Name: Standard Clone Shadow Trooper
Tier: High 4
Background: Clone shadow troopers were an elite cadre of clone troopers, devised by Director Armand Isard of Republic Intelligence during the Clone Wars. Since the numbers of the Advanced Recon Commandos were dwindling, Isard created the shadow troopers as a reconnaissance unit, who, with the benefit of greatly modified and expensive armour, could operate covertly and undercover. Using magseals installed in their armour, shadow troopers could attach plates to themselves that could pass them off as mercenaries belonging to certain factions. With that advantage, they could infiltrate facilities and gather intelligence with ease.
Though their jamming systems would prevent them from working alongside standard troopers, shadow troopers were occasionally dispatched before large-scale invasions to install jamming devices in key cities, which would allow their comrades to infiltrate their targets with stealth and efficiency. Shadow Troopers were typically attached to Systems Army Dorn, where they saw great use in both the Mygeeto Campaign and Muunilinst Campaign.
Speed: High G Combat Speed
Abilities: Mastery in Deception. Highly Proficient in Blaster Rifles, Camouflage and Stealth Generators; Proficient in Hunting/Tracking, Throwables, Jetpacks, Blaster Pistols. Skilled in Sniper Rifles.
Perk: Built Different
If a Force User is Tier 2 or less, they cannot detect Shadow Troopers while they are under cloak.
Equipment: Proficient with Vibroblades and DC-19; DC-15A; EC-17 Hold-out Blaster; Shadow Trooper Armour; 2 smoke grenades; 2 flash bangs; Utility Belt with: Ammunition, Grappling Hook, Basic Medical Supplies, Multitool.
Weaknesses: One can regard the Shadow Troopers as a “one trick pony”. Once uncloaked or spotted, their effectiveness is greatly reduced, allowing them to be easily annihilated. However, that is not where the greatest weakness lies. Discovering the presence of the Shadow Trooper, one can keep the information hidden and not expose them. In their overconfidence, one can either lead them into a trap or perform counter-espionage operations, leaking false data and information to an infiltrator one already knows is present. A significant electric charge can overwhelm the stealth field generator, and it also will eventually run out of charge, leaving the Shadow Trooper exposed.