- "Fuck off you muppets!"
Biography[edit | edit source]
Morowa Evans led the fight in her community against racist groups in often-violent clashes. She was relentless until the day her friend and mentor, Tray Pearson, died trying to stop looters during a riot. Two months later, Evans offered her assistance to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) because she wanted to make a difference from within the system. The MPS offered her a clean slate if she helped stop protests from going violent. Evans made it her career, going from insider to eventually joining the MPS.
During the 2011 London Riots, Police Constable Evans commanded the front line in the Territorial Support Group to stop the violence from spreading, and later acquired special permission to attend Gold Command meetings, devising new crowd-control strategies based on her years as riot leader. PC Evans made 274 arrests throughout her service and later made Detective Constable. She earned the Queen’s Police Medal for exceptional bravery and earned a spot in Rainbow due to her experience, service record, and tenacity.
Psychological Profile[edit | edit source]
When I recommended Specialist Morowa "Clash" Evans, I met considerable resistance. The Selection Board couldn't see past her violent past but I saw a street-hardened veteran who knew how to fight dirty and was the leading expert in riot control.
Despite the mistrust from her fellow Constables, Specialist Evans proved herself during the 2011 London Riots when she confronted those she once led; from the CCTV footage and eyewitness reports, those rioters showed her no mercy, but she was exemplary. I initially wondered what allowed her to switch sides and remain sane. It's because she was still protecting Londoners from racists and those rioters alike who were indiscriminately hurting locals. She didn't want to quiet the storm. She wanted to redirect it.
Regardless, it wasn’t easy going from riot leader to gaining Scotland Yard's trust. I'd say it's the very definition of an uphill battle and I know for a fact that every misstep was used against her. Her temper got the better of her early on, and some officers went out of their way to provoke her. In the end, many bets were lost when she graduated from Hendon, but she rightfully earned her division's respect. Nobody was more qualified in understanding mob behavior or pioneering snatch squad tactics.
Who knows what kind of life she'd have led without her mentor's influence? They had the same goals, and while Pearson’s non-violent path was not hers, she still used his tragedy to channel her anger. She remains an enigma within Rainbow, but I'm glad to see she's already made friends with Specialist Gilles "Montagne" Touré; I think she appreciates the competition and they share experience working the protection detail at G8 and G20 Summits.
She's persistent and fearsome, however, and she's bound to keep the operators on their toes with her tactics. I have no doubt she'll earn the same level of respect here on Rainbow that she fought so hard for in the MPS.
Gameplay Description[edit | edit source]
A Heavy Armored Operator, Clash comes equipped with a special Crowd Control Electro Shield. When in use, it fully extends to cover her front-side. The Shield also has a taser function that can damage and slow down enemies in front of her, preventing incoming rushes from Attackers.
- When accessing her gadget, Clash takes her shield off her back to deploy her see-through shield. While the shield is out, she has no access to her sidearms or any of her other items.
- The shield can be accessed either through the gadget button or primary weapon button.
- Attempting to go onto cameras will cause her to put her shield away.
- It takes one second to switch from the shield to her sidearm, a slight delay.
- However when Clash's shield is hit it's quicker to switch to her sidearm.
- When crouched her shield will block all damage except for the slight top of her head.
- Much like Montagne, Clash's shield extends to cover her whole body from the front. This is the shield's default state when deployed, and cannot be carried like a normal Ballistic Shield.
- Compared to Montagne, Clash will have one foot set a bit back, exposing her to damage if not in a corner.
- Fuze's Cluster Charges will have a reduced effect on Clash when her CCE Shield is deployed, as with most explosives. However, all explosives will still do damage to both Clash and whoever is behind her.
- The Shield is able to deny Attackers from entering windows. For rappelling Attackers, they are repelled in the same way when they do not detonate a breaching charge when entering through the window. This is also true even for Amaru, as Clash's shield will be able to deny Amaru's Garra Hook from entering.
- While unable to properly melee strike with her shield, the tasers on it can shock enemies in a cone in front of her, damaging them and slowing them briefly.
- Clash will affect multiple Operators if they are within a meter or less of a targeted individual this also includes if they are behind another Operator.
- Clash is unable to perform any melee attacks while her shield is being used. This is because she uses both arms for the shield.
- The taser has a total run duration of five seconds, while it recharges 20% per second, fully recharging at the same amount.
- The taser's range is roughly 12 meters in all directions.
- The taser's area of effect is not effective vertically, being better suited to fight Operators at the same level of height.
- The recharge has a half-second delay.
- If the taser's battery is fully depleted, Clash needs to wait for the battery to fully recharge before reuse.
- Clash's CCE Shield's taser has no effect whatsoever on any gadgets.
- The electricity damages the enemy once per second, dealing 5 damage per second.
- The Speed Reduction effect starts off minor and short. However, the longer an Attacker is exposed to the taser, the stronger and longer the slow is, up to 1.5 seconds. Attackers cannot run during this duration.
- While not being tasered, the slowing effect slowly dwindles over time.
- The Speed Reduction is considered an effect, similar to Lesion's Gu Mines. As such, there is an indicator of how long the effect will last until it runs out.
- When not deployed, the shield is placed on her back, as is the case with all other Shield Operators.
- However, Clash's shield is larger, covering a bit more area on her back than other Shields.
- The CCE Shield will protect clash from most explosive damage (such as Grenades, Claymores and Cluster Charge bombs).
- The CCE Shield can also bounce Stun Grenades, Grenades, and Smoke Grenades off her shield.
- Twitch's Shock Drone darts don't have an effect on the CCE Shield's taser functions.
- If somehow Oryx runs into Clash's CCE Shield when using his Remah Dash, no effect will occur.
Counters[edit | edit source]
- Clash's Shield can be knocked back with a melee strike, leaving the lower half of her body exposed for a brief moment.
- Clash's taser functions on the shield can be temporarily disabled by Thatcher's EMP Grenades if the CCE Shield is caught within the effective radius.
- When she has her shield out, Clash is quite vulnerable to Capitão's Asphyxiating Bolts, as her slow mobility makes it hard to escape the fire compared to her fellow Defenders.
- While the CCE Shield's taser is active, IQ can detect it with her scanner.
- Nomad's Airjabs can easily knock Clash on the ground leaving her vulnerable to attackers.
- Gridlock's Trax Stingers can force her to move back to avoid taking damage, as she cannot shoot while the CCE Shield is deployed.
- Thatcher's EMP Grenades will disable the taser function on the CCE for a duration of 10 seconds.
Loadout[edit | edit source]
- "Extendable electro shield capable of slowing down enemies, causing damage over time."
— Crowd Control Electro Shield description
Clash is the first defender with a shield. The CCE Shield is her primary weapon; she can swap to her secondary at any time, but to do so, she needs to put her shield away first. Her bulletproof extendable shield has the ability to slow down opponents by using a high voltage Charged Field Generator (CFG) that emanates directly in front of the shield in a cylindrical shape. Opponents caught in the CFG also sustain low damage over time. Effective use of the shield allows Clash to block entry points, and to prevent or delay a push by the Attackers.
Device Notes[edit | edit source]
Upon request, Specialist Pichon and I prototyped an extendable shield aptly named the Crowd Control Electro Shield (CCE Shield). I worked on the bulletproof aspect of the polycarbonate. Faraday mesh integration, and the deployment of the panels. Specialist Pichon iterated on the electric coils, optimizing the transformer and battery, all the while make it safe for the user.
Yes, we drew from next-generation anti-riot gear, but shocking the opponent only on contact with the shield was nowhere close to being interesting.
Specialist Pichon developed a patent pending high voltage Charged Field Generator (CFG) that emanates directly in front of the shield, capable of slowing down opponents about a dozen meters away, although the exact range is still to be confirmed. Specialist Toure agreed to test the shield after each iteration. No small feat to make the CCE this light and this compact with the CFG, but I got this.
Once Specialist Evans joining Rainbow Six and test the CCE for herself, her fast and fierce shield deployment style obliged us to reinforce the inner rotating plate and the deployment mechanism of the panels. Gotta wreck some prototypes to make betters.
Specialist Evans asked me to shorten the handle to better fit her right hand. As thanks, she gave me one of those rare Clash smiles.
- - Specialist Elena "Mira" Maria Alvarez, Rainbow R&D Director
Quotes[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Clash was first officially revealed on August 13th, 2018.
- Clash was the first and only Operator so far to be disabled due to technical concerns.
- Due to a glitch that allowed Clash to use her pistol while keeping her shield deployed, Clash was temporarily disabled from all modes in Operation Phantom Sight and again during Operation Shifting Tides. She was re-enabled with the release of Patch 4.2. Despite this, another bug caused her to be once again disabled on February 21st, 2020. She was re-enabled with the release of Operation Void Edge on March 10, 2020.
- To help prevent future bugs, Ubisoft announced a "bounty reward" to those who reported detailed descriptions of the bugs with video proof before March 3rd, 2020. The reward was the Frost Raptor Leg charm.
- Clash shares a strained relationship with Thatcher due to differing views in politics. Clash is from the Police while Thatcher is from the military, one of them is left leaning, while the other right leaning. They are 'two pots boiling over', as noted by Harry Pandey.
- She is the tallest female defending operator, with Caveira being .2 meters shorter than her. On the other hand, Mira is the shortest female defender at 5'5 (1.65m)
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch Changes[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Clash's In-game BIO
- Update 3.3.0 Patch Notes - Grim Sky
- Clash's Background
- NEW DEFENDER: CLASH
- [Harry's board in the "The Hammer and the Scalpel" cinematic]