XCOM: Enemy Within achievements

XCOM: Enemy Within

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There are 30 XCOM: Enemy Within achievements worth 1,733 (1,000)

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Mental Minefield in XCOM: Enemy Within

Mental Minefield78 (40)

Kill an enemy as it is psionically attacking you in single player

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Achievement Guide for Mental Minefield

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Achievement won on 20 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 1,733
Posted on 20 November 13 at 23:21, Edited on 14 December 13 at 09:10
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I was able to get this by adding the Gene Mod "Neural Feedback" (damages an alien that fails to Mind Control the soldier but doesn't reduce Mind Control's chance of success) on my highest Will soldier. I also had them in Psi Armor to help out. A Mind Shield accessory would likely have helped, but I did not have one yet.

The method I used to get this: I waited for a smaller ship that had Sectiod Commander listed as one of the enemy types. During my assault on that ship I found the Commander and killed his help, and also wounded him. When he retreated, I retreated with all except my Neural Feedback solder, who instead rushed at him. He immediately tried to Mind Control my soldier, failed, and died. The Commander had 3 health at the time - unfortunately I'm not sure how much damage Neural Feedback can do. *UPDATE* Hirsute Dave did some digging on the XCOM Wiki, which says the Neural Feedback ability does "about 10" damage. He also managed to do 9 damage to an Ethereal with it.

Personally, I used a few saves during this battle to make sure that I had a good opportunity at this. I would not recommend trying to get this on Etherials as they have much higher health and Will to deal with.
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