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Anti-vehicle aircraft



Tech level

43 Epic

Hit points




Produced by

Air Tower

Ground attack

?? vs infantry
200x8 (256 DPS) vs vehicles
?? vs structures
106x8 (136 DPS) vs) vs harvesters


0.3 seconds (initial)
6.25 seconds

Air speed


Attack range


Sight range



Burst damage

You're so shady
- When ordered to attack

The Shade is an epic Nod aircraft in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Shade is the next step in Aircraft design for the Brotherhood of Nod. It utilizes the stealth technology of the Stealth Tank and the EMP capabilities of the Phantom to the extreme. Borne from the Black Hand faction of the Brotherhood, the existence of the Shade was a secret known only to a few.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Can target infantry Strong against vehicles Cannot target aircraft
  • Unleashes an EMP that affects adjacent, enemy Vehicles and Aircraft upon breaking Stealth for 1.5 seconds.
  • Flying.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

The ultimate flying anti-vehicle unit, Shade is a frightening unit to any vehicle. With a single volley it can destroy Slingshot. Pitbull and Attack Bikes just barely survives. The EMP combined with stealth means the Shade can unleash the volley before the opposing vehicle can even turn to respond. The low price means it will trade favorably with any ground vehicle.

The main weakness of the shade is the Missile Squad, which can both do great damage to it and break the stealth cloak, allowing other anti-air units to attack it. Shade is also vulnerable to air units, but the cloaking ability allows it to ignore the air threats most of the time.

At the time of release considered to be overpowered.

Decks[edit | edit source]

Jade Liang Shady Jade
Militant Laser Squad Chemical Warriors Attack Bikes Shade Phantom
Militant Laser Squad Attack Bikes Venom Shade Phantom

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • Added to the game on December 10, 2019.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

When created[edit | edit source]

  • The Shade fights for Nod
  • Shade, here comes the thunder
  • Let's cast some shadows

When selected[edit | edit source]

  • Awaiting orders
  • Lurking in the shade
  • Shade blending in
  • How'd you see me?
  • Ready to strike

When moving[edit | edit source]

  • Moving the shade
  • Just a cloud in the wind
  • Rolling thunder
  • Stealth fighter moving
  • Engaging thrusters

When ordered to attack favorably[edit | edit source]

  • Time for some shock therapy
  • You're so shady
  • Sounds electrifying
  • Resistance is futile

When ordered to attack unfavorably[edit | edit source]

  • My life for the cause
  • I don't know about this
  • Surprise may not be enough
  • A worthy opponent

When ordered to attack neutral[edit | edit source]

  • I love sneaking around
  • This will be enlightening
  • Let's ambush them
  • I'll bring the shade
  • From the shadows

When ordered to attack unreachable target[edit | edit source]

  • Unable to comply!
  • Target unavailable
  • Sorry, try again
  • Can't strike that

When in favorable or neutral engagement[edit | edit source]

  • Strike them down!
  • Hurts, doesn't it?
  • Casting shadows
  • Muahahahahahaha!

When in unfavorable engagement[edit | edit source]

  • Taking fire!
  • There is nowhere to hide
  • Get us out of here!
  • I've been spotted

When crashing[edit | edit source]

  • No!
  • Mayday!
  • Help!

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

With combined capabilities of Stealth and EMP, Shade will negate many of the enemy’s strategic moves and aid in conquering the field with its unique playstyle
- YP[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Initially the Shade was designed to cost 60 Tiberium, but at the launch had price of 40.[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

CNCR Nod logo.png Brotherhood of Nod Rivals Arsenal CNCR Nod logo.png