Technician (Q2)


Attack Damage
  • (1) per Bolt, Hyperblaster
  • (5-10) Utility Claw
  • (6-12) Shock Prod
Found in

An almost completely robotic brute, controlled by a brain that floats around inside it’s metal body in a red preserving fluid.

—Quake 2 Manual

In Quake 2, a Technician is a floating mechanoid, comprised of two halves; the upper half is a transparent tube, containing a head or brain floating in a red liquid, cybernetically linked to a respirator and all of its other equipment. Its lower half is purely mechanical, comprising a weak blaster for ranged attacks and two claws for melee attacks (its left one looks like a two-finger claw, and its right one looks like a small deformed fork/trident), as well as four jets enabling its flotation. The Technician has surprisingly high health, so make sure to break out your powerful weapons when you see one.

The Technician appears at the start of the Warehouse hub, and is a very rare enemy throughout the game.


  • Alone, technicians are easy to kill. Take out a shotgun, super shotgun, machine gun, chain gun, hyperblaster, Railgun or explosives and blow it away. A group of them is just as easy to take out, so don't worry if you see some floating towards you.
  • With other enemies, a technician is a nuisance at best. Its blaster does pitiful damage, so don't worry about it. Even its melee attack doesn't hurt too much, so just ignore it or hurt it with splash damage from explosives aimed at other enemies.

Death MessagesEdit

  • Player was blasted by a Technician (Blaster)
  • Player died (Shock prod)
  • Player was gouged to death by a Technician's utility claw (Claw)


The Technician spotting an opponent
The Technician being injured
The Technician being killed


  • Technician's face is visible both on the front and the back of its upper half, although it can't see with its back-face.
  • The Technician's shape is similar to that of an Explosive Barrel's.