- "So you're still skulking around the battlefield, Fatman? What a rotten life we lead, huh?"
- — Rafe Smirnov
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|Real world information|
|Appearances||Armored Core: Verdict Day|
Origin: Pierm Snowfield. Male, age 47.
Few mercenaries active today can boast a career as lengthy as his. In recent years, he worked exclusively with a partner, exhibiting technical excellence and tight coordination. A longtime friend of Fatman, he often told stories of the countless battles they survived together as young men.
Confirmed killed in action: Maldan City.
AC Deep OneEdit
A blue and yellow lightweight reverse legged AC tuned for high-speed, close-range combat. It features a standard KE head, a TE core, a weapon arm (HEAT Shot, CE damage) and lightweight, KE reverse-jointed legs (these have been customized by Rafe himself to improve their TE defense).
The unit is also armed with a fast locking, high capacity handgun and a weak TE pulse machinegun, but he predominantly resorts to using his weapon arm above all.
|Deep One (left)|
|Classification: Armored Core||
Deep One can deal massive amounts of damage in a very short time if one is not careful.
The best thing to do is to use battle rifles (and other CE weapons) with a CE/TE focused AC and keep out of range of his CE spread-fire weapon arm. A tank legged AC with high CE and TE defense or a mobile CE/TE-focused reverse-joint is also very effective to counteract Rafe's Deep One.
Remember that there is another enemy AC to face: Burst, which is an agile TE/CE-focused quadruped armed with Kashiwagi mdl.1 laser cannon weapon arm.
To take out Burst, it is highly recommended to use gatling guns or rifles and to engage him in short range combat, where it is more difficult for Howard to use his laser cannon.
- Rafe's family name, Smirnov, could be a play on the name for a famous alcoholic drink.