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Shadow Operative is an activated ability learned from the Stealth skill. It allows an agent to move unseen. When activated you are invisible for the duration of the skill or until you run (or spring at Master, see below), fire a weapon, attempt to use melee combat or throw an object (you can still physically walk into enemies though this apparently has no effect). This ability has no effect on cameras and enemies can still hear you. They can also be alerted by the sight of their ally's fallen body.

Skill Levels[]


Duration: 6 seconds

Cooldown: 120 seconds


Duration: 12 seconds

Cooldown: 90 seconds


Duration: 20 seconds

Cooldown: 90 seconds


At the Master level you can run and remain unseen - though you still lose your invisibility if you fire a weapon, engage in melee combat, sprint or throw an object.

Duration: 20 seconds

Cooldown: 90 seconds

Affecting Perks[]

Name Effect Description
Birds of a Feather Reduced Cooldown: Chain Shot,Shadow Operative

Working with Albatross on a pivotal mission reinforced your understanding of covert tactics.

(Use Albatross as a handler in Intercept Surkov at US Embassy mission.)

The Better Part of Valor Increased Duration: Shadow Operative Not every situation calls for violence. You have evaded 75 enemies.
These Aren't the Agents You're Looking for Reduced Cooldown: Evasion,Shadow Operative Twice in your career, you manipulated armed guards into letting you stroll right past them.
Under the Radar Reduced Cooldown: Evasion,Shadow Operative

When you encountered CIA personnel, you avoided taking out fellow American agents - abstaining even from non-lethal methods and taking a minimal violence approach.

Reduction is 10%

Who, Me? Reduced Cooldown: Shadow Operative Facts just get in the way of the truth. You've tried to bluff your way (successful or not) in dialogues 5 times across your career.
Suave Reduced Cooldown: All Abilities

You have shown your Suave side in your earliest conversations.

About a -10% Bonus on cooldowns