Nine Specialists are seen in Black Ops III, each of them has both a unique weapon and a unique ability, but players can only choose one to use during each match. Each Specialist has a unique voice and personality. A tenth Specialist was unlocked for a short time during the Blackjack Event.
Donnie “Ruin” Walsh
Born into a military family and raised in a tough neighborhood, Donnie Walsh grew up fearless and headstrong.
Weapon: Gravity Spikes – Spikes that create an explosive shockwave then slammed into the ground, destroying all enemies within close range.
Ability: Overdrive – Cybernetic leg upgrades that enable a temporary burst of speed.
Alessandra “Outrider” Castillo
As an orphan on the streets of Rio de Janeiro’s Rocinha favela, Alessandra ‘Les’ Castillo survived on her sharp eye and keen wits.
Weapon: Sparrow – Compound bow that fires bolts with increasing range the longer it is drawn. Enemies explode on impact.
Ability: Vision Pulse – Pulse the surrounding area to reveal all enemies within range.
David “Prophet” Wilkes
Growing up in London, David Wilkes always possessed ‘machine empathy’. Naturally understanding their fuction, dismantling and reassembling electronics and machines was second nature to him.
Weapon: Tempest – Charge-shot weapon that fires an arc of electricity, lethally shocking targets and chaining to nearby enemies.
Ability: Glitch – Flash back to a previous position while keeping all other conditions intact.
Erin “Battery” Baker
Being the daughter and youngest child in a group of five siblings, Erin Baker always had to fight to get her way.
Weapon: War Machine – Grenade launcher that fires bouncing grenades which detonate after a short time or by hitting an enemy directly.
Ability: Kinetic Armor – Reactive armor that deflects enemy bullets away from the body. Still vulnerable to headshots and non-bullet damage while active.
He “Seraph” Zhen-Zhen
The only child of a feared officer of the 54 Immortals, He Zhen-Zhen was raised within the ranks of Singapore Quarantine Zone’s ruling criminal combine.
Unlocked: Level 22
Weapon: Annihilator – Massive high-caliber revolver that fires devastating rounds with increased bullet penetration.
Ability: Combat Focus – While active, all score earned will trigger a bonus multiplier towards Scorestreaks.
Tavo “Nomad” Rojas
Using his survivalist training to stay alive, Tavo Rojas has gone off-grid.
Unlocked: Level 28
Weapon: H.I.V.E. – Deploys trap pods which release a deadly swarm of nano-drones when triggered.
Ability: Rejack – Recover from the position of your death with an injection of nanoparticle serum. Cannot Rejack when killed by a Specialist Weapon.
Experimental War Robot-115 “Reaper”
The product of a cutting-edge military R&D project to supplement Special Operations soldiers in the field.
Unlocked: Level 34
Weapon: Scythe – Minigun that transforms from the arm and delivers high damage in a tight cone if fire.
Ability: Psychosis – Spawn three decoy clones that run forward to distract enemies.
Next to nothing is known about the presumed wet-works Specialist, Spectre.
Unlocked: Level 40
Weapon: Ripper – Arm upgrade that equips a lethal blade for extended melee lunge attacks.
Ability: Active Camo – Become nearly invisible for a short duration.
Krystof “Firebreak” Hejek
Prague-born Krystof Hejek is a battlefield problem solver; armed with powerful arsenal of weaponry, he effectively resolves numerous issues over and over again using his favorite tool, fire.
Unlocked: Level 46
Weapon: Purifier – Flamethrower that fires a steady stream of heat, scorching enemies within close range.
Ability: Heat Wave – Emit a massive heat blast that stuns enemies and destroys hostile equipment.
Danny “Blackjack” Li
Once a well-connected 54I fixer, Danny Li narrowly survived a disastrous meeting that he brokered between Winslow Accord agents and the organization’s leaders through the use of a recently acquired Rejack unit.
Weapon: Rogue – Copy the Specialist Weapon of enemies that you kill when your Power Meter is full. You most get kills to fill the Power Meter.
Ability: Gambler – Get a random Specialist Ability when your Power Meter is full. Power Meter has a faster than normal fill rate.