Name: Standard Beta-class ARC Troopers
Rank: ARC Trooper
Tier: High 4
Background: Advanced Recon Commandos, also known as ARC troopers, were an elite variant of the clone troopers that served the Galactic Republic. Chosen from the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic, the status of ARC trooper was bestowed on clones who served with distinction on the battlefield, such as CT-1409 "Echo" and CT-5555 "Fives." The training of clone cadets also served as a means for identifying particular cadets who demonstrated the potential to become future ARC troopers.
Many commanders were ARC troopers such as Commander CT-7567 "Rex" were trained to serve in positions of command in the Grand Army, and could also be sent on challenging assignments less suitable for standard clones. They were given their own unique armour set, which differed greatly from the standard issue kit given to the rank-and-file clone soldiers, being equipped with more components.
Many of the Beta-class ARC Troopers ended up being trained at Arca Barracks by the Alpha-class ARC Troopers, or alternatively, remained with their battalions for the majority of their deployment.
Speed: High G Combat Speed
Abilities: Highly Proficient in Blaster Rifles and Blaster Pistols. Proficient in Throwables, Jetpacks, Ground Vehicles, and Sniper Rifles. Skilled in Explosives, Deception, Hunting/Tracking, Projectors, Mandalorian Hand-to-Hand Combat, Treatment & Aid, Shotguns, Blaster Carbines, and Mental Shielding.
If a Force User is Tier 3 or less, they cannot penetrate these troopers minds.
Equipment: DC-15A/DC-15LE; Highly Proficient with DC-17s; Proficient with DC-15S Carbine; DP-23; DC-15X; Duraplast Beta Series-II/III ARC Armour; 4 Thermal Detonators; 4 Ion Grenades; Utility Belt with: Ammunition, Grappling Hook, Basic Medical Supplies, Multitool
Weaknesses: ARC Troopers, at least those of the beta variety, are overconfident in their abilities. As such, they can easily be defeated by making them overextend themselves or make a simple mistake in relation to their arrogance. Furthermore, there are divisions between the ARC Troopers and the standard troopers, with many feeling the ARCs look down on them. This conflict could be exploited in a combat scenario. Beta-class ARCs are irrational and reckless, ignoring orders and liking to do as they please, making them massive liabilities in operations that need more finesse.