Batarian Commanders are encountered during the mission N7: Javelin Missiles Launched, and are believed to be batarian terrorists. Commanders are supported by Batarian Troopers, who serve to provide covering fire for the Commanders. Commanders are functionally similar to Blue Suns Legionnaires.
They possess moderate shielding on veteran and below, and gain more resilient shields on hardcore and insanity.
- The Batarian Commander's biggest weakness is their weapon's burst-fire requirement, while capable of serious damage, they cannot keep a squad pinned down as effectively as a Trooper. This will allow a player to co-ordinate a squad’s firepower and power usage on them more effectively, as well as leaving them defenseless while they wait for the slight delay in their weapons fire rate.
- A player equipped with weapons that keep up a constant stream of fire will easily suppress and damage Bataraian Commanders.
- On harder difficulty levels they can cause very high amounts of damage; making suppressing them an unrealistic option, particularly if they are being supported by other troops. In this scenario, picking off the weaker opponents while utilizing powers on the Commanders is an effective strategy.
- In close quarters combat they are capable of causing higher amounts of damage which can be problematic if they still have shields. Directing a squad's powers against them while also barraging them with gunfire is an efficient solution.