Mercenary runner icon
Available as early as Tier 0, the Mercenary Runner is the most lightweight and cheapest of the three Mercenary types.

The Runner's primary armament is a machete that allows him to close in quickly with enemy infantry in order to deliver a killing blow. Alternatively, he can switch to a reliable pump-action shotgun for up-close engagements, making him an excellent close quarters combatant.


Ability Description
Mercenary runner machete icon
Use the machete to attack enemy infantry in melee range. While using the machete the Mercenary Runner moves faster and becomes more resistant to attacks, but if Camouflage has been researched, the Runner will lose their stealth.
Mercenary runner shotgun icon
Use the pump-action shotgun for attacking all targets in range.