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|Appearances||Silent Line: Armored Core|
|Encountered||Disable Satellite Cannon|
Shade is a Raven appearing in Silent Line: Armored Core. His rank is A-3 in the Arena. He is partnered with Carom in the Extra Arena and they hold the title of the second highest ranked team. He is one of the Ravens participating in the mission, Disable Satellite Cannon. Making his presence known at the beginning of the mission, he is seen moving through the same area which The Raven progresses through, via an alternate route. Together with The Raven, they encounter the Satellite AI AC and manage to destroy it before disabling the satellite. In the battle Shade demonstrates his experience as a pilot, maneuvering and defending against the initial onslaught of the AI AC.
"Pilots like yourself don't come around too often, the speed with which you've attained your current rank is nothing to scoff at. I look forward to the day you decide to challenge me."
"Raven, that match was easily the finest I've ever taken part in. Thank you for the opportunity to match wits with such a worthy competitor, it has been too long."
- Disable Satellite Cannon
- Gate lock released. I'm moving up.
- Requesting mission update.
- I'm going after the generators now
- We have to hurry!
Silhouette is a green lightweight bipedal AC that is designed specifically for close range combat. His fighting style emphasizes aggressive tactics such as overboosting and sticking close to the opponent and relies primarily on his two shotguns. He relies not only on their close range power, but also their ability to raise an enemies AC's heat levels.
|Classification: Armored Core||
Very aggressive, this pilot wastes no time before going on the offensive. His strategy combines hit-and-move tactics with an agile, well-outfitted AC. Pilots that hope to face the A-ranked Ravens must first defeat Shade, few do.
For the first A-ranked Raven in the Arena, Shade is indeed aggressive and is definitely not one to be trifled with. His main threat lies in his 2 shotguns which he uses as his msin weapons, and they can not only deal a lot of damage at close range, but also packs a deadly amount of heat stress, so staying further away from him will definitely help. His next most dangerous weapon is his missile launcher. The stealth missiles he uses makes it harder for it to be intercepted/shot down with conventional AMS, so the only way to avoid them is basically to dodge them manually; he usually switches to his missile launchers at mid-range as he reserves his shotguns for the close range onslaught. His easiest to evade weapon is of course his rocket launcher, this is usually not a concern as he only resorts to using his rockets once he runs out (or when he's about to run out) of shotgun ammo. Even though his AC may not seem to have anti-missile defense, he is in fact equipped with inside decoy dispensers, so conventional missiles will have little to no effect on him (at least until he's used up all of his decoys, at which you then rain down a flurry of missiles at him easier.)
Overall, the tip to defeat Shade is to not stray too close to him, avoid his missiles and keep him in your sights (he has the tendency to use overboost to try and evade you) and don't miss too many shots (he's very agile as he's a lightweight so time your shots correctly.)
The name Shade refers to the blocking of sunlight.
The name Silhouette refers to the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject