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Shadow is one of three class skill lines available to Nightblades. Abilities in this line focus on self-preservation through limiting enemies' attacks and hiding. Known abilities in this skill are listed below.

Skill Perks[edit]

The Shadow skill line is immediately available to all Nightblades, and is leveled up by earning experience while Shadow skills are slotted. Skills include: Notes

  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.
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Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 18.

Ultimate Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Consuming Darkness.png Consuming Darkness 12 Instant Area 5 meters 12 seconds 200 Ultimate
Conjure a ring of shadow, reducing the Movement Speed of enemies by 70% and granting you and your allies Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 30%. Allies in the area can activate the Hidden Refresh synergy, granting them invisibility, increasing their Movement Speed by 70%, and healing them for 7651 Health over 4 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Bolstering Darkness.png Bolstering Darkness Major Protection remains on you and your allies even after leaving the area.
Duration: 14 seconds.
Conjure a ring of shadow, reducing the Movement Speed of enemies by 70% and granting you and your allies Major Protection while inside the ring and even after leaving it, reducing your damage taken by 30%. Allies in the area can activate the Hidden Refresh synergy, granting them invisibility, increasing their Movement Speed by 70%, and healing them for 7651 Health over 4 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Veil of Blades.png Veil of Blades Enemies in the area take damage over time.
Duration: [15.5 / 14.5 / 15 / 15.5] seconds.
Conjure a ring of shadow, reducing the Movement Speed of enemies by 70%, dealing [848 / 848 / 849 / 850] Magic Damage to them every 1 second, and granting you and your allies Major Protection, reducing your damage taken by 30%. Allies in the area can activate the Hidden Refresh synergy, granting them invisibility, increasing their Movement Speed by 70%, and healing them for 7651 Health over 4 seconds.

Active Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost.

Name Line Rank Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Veiled Strike.png Veiled Strike 1 Instant Enemy 5 meters 2700 Magicka
Slash an enemy, dealing [1885 / 1905 / 1926 / 1947] Magic Damage. Attacking with Veiled Strike while Sneaking or invisible stuns the enemy for 4 seconds and sets them Off Balance for 5 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Surprise Attack.png Surprise Attack Converts to a Stamina ability, and applies Major Fracture to the enemy, reducing their Physical Resistance.
Cost: 2295 Stamina.
Slash an enemy, dealing 1949 Physical Damage and afflicting them with Major Fracture, which reduces their Physical Resistance by 5280 for [12 / 13 / 14 / 15] seconds. Attacking with Surprise Attack while Sneaking or invisible stuns the enemy for 4 seconds and sets them Off Balance for 5 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Concealed Weapon.png Concealed Weapon While slotted, your Movement Speed while Sneaking or invisible is increased.
Slash an enemy, dealing 1949 Magic Damage. Attacking with Concealed Weapon while Sneaking or invisible stuns the enemy for 4 seconds and sets them Off Balance for 5 seconds. While slotted, your Movement Speed while Sneaking or invisible is increased by [22 / 23 / 24 / 25]%.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Shadow Cloak.png Shadow Cloak 4 Instant Self 2.5 seconds 4050 Magicka
Cost: [4050 / 4230 / 4140 / 4050] Magicka.
Cloak yourself in shadow to become invisible for 2.5 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Shadowy Disguise.png Shadowy Disguise Guarantees a Critical Strike on your next attack.
Cost: [4050 / 3960 / 3870 / 3780] Magicka.
Cloak yourself in shadow to become invisible for 2.5 seconds. Your next direct damage attack used within 3 seconds will always be a Critical Strike.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Dark Cloak.png Dark Cloak Heals you and reduces your damage taken instead of granting invisibility.
Cost: [4050 / 3960 / 3870 / 3780] Magicka, Duration: 3 seconds.
Cloak yourself in shadow to heal for 32% of your Max Health over 3 seconds and gain Minor Protection, reducing your damage taken by 8%.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Path of Darkness.png Path of Darkness 20 Instant Self 10 seconds 3510 Magicka
Create a corridor of shadows, dealing [310 / 314 / 317 / 320] Magic Damage to enemies in the target area every 1 second. While on the path and for up to 2 seconds after leaving it you gain Major Expedition, increasing your movement speed by 30%.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Twisting Path.png Twisting Path Path affects a larger conal area and deals more damage.
Create a corridor of shadows, dealing [386 / 390 / 394 / 399] Magic Damage to enemies in the target area every 1 second. While on the path and for up to 2 seconds after leaving it you gain Major Expedition, increasing your movement speed by 30%.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Refreshing Path.png Refreshing Path Path also heals you and your allies.
Create a corridor of shadows, dealing [321 / 324 / 328 / 332] Magic Damage to enemies in the target area every 1 second. While on the path and for up to 2 seconds after leaving it you and your allies are healed for [321 / 324 / 328 / 332] Health every 1 second. You also gain Major Expedition, increasing your movement speed by 30%.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Aspect of Terror.png Aspect of Terror 30 Instant Area 6 meters 3780 Magicka
Cost: [3780 / 3960 / 3870 / 3780] Magicka.
Summon a dark spirit to terrify up to 2 enemies, causing them to flee in fear for 4 seconds. After the fear ends, their Movement Speed is reduced by 50% for 4 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Mass Hysteria.png Mass Hysteria Also applies Minor Maim to the enemy when the fear ends, reducing their damage done.
Summon a dark spirit to terrify up to 2 enemies, causing them to flee in fear for 4 seconds. After the fear ends, their Movement Speed is reduced by [50 / 51 / 52 / 53]% for 4 seconds and they are afflicted with Minor Maim, reducing their damage done by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Manifestation of Terror.png Manifestation of Terror Creates two traps instead, which fear enemies when triggered.
Duration: [30 / 40 / 50 / 60] seconds, Range: 22 meters, Target: Ground.
Conceal two sinister traps, one at the targeted location and another next to you, which take 2 seconds to arm and last for [30 / 40 / 50 / 60] seconds. When each trap is triggered, a dark spirit is summoned to terrify up to 6 enemies, causing them to flee in fear for 4 seconds. After the fear ends, their Movement Speed is reduced by 50% for 4 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Summon Shade.png Summon Shade 42 Instant Enemy 28 meters 15 seconds 2700 Magicka
Duration: [12 / 13 / 14 / 15] seconds.
Summon a shade version of yourself to attack an enemy and fight at your side for [12 / 13 / 14 / 15] seconds. The shade slashes at an enemy, dealing 239 Magic Damage. The shade's attacks inflict Minor Maim, reducing the enemy's damage done by 15% for 4 seconds.
Morph ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Dark Shade.png Dark Shade The shade occasionally deals area of effect damage.
Duration: [15 / 16 / 17 / 18] seconds.
Summon a shade versions [sic] of yourself to attack an enemy and fight at your side for [15 / 16 / 17 / 18] seconds. The shade slashes at an enemy, dealing 239 Magic Damage and occasionally whirlwinds all enemies around it, dealing 319 Magic Damage. The shade's attacks inflict Minor Maim, reducing the enemy's damage done by 15% for 4 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Shadow Image.png Shadow Image Summon a ranged shade instead which deals more damage, and you can activate the ability again to teleport to it.
Duration: [15 / 16 / 17 / 18] seconds, Target: Self.
Summon a shade version of yourself to stay in place and attack an enemy from range for [15 / 16 / 17 / 18] seconds. The shade shoots at an enemy, dealing 319 Magic Damage. The shade's attacks inflict Minor Maim, reducing the enemy's damage done by 15% for 4 seconds. While the shade is summoned, you can activate this ability again to teleport to the shade's location.

Passive Abilities[edit]

Passive abilities are active all the time.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Refreshing Shadows.png Refreshing Shadows 8 1 Increases your Health, Stamina, and Magicka Recovery by 7%.
18 2 Increases your Health, Stamina, and Magicka Recovery by 15%.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Shadow Barrier.png Shadow Barrier 14 1 Casting a Shadow ability grants you Major Resolve and Major Ward for 3 seconds, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280. This duration is increased by 25% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped. Current Duration: (0 × Heavy Armor) seconds.
27 2 Casting a Shadow ability grants you Major Resolve and Major Ward for 6 seconds, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280. This duration is increased by 25% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped. Current Duration: (1 × Heavy Armor) seconds
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Dark Vigor.png Dark Vigor 22 1 Increases your Max Health by 2% for each Shadow ability slotted.
36 2 Increases your Max Health by 3% for each Shadow ability slotted.
ON-icon-skill-Shadow-Dark Veil.png Dark Veil 39 1 Increases the duration of your Shadow abilities by 8%.
50 2 Increases the duration of your Shadow abilities by 15%.