|Cyborg Elite Guard|
|First Encounter|| Security Level (on COMBAT 3)|
|Preferred Weapon|| Magnum Pistol (Heavy Slugs)|
|Primary Attack||Energy Projectiles|
|Damage (per Hit)|| 70 (Primary)|
|Attack Range|| 8 (Primary)|
The Cyborg Elite Guard is a cyborg enemy encountered in System Shock, and is also one of the strongest.
The Elite Guards are one of the most dangerous enemies in the game and are the personal bodyguards of SHODAN. They wear a black helmet with red goggles and a black backpack, and are equipped with a plasma cannon mounted on its right arm. They attack with the plasma cannon at close and medium ranges, and a red energy ball projectile from the helmet at long distances. They protect SHODAN's core, since the hacker has delayed all SHODAN's plans, they are in large numbers, making the final room a tough challenge.
Unfortunately, their first attack with the plasma cannon is unavoidable, so it's advised to kill them before they notice you. They die with 3-4 hits with the Laser Rapier on the most difficult combat setting but can also kill the player with a few shots on the same difficulty (4-5).
If engaging them from a distance you will want to bring your most powerful weapons. A Mag-Pulse Rifle is recommended for its armor penetration abilities, or a Rail Gun for the massive amount of damage it packs. They are also one of the few enemies worth the risk of breaking out the Plasma Rifle for. Finally if you happen to have a Concussion Bomb or two to spare, Elite Guards are excellent candidates for using them on.The Skorpion is the best weapon to use against them(most because of the magazine size,damage output and rate of fire) especially if you were conserving it's ammo til the final level.
- The Elite Guard is the enemy pictured on the front cover of the System Shock game box.
|System Shock Enemies|
|Organics||Humanoid Mutant • Zero-Grav Mutant • Inviso-Mutant • Avian Mutant • Gorilla-Tiger • Virus Mutant • Plant Mutant|
|Robots||Autobomb • Exec-Bot • Flier-Bot • Hopper • Maintenance-Bot • Repair-Bot • Security-1-Bot • Security-2-Bot • Serv-Bot|
|Cyborgs||Cyborg Drone • Cyborg Assassin • Cyborg Warrior • Cyborg Enforcer • Cyborg Elite Guard • Cortex Reaver •|
Mutated Cyborg • Cyborg Diego
|Cyberdenizens||Cyberdog • Cyberguards • Hunter-Killer • Cortex Reaver • SHODAN|