Alternative Forms




Blocks 3 enemies

Operator Description

Noir Corne, Defender Operator of Rhodes Island, will provide a solid defense for the squad.

Operator Quote

You can see him cleaning his mask carefully every day.

Obtain Approach

Operator can only be obtained through Recruitment (using Recruitment Permits).
Headhunting: No Recruitment: Yes
Release Date (CN) 4/30/2019
Release Date (Global) 1/16/2020
Recruitment Pool Date (CN) 4/30/2019
Recruitment Pool Date (Global) 1/16/2020


Potential Item

Noir Corne's Token A timeworn mask used during sacrificial festivals. The hollow eye sockets bore witness to the birth of the land.


Max HP and DEF +12%
Talents from Module Upgrades


Arts Resist
Redeploy Time
DP Cost
Attack Interval

RIIC Base Skills

Room Type:
When this Operator is assigned to a Factory, capacity limit +10 and productivity +10%
Room Type:
Trading Post
When this Operator is assigned to a Trading Post, order acquisition efficiency +10% and the order limit +2

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Very cheap to deploy and develop Defender and effective for early game
- Getting max potential Beagle is easier as you don't need to fish for Starter tag

Operator Overview

“There's always the need for guys like me, you know? Nah, I'm not trying to act high and mighty. What I'm saying is: when you have a VIP plus a lot of danger, you need a guy to stand between them, that's all.”

His mask may make him seem distant, cold, and a little too much like the Phantom of the Opera, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Noir Corne (meaning “black horn”) is a Rhodes Island veteran who treats his juniors with warmth and generosity, watching their backs as a 2* Defender and one of the Starter Operators in Arknights.

As a 2* Operator, Noir Corne has no Skills, nor can he be promoted. However, he does earn a Talent at level 30: Improved Armor, which passively increases his HP and DEF. This gives him a tanking power spike that allows him to be useful for longer than his low maximum level would suggest. Combined with his ability to Block up to 3 enemies at once, Noir Corne can be a good low-investment meat shield, but his inability to promote means he won’t be able to survive high-level enemy fire. 

He is valuable enough early on that it can be worth leveling him, especially if you are short on other Defenders. Early in the game, he can spearhead your main defense; in the midgame, he can still be used to guard alternate enemy routes or catch enemies that slip past your main lines.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

A surprisingly fine Defender for a 2-star unit. Can be used in a pinch for a Block-3 body if you can't (or don't want to) spend the resources on a higher-rarity Defender.

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist Ryuzakiichi
CV Kengo Kawanishi
CV (EN) Ben Cura
CV (CN) 刘照坤
CV (KR) 柳承坤
Gender Male
Place of Birth Higashi
Birthday Aug. 30
Race Oni
Height 180cm
Combat Experience
8 years
Infection Status Infection confirmed by medical examination.
Physical Strength Standard
Mobility Normal
Physiological Endurance Excellent
Tactical Planning Normal
Combat Skill Normal
Originium Adaptability Standard


One of Rhodes Island's core Operators. On the battlefield, he rushes to the vanguard to protect his teammates, but back at the Ark, he quietly dedicates himself to logistical duties.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Radiological scan showed blurred outlines of internal organs with visible abnormalities. Originium Particle Test of circulation system indicated Oripathy. The subject is confirmed to be infected.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 11%
No major infection symptoms have yet appeared.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.22u/L
Severity of infection remains low, with no major hindrance on motor functions.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
A veteran Operator of Rhodes Island in both age and experience, Noir Corne's habit of wearing a mask often makes him seem unapproachable. However, those who converse with him quickly find that he is an easygoing, brotherly figure who gets along well with his juniors and never touts his seniority.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Noir Corne keeps a huge collection of masks in his room. He'll wear the most suitable mask for each occasion.
The mask he is seen with most frequently also seems to be his favorite. In his own words, 'This one best suits Rhodes Island's ambience.'
By the way, his mask does not hide any terrible secrets.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
The most peculiar thing about Noir Corne's personality is his caution around Yato - not fear, but a conspicuous, careful deference so as to avoid angering her - which has spawned plenty of gossip among the operators.
However, neither their backgrounds nor their interactions seem to clarify why.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant What's up, Doctor? Me, I'm just on standby.
Talk 1 My shield? Fun fact: I personally provide a portion of the energy it needs.
Talk 2 What I look like beneath the mask? Well, I... Actually, let's keep it secret for a bit longer.
Talk 3 Man, nothing better than a break after you finish a mission.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 Doctor, if I get to know you better, I figure my shield's gonna get even sturdier.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 Course I know where my limit's at. But I don't want Yato to worry about me, which is what matters. We'll worry about the rest some other time!
Talk after Trust Increase 3 There's always the need for guys like me, you know? Nah, I'm not trying to act high and mighty. What I'm saying is: when you have a VIP plus a lot of danger, you need a guy to stand between them, that's all.
Idle Sometimes you've just gotta take off the mask and catch a breather.
Onboard Defender Noir Corne, reporting for duty. You need VIP protection, I'm your guy.
Watching Battle Record Cool... So this stuff is what Grandpa Rangers was talking about earlier.
Added to Squad We bringing friends?
Appointed as Squad Leader I'm gonna get even stronger!
Depart Holding the line is a Defender's most important job!
Begin Operation We're doing it!
Selecting Operator 1 C'mon, say something.
Selecting Operator 2 What's up?
Deployment 1 I've got this!
Deployment 2 Here I come!
In Battle 1 Watch it, buddy!
In Battle 2 Reinforce defenses!
4-star Result Even guys like me are happy to get through tough battles like these.
3-star Result That was all right.
Sub 3-star Result Well, we managed.
Operation Failure This wouldn't have happened if I'd worn my good mask! God dammit!
Assigned to Facility Alright, let's take a breather.
Tap Yeah?
Trust Tap You wanna get some drinks after work?
Title Arknights.
Greeting Nothing outta the ordinary, Doctor.

Operator Records

Record: The Other Side of the Deck
Unlock: Level 30, Trust Required: 50

Paradox Stages

Stage Name: mem_noirc_1
Unlock: Level 30
In real combat, thanks to his plentiful combat experience, Noir Corne can be readied in a snap, and help the commander establish a front in the initial moments.
Even if the enemies' offensive comes to be too fierce, Noir Corne won't be flustered. He knows it best, after all: if he falls before his teammates, then he'll stand back up before his teammates too. Regardless of if it's the tip of the frontline or the very rear, he'll hold fast.