The designation for the mech guarding the second Layered's Controller core, is a black, Nineball Seraph-like AC. The unit also seems to possess a kind of anti-missile system in its torso.
- Laser Rifle
- Retractable Laser Blade
- 8 Exceed Orbit Pods
- Dual Vertical Missile Launcher
- Anti-Missile System
Silent Line ForcesEdit
Like The Controller, the IBIS had Controller Agents called IC-003-IN or "Big Whites" (although they are referred to as MTs), AI automated Pods, and also unmanned MT's. It also had control over a satellite with a Strategic Laser Cannon System. Using these weapons, it attacked Corporate bases and facilities, among them, a Kisaragi Power Plant in the Nature Preserve, Crest's Lawdas Surface-Based Weapons Factory in the Research & Development Area and other Crest facilities in the area.
HistoryEditCrest, trying to uncover any data behind the Silent Line, sent in The Raven Ori into the Layered Hub to retrieve the data from the Controller for them. While searching the area for data, he encountered the Raven, employed by Mirage to get the data. After an intense fight, Ori was killed and The Raven continued to the bottom most floor where he encountered former Raven Cypress, who took refuge there after the Controller's destruction. He was then assisted by Gold Bit. The Raven managed to kill them both, and assisted the Mirage reconnaissance team in retrieving the data from the Controller.
This data, coupled with blueprints of the satellite prompted a recon mission by 2 Ravens, led by Diligent. However, things went bad, and it led to the Ravens retreating from the satellite. The satellite started malfunctioning and was erratically attacking the Earth, causing Mirage to hire multiple Ravens, led by Shade to disable the cannon. After a tense battle in the control room against an AI-piloted AC, it was successful, though at the loss of many Ravens. The gates to the Silent Line was now open. All three corporations agreed that the operator of that satellite was a bigger threat than any of them. They hired The Raven to explore the Silent Line. It was there where he encountered resistance from unmanned MT's and eventually 2 AI ACs, which The Raven dispatched.The next mission was to destroy the main generator in the Silent Line. In order to ensure success, multiple Ravens (Carom, Porcupine, Calamity, The Raven, as well as a few irregulars, Ice and Surface) were dispatched in a limited amount of time to search the facility and destroy the target. Despite the loss of most of the Ravens, The Raven managed to break through to the generator room, where he encountered an IC-003-IN. The Raven destroyed the generator despite the IC-003-IN's interference. The corporations then learned that the target was just a relay station. After days of searching for it's starting point, they found a second Layered in the Silent Line, and a representative of the Artificial Intelligence Office (AIO) was found in it's hub. The Raven was dispatched there to investigate. During the investigation, it was revealed that the AIO and it's leader, Sera Cross were all AI. The Raven encountered the IBIS and after a grueling battle, defeated it, and freed the second Layered from the rule of the IBIS.
The battle against the IBIS is a tough battle. Equipped with multiple and powerful weapons that can quickly destroy an AC, the IBIS' battle AC is devastating. Existing in two "forms" the IBIS is extremely fast as it can boost constantly, and attack with powerful weapons. The first form has an extra set of "wings" on the back much like Nineball Seraph and is equipped with a multi-shot laser cannon. The first form of this attack fires a spread of lasers while the second are continuous beams. The former is very accurate while the latter is highly damaging but easy to avoid. Also the IBIS deploys dual vertical missiles to attack at longer ranges. Once the wings are blown off, the fight is half over. Now, the IBIS attacks solely with his plasma rifle and laser blade. While these both appear in in the first form, the IBIS relies on this entirely.
Missiles are not very useful against it as it houses an anti-missile system on its torso, thereby rendering any sort of missile fired at it to be ineffective.
High-power single shot weapons also may not work well against the IBIS as it is a highly agile foe. The IBIS is best treated like a very powerful hover legged AC as much of the same rules hold over.
Be warned though, it does not follow a set pattern. It adapts its attack style according to the player's AC.
Thus, against a heavy AC, it will use its heavier attacks, because it knows you're too slow to follow it. But against a lightweight AC, it'll use hit and run tactics, because it knows that you can keep up with it.
Also, if you have long-range weapons, it will have a tendency to get in close and attack. But, if you have a close-range load-out (shotgun, blade, grenade launcher, etc.), it will keep its distance and use its lasers and missiles.
Equipping dual flamethrowers is a very fast way to defeat it as firing both at the same time eats IBIS' health quickly, provided it does not quickly move at the beginning of the fight so move quickly.
It is in fact POSSIBLE to defeat it using only a blade, however this may take tons and tons of practice and the timing must be right, otherwise you will constantly be missing and taking fire from IBIS (or possibly even get bladed by IBIS instead).
- "Switching modes...Engaging final directive."
- "System phase 22-4...Engaged..."
- "Scanning target..."
- "Target scan in progress...Adapting systems..."
- "Scan complete..."
- "Confirmation check...Disconnecting...Reverting to safe mode...Main system shutdown...XA-26483...My function is complete....Raven...The rest is up to you..."
- The IBIS bears a striking resemblance to Nine-Ball Seraph. In this respect, its parts are also entirely custom, and cannot be obtained.