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Checkmate Operative is the retired Tier 4 PVP Armor for heroes and villains introduced in Game Update 13 and was purchasable with Marks of Strategy (which replaced Marks of Conquest) obtained in Legends PVP and Arena PVP matches.

While the armor itself is retired, players are still able to buy the styles from Requisitions-H-STYL (Watchtower) and Requisitions-V-STYL (Hall of Doom) for 800 Marks of Valor each and are able to complete The Tactleneck style feat. The style items may also be available as drops in The Vault during seasonal events.

The costume style is also available as style items from Lady Shiva in the Archive of Victory of the House of Legends.


Checkmate Operative (Styles)
Pieces Obtainment
  • Checkmate Operative Head Style
  • Checkmate Operative Shoulders Style
  • Checkmate Operative Chest Style
  • Checkmate Operative Back Style
  • Checkmate Operative Hands Style
  • Checkmate Operative Waist Style
  • Checkmate Operative Legs Style
  • Checkmate Operative Feet Style


  • The Tactleneck - Collect all styles in the Checkmate Operative set (50 points)
  • Knight Moves: Collect a complete Checkmate PvP Battlesuit (50 points)
The Tactleneck


  • In their initial release following Update 14, the game programers mixed up the Virtuous Knight and Checkmate Operative armor sets; resulting in the armor set displays being placed in the wrong locations with the wrong names. The error has since been fixed.


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Costume Style Sets - Iconic Equipment - Iconic Battle Suits (obsolete)
Costume Lists
Head List - Face List - Shoulder List - Chest List - Hands List - Back List - Waist List - Leg List - Feet List
Visual Styles
Head Styles - Face Styles - Shoulder Styles - Chest Styles - Hand Styles - Back Styles - Waist Styles - Leg Styles - Feet Styles
Costume listings include both, stats-enhancing gear and simple style items

Rings, necklaces and trinkets have no visual representation and thus count as items only