Most operators in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege like to make a lot of noise, but perhaps you’d like to stick to the shadows and strike when the enemy least expects it? Caveira could be the defensive operator for you and this guide will show you exactly why she’s so deadly in the right hands.
Caveira operator guide
Caviera is a bit more difficult to use effectively due to the nature of Rainbow Six Siege. It’s not a game all that geared for stealth tactics, but there are times where a roaming Caveira striking out of nowhere can dismantle an entire team before they know what hit them. To stand the best chance of pulling this off, this will require some expert knowledge of how to move effectively, covered in our Rainbow Six: Siege guide hub, but also a good understanding of how her stealth works and the maps themselves.
Caveira’s Weapon Loadouts
Caveira has the M12 submachine gun and the SPAS-15 semi-automatic shotgun. The submachine gun has relatively low damage and a slowish rate of fire, while the shotgun is a great close quarters weapon that sadly loses potency at further ranges. She also has the Luison – a PRB92 equipped with a custom suppressor which has great damage up close.
Her gadgets include the bulletproof camera and the impact grenades. Since she will be sneaking around trying to assassinate foes, the bulletproof camera gives her options to attempt to stalk foes, while the impact grenades are good for if she runs into multiple opponents.
Caveira is the go-to assassin of the roster as silent step reduces her footstep noise for a short time. It’s a rechargeable ability, so has a cooldown upon finishing use. You can interrupt this ability at any time so that you can recover usage of it more quickly. Since it never really goes away, this makes her a constant threat for your opponents.
In addition to this, Caveira can melee enemies or shoot them with her pistol from this state to down the opponent instead of killing them. This enables her to interrogate the fallen foe and after a quick button press silently kill that enemy. Once she has done this, the entire enemy team is flagged up in full view for a short time to you and your allies, meaning your entire team can know exactly where the enemy is.
Should I pick Caveira?
Caveira will scratch that itch of those players that like to roam the map, killing enemies without them even seeing or hearing them coming. Her primary weapons are okay in a pinch, but really she’ll be keeping to the shadows. If you’re confident that you can sneak up and interrogate enemies, then you’ll be a good team player. If not, then this may not be the character for you.
With a little bit of luck, Caveira can be more than a mere nuisance to the enemy team, revealing all their icons to the team. If you need to know which icon is which player, our main Rainbow Six: Siege operators guide has links to each individual operator, as well as an overview on the more universally useful ones and which ones beginners should consider learning.