Assault Taken are a form of enemy in Alan Wake. They are huge, bulky Taken who come in two forms: one that wield chainsaws and one that wield axes and other common melee weapons. The chainsaw wielders can kill the player in just 2 hits. They are substantially more resistant to damage than regular Taken, sometimes being able to withstand more than a single flare gun shot before going down. The axe wielding Taken are not as strong as the chainsaw Taken but move slightly quicker and are capable of performing a charge attack. If you do not keep your light source fixed on them, their protective shadows will regenerate after time, meaning that they are best dealt with quickly before too much ammo and batteries are wasted.