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This article is about the Anti-Air Shade Turret in Halo 5: Guardians. For other uses of the term 'Shade', see its disambiguation page.

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This model of Anti-Air Shade Turret was used by Jul 'Mdama's Covenant in the Battle of Kamchatka and Battle of Nuusra, during the events of Halo 5: Guardians' campaign. It is a variant of the Shade Turret designed for use as an anti-air emplacement, which fires explosive plasma bolts in a similar manner to a flak cannon. Several of these Shade turrets were mounted on each of the Type-55 "Krakens" used by 'Mdama's Covenant,[1][2] however a variant with its own stand is also available.[3]


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Changes from the Type-26 AA Shade in Halo: Reach[]

  • Can now be operated by the player.
  • Has two frontal cannons instead of one.
  • Now fires fully-automatically instead of in bursts.
  • Lacks any form of energy shielding.
  • Slower rate of fire.
  • Shots travel slower.


  • The AA Shade was the only legitimately usable weapon, vehicle, or turret to have no reticle whatsoever in the entire Halo franchise; this was changed in the Warzone Firefight content update where a reticle was added. This reticle is the same reticle as used by the standard Shade.