Now fires fully-automatically instead of in bursts.
Lacks any form of energy shielding.
Slower rate of fire.
Shots travel slower.
The AA Shade was the only legitimately usable weapon, vehicle or turret to have no reticle whatsoever in the entire Halo franchise; this was changed in the Warzone Firefight content update where a reticle was added. This reticle is the same reticle as used by the standard Shade.
An Anti-Air Shade against a black background.
Side view of the Anti-Air Shade in Halo 5: Guardians.