Spectre is the assassin-like specialist class seen in Black Ops 3. This is a character that is shrouded in mystery. Completely hidden in garments and armor, it’s impossible to determine what this character even looks like. All information about the man, woman, or machine behind the mask has been completely erased from records.
No one knows Spectre’s true name, race, gender, or anything else about it for that matter. All that is known is that the character is an expert assassin, capable of taking out any target, human or otherwise, before they even know what hit them. It is associated with both the Black Ops and CDP (Common Defense Pact) factions. Other than that, the history of this character is left completely up to the imagination.
“Next to nothing is known about the presumed wet-works Specialist, Spectre. The designation itself is a codename agreed upon by the various agencies that have pooled their intelligence on unsolved assassinations, inferring his or her existence based on either evidence found at the scene or from fragmentary reports given by shaken bystanders. Despite heavy redaction, all accounts suggest an individual capable of extraordinary stealth, able to evade or neutralize the most sophisticated of manned or automated security set-ups. In every case, Spectre’s victims have been ‘handled’ with surgically precise mid-line wounds with rarely any signs of struggle.”
If you opt to use Spectre’s weapon you’ll gain access to the Ripper, a nifty blade that can slice and dice opponents with swift, precise swipes. Obviously, due to the melee nature of the weapon, you have to get relatively close to your enemy to cut them up, but a single slice is all that is needed.
It also helps that whenever you aim at a target that is a bit out of reach, you can actually lunge quite far to secure the kill. This makes for a very satisfying and quick death against opponents. Players that are incapable or unskilled at aiming their weapons will quickly fall prey to the fatal blades of the Spectre.
Knives not your style? No worries, you can always opt to use Spectre’s ability, Active Camo, instead. When activated this ability allows you to become almost completely invisible for a short period of time (4 seconds). It works best when your character is completely still, however.
This ability is best used for camping, making a quick escape to safety, or pulling off stealthy kills via flanking or running up behind an opponent. It’s not the most useful ability in the game, but it can be used for some relatively creative combat.
Can’t seem to get a good streak going with this class? Don’t worry, it takes time to get used to. For tips and tricks that will help you out, definitely check out our Black Ops 3 multiplayer guide – both new and seasoned players will benefit from reading it.
Reading about a class only gives you so much insight as to how it performs. To get a real idea of how well you can play with the Spectre specialist, it’s best to actually see it in action. Below is a video of gameplay featuring this class that reveals how it operates in-game.