Originally piloting a close-range combat MT, she later switches to an AC. Long recognized as a pioneer in the field of close-range blade combat, she has become even more proficient now that she pilots an AC. Few pilots are willing to stand toe-to-toe with her, as most neglect their blade skills.
Eclair’s elegant fighting style seems easy to emulate at first, but it doesn’t take long to realized that this isn’t the case. She spends much of her time maneuvering for position and never hesitates once an opening presents itself.
She appears as a mandatory consort in the mission Secure Fortress NK-432. During the mission, she works together with The Raven to destroy the AI mainframe computer. During the mission, they rely upon one another to survive.
She can also be hired as an MT pilot consort in the missions:
She is partnered with Porcupine in the Extra Arena and they hold the title of the eight highest ranked team.
An expert in close-range combat, this MT's pilot bides her time until the perfect opportunity to strike presents itself before executing her attack. Her MT is well-armored and has a good combat endurance rating.
MT Nikita SpecificationsEdit
MT Name: Nikita
MT Type: Close-range Reverse-joint MT
Armament/s: Dual Parrying Blades, Dual Rocket Launchers
Armor Points: 5,200
Tactical Style: Zig-Zagging towards enemies firing rockets. At close range, using parrying blades.
Strengths: Excellent damage output with rocket launchers, high AP, close range combat.
Weaknesses: Fast enemies, flying enemies
Nikita is a lightweight bipedal AC equipped with an overboost core, stealth extensions, twin back mounted rocket launchers, and laser blade weapon arms.
|Classification: Armored Core||
Built specifically for blade to blade combat, Nikita will tear you to pieces if you attempt to get close. Eclair is especially deadly for two reasons: her rockets and the addition of the stealth extensions. Equipping laser blade weapon arms, this leaves Eclair free to fire her rockets whenever she is not using her weapon arms. This makes attempts at counterblading her or attacking her head-on very annoying. At the same time, her stealth extensions prevent you from locking on to her for a short period of time, making Eclair a particularly frustrating close range combatant.
To beat her, it is advised to use a machine gun or machine gun weapon arms and simply wait until her stealth wear off. For the particularly skilled, one can also counter blade her; although it it is noted that Eclair is extremely fast when using her laser blade arms (also adding to the fact that she strikes twice). There is a short period of time of vulnerability between when she launches the first laser blade and the second, and also after she launches the second. If you can avoid her attack and angle yourself just right, you can take her out with the MOONLIGHT fairly easily and quickly.
Title: Pilot Status
"My dream of becoming a Raven has finally been realized. I've already spent a lot of credits getting my new unit in order, so if you're ever in need of a good close-range combatant, just say the word."
"You fought well Raven, I did not think you possessed such skill. Please accept this gift as a token of my respect, it's an AC radiator part, the RGI-KDA01."
If Eclair survives in the mission "Secure Fortress NK-432"Edit
Title: Thank You Raven
"That was a difficult mission Raven, I can't believe we both made it out alive. I hope you will keep me in mind the next time you need a partner and thanks again for watching my back."
- She has an unusual personality in that she both respects The Raven and also shows acts of kindness towards him/her (EG: when she gifts a part after having been defeated). This is unusual as most other characters are either derogatory towards The Raven or respectful of their abilities and little else (the notable exceptions are operators).