Sharen Build & Guide The First Descendant

Sharen is the stealth assassin character in The First Descendant, specializing in using her camouflage ability to attack from stealth. Activating her camouflage allows her to deal increased damage and resets the cooldown on her camouflage ability, enabling her to strike repeatedly from the shadows. Sharen is loaded with crowd control and stuns. Moreover, she can escape or open combat at will with stealth, making her a unique descendant.


Sharen TFD

Feature Details
Role Stealth Assassin
Primary Skills Cutoff Beam, Active Camouflage, Impact Rounds, Flash Shortsword
Passive Skill Assassinator
Specialization Melee stealth attacks and crowd control
Unlock Methods Research or purchase
Primary Strengths High mobility, stuns, and stealth capabilities

Sharen Skills

Cutoff Beam

Cutoff Beam.

  • Description: Attacks enemy with electric blade to deal damage and inflict them with Electrocute effect.
  • Cooldown: 7 seconds
  • MP Cost: 27
  • Damage: Skill Power x 769.4%
  • Effect Range: 4.4m x 6.0m
  • How to Use: Use frequently in melee range for damage and DoT pressure. Acts as a small cone in front, capable of hitting multiple enemies.
Active Camouflage

Active Camouflage

  • Description: Hides from enemies. When attacking or using skills, Active Camouflage state ends immediately. When Active Camouflage state ends, Sharen enters Ambush mode, increasing damage of the next attack.
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds
  • MP Cost: 30
  • Duration: 4 seconds
  • Ambush Outgoing DPS Increase: 70%
  • How to Use: Activate camouflage, attack to trigger ambush, and then use a high-damage skill or weapon. Killing an enemy in Ambush lowers the cooldown of Active Camouflage.
Impact Rounds

Impact Rounds

  • Description: Launches built-in explosives forward from the arm to stun enemies.
  • Cooldown: 15 seconds
  • MP Cost: 20
  • Effect Range: Radius 3 meters
  • How to Use: Use to crowd control enemies with a stun effect. Useful for closing gaps or escaping when under pressure.
Flash Shortsword

Flash Shortsword

  • Description: Targets enemies within aiming range, and throws multiple knives to attack them. Knives explode to inflict enemies with damage and Electrocute effect.
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds
  • MP Cost: 38
  • Damage: Skill Power x 209.5%
  • How to Use: Use for AOE situations or boss fights. Locks on to 10 enemies, dealing damage and rebuffing with electrocution.
Assassinator (Passive)

Assassinator (Passive)

  • Description: Damage increases when attacking enemy that is not attacking Sharen. Killing enemies with a skill in Ambush state resets cooldown for Active Camouflage.
  • How to Use: Attack enemies not targeting you to maximize damage. Use Active Camouflage to close gaps and trigger ambush state for cooldown resets.

How to Unlock Sharen in The First Descendant

To unlock Sharen in The First Descendant, purchase her from the store or research and craft her later. If you choose another character at the start, you will need to gather the following materials to craft Sharen:


1. Sharen Enhanced Cells

  • Flectrolite x292
  • Reverse Charging Coil x455
  • Pure Energy Residue x43
  • Sharen Enhanced Cell Blueprint
  • 200,000 Gold

2. Sharen Stabilizer

  • Superfluid x571
  • Shape Memory Alloy x462
  • Polyatomic Ion Particle x87
  • Sharen Stabilizer Blueprint x1
  • 200,000 Gold

3. Sharen Spiral Catalyst

  • Monad Shard x246
  • Compound Coating Material x239
  • Specialized Biometal x42
  • Sharen Spiral Catalyst Blueprint x1

To craft Sharen, speak to Anais in the Albion Mountains area to access the Research Institute.

How to Play Sharen in The First Descendant

Sharen’s playstyle focuses on using Active Camouflage to trigger Ambush Mode, which increases damage and attacks the enemy, not you.

  • Stealth Attacks: Use Active Camouflage to go invisible, then attack to trigger ambush state and deal increased damage.
  • Cooldown Management: Kill enemies in Ambush to reset the cooldown of Active Camouflage, allowing for repeated stealth attacks.
  • Crowd Control: Use Impact Rounds to stun enemies and Flash Shortsword for AOE damage.
  • Mobility: Move invisibly across the battlefield and reposition to avoid damage and maximize burst damage from stealth.

Best Modules for Sharen in The First Descendant

Equip the following modules to optimize Sharen’s performance:

  • Release Cutting Force: Changes Cutoff beam to unleash a sword aura.
  • Electric Specialist: Increases electric skill power boost ratio.
  • Nimble Fingers: Reduces Skill Cooldowns.
Best Reactor Stats for Sharen in The First Descendant

Best Reactor Stats for Sharen in The First Descendant

The best reactors for Sharen boost Fusion and Electric. Prioritize reactors that enhance Skill Power and Sub Attack Power for maximum effectiveness.

Best Weapons for Sharen in The First Descendant

The ideal weapons for Sharen include:

  • Thunder Cage: A high rate of fire and overcharge bonus for extra AOE damage.
  • Smithereens: Perfect for triggering kills with high burst potential.
  • Albion Cavalry Gun: Boosts overall damage when stunning enemies.

Best External Components for Sharen in The First Descendant


For external components, prioritize the following stats to enhance Sharen’s survivability and effectiveness:

  • Max Shields
  • Max HP
  • HP Recovery
  • DEF

Sharen Story in The First Descendant

Sharen, Colon Special Forces Agent No. 0 and unit commander, possessed such extraordinary skill that she was considered the strongest among non-Descendant fighters. Her stealth tracking ability was nearly perfect, and her melee battle skills were so deadly that she has killed more Vulgus than even the heavily-armed Descendants. It was often said that should she possess Arche, she would be able to assassinate Karel… However, Sharen herself did not welcome this reputation. The reason being that the Vulgus assassination unit, which Sharen and the Colon Special Forces had been chasing, had slayed more Albion troops than the Vulgus Sharen had killed, all before vanishing into the shadows.

Eventually, in order to prevent the gradually increasing allied casualties, Sharen decided to track down the deadly cyborg Vulgus. The operation’s mission was to determine the location of the mark and call in a Descendant strike force. But Sharen had no intention of handing the final blow to this assassination unit to anyone else. Around this time, Sharen’s battle skills were at their peak, and according to the observation of the agents who deployed with her, some of her movements were displaying an electrical phenomenon which seemingly appears to be an Arche ability. Nobody doubted her inevitable victory.

Sharen is an invaluable stealth assassin character in The First Descendant, offering unparalleled mobility and burst damage. By mastering her skills and effectively managing stealth, players can maximize Sharen’s potential and ensure their team’s success in even the most challenging battles. Whether you choose her as your starting character or unlock her later, Sharen is a powerful asset to any team.