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Smashers are large and durable Roaches that were created by the Parasite in response to the increased payload of ordinances being used by the U.S. Government. They have mutated so heavily that they feature an armor-like exoskeleton that is basically impenetrable through normal means. These enemies can charge at a rapid pace but are also blind.
Smashers are all around protected except for a weak spot in the form of a red, glowing gash on their back. Although gunfire to the wound will damage the Smasher bit by bit, it is more effective to melee it through "backstab" takedowns. This can be done by provoking the blind Smashers with noise (such as gunshots or explosives) into a wall or obstacle, stunning and making them become vulnerable. Be aware though, unreinforced walls do not count, as Smashers will run through them with ease.
Up to three "backstabs" are necessary to kill the Smasher. Also, getting too close to a Smasher causes them to swing their arms, knocking back all nearby Operators and dealing moderate damage.
Smashers are Tier 3 enemies that appear in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction. Smashers remain largely unchanged from the initial outbreak.
The Smashers' DNA seems to have been altered, with their bodies now focusing on more armor but less overall health. Their protective carapace has been upgraded, now being completely immune to most forms of damage, excluding explosives such as Nitro Cells, X-KAIROS, Smoke's gas grenades, and Fuze's cluster charges. Due to their armor now being thicker than a tank, their backside is left weakened and now requires only one backstab to take them down. If you encounter one being cloaked by a Lurker, the most you can do is pray and run.