Name: Commando Demolitions Expert
Tier: High 3
Background: Clone Commandos, also known as Republic Commandos, were elite clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic. Cloned from the genetic template of the famous Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett, clones selected for the commando program were trained by Mandalorian drill sergeants that were recruited by Fett himself to train them to become the deadliest soldiers in the Clone Army. Often working in Squads of four, clone commandos were assigned to carry out special operations that the average clone trooper couldn't handle. These missions included covert infiltration, sabotage, demolition and assassination, all of which were standard tasks for the clone commandos.
The Commando Demolitions Experts were the explosive member of the squad, breaking through enemy lines and defences through force. There were few problems the Demolitions Expert could not solve by simply blowing it up, and such a mentality was essential for particular engagements.
Speed: No change in Combat Speed
+1 level in Throwables
+1 level in Explosives
+1 level in Rocket Launchers
+1 level in Grenade Launchers
-1 level in Traps
-1 level in Camouflage
Equipment: Mastery in the Anti-Armour Configuration of the DC-17M; Highly Proficient in all other DC-17M Configurations; DC-15s Sidearm Blaster Pistol; MK 3 Katarn Armour; Knuckle Plate Vibroblade; 2 Thermal Detonators, 2 EMP Grenades; 2 Flashbang Grenades; 2 Smoke Grenades; Utility Belt with: Ammunition, Grappling Hook, Basic Medical Supplies, Explosive Charges, Thermal Tape, EMP Stylus, Circuit Disruptors, Multitool
Weaknesses: The Commando Armour sacrifices agility for durability, and thus this burden can be exploited by an agile or fast opponent. The time it takes to swap the DC-17m attachment leaves any commando vulnerable to attack. Applying an electric shock or Mechu Deru to their vibroblade could short it out and electrocute them. Commandos function in squads. Inhibiting squad cohesion via an external method such as mind control or standard squad cohesion will ruin each and every single one, thus significantly reducing their combat efficiency. A commando is a specific tool for a purpose. Forcing a commando outside that purpose will render them less effective.
The Demolitions Expert was often required to get close with their opponents to lay charges, and while they do so, it is recommended to press the attack. Given their aptitude to explosives, one should get them to use such methods to draw them out in a stealth-based scenario. Furthermore, given their use of explosives, one could target those devices in order to explode the Demolitions Expert themselves.