade Launcher Turret's Weaknesses?

It is stationary, so it can be destroyed by bugs that don't need to get too close. It also is useless when the battle line moves away from it.

Bugs that Grenade Launcher Turrets should avoid

  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Brain Bugs

Bugs that Grenade Launcher Turrets are strong against

  • Warrior Bugs
  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Bombardier Bugs

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What are the Tactical Officer's Weaknesses?

Tactical Officers are great, but they're better suited to working in groups with other units because they can do so much. They have a weakness: you don't want to lose them in a random firefight.

Bugs that Tactical Officers should avoid

  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs

Bugs that Tactical Officers are strong against

  • Brain Bugs
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Spitter Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Warrior Bugs

What are the Sniper's Weaknesses?

Taking out multiple bugs with snipers is awesome, but they are only there to fight from a distance. Getting them too close to Bugs will kill them.

Bugs that Snipers should avoid

  • Tanker Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Brain Bugs

Bugs that Snipers are strong against

  • Warrior Bugs
  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers

All Battle Tier 2 units and their abilities in Starship Troopers: Terran Command

  • Rocket Troopers - These are troopers equipped with rockets. They cause a tremendous amount of damage against enemies.
    • High-Explosive Warhead - This is a slow-moving rocket that causes damage to bugs in a set area
    • Cannister Warhead - This is a rocket that explodes in the air and showers enemies in shrapnel
    • Firestorm Warhead - This is a rocket that bursts into flames upon detonation, setting enemies caught in it ablaze
  • MK II Troopers - This is like Rifle Infantry with grenade launchers. They are great in a firefight but are less accurate than Rocket Troopers
    • Fragmentation Barrage - Shoots a lot of grenades in one location, but is very inaccurate
    • Flak Grenades - Shoots out grenades that explode in the air but is only effective against flying Bugs
    • Ripper Blast - Shoots out a grenade that does a lot of damage to armored enemies with shrapnel. This can hurt friendly units.

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What are the Rocket Trooper's Weaknesses?

Rocket Troopers are great at blowing things up, but if misused, they can kill multiple friendly units. Furthermore, they are terrible in a firefight, so do not let them go up against anything alone.

Bugs that Rocket Troopers should avoid

  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs

Bugs that Rocket Troopers are strong against

  • Warrior Bugs
  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Brain Bugs

What are the MK II Trooper's Weaknesses?

As a middle ground between Rocket Troopers and Rifle Infantry, these troopers aren't great at shooting or blowing things up. You should avoid the MK II Trooper if you need either one or the other.

Bugs that MK II Troopers should avoid

  • Tanker Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs

Bugs that MK II Troopersare strong against

  • Brain Bugs
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Spitter Bugs
  • Warrior Bugs

All Battle Tier 3 units and their abilities in Starship Troopers: Terran Command

  • E-Pulse Troopers - These troopers are much more accurate than regular Rifle Infantry, and their bullets do more damage. They're also very proficient in electric abilities.
    • Battery Overload - Supercharge weapons to do more damage at a further range and penetrate through more armor
    • Battery Flashbang - Throw a battery pack to explode like a grenade but only stun enemies
    • Light the Way - Turn your weapon into a flashlight, but while this is active, rifle damage is decreased
  • Fleet Liaison - Only one Fleet Liaison can be deployed at a time, but they're pretty useless. They are only good for their abilities, not for fighting.
    • Assign Drop Zone - Like Radio Operators, Fleet Liaisons can make temporary drop zones
    • TAC Strike - Instruct gunships to shoot at an area in a straight line
    • Marines - Marines are dropped onto the location at the highest experience to defend the fleet officer
    • Orbital Strike - Bombard a location from space, doing an extraordinary amount of damage

What are the E-Pulse Trooper's Weaknesses?

E-Pulse Troopers are great at handling any enemy but cannot deal with too many at once. You won't be able to take them out if you leave them alone because they're only good in even numbers.

Bugs that E-Pulse Troopers should avoid

  • None, they're overpowered.

Bugs that E-Pulse Troopers are strong against

  • Warrior Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Brain Bugs

What are the Fleet Liaison's Weaknesses?

The Fleet Liaison is almost completely useless in a fight, which is its biggest weakness. Their special abilities allow them to accomplish a lot, but you spend most of your time babysitting them if Bugs get too close.

Bugs that Fleet Liaisons should avoid

  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Warrior Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Bombardier Bugs

Bugs that Fleet Liaisons are strong against

  • Brain Bugs

All Battle Tier 4 units and their abilities in Starship Troopers: Terran Command

  • M-11 Babar Marauder - This is essentially a tank that runs faster. It does a lot of damage and can take a lot of damage.
    • Mortar Barrage - Shoot a bunch of explosive rounds at an area. This will also harm friendly units
    • MX-113 Incendiary Drop Charge - Shoot a powerful shock wave that damages anything in its way

What are the M-11 Babar Marauder's Weaknesses?

Marauders are tanks, so they can only fight and are not too fast. If it is in the way of a large attack, then you might as well take it since they won't be able to get out of the way in time.

Bugs that M-11 Babar Marauders should avoid

  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Warrior Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Brain Bugs

Bugs that M-11 Babar Marauders are strong against

  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Warrior Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Brain Bugs

All Battle Tier 5 units and their abilities in Starship Troopers: Terran Command

  • Powered Suit Troopers - These are the most powerful units in the game. These are what the book Starship Troopers focuses on and is nearly unstoppable.
    • MX-90 Fragmentation Grenades - Throw a bunch of grenades at an area to blow up anything in it
    • Morita Mk III "Saw" - Switches out the weapon with a machine gun that fires a lot faster
    • Twin Rocket Pack - Shoot shoulder-mounted rocket launchers at the Bugs
    • Engineering Tools - Repair any damaged turret or station

What are the Powered Suit Trooper's Weaknesses?

The only weakness of a Powered Suit Trooper is that they may become overwhelmed. If they are exposed to too many bugs at once, they will go down fighting. These are still human beings, not Gods in armor.

Bugs that Powered Suit Troopers should avoid

  • None, these are ultimate troopers.

Bugs that Powered Suit Troopers are strong against

  • Spitter Bugs
  • Tiger Bugs
  • Royal Guard Bugs
  • Tanker Bugs
  • Scorpion Bugs
  • Warrior Bugs
  • Hopper Bugs
  • Plasma Bugs
  • Plasma Grenadiers
  • Bombardier Bugs
  • Brain Bugs

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