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Dark Rider Emblem
Dark Rider
General information
Classification Raven
Gender Male
Affiliation and military information
Rank 3
Craft AC Pale Horse
Real world information
Appearances Armored Core: Project Phantasma

Dark Rider is a Raven seen in Armored Core: Project Phantasma. He is ranked #3 in the Arena.


He is referred to only as "The Pale Horse" - the Bringer of Death.

AC Pale Horse[]

AC Pale Horse

AC Pale Horse

Pale Horse is a lightweight reverse-joint AC equipped with laser cannon weapon arm and a grenade launcher on each back weapon slot. Due to the Human PLUS enhancements of the pilot the unit can fire his grenade launchers while moving. The unit is also capable of ignoring weight restrictions.


There is actually a very simple way of defeating this guy:

First, just equip a powerful laser blade, preferably the MOONLIGHT if you managed to import a save from AC1. Equip it either a midweight biped or lightweight biped.

Second, pick an enclosed map like the one with the buildings or the Arena.

And lastly, boost up to the ceiling (or the highest point of the enclosed map) and wait for him (he is sure to follow you). Close in on him and slash him once with the MOONLIGHT (or 2 or 3 times with another blade), he will go down in just one hit (if you are using another blade, you might have to slash him more than once).