Rachni

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==Threat Assessment==
 
==Threat Assessment==
Rachni technology is not as advanced as that of most other species in ''[[Mass Effect]]'', but they are physically strong and durable, and their queens are able to reproduce quickly enough to give them an advantage in a war of attrition. Direct transfer of knowledge from the queens to their descendants allows young rachni to be combat-effective without extensive training.
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The rachni were technologically advanced enough to pose a major threat to the [[asari]] and [[salarians]] over a millennia before the [[Reaper]] invasion.  There have been significant advances in technology and changes in military doctrine since that time, so it is unclear how the rachni at the height of their power would compare to modern Mass Effect militaries.  The rachni homeworld and colonies had highly toxic atmospheres and their hives were placed deep into the ground, making orbital bombardment ineffective and ground attacks infeasible.  The rachni also had a high reproduction rate.  Ultimately, the reproduction rate and biological resilience of the [[krogan]] were required to defeat the rachni. 
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Rachni in the modern era of Mass Effect have only been rebuilding from one queen for a few years, and their numbers were again eroded by Reaper attacks, so their military threat level as a faction is insignificant. Direct transfer of knowledge from the queens to their descendants allows young rachni to be combat-effective without extensive training.
  
 
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