Poison Control achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Poison Control

Cure poison on five soldiers in a single mission. Single player only.

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  • SynaesthesicSynaesthesic80,606
    15 Oct 2012 15 Oct 2012
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    Poison Control: Cure poison on 5 soldiers in a single mission. Single player only.

    Despite the fact that the achievement makes it sound like it has to be 5 different soldiers, it in fact can be the same soldier. You need medikits to cure poison, and due to the medikit making the holder immune to poison you have to either have 5 soldiers with medikits and just have 1 soldier get poisoned over and over, or have a support class with the sergeant 3 medikits ability (or two supports to make it even easier).

    The easiest way to get poisoned is via thinmen, and on the escort missions as it seems they are the only alien that spawns for those missions even very late in the game. In my opinion its much easier to just kill a thinman and run through the poison, cure it, and then use the second action to run through it again. The poison cloud from their death only lasts 1 turn so you have to be quick.

    Good luck!

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    Love01082008This may not be obvious, but when you use the med kit if it doesn't say "cured poison" then it doesn't matter if the guy was suffering from poison or not. One of my soldiers only lost one hit point, and then I healed him and it did not say "poison cured". So make sure it says "poison cured" five times. I also recommend the bomb defusal missions, as you can easily run up to the thin men.
    Posted by Love01082008 on 17 Apr 13 at 13:28
    DillionDayI found it the easiest to have 3 support guys with med kits/titan armor and another soldier (heavy) with crappy armor (4 total soldiers). Loaded up a target extraction on easy. Went up to a group of thin men and hunkered down the support guys and left my heavy out in the open. The thin men just kept poisoning the heavy. When my heavy's health got low from the thin men shooting him, I just healed him since I had several med-kits to spare. Took me 10 minutes my first try.
    Posted by DillionDay on 10 Jun 13 at 15:33
    x RepoUK xThere is definitely a bug with the med-kits making you immune to poison irrelevant of the armour. I did several retries of a defuse the bomb mission and every soldier that had a med-kit was immune each time. On one try I even had a support who was immune, moved her into a poison cloud to heal someone and she wasn't poisoned, used her last med-kit and she was poisoned straight away.
    Posted by x RepoUK x on 21 Jul 13 at 12:19
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    Posted by oakdale7 on 02 Dec 12 at 15:57
    CMSR MolotovThank you for the tip to use the General Van Doorn council mission for this. I only faced Thin Men in this mission, which made it very easy. One thing I found useful (though I appreciate it is very situational) was to Mind Control one of the Thin Men so I had access to the poison-spitting ability, allowing me to control how my squad got poisoned.
    Posted by CMSR Molotov on 13 Dec 12 at 20:08
    MushaConvoyThank you! I couldn't work out why my guys weren't getting poisoned, figured it was Easy difficulty. My problem was everyone had medpacks :)
    Posted by MushaConvoy on 29 Jun 16 at 12:05
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