The Collector Trooper is a Collector unit added in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer with the Retaliation Pack DLC. They also appear in combat simulations in the Armax Arsenal Arena in the Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC.
Collector Troopers have a moderate amount of health, and will frequently take cover. They can also perform combat rolls to avoid attacks. Like other Mass Effect 3's enemies, they can be staggered by powers or gunfire, and will take 40% additional damage from headshots.
- With their relatively weak health (if they become possessed, they gain a weak barrier), most tactics you use for a Cerberus Assault Trooper will work just as well for Collector Troopers. They are not to be underestimated, however, as compared to their Geth, Reaper, and Cerberus counterparts, they tend to lay down greater volumes of fire and have slightly higher health. Take caution when engaging Collector Troopers individually as they are usually accompanied by a Collector Captain or a much deadlier foe, such as a Scion or Praetorian.
- The Collector Trooper's weapon tracers are light gray, making them very hard to see. It's very possible to be taking fire from one without noticing, which can turn a casual hop from cover to cover into a very bad idea.
- The Collectors always strike and deal damage with their melee blades twice; a batarian's Blade Armor will cause the Trooper to stagger back after dealing their first blow, thus preventing them from dealing the full damage of both strikes. This allows a batarian a good close quarters advantage against the Collectors over other races.
|Mass Effect 3 Enemies|
|CAT6||Brooks • CAT6 Heavy • CAT6 Sniper • CAT6 Specialist • Clone • Disruption Drone|
|Cerberus||Adjutant • Assault Trooper • Atlas • Centurion • Combat Engineer • Dragoon • Dr. Eva • Guardian • Kai Leng • Legion Assassin • Nemesis • Phantom • Rampart Mech • Turret|
|Collectors||Abomination (Possessed) • Collector Captain (Possessed) • Collector Trooper (Possessed) • Collector Web • Praetorian (Possessed) • Scion (Possessed) • Seeker Swarm (Plague)|
|Geth||Combat Drone • Geth Bomber • Geth Hunter • Geth Prime • Geth Pyro • Geth Rocket Trooper • Geth Trooper • Geth Turret|
|Reapers||Banshee • Brute • Cannibal • Harvester • Husk • Marauder • Ravager • Swarmer|