The lower ranked Arcturan wears blue armour and has a yellowish skin. It fires blue projectiles. It is the weakest and most common Arcturan in the game. It's the first rank introduced to the player.
|Arcturan Lower||Any difficulty||Easy||Medium||Hard|
|First appearance||E1M1: Metroplex|
The lower Arcturan will approach the player and check the distance. If the distance between the player and Arcturan is less than 32.0 units it will perform a melee attack. If the player is too far away it will shoot. If the lower Arcturan gets hit by friendly fire it will retaliate.
The attacks of the lower Arcturan are projectiles, so a simple strafe will keep you out of harms way. This may be challenging in larger numbers or if you are unable to move, in this case you must deal with them quickly or attempt to re-engage from a new angle.
Their melee attacks are damaging, but can be easily avoided by backstepping out of range. It is possible to, by running circles around them, make it near impossible for the attack animation to start, making it easy to dispatch them.
Lower Arcturans have very low health and as such any weapon in the game, with the exception of shotguns at maximum range can kill them in a single hit. The best weapon to use is the pistol due to its moderate rate of fire and accuracy.