The Mind Reader is an Epsilon support defense that warns the proselyte of enemy activity around it, preventing their enemies from catching them off-guard.
Another interesting technology Yuri took with him when he defected: the Epsilon developed the Mind Reader to be used for espionage in the field, basing its design on the original Psychic Sensor. The device has the incredible capability of detecting and revealing the intentions of adversaries to move or attack within the range of the Reader. This allows Yuri's proselytes to see the approaching attacks or infiltrations coming from miles away and prepare themselves.
Additionally, the Mind Reader is also capable of predicting where the Nuclear Missile from the Tactical Nuke Silo and other missile support powers will precisely hit, so a proselyte should be able to withdraw their forces if they are within ground zero and rebuild lost buildings as necessary.
However, the Mind Reader is less effective against human opponents than computer ones; the former can micromanage their units and order them to flank through areas the Mind Reader is not able to reach whereas the latter simply orders their units to attack the Epsilon base, disregarding the Mind Reader's ability to predict their attacks. Against multiple opponents, the Mind Reader may even confuse inexperienced players due to continuous advancing armies from different directions.
The AI will only build a maximum of 1 Mind Reader on all difficulties. However, the AI has no real use for the Mind Reader due to its omniscient trait of seeing most attacks across the battlefield.
- The Mind Reader first appears as a buildable structure in Memory Dealer.
- In Insomnia, Allied Special Ops mission Parasomnia and Foehn Origins mission The Great Beyond, each Dybbuk Hive is linked to a few Mind Readers. Once all of a Dybbuk Hive's linked Mind Readers (and Radar Spires in Insomnia) are destroyed, the Dybbuk Hive is destroyed as well.
- In Survivors, if any of the player's units (other than Malver) walks into the range of a Mind Reader, their presence will be detected by PsiCorps and the brainwashed Scorpion Cell forces will turn on them. All Mind Readers are surrounded by barrels, in order to allow Malver to covertly destroy them.