Helldivers 1:Obsidian Observer

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The Obsidian Observer is believed to be a weaponized version of the Watcher. With nanotechnology weaponized and added to their scout units they have crossed a delicate line and showing that they have no problems using their detestable weaponry on a larger scale.

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Scout Medium Nano -Tech Medium Low
Health Constitution Armor Shield
Base Decay Base Decay Location Min Max Base Armor Regen Delay
50 0 0 0 default 25 50 100 0 666 4
Attacks Power Crit AP? Effects
Confusion n/a n/a no short confuse (range: 10m, duration: 3s)


  • Encountered on level 13-15 planets, Obsidian Observers patrol the battlefield while cloaked, following semi-random patterns while searching for Helldivers. Their patrols are more densely clustered around mission objectives and they are also attracted to Stratagem Beacons.
  • Behaving very much like Watchers and Observers, after spotting Helldiver troops the Obsidian Observer will de-cloak and quickly raise an alarm to call for support from more powerful Illuminate units. Unlike Watchers, these weaponized scouts will emit a confusion blast similar to that employed by the Council Members.
  • The Obsidian Observer's cloaking ability and small size means Helldivers must be alert and accurate when fighting Illuminate forces.
    • Because Obsidian Observers are shielded and more resilient than Observers, they can absorb more damage before being destroyed, which in turn grants more time to raise an alarm. Their shield also absorbs all damage from the first projectile which makes impact, meaning even very powerful weapons (such as the RX-1 Rail Gun) require at least two shots to destroy an Obsidian Observer. Players can combat this trait by using shotguns or rapid fire weapons.
  • The Obsidian Observer's shield is not conventionally used, as it will drop the shield whenever cloaked (if not already removed by damage), e.g. after raising an alarm. The shield will be activated again when it attempts to sound an alarm.


  • The Obsidian Observer was added as a new Illuminate unit in the Liberty Day 2018 A New Hell free content update.
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