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Prisoner of War

Capture a live alien.

Prisoner of War0
20 June 2013 - 1 guide

How to unlock the Prisoner of War achievement

  • xFallenCastielxxFallenCastielx9,384
    10 Oct 2012 17 Oct 2012
    7 0 4
    To get this achievement, you first must have researched the "Arc Thrower". After researching it, build at least one in engineering. Now the Arc Thrower is a pretty close range weapon, so I highly recommend using support characters with smoke grenades to close that gap safely.

    Now its not a guarantee that you will stun the alien, so i reccommend having either 2 people go in with Arc Throwers at the same time, or have another soldier ready to kill him if it fails, and try again with the next mission.

    From MetalThreshKeen:
    You'll probably get this achievement before you level up a sniper high enough to take the perk, but capturing a live alien can be made easier if a sniper can first make a 'disabling shot'. The alien losses any reaction shot from overwatch and will likely spend their next turn reloading their weapon to repair it. So you can either get in a second round to retry the arc thrower attempt if necessary; or else dash to close the distance and stun them next round
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    Lewd Llama 69You can also just save before trying to stun your first sectoid or thin man. If you fail, just reload and try again.
    Posted by Lewd Llama 69 on 11 Oct 12 at 17:50
    Pvt KeoghThe arc thrower only works on guys with 3 or lower health remaining
    Posted by Pvt Keogh on 15 Oct 12 at 12:34
    MetalThreshkeenYou'll probably get this achievement before you level up a sniper high enough to take the perk, but capturing a live alien can be made easier if a sniper can first make a 'disabling shot'. The alien losses any reaction shot from overwatch and will likely spend their next turn reloading their weapon to repair it. So you can either get in a second round to retry the arc thrower attempt if necessary; or else dash to close the distance and stun them next round.
    Posted by MetalThreshkeen on 17 Oct 12 at 21:36
    xFallenCastielxGood advice, Ive added it to the solution. Not really useful for the achievement, but its great advice for the later captures that are so useful
    Posted by xFallenCastielx on 17 Oct 12 at 21:41
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