|Support Power||Old version(s)||Gallery||Changelog|
Shadow Ring is an Epsilon support power available from the Pandora Hub, which makes friendly units in the target area cloaked for a period of time. It is especially useful to get the proselyte's troops safely through strong enemies – as long as there are no detectors in range.
The AI will use Shadow Ring on specific strike forces it has prepared when Shadow Ring is 70% charged, or roughly 2 minutes before it is ready.
The following task forces will prioritize structures and base defenses before anything else:
The following task forces will regroup in their own base and proceed to attack anything:
The following task forces will prioritize base defenses and structures before anything else:
- 4x Magnetrons; this strike force will only be built if a Rage Inductor is present
The following task forces will target an infantry then proceed to infiltrate a structure:
- 1x Infiltrator
The structures can be any of the following:
- Superweapons (including Fake Psychic Dominator); offensive superweapons are prioritized over support superweapons
- Production buildings (except airfields and shipyards)
- Power plants
- Radar buildings
- Field Bureau
- Harbinger Tower
|“||Use the Shadow Ring to temporarily hide the presence of your units with psychic illusions.||”|
|—Epsilon intel during Operation: Human Shield|
- The Shadow Ring is first usable in the campaign in Human Shield. In this mission as well as in Moonlight (Casual difficulty only), Huehuecoyotl, Machinehead (Casual difficulty only), Blood Rage (Casual difficulty only), Survivors (except on Mental difficulty) and Backbitten (2nd player only) (does not apply to Survivors on Mental difficulty), Shadow Ring can be activated without the need of a Pandora Hub.
- In the first phase of Reality Check, the Shadow Ring is one of many one-time support powers that can be found in crates scattered around the battlefield.
- In the Stage V of Babel, each Infiltrator can use a 1-time Shadow Ring to protect himself, to avoid Attack Dog or Robot Tank threats when necessary.
- In the first phase of Time Capsule, the Shadow Ring is one of many one-time support powers that can be found in crates scattered around the battlefield. Unlike most of the other support powers, it can only be found as part of an easter egg.
- The Shadow Ring can cloak a maximum of 29 vehicles at one time.