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[WOTC] LW2 Classes and Perks
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[WOTC] LW2 Classes and Perks

[WOTC] LW2 Classes and Perks
This is a port of the classes and perks from Long War 2. By default, this mod will disable the four base game classes, replacing them with the Assault, Grenadier, Gunner, Ranger, Sharpshooter, Shinobi, Specialist, and Technical from LW2, with the Brigadier rank included. This also adds some new abilities to the Psi Operative and Spark classes, new ability-granting PCS items, new training center abilities, and new Pistol abilities. Some base game abilities have been modified to match their Long War 2 counterparts.

Because this is the first release, I highly recommend that you DO NOT play on Ironman. I will not be held responsible for any broken saves. Additionally, this mod is intended to be used with new campaigns, and I will not provide support for any issues that are caused by installing or uninstalling it mid campaign.

New Ability List
Full ability list available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O1w1HQljLVaVBAipiN6i5Cj4k1qvRi6ANnoCeGkOeps/edit?usp=sharing

Modified Base Game Abilities
Some base game abilities have been modified to closer match their functionality from Long War 2. Almost all of the changes are configurable so you can revert the ones you don't want.
  • Hail of Bullets ammo cost is now configurable.
  • Demolition ammo cost is now configurable.
  • Serial now reduces the user's aim, crit chance, and damage after each kill.
  • Death From Above reduces weapon range penalties at Squadsight ranges
  • Insanity now has configrable options for if it ends the turn when used, and the mind control duration.
  • Conceal now costs an action and ends the turn when used.
  • Rupture now has a critical chance bonus instead of guarenteed crits.
  • Threat Assessment no longer increases the cooldown of Aid Protocol.
  • Revival Protocol gives more charges based on Gremlin level.
  • Saturation Fire now has a chance to destroy each piece of cover, instead of guarenteed.
  • Domination cannot be used on Stunned targets.
  • Fuse has a configurable cooldown.
  • Guardian bonus shots can only fire at each target once.
  • Soul Steal adds Shield to the user if their Health is full.
  • Haywire Protocol can only be used on each enemy once.
  • Various config changes in XComGameData_SoldierSkills.ini

What is NOT Included
  • The Officer abilities.
  • The Tradecraft, Tandem Warheads, and Combat Engineer perks, because they rely on mechanics not present in the base game. They have been replaced by other abilities in the included classes.
  • Changes to weapon range tables. Because of this, some perks are not quite as useful as they were in Long War 2, such as Slug Shot and Death From Above
  • Changes to utility items e.g. Frag Grenades. Because of this, Sapper isn't quite as useful as it was in Long War 2, but it will still let you blow some things up that you couldn't before, like trees.
  • Changes to the Templar, Reaper, and Skirmisher.
  • None of these classes use pistols. This is an intentional design decision.

XComLW_SoldierSkills.ini and XComGameData_SoldierSkills.ini contain tons of configration values for the abilities. Please see the Discussion titled "Configuration Changes" for more details. If you want something to be configrable that isn't, please let me know.

Contains no class overrides, so no major conflicts there. Some abilities may have unexpected functionality if used along other mods that make changes to the same related abilities. This mod makes some changes to the Psi Operative and Spark skill trees, and will not be compatible with mods that do the same.

Known Issues
  • Area Suppression can sometimes cause the game to hang when used on large groups of The Lost. Save your game before attempting to use it in this situation.
  • GTS Abilities for the four base game classes still appear in the GTS, even though they cannot be obtained (and wouldn't apply to the new classes anyway).
  • There may be some unexpected gameplay and balance consequences with getting multiple abilties from the same rank through the Training Center.
  • The classes added by this mod do not have access to all of the same Photobooth poses as the base game classes.

Mod Troubleshooting

Anyone is free to use anything in this mod for any project they'd like, as long as credit is given and money is not involved.

Original design and implementation: Pavonis Interactive
War of the Chosen port: Favid
XModBase: Xylthixlm
Sweet preview image: .vhs
Japanese translation: twittoshi
Special thanks to Karnich, Danice123, shiremct, Musashi, robojumper, and the rest of the LWOTC and XCOM 2 Modding discords for helping out with the code, testing, and helping me work through various issues. This couldn't have been finished without them.

If I forgot anyone, please let me know and I will update this.

Also, shoutout to the Long War of the Chosen for letting me document the development in their Discord. You can follow their work here: http://www.pavonisinteractive.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=22
Popular Discussions View All (4)
Aug 8 @ 10:38pm
Editing in pistol abilities and allowing them on your utility items list
May 18 @ 1:11pm
Compatible and Synergistic Mods Master List
Aug 11 @ 6:25am
Some icons does not show properly
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Dragon32 Sep 16 @ 4:17am 
@James Stone:
IIRC, in LW2 pistol skills were acquired in the AWC rather than through promotions and skill trees.

I think duplicating that method in this mod would go beyond the scope implied by the name (classes and perks) and lead to more conflicts with other mods (as it'd require changing the Training Centre or the AWC.

So, I believe that's why the mod's set-up as it is.
James Stone Sep 16 @ 2:56am 
@Dragon32 I have read it. I've done it. I felt the need to comment because it's absolutely ridiculous. Before WOTC LW2 Classes like the Ranger could equip pistols and had their perks. LW2 had many systems in place to support their decision to move pistols to the utility slot which this mod doesn't. Adding pistol perks to some classes and having the pistol be an option (like the Ranger for example) seems to me like the right thing to do since this mod is supposed to be for the base game, and making us have to do all that shit to equip pistols and not have a part of our armoury (some of which includes the Shadowkeeper) be absolutely useless is a bad design through and through.

I mean, why not have that option enabled on the base mod?
Dragon32 Sep 15 @ 2:54pm 
@James Stone:
No, they can't; read reallyhairdave's Discussion, above.
James Stone Sep 15 @ 2:31pm 
Not a single class of this mod can equip the pistol in my games.
shiremct Sep 12 @ 8:17pm 
The way the gauntlet effects are setup are different than the normal heavy weapon rocket launcher - they don't have normal projectiles, the projectile is part of the effects - presumably so that using the flamethrower doesn't also result in shooting rockets from the weapon.

Something in the WOTC visualization rework just doesn't seem to like that setup and I haven't been able to get it to work consistently. I suspect the effects would have to be redone in a different manner to solve the issue.
Dragon32 Sep 9 @ 6:21am 
Known issue with "LW2 Secondary Weapons", shiremct has tried to fix it to no avail.
Vandhal Sep 9 @ 5:32am 
Probably has been said before but the Technical rocket launcher is bugged, it does a grenade launcher sound but there is no projectile launched. It just explodes after 2 seconds. Weird considering vanilla already has proper working RL.
ManChildOfDoom Sep 6 @ 5:07am 
If anything I think the gunner class needs to be fixed
123Nick Sep 4 @ 11:26pm 
would it be possible to just take the grazing fire perk in this mod, and make it a default perk for all xcom soldiers? without anything else?
Nazareth Aug 27 @ 8:23am 
French translation ?