The Progenitor is a rare Destroyer variant that only appears in extremely dangerous scenarios. They are usually encountered on Firebases across the Heleus Cluster as a "boss" target. There's also one guarding the Remnant fuel facility at H-047c, directly standing in Pathfinder Ryder's way to turn the blasted world into a helium-3 production hub.
The Progenitor's turrets are different from a regular Destroyer's. Instead of twin rapid-fire cannons the Progenitor shoots energy projectiles at a slower although no less damaging pace.
It can also spawn up to 3 Observers to harass its target. If one gets taken down, the Progenitor replaces it.
Its other armaments are the same: a startlingly powerful main gun, and an energy field activated at melee range which can swiftly strip one's shields if caught within. This energy field takes a moment to build up before detonating.
The Progenitor possesses very strong shields and armor.
Its two turrets have their own strong shields and armor. Each time a turret gets destroyed, the Progenitor gains a substantial movement speed increase.
- Most tactics for beating Destroyers also apply to Progenitors. However, a key difference in approach is the Progenitor's ability to spawn Observers indefinitely. It is more advisable to focus fire on the monstrosity itself rather than the floaters.
- The Progenitor's extreme toughness means it requires more than one Cobra RPG to bring down even on Bronze difficulty.
- Prior to Patch 1.09 the single-player Progenitor was labeled Elite Destroyer.
|Mass Effect: Andromeda Enemies|
|Kett|| Anointed • Ascendant • Behemoth • Chosen • Destined • Fiend • Turret • Wraith|
Archon's Sword • Cardinal • Invictor • The Valiant
|Outlaws|| Adhi • Agent • Anarchist • Berserker • Hydra (Blaze Hydra) • Pariah • Raider • Saboteur • Sharpshooter • Turret|
Axius • Barrett • Dorado • Hardy • Krex • Strogjaw Grog
|Remnant||Architect • Assembler • Breacher • Creeper • Destroyer (Progenitor) • Nullifier • Observer • Turret|
|Wildlife||Challyrion • Drall • Echidna • Eiroch (Ancient Eiroch) • Galorn • Kaerkyn • Rylkor • Shemrys • Spitbug • Taurg • Wild Adhi|