TGMC:Xenomorph Castes

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Tier 0

Caste Role Difficulty
Larva
Larva
Survive long enough to grow! Evolves into Drone, Runner, Defender or Sentinel. aEasy
MinionsMinionsMinions
Minions
Enslaved by the xenomorphs to protect the hive. aEasy; playable if hive uses 500 psychic points from Queen's blessing

Tier 1

Caste Role Difficulty
Drone
Drone
Sustain the hive by creating defences and weeds, and healing sisters. Evolves from Larva; evolves into Carrier, Hivelord, Hivemind, Shrike, or Queen. aEasy
Runner
Runner
Harass groups and murder solitary Marines. Evolves from Larva; evolves into Hunter, Bull, or Wraith aIntermediate
Defender
Defender
Be a living shield. Evolves from Larva; evolves into Warrior or Bull. aEasy
Sentinel
Sentinel
Subdue threats with neurotoxin cloud and spit. Evolves from Larva; evolves into Spitter. aEasy

Tier 2

Caste Role Difficulty
Hivelord
Hivelord
Be a bigger, faster, better Drone. Make ever-larger walls, and dig tunnels to flank Marine positions. Evolves from Drone. aIntermediate
Carrier
Carrier
Bring facehuggers to the frontline to attach to marines directly, or create traps to infect them as they advance. Evolves from Drone. aHard
Hunter
Hunter
Be a better ambusher, with the ability to become near-invisible. Evolves from Runner; evolves into Ravager. aIntermediate
Wraith
Wraith
Distort spacetime to teleport itself, xenomorphs, and marines in and out of reality. Evolves from Runner; evolves into Ravager or Defiler. aHard
Bull
Bull
Become a faster and more flexible, but much less tankier alternative to the crusher. Evolves from Runner or Defender; evolves into Crusher. a Hard
Warrior
Warrior
Use your close-quarter combat abilities to beat Marines to a pulp. Evolves from Defender; evolves into Crusher. a Very Hard
Spitter
Spitter
Fight at medium range using acid spit. Evolves from Sentinel; evolves into Boiler or Praetorian aIntermediate

Tier 3

Caste Role Difficulty
Gorger
Gorger
A walking blood bank that can tank marine's guns and support xenomorphs in need of healing. Evolves from Hivelord and Warrior. aHard
Defiler
Defiler
Use your dorsal vents to expel neurotoxin smokescreens, and your neurotoxin claws to stun Marines. Your tail stinger injects marines with a a variety of chemical cocktails. Evolves from Carrier, Hivelord, and Wraith. aHard
Widow
Widow
This xenomorph has more than two legs! Spawn spiderlings and snare marines whether via crowd control or FEAR. Evolves from Hunter and Carrier. aHard
Ravager
Ravager
Rip and tear. Evolves from Hunter and Wraith. aHard
Warlock
Warlock
Support the hive and hinder marines with its psychic prowess. Evolves from Wraith. aHard
Crusher
Crusher
Charge at and ram into fortifications. Evolves from Warrior or Bull aIntermediate
Praetorian
Praetorian
Use your strong pheromones and spit to act as a solid ranged support caste on the front lines. Evolves from Spitter. aHard
Boiler
Boiler
Bombard threats from a long distance with powerful spit attacks. Evolves from Spitter. aHard

Tier 4

Caste Role Difficulty
Shrike
Shrike
The Princess of the hive. Support your sisters with psychic abilities, healing and powerful pheromones. Evolves from Drone, evolves to Queen. Only one per Hive. aIntermediate
Queen
Queen
Lead the hive from overwatch, using abilities and pheromones to help them perform their jobs. Use your powerful screech ability to lead a push. Evolves from Shrike or Drone; only one Queen per hive. aVery Hard
King
King
Terrorize and breach FOB when xenomorphs have trouble dealing with marines late in the engagement. Bring true darkness into the hearts of marines. Mass teleport xenomorphs to end the marines. Require 1.8k psychic points to spawn king. Evolve from any chosen xenomorphs. aVery Hard
Hivemind
Hivemind
Lead the hive from overwatch, using abilities and pheromones to help them perform their jobs. Evolves from Drone; only one Hivemind per hive. aHard
TGMC
Roles

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TerraGov Marines Command Captain, Field Commander, Staff Officer, Pilot Officer
Engineering and Supply Chief Ship Engineer, Requisitions Officer, Ship Technician
Medical Chief Medical Officer, Medical Officer, Researcher
Marines Squad Leader, Mech Pilot, Squad Smartgunner, Squad Engineer, Squad Corpsman, Squad Marine
Civilians Corporate Liaison
Silicon-Based Combat robots, Synthetic, AI
Xenomorphs Tier 0 Larva, Minions
Tier 1 Drone, Runner, Defender, Sentinel
Tier 2 Hivelord, Carrier, Hunter, Wraith, Bull, Warrior, Spitter
Tier 3 Gorger, Defiler, Widow, Ravager, Warlock, Crusher, Praetorian, Boiler
Tier 4 Shrike, Queen, King, Hivemind
Others Zombie, Emergency Response Team, Sons of Mars, Survivor