Brood Warriors are larger, stronger versions of Rachni Soldiers and serve as their hives' superior males, being assigned to protect and breed with the Queen. According to historical information, it is said that they only attack when the hive is particularly strained for warriors. The Brood Warrior has abilities comparable to a standard Rachni Soldier, although its attacks inflict more damage. It is also unique among Rachni in that it possesses some biotic abilities. Brood Warriors will use Warp, occasionally place a squad member in Stasis, and appear to use a form of Barrier.