It would not be wrong to call Cherub in XCOM: Chimera Squad a support agent. His playstyle revolves around shielding his teammates, tanking enemy damage, and buffing his allies whenever he can. He can also augment his abilities by storing charges that he gets from shielding his allies and tanking damage. In this guide, we will go over some of Cherub’s best builds, abilities, and general tips to help you master him in XCOM: Chimera Squad.
XCOM: Chimera Squad Cherub
The first order of business is obviously to learn how Cherub’s abilities work in the game. Only with a basic understanding of how his abilities work will you be able to pilot him efficiently.
In this section of the guide, we’ll go over all of Cherub’s abilities in XCOM: Chimera Squad.
|Abilities||How to Unlock||Effects|
|Kinetic Shield||–||Cherub can shield himself or an ally that provides 100% damage reduction and gains a charge if the shield is destroyed. The charge augments his other abilities.|
|Kinetic Shield Charge||–||An upgrade to the Kinetic Shield ability that lets Cherub gain two charges if he shields an ally.|
|Charged Bash||–||Cherub uses his charge to hit an enemy with his energy shield.|
|Phalanx||Deputy Agent||Single use ability per battle, it causes enemies to ignore Cherub’s allies and focus all their fire on him which he can block and gain a charge per attack blocked.|
|Generator||Field Agent||Completion of every encounter provides Cherub with a charge.|
|Guard||Field Agent||Cherub gets additional armor and half-cover bonus at the end of each turn.|
|Overload||Special Agent||Overload allows Cherub to store up to three charges which, when stored, provide him with additional movement speed.|
Cherub Tips and Tricks
Being a Warden Hybrid, Cherub is the name of supporting your allies in XCOM: Chimera Squad. Thanks to a massive energy-shield that he carries around, he should always be in the frontline, being a meat-shield for squishier allies.
Frontrunners among these squishier targets include Blueblood, Claymore, etc. When provided with enough support, these agents should be able to wipe the floor with enemies in most if not all scenarios.
Another way Cherub supports his allies is by buffing their damage output or accuracy. Lastly, his shield bash is capable of knocking enemies out in cold instead of eliminating them. This can prove invaluable in missions during which you’re required to capture key targets.