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Risaia Emblem
General information
Classification Human
Gender Female
Affiliation and military information
Affiliation Collared
Omer Science Technology
Occupation Lynx
Rank Collared Rank 12
Craft NEXT Ruler
Real world information
Appearances Armored Core: For Answer
Armored Core: A New Order of "NEXT"

Risaia is a Lynx that appears in Armored Core: For Answer. She is ranked #12 in Collared.

In-Game Biography[]

A female Lynx from Omer. Although only rank 12, she is trusted with many key operations. Her NEXT, dubbed Ruler, is geared for offense, utilizing support boosters to enable lightning-fast maneuvers.

In-Game Consort Biography[]

A genius known for her high AMS aptitude. She uses an aggressive, lightweight craft.


She appears as a possible consort during the mission Attack Anti-Satellite Cannons. During the mission, she does address Strayed as her equal, offering some sarcastic advice from time to time. She appears to be one of the wiser NEXT pilots as she assesses the situation and even questions the motives of her opponents.

She possesses a high IQ and helps Aspina with research on AMS aptitude.[1]

NEXT Ruler[]

NEXT Schematic ACFA Ruler

NEXT Ruler

Ruler is a golden TYPE-LAHIRE designed for lightning fast instant strikes. It has two extension boosters to give it greater mobility to dodge enemy fire.

In the left hand it has a light shotgun and on the Right side of the back it has a scatter missile launcher, it also has a wrist-mounted laser blade on the Right arm and an Omer Radar.

Ruler is extremely effective with it's blade and shotgun, however it's scatter launcher is not as powerful, being more of a distraction so she can get in for an unnoticed strike with the blade.

It's main weakness is that it's armaments are designed mainly for  close combat, resulting in a major lack of offensive capabilities at mid and long range engagements.


  • Head Stabilizers
    • Head Top: HD-LAHIRE-OPT01
    • Head R Side: None
    • Head L Side: None
  • Core Stabilizers
    • Core R Upper: None
    • Core L Upper: None
    • Core R Lower: None
    • Core L Lower: None
  • Arm Stabilizers
    • Arm Right: None
    • Arm Left: None
  • Leg Stabilizers
    • Legs Back: None
    • Legs R Upper: None
    • Legs L Upper: None
    • Legs R Middle: None
    • Legs L Middle: None
    • Legs R Lower: None
    • Legs L Lower: None


Order Match[]

Being fast is her only saving grace; not only is Ruler very lightly armored, her close-combat method will bring her to your guns' reach. Of all her weapons, none of them pose a big threat; her scatter missiles serve to only intimidate you, her shotgun has low damage, not to speak of its range, and her blade is too short to reach you unless you somehow would Quickboost straight towards her when she engages it, and is quite weak as well. Use any fast-tracking weapon to keep up with her side-boosts and she should fall in short order.


The mission "Attack Anti-Satellite Cannons" feature heavy laser emplacements, and a Kojima weapon-toting NEXT. Neither of them have much trouble in defeating Ruler. For 40% of the fee, she is the cheapest , but is hardly a support. However, she does have some use in Normal mode where she is a hard-to-hit distraction against Neo Nidus' Gachirin. In Hard Mode (or for both), Stiletto is your best compromise.


  • Ruler reporting. Looks like I'm on your side today. Let's just get on with this, okay?
  • The enemy NEXT is armed with a Torus assault cannon. It's firepower exceeds standard weaponry. Don't get hit.
  • It's getting too hot out here...
  • Mission over. The shattered dreams of the powerless. Sad, isn't it?



  • Her name means 'Paddy' 'Paddy field' or 'Rice field' in Italian.


  1. Armored Core: A New Order of "NEXT", page 35