"We got Mauler Elites! Two of em'." "Careful with your shots-their shields reflect fire!" "A deadly combination!"
— Zeta Squad battling RAAM's Mauler Elites
The Mauler Elite was a unique, more powerful class of the LocustMauler seen after Emergence Day. Equipped with a horned, gothic-styled helmet and a modified Boomshield, the Mauler Elite was a deadly foe on the battlefield.
Two Mauler Elites took part in the Battle of Ilima. They escorted General RAAM through the city, using their explosive flails and reflective Boomshields to deadly effect. When Zeta-Six was trying to find a new route back to the Orphanage, the Maulers engaged them with the assistance of many Locust. But their attempts were utterly futile against Zeta-Six and died at their hands.
Behind the Scenes
Mauler Elites first appear in the RAAM's Shadow DLC for Gears of War 3.
You are able to play as one of two Mauler Elites in the DLC. As a Mauler Elite, you have the same abilities as a normal Mauler except that your Boomshield is modified to reflect bullets shot at you.