A variant of the Mercenary, they are one of the toughest foes in Unreal. They wear blue body armor and have blue eyes (though it is possible the blue color is due to goggles). Their size is the same as regular Mercenaries, as well as their weapons and their damage, and they're found in the same places as regular Mercenaries. There is one particularly strong Elite Mercenary, found in The Darkening, as described above.
Unlike regular Mercenaries, Elite Mercenaries can fire their weapons while using the invulnerability shield. They will also use their shields more often than regular Mercenaries. The rest of their strategies and arsenal remains the same. The best way of fighting them is to take cover when they activate their shield, and then attack with a weapon like the Flak Cannon between shield periods. Even though projectile weapons such as the Flak Cannon are more likely to trigger the Mercenary's shield, it takes time before it can be triggered again, allowing safe use of the Flak Cannon and Eightball Gun.
Although they are rare in Unreal, having only two appearances in battle, they are encountered more frequently in Return to Na Pali, totaling 15 appearances on medium difficulty.
Return to Na PaliEdit
|Monsters: Behemoth - Brute - Cave Manta - Devilfish - Fly - Gasbag - Giant Gasbag - Ice Skaarj - Krall - Krall Elite - Lesser Brute - Manta - Mercenary - Mercenary Elite - Pupae - Skaarj Assassin - Skaarj Berserker - Skaarj Gunner - Skaarj Infantry - Skaarj Lord - Skaarj Officer - Skaarj Scout - Skaarj Sniper - Skaarj Trooper - Skaarj Warrior - Slith - Tentacle - Titan|
|Bosses: Skaarj Queen - Stone Titan - Warlord|
|NPCs and other creatures: Baby Cow - Biterfish - Bloblet - Horsefly - Nali - Nali Bird - Nali Cow - Nali Priest - Nali Rabbit|
|Beta: Dragon - Squid|
|Return to Na Pali: Predator - Spinner - UMS Space Marine|