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The following stratagems are found in Helldivers 2. When choosing Stratagems for a mission, you can also select one of various different Boosters.

Please note that, as of March 2024, the "Call-in Time" displayed in game for all Stratagems is inaccurate. They all take several seconds longer than the descriptions say they do. This wiki replicates the displayed call-in time, but also includes the actual in-game time it takes for the Stratagem to arrive.

Current Stratagems

Department Icon Stratagem Stratagem Codes Cooldown Cost Unlock Level Description
Patriotic Administration Center Machine Gun Stratagem Icon.png MG-43 Machine Gun

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480 sec Free 1 A machine gun designed for stationary use. Trades higher power for increased recoil and reduced accuracy.
Anti-Materiel Rifle Stratagem Icon.png APW-1 Anti-Materiel Rifle

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 5000 1 A high-caliber sniper rifle effective over long distances against light vehicle armor. This rifle must be aimed downscope.
Stalwart Stratagem Icon.png M-105 Stalwart

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 3500 1 A compact, low caliber machine gun. Trades power for ease of use, with faster reloading than heavier machine guns.
Expendable Anti-Tank Stratagem Icon.png EAT-17 Expendable Anti-Tank

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70 sec Requisition Slip.svg 3000 3 A single-use weapon specialized for damaging vehicle armor. Discarded after every use.
Recoilless Rifle Stratagem Icon.png GR-8 Recoilless Rifle

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 6000 5 A recoilless rifle effective against vehicle armor. Includes support backpack required for reloading.
Flamethrower Stratagem Icon.png FLAM-40 Flamethrower

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 6000 10 An incendiary weapon for close range. Will ignite targets, terrain, and any flammable teammates.
Autocannon Stratagem Icon.png AC-8 Autocannon

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7000 10 A fully-automatic cannon effective against light vehicle armor. Includes support backpack required for reloading.
Heavy Machine Gun Icon MG-206 Heavy Machine Gun

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 6000 12 A very powerful but difficult-to-wield machine gun with intense recoil.
Airburst Rocket Launcher Icon RL-77 Airburst Rocket Launcher

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 8000 15 Fires a rocket that detonates within proximity of a target, and deploys a cluster of explosive bomblets.
Railgun Stratagem Icon.png RS-422 Railgun

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 10000 20 An experimental weapon which prioritizes armor penetration. Must be charged between shots - choose targets carefully.
Spear Stratagem Icon.png FAF-14 Spear

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 9000 20 An anti-tank homing missile which must lock onto its target before launch. Effective against large and armored enemies.
Orbital Cannons Orbital Gatling Barrage Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Gatling Barrage

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80 sec Requisition Slip.svg 1500 1 A barrage of high explosive rounds, fired from the Destroyer's high speed rotary autocannons.
Orbital Airburst Strike Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Airburst Strike

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120 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 5 A projectile which explodes while airborne, creating a deadly rain of shrapnel. Not effective against heavy armor.
Orbital 120mm HE Barrage Stratagem Icon.png Orbital 120mm HE Barrage

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240 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 5 A precision artillery salvo over a small area, perfect for taking out concentrated enemy units.
Orbital 380mm HE Barrage Stratagem Icon.png Orbital 380mm HE Barrage

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240 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7500 8 A prolonged barrage, wreaking extended destruction over a large area. Communication with teammates is advised.
Orbital Walking Barrage Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Walking Barrage

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240 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7500 10 A linear artillery barrage which moves at intervals, driving the enemy out from cover while allowing an advance.
Orbital Laser Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Laser

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300 sec Requisition Slip.svg 10000 15 The Destroyer's laser cannon will sweep over the designated area, vaporizing all targets within the effective radius.
Orbital Railcannon Strike Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Railcannon Strike

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210 sec Requisition Slip.svg 10000 20 A high-velocity railcannon round fired at the largest target in close proximity to the beacon. Targeting is automatic.
Hangar Eagle Strafing Run Stratagem Icon.png Eagle Strafing Run

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8 sec Requisition Slip.svg 1500 1 A strafing run of the battlefield to clear small targets, delivered almost instantly. When called, the strike will start from the beacon and go away from the direction you were facing when thrown.
Eagle Airstrike Stratagem Icon.png Eagle Airstrike

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8 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 2 A barrage of bombs creating a non-targeted carpet of explosions. When called, the strike will be perpendicular from the direction you were facing when thrown.
Eagle Cluster Bomb Stratagem Icon.png Eagle Cluster Bomb

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8 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 3 A targeted air strike unable to destroy buildings, but efficient at clearing smaller targets. When called, the strike will be perpendicular from the direction you were facing when thrown.
Eagle Napalm Airstrike Stratagem Icon.png Eagle Napalm Airstrike

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8 sec Requisition Slip.svg 5000 5 A barrage of napalm bombs, creating a wall of fire which will stop the enemy in their tracks. When called, the strike will be perpendicular from the direction you were facing when thrown.
Jump Pack Stratagem Icon.png Lift-850 Jump Pack

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 6000 8 Enables the user to jump higher than 'gravity' and 'safety' would normally allow. Must be charged before use.
Eagle Smoke Strike Stratagem Icon.png Eagle Smoke Strike

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8 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 8 A barrage of smoke grenades, creating a thick smoke screen to block enemies' line of sight. When called the strike will be Perpendicular from the direction you were facing when thrown.
Eagle 110mm Rocket Pods Stratagem Icon.png Eagle 110mm Rocket Pods

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8 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7500 10 A barrage of rocket pods, which the Eagle pilot will release on the largest target near the stratagem beacon.
Eagle 500kg Bomb Stratagem Icon.png Eagle 500kg Bomb

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8 sec Requisition Slip.svg 10000 15 A large bomb obliterating almost any target close to impact. Make sure to clear the area.
Bridge Orbital Precision Strike Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Precision Strike

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100 sec Free 1 A single precision shot from the Destroyer's 'ATLAS' cannon.
Orbital Gas Strike Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Gas Strike

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75 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 1 A projectile which releases a cloud of corrosive gas, harmful to both organic and robotic lifeforms.
Orbital EMS Strike Stratagem Icon.png Orbital EMS Strike

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75 sec Requisition Slip.svg 6000 5 A "compliance weapon" to modify enemy behavior. The projectile temporarily stuns all targets within the strike radius.
Orbital Smoke Strike Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Smoke Strike

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100 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 8 Creates a large, thick smoke screen to block targets' line of sight.
HMG Emplacement Stratagem Icon.png E/MG-101 HMG Emplacement

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 10000 10 A manned fortification offering superior firepower against lightly armored targets. Slow to turn, so place it wisely.
Shield Generator Relay Stratagem Icon.png FX-12 Shield Generator Relay

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90 sec Requisition Slip.svg 9000 10 A stationary energy shield which provides cover against projectiles. Has a limited lifetime once deployed.
Tesla Tower Stratagem Icon.png A/ARC-3 Tesla Tower

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150 sec Requisition Slip.svg 8000 15 A turret which fires electrical charges at targets in close range. To avoid friendly fire, remain prone.
Engineering Bay Anti-Personnel Minefield Stratagem Icon.png MD-6 Anti-Personnel Minefield

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 1500 2 Deploys a defensive anti-personnel minefield, to halt enemy advance.
Supply Pack Stratagem Icon.png B-1 Supply Pack

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 1 Supply boxes containing ammunition, with a backpack that allows the user to distribute boxes to fellow Helldivers.
Grenade Launcher Stratagem Icon.png GL-21 Grenade Launcher

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 6000 5 A grenade launcher effective against armored infantry. Not intended for use against vehicle armor or fortified buildings.
Laser Cannon Stratagem Icon.png LAS-98 Laser Cannon

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 5 A laser weapon firing a continuous beam. Doesn't require ammunition, but will need heat sink replaced if it overheats.
Incendiary Minefield Stratagem Icon.png MD-I4 Incendiary Mines

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 8 Deploys a defensive incendiary minefield, which will set both terrain and targets alight when triggered.
Guard Dog Rover Stratagem Icon.png AX/LAS-5 "Guard Dog" Rover

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7500 10 An autonomous drone equipped with a laser rifle, providing 360° cover. Returns to backpack to cool down.
Ballistic Shield Backpack Stratagem Icon.png SH-20 Ballistic Shield Backpack

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300 sec Requisition Slip.svg 6000 12 A backpack which can be wielded as a one-handed ballistic shield, protecting against small arms fire.
Arc Thrower Stratagem Icon.png ARC-3 Arc Thrower

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7000 15 Projects an arc of lightning at close range. Charges up to project bolts, and may discharge through multiple targets.
Quasar Cannon Icon LAS-99 Quasar Cannon

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7500 18 Charges up to fire a powerful, explosive energy burst. Has a long cooldown period after firing.
Shield Generator Pack Stratagem Icon.png SH-32 Shield Generator Pack

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480 sec Requisition Slip.svg 10000 20 Encloses the wearer in a spherical shield which blocks high-speed projectiles. Has a limited lifetime once deployed.
Robotics Workshop Machine Gun Sentry Stratagem Icon.png A/MG-43 Machine Gun Sentry

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 1500 1 An agile automated machine gun turret. Will fire at targets even if Helldivers will be caught in the crossfire.
Gatling Sentry Stratagem Icon.png A/G-16 Gatling Sentry

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 4000 5 An automated turret with an extremely high rate of fire. Caution: does not check if friendly units are in line of fire.
Mortar Sentry Stratagem Icon.png A/M-12 Mortar Sentry

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7000 8 A turret firing powerful shells in a high arc. Effective at long ranges, and able to strike at targets behind cover.
Guard Dog Stratagem Icon.png AX/AR-23 "Guard Dog"

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300 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7500 10 An autonomous drone equipped with a Liberator assault rifle, providing 360° cover. Returns to backpack to rearm.
Autocannon Sentry Stratagem Icon.png A/AC-8 Autocannon Sentry

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 6000 13 An automated cannon turret firing anti-tank ammunition over long ranges. Sacrifices agility for range and power.
Rocket Sentry Stratagem Icon.png A/MLS-4X Rocket Sentry

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 7500 15 A powerful automated turret, effective against armored targets. The turret will primarily aim at larger enemies.
AM-23 EMS Mortar Sentry Stratagem Icon.png A/M-23 EMS Mortar Sentry

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180 sec Requisition Slip.svg 8000 20 A turret firing static field generators that slow the advance of enemies.
EXO-45 Patriot Exosuit Stratagem Icon.png EXO-45 Patriot Exosuit

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600 sec Requisition Slip.svg 20000 25 The EXO-45 Patriot Exosuit is a heavily armored walking exosuit, equipped with fourteen rockets and a mini-gun preloaded with 1000 ammo.
EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit Stratagem Icon.png EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit

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600 sec Requisition Slip.svg 20000 The EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit is a heavily armored walking exosuit, equipped with dual autocannons preloaded with 75 rounds each.

Mission Stratagems

When calling in a Stratagem with a terminal, the terminal will always be opposite from where the Helldiver faced the beacon at the time of throwing.

Type Icon Stratagem Stratagem Codes Description
Common Reinforce Stratagem Icon.png Reinforce

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Used to call in a Helldiver if they have perished.
SOS Beacon Stratagem Icon.png SoS Beacon

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Used to get priority on the mission select screen to increase the chances of helldivers joining.
Resupply Stratagem Icon.png Resupply

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Used to call in a Resupply.
Eagle Rearm Stratagem Icon.svg Eagle Rearm

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Used to send the Eagle back to the Super Destroyer Ship to resupply.
Objectives Start Upload Stratagem Icon.svg SSSD Delivery

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Used to deliver the SSSD Hard Drive.
Prospecting Drill Stratagem Icon.png Prospecting Drill

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Used to start the Main Objective of the Conduct Geological Survey Mission
Super Earth Flag Stratagem Icon.png Super Earth Flag

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Used to start the Main Objective of the Raise Super Earth Flag Mission.
Hellbomb Stratagem Icon.png Hellbomb

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Used to call in a Hellbomb.
Start Upload Stratagem Icon.svg Upload Data

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Used to start the Side Objective: 'Side_Objective_Name'.
Seismic Probe Stratagem Icon.png Seismic Probe

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Used to start the Side Objective: 'Side_Objective_Name'.
Orbital Illumination Flare Stratagem Icon.png Orbital Illumination Flare

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Only found in the Stratagem Hero Game onboard the Super Destroyer.
SEAF Artillery Stratagem Icon.png SEAF Artillery

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Unlocked after completing the SEAF Artillery Side Objective. Used to call in an Artillery Strike. Damage and Effect of the strike depends on which Shells were loaded during the Side Objective.
Dark Fluid Vessel

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Event-exclusive stratagem for the Deploy Dark Fluid mission. Deploys a backpack full of Dark Fluid that acts as a more powerful Jump Pack when worn. Must be inserted into the Tectonic Drill.
Tectonic Drill

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Event-exclusive stratagem for the Deploy Dark Fluid mission. Deploys a drill to the surface which must be loaded with a Dark Fluid Vessel and then defended.
Prospecting Drill Stratagem Icon.png Hive Breaker Drill

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Used to start the Main Objective of the Nuke Nursery Mission.