|Cyborg Elite Guard|
|First Encounter|| Security Level (Combat 3)|
|Preferred Weapon|| Magnum Pistol |
|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 also one of the strongest.
The Elite Guards are one of the most dangerous enemies in the game and serve as SHODAN's personal bodyguards. They wear black helmet with red goggles and a black backpack, and are armed with plasma cannon mounted on the right arm. They use this cannon at close or medium range, and shoot red energy projectiles from the helmet at long distances. Their task is to protect the Mainframe. They are encountered at the core en masse, 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).
When engaging them from a distance you will want to bring your most powerful weapons. Mag-Pulse Rifle is recommended for its armor penetration abilities, as is the Rail Gun for the massive amount of damage it packs. Cyborg Elite Guards are also one of the few enemies worth the risk of breaking out the Plasma Rifle for. The Skorpion is probably the best weapon to use against them (mostly because of the magazine size, damage output and the rate of fire), especially if you were conserving its ammo until the final level. Finally, if you happen to have a Concussion Bomb or two to spare, Elite Guards are excellent candidates for using them on.
- The Cyborg Elite Guard is the enemy pictured on the front cover of the System Shock game box.
|System Shock Enemies|
|Mutants (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|