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The Shadow Stalwart is an outfit in Horizon Zero Dawn.


"This Kestrel armor will make for a good disguise, and steels its wearer against blinding and sonic effects. Highly customizable."
―Inventory description

The Shadow Stalwart outfit is produced by the Shadow Carja tribe, and provides immunity to several status effects along with a high number of Modification slots.

This outfit can be obtained in Light, Medium, or Heavy varieties, with an increasing number of mod slots and immunities.

In New Game+, the Heavy variant of this outfit is no longer sold by Merchants, and is replaced by an Adept version with an additional modification slot.


Equip to become immune to certain status effects. Best used when engaging enemies with attacks that disable Aloy, such as Watchers or Longlegs.

Following The Terror of the Sun, this outfit must be worn when entering Sunfall until the main quest has been completed. It behaves as a disguise, allowing Aloy to blend in while visiting the hostile tribe's capital city.

Outfit Stats

Rarity Effects Mod slots
Shadow Stalwart Light Uncommon Immunity to blinding effects 1
Shadow Stalwart Medium Rare Immunity to blinding and sonic effects 2
Shadow Stalwart Heavy Very rare Immunity to blinding and sonic effects 3
Shadow Stalwart AdeptNG+ Very rare Immunity to blinding and sonic effects 4


Aloy automatically obtains this outfit at the end of the main quest The Terror of the Sun. After escaping Helis, Sylens knows that Aloy will be in danger if she needs to return to Shadow Carja territory. He provides her this outfit as a disguise.

Acquisition Details

Sources Regular Cost Ultra Hard Cost Sell Value
Light Sylens N/A N/A MetalShardsTransparent.png 25
Merchant-Icon.pngTier 3 & 4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 55
4 Chillwater
MetalShardsTransparent.png 275
8 Chillwater
Medium Merchant-Icon.pngTier 3 & 4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 230
1 Trampler Lens
MetalShardsTransparent.png 1,150
2 Trampler Lens
MetalShardsTransparent.png 50
Heavy Merchant-Icon.pngTier 3 & 4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 680
1 Stalker Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 3,400
2 Stalker Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 100
AdeptNG+ Merchant-Icon.pngTier 3 & 4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 1,360
1 Stalker Heart
1 Trampler Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 6,800
2 Stalker Heart
2 Trampler Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 100


  • As the Carja culture is patriarchal with women, leaving them usually unable to or have difficulty with rising in political or military ranks even after Avad's reformation, it is unknown why the outfit could work as a disguise for Aloy at the politically conservative Sunfall, especially since it does not conceal her signature red hair.
  • Unlike other outfits when starting NG+, all Shadow Stalwart outifts will be removed from Aloy's inventory along with any modifications attached.
  • Despite the description mentioning it as a disguise, Shadow Carja soldiers at Kestrel's Perch and the Shadow Carja Outpost are still hostile and will attack Aloy on sight if she has the Shadow Stalwart equipped.


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Nora Nora Brave - Nora LegacyHFW - Nora Lookout - Nora Protector - Nora Silent Hunter - Nora Survivor
Oseram Oseram Arrow Breaker - Oseram Sparkworker
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