Shade Turret

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This article is about the Shade Turret in Halo 5: Guardians. For other uses of the term 'Shade', see its disambiguation page.
Shade Turret
H5G - Shade render.png
Production information

Product line:


Technical specifications


  • Twin Plasma Cannons


1 operator


In service:


Anti-Infantry turret emplacement



This model of Shade Turret was utilised by both the Swords of Sanghelios and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant during the Battle of Kamchatka, Battle of Nuusra and the Battle of Sunaion in 2558.TEMPLATE ERROR: Template using invalid/disallowed fields: "level", "refname", "levellinkname"[1]


Image Name Description Changes
H5G-Sword Shade.png Sword Shade Turret A Shade used by the Swords of Sanghelios. N/A
Halo 5 Anti-air shade.png Anti-Air Shade Turret A variant of the Shade modified for use as an anti-air emplacement. *Fires explosive plasma bolts.


Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

In Halo 5: Guardians, the Shade Turret remains similar to its Halo: Reach counterpart. The anti-air Shade turret also returns, although it is now usable by the player, but it no longer has energy shielding and is now weaker than the standard Shade. The anti-gravity base supporting the gun now includes four prongs.[2]

Should a Shade be destroyed, it leaves behind burning wreckage. If a player touches the wrecked Shade's burning anti-gravity base, they will take damage from it.


  • This variant of the Shade bears resemblance to the Type-26 variant as it appears in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, sharing similar design details such as the cylandrical cockpit and the "wings" either side of the turret.
  • In Halo 5: Guardians, if a destroyed Shade is not despawned, its anti-gravity base can be moved around with a Ground Pound, allowing players to see a destroyed Shade's base without the flames on it. This is only possible with the Cowbell skull on or increased knockback from Ground Pounds in Custom Games.
    • If the player moves away from the Shade's original spot and comes back to it, the flames will return to where the Shade was originally destroyed. Sometimes, any players who step on the flames will see damage indicators on their heads-up display, but will otherwise take no damage.
    • Also, on co-op, the destroyed Shade's base still damages players who touch it, though, but no damage indicators appear on their heads-up display if the flames are away from the base.
      • In solo, the flames will damage all characters regardless.
      • In addition, characters who are damaged by the destroyed Shade may complain about friendly fire, depending on who destroyed the turret.