Depending on the level of difficulty and the mission, you will encounter fearsome enemy types in Rainbow Six Extraction. However, as powerful as some archaea may appear to you, almost all of them have distinctive weaknesses. We introduce you to all aliens and tell you how you simply defeat them.
The enemies in Rainbow Six Extraction
The archaea are actually aliens that are mutated by the so-called Chimera parasite. This black, sticky mass keeps encountering you and slows you down when entering. Below we present all enemy types and which weak points you should target:
- Tier 1: Grunt , Spiker , Breacher , and Bloater
- Tier 2: Rooter and Sower
- Tier 3: Tormentor, Smasher and Lurker
- Tier 4: Apex
- Tier 5: Proteans
We left out the dazzling spores and slime in the listing. While these are threats you may encounter on missions, I wouldn’t call them a category of enemies. Either way, it’s best to shoot with a silenced weapon so you don’t make as much noise.
The grunt will probably be the alien you encounter the most. Without armor or protection, the champion can withstand only a few shots. If you want to kill him quickly and silently, put a bullet in his head – that’s his weak point.
The Champion will only become dangerous to you if he alerts other enemies around him and charges at you. Otherwise, you have a few problems with this Archaeon.
Strictly speaking, the shooter is an evolution of the fighter. The shooter has light armor on his arms, which he holds in front of his face when under fire. It protects its weak point, the head.
If a shooter notices you, you should quickly seek cover. It shoots spikes that can do high damage. If his fire decreases, he must “reload”. This is the perfect time to put a bullet between his eyes. Otherwise, you shoot at the torso or the legs if the shooter should keep his arms protectively in front of his head.
You can recognize the Sprenger by its large, red bubble on its back. This enemy will only become dangerous to you if it gets too close and explodes. A well-aimed shot at the bubble will detonate it, but you should then build up some distance so that you don’t get hit by the area damage.
If a blaster charges towards you, it will pause and stand just before detonating. If you back away from him while facing him, you will not be hit by the explosion in most cases. Also useful: Shoot the sprinkler by aiming at his body. He remains lying there with his bladder intact on his back. You can use this as a booby trap against other enemies. Just shoot them at the right moment.
The bloater is very similar to the sprinkler. Instead of a red one, the infestor carries a green blister on its back. In addition, he does not blow himself up, but robs you of your sight and emits poisonous gas that continuously damages you over time.
You also want to eliminate the infestor with a well-aimed shot at the bubble from a great distance. In the best case, you should also aim at the body against him, so that you can use his bubble on his back as a booby trap against other archaea.
The Rooter walks on four legs and is lightly armored – this combination makes it difficult to kill. When a Rooter charges at you, most of your bullets will ricochet off the creature’s head and foreleg armor. So always shoot at the body!
The Rooter will rear up as soon as it sees you, alerting its Archaea allies. This is the best time to target his vulnerable lower body. Also, beware of his projectiles, which he will periodically fire at you if you move away from him. These freeze you and make you very vulnerable.
One could describe the blender as an evolution of the rooter. Although the Blender is not as armored as its counterpart, it places small mines that blind you for a short time when you get close and trigger them. These mines glow red but are easy to miss. One bullet is enough to wipe them out.
The weak point of this enemy type is on its stomach and on its back. The blender also reveals this sore point when he discovers you. Always keep a large distance between you and the cattle.
The tormentor is one of the strongest enemy types because in the liquid form he can quickly teleport to other places and thus almost never loses sight of you. He also shoots projectiles, which makes it much more difficult for you to fight this alien.
As soon as the tormentor shoots out of the ground, you should use smoke grenades or stun grenades to stun him. This gives you more time to stuff it full of bullets. This alien does not have an exact weak point. Best aimed at the body.
The smasher is one of the strongest archaea. You’ll probably hear it before you see it. Although you should always keep your distance when you have aroused a rager, he will then increasingly rush towards you at such a rapid pace and with such tremendous force that you will hardly be able to stop him.
You should always wrap a rager in smoke. So you can approach him unnoticed and perform an elimination. His weak spot on his back will then also glow red. As a sled, you can even paralyze the rager with a targeted hammer blow.
The Lurker lives up to its name because it can make itself invisible. Once alerted, the Stalker is a formidable opponent. He can also hide his weak spot on his head, so you should take him out with a targeted shot as soon as you see him.
If you get into a duel with the sneak and he hides his weak spot, you can reveal it with a melee attack. But then you have to be very quick, otherwise, the sneak will go back into defense position and protect itself. Scanning and tagging lurkers are extremely important.
The lord ( apex ) moves around quickly and spawns new enemies until you kill him. That means for you: Always get rid of the prince as quickly as possible! Best case scenario, ping him and fire at this alien as a team.
You should especially avoid the projectiles that blind you. You will quickly be overrun by the army that the prince is drawing from the darkness. One of the best operators for this fight is Alibi. She can drop a decoy that distracts the lord. Meanwhile, you sneak up on him from behind and pump him full of lead.
Proteans will frighten you particularly much because you fight against an image of your own ego. This enemy type can take advantage of the abilities of other Operators and fight you with your own weapons and abilities.
So there is no clear strategy against this special alien. However, you should be aware that it takes the firepower of the entire team to hunt down a Proteans.