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With 'Revenge' and 'Ghost' as default Precepts, Shade is well suited for stealth gameplay. Shade also comes with a burst laser pistol.

Shade is a stealth Sentinel pre-equipped with the DESentinelBurstLaser.png Burst Laser as its default weapon and has the ability to cloak the player with its Mod TT 20px.png Ghost precept and boost their damage with Mod TT 20px.png Ambush.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png ‍30
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png75 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: Credits64.png 100,000

Shade–Exclusive Precept mods


  • The Shade-exclusive precept mod Mod TT 20px.png Revenge is one of the few sentinel AI mods not removed and replaced with the non-exclusive Mod TT 20px.png Assault Mode precept mod in Update 24.0 (2018-11-08).
    • Mod TT 20px.png Revenge cannot be simultaneously equipped with Mod TT 20px.png Assault Mode.
    • Having Mod TT 20px.png Assault Mode equipped will increase Shade's attack range, but not change its inherent behaviour to only attack after its owner has been attacked.
  • As of Update 7.10 (2013-05-03), Shade will no longer keep you cloaked when a stealth kill is taking place, even if there are enemies nearby.
  • Shade appeared in the Open Beta Trailer about 1:42 into the video.
  • The Shade is the only Sentinel with a unique capacity of health and shields; 350 and 50 respectively.
  • The cloaking cooldown used to be much quicker (around 5 seconds) but was nerfed to take almost 10 seconds to re-cloak again. De-cloaking can have serious penalties in stealth due to this longer cooldown.


  • Mod TT 20px.png Ghost only activates if an enemy is in the activation radius sphere for the cloak, and Shade's view of the enemy is not obstructed by nearby objects.
  • The cloaking can last indefinitely as long as an enemy is inside the activation radius.
  • Activation is not dependent on the direction that Shade is facing. Warframe abilities will not bring you out of stealth and you will remain hidden, as long as another enemy is close by.
  • Note that infested Volatile Runners will still explode when you are next to them.
    • Enemies such as Leapers, Rollers, or Ancients that have activated their attacks – e.g. a Leaper getting ready to charge – will still hit you after you cloak if you do not move out of the way.
    • On infested levels, take care around Runners as the explosion could knock you out of cloaking range.
  • Consider Shade when choosing to be a support for your team, as running up to downed players without firing weapons can allow you to revive them while cloaked.


  • The name Shade could be derived from the literal meaning of shade or from the mythological creature the Shade which is a spirit of the dead.
  • The Sprite skin for the Shade was first seen in Update 12.0 (2014-02-05), with the addition of the Training section in the Codex, under "Sentinels", as an unknown Sentinel design. Said Sentinel was finally revealed as a Shade cosmetic skin made available for purchase in Update 13.1 (2014-04-23).
  • Shade has the highest health of all the sentinels, although it suffers from having half the shields of other sentinels.
  • Shade, along with Dethcube were available as promotional items within the virtual world of PlayStation Home, following the users Avatar as they move.
  • On the website of the official Warframe merch store, in the Collectibles section under posters in the Prime Poster 3-Pack, a recolored Shade equipped with Summus Prime accessories can be seen hovering next to Mag Prime on the Mag Prime Poster.

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A rare jewel of the Void. How can anything so beautiful be crafted for stealth?

The Prisma Shade is the Shade Sentinel given the Prisma treatment, giving it modified stats over the original, and an included PrismaSentinelBurstLaser.png Prisma Burst Laser.


The Shade Prisma can be purchased off Baro Ki'Teer in the Concourse section of the Tenno Relay for Credits64.png 300,000 and PrimeBucks.png 500. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this item may not be available on a succeeding appearance.

Prisma Shade can be traded, but only for unranked copies without Forma and Orokin Catalyst installed.

Prisma Shade–Exclusive Precept mods


  • Prisma Shade, compared to Shade:
    • Higher shields (100 vs. 50).
    • Higher armor (75 vs. 50).
    • Additional Naramon Pol.svg polarity.


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Shade can be equipped with the following items:


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Update 30.3 (2021-05-25)

  • Fixed Ephemeras not being visible while using skins on the Shade Sentinel.

Update 28.0 (2020-06-11)

  • Fixed inability to trade Prisma Shade.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Converted materials to PBR on the following Sentinels (and Skins):
    • Shade
    • Shade Sprite Skin

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)

  • Changed Shade's Mod TT 20px.png Ghost to avoid using invisibility while the players are doing something that draws aggro (eg: NyxIcon272.png Nyx's Absorb130xDark.png Absorb).

Hotfix 17.2.2 (2015-08-21)

Hotfix 16.11.5 (2015-07-15)

  • Fixed an issue allowing Shade Sentinel cloak to stealth players still firing weapons with large magazines.

Hotfix 16.5.1 (2015-05-12)

  • Fixed the Shade Sentinel's Ghost and the Hura's Stalk Ability not properly functioning.

Hotfix 13.1.2 (2014-04-25)

  • Scaled the Wings and Tail of the Shade Sentinel when using the Sprite skin.

Update 13.1 (2014-04-23)

  • New Sprite Skin for the Shade Sentinel!

Update 12.6 (2014-03-26)

  • Shade: 30m max range on attack precept.

Update 10.3 (2013-10-09)

  • Fixed weapon energy shader for dark (black) energy colors.

Update 10.0 (2013-09-13)

  • Fixed Shade's Ghost Ability (and other invisibility Abilities) granting the cloaked player invincibility.

Hotfix 7.7.3 (2013-04-12)

  • Shade sentinel will now cloak as well when casting Ghost.

Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)

  • Introduced.

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