Equitis Shade Armor

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Equitis Shade Armor
Specifications

Rarity:

Legendary

Class:

Hunter

Availability

Sources:

Spire of Stars

Vendor:

Benedict 99-40

 

Equitis Shade Armor is a Legendary Hunter armor set acquired in the Spire of Stars raid lair.[1]

Equitis Shade Cowl[edit]

Lore[edit]

"You have truly grown fat from strength. And you are still as nimble as ever. Magnificent."
Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

You've shown the Red Legion you fly my banner.

I know that when the time is right, I won't have to ask. You're on my side.

I see it when you relieve our foes of their skulls. When you embed those tiny, edged trinkets into their hearts. When you pierce them with your Light. And it is captivating.

But Earth casts no Shadow. Not yet.

When you're ready, you will be magnificent. A Guardian of Guardians. Shadow of Shadows.

I reserve the right to be last when the end comes, and for that, I need you with me.

You're so close.

—Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

Perks[edit]

Intrinsic[edit]

  • Survivalist Hunter Armor: Improved recovery.

Selectable[edit]

  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod: Increased resilience.
  • Restorative Mod: Increased health recovery.

Equitis Shade Grips[edit]

Lore[edit]

"Ace pilots. Assassination squads. Swift thieves in the night. Your tribe would make stunning Shadows."
Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

They say the Cabal are not a subtle people. We have fallen so far.

The Cabal I knew were better. We understood that there is power in subtlety.

And that's what it'll take to recover the throne at the center of my homeworld. The seat meant for me.

Open war is for savages. Pit fighters. The Red Legion. There shall be a day, long before the end comes, when that throne is mine again.

And a Shadow of your Guardian-tribe would be the ideal instrument of assassination that will take it for me.

—Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

Perks[edit]

Intrinsic[edit]

  • Survivalist Hunter Armor: Improved recovery.

Selectable[edit]

  • Mobility Enhancement Mod: Increased mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod: Increased resilience.

Equitis Shade Rig[edit]

Lore[edit]

"A little faster. A little more lethal. You are almost ready… to cast a Shadow."
Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

The Cabal I knew treasured knowledge above all things. Of course they did. I was their model.

We kept vaults of artifacts and texts in the great athenaeum worlds spread across the mother system.

Texts about the exalted history of the Empire, and its eclectic people.

Texts about the vast ennead, trapped and reaching out.

Texts about the feats of will made possible by Light and Traveler-lore.

Texts about… well, theorizing about the dark. So little is written, save for that which was recorded from the dreams of worms.

The vaults housed technology and weapons gifted from countless indoctrinated worlds. And judging from their absence in this Red War, Dominus Ghaul's Legion has either forgotten or lost them all. The athenaeum worlds required learned guides to navigate: guides loyal to me. I've not heard from them in a very long time.

A Shadow of your Guardian-tribe would be the ideal treasure hunter to plunder those repositories and take from the false empire the secrets that rightfully belong to me.

—Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

Perks[edit]

Intrinsic[edit]

  • Survivalist Hunter Armor: Improved recovery.

Selectable[edit]

  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod: Increased resilience.
  • Restorative Mod: Increased health recovery.

Equitis Shade Boots[edit]

Lore[edit]

"There has only been a single Shadow from each people I've encountered. Yet there are so many Lights, and I have so little time…"
Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

The Cabal I knew valued marksmanship. In this way, and only in this way, do the Red Legion resemble my people. But the elegant, precision weapons of the past? Gone, save for the limited Psion arsenals. Replaced by Red Legion bluster.

Even the weapons and technology left for my Loyalists aboard the Leviathan are Legion issue and standard. The Cabal have lost so much in my exile. Only when I have reclaimed the athenaeum worlds in the mother system will we see the likes of rightful, classical Cabal weaponry again.

Until such a time comes, and I pray that it comes before the end, a Shadow of your Guardian-tribe would be the ideal, civilized sharpshooter to fight the false Empire in the place of true Cabal.

—Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

Perks[edit]

Intrinsic[edit]

  • Survivalist Hunter Armor: Improved recovery.

Selectable[edit]

  • Mobility Enhancement Mod: Increased mobility.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod: Increased resilience.

Equitis Shade Cloak[edit]

Lore[edit]

"You have truly grown fat from strength. And you are still as nimble as ever. Magnificent."
Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

The Cabal I knew commanded ships that spoke to our affluence and cultivation, forged from the crucible of war so that we might never need to fight again.

But what did the Red Legion deploy in place of the glossy, magnificent fleets that I remember? Warships. Carriers. Interceptor squadrons. Harvesters. The Almighty. Blunt and base tools of war, like the soldiers who use them.

The Cabal fleet that I remember shocked with its allure and refinement. They would never threaten. Our power was such that our threats were unspoken. And always present.

A Shadow of your Guardian-tribe, with your raw instincts and reflexes, would be a perfect navigator of these vessels. You'll guide them like blades past the throat of my homeworld's planetary defense force.

My homeworld... I can't remember its name. Perhaps I'll give it a new one.

—Calus, Emperor of the Cabal

List of Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bungie (2018/8/5), Destiny 2: Warmind Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard