This minifigure has an entirely black leg piece, and the torso piece is also primarily black. Grey printing is used on the front and back of the torso, which has the same design scheme as the printing on a normal The Clone WarsClone Trooper's torso piece. The Shadow ARF Trooper's head is the same as a normal Clone Trooper, and the helmet is of the same mould as a normal ARF Trooper's. However, the helmet is black, with silver printing for the visor, and with sand blue and grey printing around the bottom of the helmet and the mouth area. This trooper comes armed with a blaster.
This minifigure was given away as a part of the "May the 4th" promotion held by Shop@home.
On the minifigure's bag, the lines on the trooper's helmet are shown dark blue, but the on the actual minifigure, the lines are a lighter sand blue color.
To date, apart from this minifigure, there are no references in the Star Wars universe to a Shadow ARF Trooper, and there are no known ARF Troopers with black armour.