Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Guide: Specialist Location Guide

Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Guide: Specialist Location Guide
The Specialists in Metal Gear Solid 5 are unique soldiers you can find on certain missions. They can help you craft higher level weapons, gears and vehicles. This Metal Gear Solid 5 Specialist location guide will help you get who you need, when you need them!

Metal Gear Solid 5 Specialist Locations

I am doing this as I go so check back soon for updates.

Gunsmith (Shotguns)
This specialist will unlock more shotguns for you to craft at Mother Base. You can get him during Main Mission 4 – C2W. I did this guide after I had already extracted him so I don’t have an exact location on him. I do know I never left the communications base during this mission, he has to be one of the soldiers in the base or one that comes on the truck.
Bionics Specialist
Another one I did before I started the guide. I am 99% sure the whole point of this mission is to save an engineer from the enemy, pretty sure he’s the specialist. Once of the bonus objectives is to try and extract him through a hole in the basement if you are feeling up to it.
Radar Specialist
You get this one during the Red Brass Main Mission. There are three commanders in this mission you will need to extract. One is in Da Shago Kallai, another is Wakh Sind Barracks and there is a third in Da Wialo Kallai. One of them ends up being the Radar Specialist, I don’t remember which one. Just play it safe and Tranq each of them.
Electrospinning Specialist
This is during mission 9, Backup, Back Down. This mission is all about taking out Armored Vehicles so bring all the explosives you can. This is the best spot to wait for them, there are ton of troops in the area so prepare for a fight. Clearing out the fort will give you the best spot to take out enemy vehicles though.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Electrospinning Specialist

After you destroy two of the vehicles, a prisoner escort vehicle will appear. If you capture him you will get this specialist. Don’t worry, he will come to you if you are here.

After the mission is complete you can also get a Drug Developer here on the map.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Drug Developer

It’s a tough fight but worth getting in the long run.

Cybernetics Specialist
This guy gave me the slip for a long time. You can find him on mission 9 – Backup, Backdown. This is his location on the map. He is alone just wandering so you won’t have to fight anyone to get him.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Cybernetics Specialist Location

Transport Specialist
The Transport Specialist is the most easily missed Specialist in Afghanistan. You get multiple opportunities to get one but something always goes wrong. For instance on main mission 10, Angel With Broken Wings. You can get the Specialist here on the map. The trick is to do it within three minutes because the first I did it he was gunned down before I even was in the base.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Transport Specialist

He is on the second floor along with another prisoner you might as well get while you are there. Use D Dog to scout out the area if you are having a hard time locating any of them. The Transport Specialist is needed for alot of things so getting one early can help you out.

Anesthesia Specialist
I’m not 100% sure which one is which in this case because you don’t know what skill they have until you beat the mission. He is either here with the Transport Specialist. This is during mission 10, Angel with Broken Wings.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Transport Specialist

Or here in the second camp.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Anesthesia Specialist

I always sneak around the back and crawl through the grate to the Prisoner area. The two prisoners are behind a locked door, normally protected by a guy or two. I use the Tranq silenced pistol on them and then I take the prisoners out into the room the guards are normally in. You can see a hole in ceiling in this room, use that to get them out and you can sneak back out on your own.

Mechatronics Specialist
I’m not 100% sure which one is which in this case because you don’t know what skill they have until you beat the mission. He is either here with the Transport Specialist. This is during mission 10, Angel with Broken Wings.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Transport Specialist

Or here in the second camp.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Anesthesia Specialist

I always sneak around the back and crawl through the grate to the Prisoner area. The two prisoners are behind a locked door, normally protected by a guy or two. I use the Tranq silenced pistol on them and then I take the prisoners out into the room the guards are normally in. You can see a hole in ceiling in this room, use that to get them out and you can sneak back out on your own.

Trap Specialist
This one isn’t actually all that hard if you go with silenced weapons and don’t get caught. He can be found on mission 15 Footprints Of Phantoms. This is his location on the map.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Trap Specialist

He is below the targets for the mission and not nearly as protected. You will have to take out about 5 guys in order to get him and extract him. Just make sure no one is within 50 meters of they will see him going up and go on alert.

Metarnaterials Specialist
You can get this specialist during mission 17, Rescue the Intel Agents. There are three possible locations for him, I’m not sure which one he is. One is a prisoner in Kiziba Camp, I think it is him. Either way just get all of them to be safe.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Metarnaterials Specialist 1

Metal Gear Solid 5 Metarnaterials Specialist 2

Metal Gear Solid 5 Metarnaterials Specialist 3

The first guy is pretty easy to get out, just sneak around and Tranq or kill anyone that comes across you, quietly. Once you get him out move to the prisoner, which is also pretty easy. He is protected by one guy in a house, silence him and extract the prisoner.

The final guy can be tricky. You need to be quick to avoid any reinforcements joining the fight. I literally crawled all the way through the swamp to avoid the snipers and when I was close, silence Tranqed anyone in range. You can find the last target underground, beneath the wood planks. You will need to use a chopper to get him out.

Electromagnetic Net Specialist
You have to get this guy before you extract the CIA agent just so you know. This is where you can find him in Da Shago.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Electromagnetic Net Specialist

I recommend going around to the front entrance, near the building. If you take this route you will only have to deal with a few instead of 10ish. I took two down near the entrance and one near a turret, just because, and grabbed the prisoner. Once I got him out, I extracted him and went on with the main part of the mission.

Rocket Control Specialist
This specialist can be found during mission 21, To know Too much. You can find him here, outside of the palace.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Rocket Control Specialist

The objective here is to get to the CIA guy before the enemy does in the desert. Do that first and get him out so you don’t fail the mission. After that go check out the Lamar Palace to the north. If you go at night you can sneak up to the prison cell with minimal enemies. Any enemies you see, take out so the camp doesn’t go on alert. Grab the prisoner. extract him and get out.

Rocket Control Specialist
You can get this specialist during mission 38 – Extraordinary. You do have to move kind of quick for this one or else the enemy will find the mission item. You can find the specialist here on the map.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Noise Surpession Specialist

The camp isn’t all that well protected so you can clear it out how you see fit. I did the Tranq sniper as I usually do for these types of bases. After you get him, make a run for the mission so you don’t have to get him again.

Video Surveillance Specialist
This one is one of four prisoners in Ditadi Abandoned Village during mission 26. This is where I ended up finding him.

Metal Gear Solid 5 Video Specialist Location

If you don’t find him here just interrogate a soldier to the get location of the rest. I was able to sneak in for this one but if you need to go somewhere else you might need to fight.

I am going this as I go along so check back soon for updates!

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  • Rashkavar

    Just so you know, when you upgrade your scope to the top level (where you can see up to S++), you also get to see exact skills. I mainly use it so I know to not extract troublemakers (I know you can use diplomats or paired troublemakers to salvage them, but I prefer to macromanage mother base rather than futzing around with such things. Plus, that way I keep a stable level for everything except the combat team (who, being the team that actually goes out where they get shot at, tend to die on dispatch missions occasionally.) But if you’re replaying a level to pick up a skill, or writing a guide like this one, it’s a big help.

  • GettinMoney

    Mission 21 is in Africa not Afghanistan

  • BigB0$$

    you used the wrong number in the mission by rocket control specialist, its mission 31 not 21

    • Jimmy The Fish

      You used the wrong number in your post!

      Mission 31 is Sahelanthropus
      Mission 32 is To Know Too Much! (Rocket Control Specialist)

      Google before derping? So you may want to change you name to DerpB0$$

  • Iroquois Pliskin

    Noise suppression specialist??

  • thebegginer

    In mission 38 you find noise supresión specialist not rocket control specialist