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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Blood Orchid Ying Operator

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Blood Orchid Ying Operator

Siu "Ying" Mei Lin (Chinese: 蕭美蓮[1]) is an Attacking Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation Blood Orchid expansion alongside Lesion and Ela. [2]


Born in the comfortable Central district of Hong Kong, Siu Mei Lin was a close protection operative before joining the Special Duties Unit (SDU). With her acute reflexes and cunning CQB methods, she took the lead on several VIP and witness protection operations.

Having deployed an explosive short-range power and combat skills, she joined an elite security service school after graduation. Aiming to become an all-purpose operative, she traveled to a female exclusive training facility in Tel Aviv, Israel. She spent two years there, developing an expertise in firearms and driving maneuvers. Part of Operation High Sun.

After completing her program she returned to Hong Kong, where she ensured the protection of several high risk profiles. In 2008, she reoriented her toward the police force after being involved in a kidnapping situation.

She was first recruited to review the processes used by the Police Tactical Force's Security Wing. During this time, her interest to lead international rescue operations grew, which drove her to apply to the SDU.

As a Flying Tiger (SDU), she uses her experience in close protection to ensure minimum casualties while leading high risk operations amidst Hong Kong's dense urban population.[3]

Psychological Profile

Her easy-going manner allows her to blend in, making her clients and teammates feel both secure and comfortable. Shows potential signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. She admitted having flashbacks of the car crash when she rushes into high risk situations involving a number of civilians. Her extreme driving maneuvers may be a way for her to cope with stress, to assert control over those memories.[4]

Gameplay Description

A Medium Armored Operator, Ying comes equipped with her Candelas, special timed explosives which can either be thrown or anchored onto a deployable surface to shoot out six flash charges into an area.

  • The Candelas contain six charges in each of them that work like a Stun Grenade.
  • When tossed onto the floor, the Candela will immediately open to fire flashes in a star pattern (5 flashes as the corners then 1 in the middle), and will detonate in the order they are fired.
  • If it is deployed on a breakable surface, the Candela will act similarly to Fuze's Cluster Charges, firing its flashes on the other side of the surface. The first 5 flashes will fly in a line with the 6th flash dropping in front of the Candela charge. The 6th flash will detonate first, followed by the rest detonating in the order they are fired.
  • Unlike Stun Grenades, the effective range of the flash are far larger in size, as it can reach across entire hallways. However, flashes from far away is very brief.
  • The Candelas can be thrown like regular grenades, but they have a few other deployment options:
  • Like the Frag Grenade, it can be cooked before release. However, cooking a Candela will delay its fuze, not shorten it.
  • There are three lights on the Candela that will progressively light up; for each one lit, the Candela's delay timer will extend. 1 light is a 1 second-delay, two lights is a 3-second delay, and three lights is a 5-second delay.
  • Without being cooked, the Candela will unleash the flashes once it hits the ground, or after an extended amount of time of being in flight. The latter can be observed when tossing it high into the air outside.
  • Unlike other grenades, upon contact on the ground with its delayed timer, Candelas will not bounce around. Instead, it will start to roll smoothly, continuing in the direction it was thrown towards, rolling along walls and other physical obstacles.
  • Alternatively, when used against a breachable surface, cooking your release here will set an increasingly long delay timer. Candelas are vulnerable to destruction though.
  • Much like Fuze, the Candela can also punch through Castle's Armor Panels, though the hole left behind is much smaller.
  • Unlike normal grenades, Candelas can be destroyed by gunfire if they're shot before they activate.
  • Ying wears special glasses that make herself immune to her own flashes. However, she is not immune to other forms of flashes, such as Stun Grenades and Blitz's Flash Shield.


  • Thatcher, IQ and Twitch can be helpful allies when faced with a Jäger, as they can take out the Magpies before they can take out Ying's Candelas.
  • Fuze is a natural partner to Ying due to their similar functions. After Ying blinds enemies within with her Candela, Fuze can use his Cluster Charge to quickly take out the disoriented Defenders.
  • Utility-wise, Capitão can be a good ally to maximize disorientating enemies with flashes and smoke.


  • Candelas can be shot and destroyed by bullets and explosions.
  • Barbed Wire will slow down the Candelas' rolling speed.
  • Jäger's Magpies are able to shoot down Candelas that come into range, thus preventing all six flashes.
  • Even if the Candela is allowed to dispatch its flashes, the Magpies can still target each separate flash it sends out.
  • Bandit's Shock Wires are capable of destroying Candelas, much like it does to Drones.



Unique Gadget

Unique Gadget

Candela x 3

"Cluster of flash charges that can either be anchored on a surface or rolled out like a grenade."
— Candela Description

Inspired by the new breed of stun grenades showcased by the SAS, this mercury and magnesium based explosive creates a multitude of blinding flashes. The Candela device releases a cluster of flash charges that can either be anchored on surfaces or thrown out as a grenade. This non-lethal explosive was specifically adapted to lead operations in Hong Kong’s densely populated areas, hereby limiting the risk of casualties. Coming with tinted eye pieces and earplugs, this device is geared to give your team a few precious seconds to break in and neutralize enemies.


Ying's Quotes
  • "And then there was light."
  • "Been there, lit that."
  • "Don't blink."
  • "Ever saw The Symphony of Lights? I do it better."
  • "Hmph."
  • "I knew this guy once, it didn't end well. I broke his drone."
  • "I'm in the mood for some serious asskicking."
  • "I won't make this easy for you."
  • "If you can't keep up with me, you're dead weight."
  • "Let's not change history. My team always makes it though."
  • "Make sure they know you got what it takes."
  • "Make this one count."
  • "Never say goodbye. It sets you up for failure."
  • "No matter what happens, keep moving."
  • "So little time, so much asskicking."
  • "Stay focused, that's your best weapon out there."
  • "There's no room for hesitation here."
  • "They'll try to lure you in, but remember who's boss."
  • "This job will take everything from you, and then some."
  • "Waterproof everything. Puddles can be your worst enemy."
  • "With the right pace, killing becomes dancing too."
Throwing Candela
  • "Blinding them."
  • "Brace for flash."
  • "Brighten up."
  • "Flash incoming."
  • "Flash out."
  • "Lights on."
  • "Lighten up."
  • "Put your shades on."
  • "Rolling out."
  • "Stunning them."
  • "Throwing lights."
Anchoring Candela
  • "Flash set."
  • "Lights in position."
  • "Lights set."
  • "Setting up."
  • "Setting up flash."
  • "Setting up lights."
  • "Type 66 is up."
  • "Type 66 set."
Using Drone
  • "Screening."
Getting Hostage
  • "Hostage recovered."
  • "Hostage retrieved."
  • "Hostage secured."
  • "Recovered the hostage."
  • "Retrieved the hostage."
  • "We have the hostage."
Moving Hostage
  • "Ceot1 faat3!" (Cantonese: 出發!)
  • "Come on. Let's go."
  • "Let's go."
  • "Stay with me."
Dropping Hostage
  • "Don't move."
  • "Stay here."
  • "Stay put."
  • "Administrating aid."
  • "Friendly injured."
Friendly Fire
  • "Cease fire!"
  • "Friendly! Cease fire!"
  • "Hold your fire!"
Scanning Enemies
  • "Enemy spotted."
  • "Located enemy."


  • Her codename Ying is "螢" in Chinese, meaning "Firefly".
  • A Candela is an SI unit measurement for luminous intensity, specifically in regards to a particular direction.
  • Ying's goggles turn blue when her gadget is active, which creates a blue tint from Ying's point of view, and can also be seen from third-person. This represents how she is resistant to her own flashes.
  • In 2004, Ying had an altercation with Spetsnaz Operator Shurat Kessikbayev, considering him to be a "questionable asset" due to believing he had a disregard for civilian lives. It was only after FBI SWAT Operator Eliza Cohen stepped in to help resolve it. The events of this altercation was redacted.[5][6]
  • Ying once collaborated and was formerly romantically involved with SAT Operator Masaru Enatsu. They started dating in 2005 before breaking up a year later.[6]
  • Curiously, unlike the other available Operators available in Outbreak, Ying has no unique lines.

Gameplay Videos

Rainbow Six Siege - In Depth- HOW TO USE YING - OPERATOR PROFILE

Rainbow Six Siege - In Depth- HOW TO USE YING - OPERATOR PROFILE

Patch Changes