Shadow Step

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STactive1.png [Active] Charge through enemies. You can press the Z.png key during the skill to perform a strong thrust attack. If you get knocked down, you can press the X.png key to attack the enemy while getting up.
Evasive Maneuver
  • Usable during Parrying (When you block frontal attack with the core during Awakening).
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Z.png attack causes Super Armor
  • X.png throws a fire bomb


Class Level Required [Enhanced] Level Left Skill Trait Level Right Skill Trait Level
Taker 1 72 12 18

Skill Information


Character Level Damage Max Hits MP Usage Cooldown
Thrust (Physical) Fire Bomb (Magical) Flame (Magical) Thrust Fire Bomb Per Flame
1 738% N/A 1 N/A 40 MP 9 Seconds
[Enhanced] 72 401% 62% 3 10


Character Level Damage
Thrust (Physical) Fire Bomb (Magical) Flame (Magical)
1 236% N/A
[Enhanced] 72 128% 20%

Modified Combos

Exclamation.png : All damage values for new and preexisting combos receive a 1.05x multiplier during 1st job and a 1.1x multiplier during 2nd job.
Combo Description Damage
Recovery X Recover with a single 180° slash leaving targets open for combo. 100% Phy. Damage

Skill Traits

Haste Shadow Step Light Shadow Step
Level Required Attribute Effect Details Level Required Attribute Effect Details
Cooldown MP Usage
12 Cooldown decreased to 70% 6.3 Seconds 18 MP Usage decreased to 70% 21 MP

Tips and Details

  • This skill is useful for when you need to quickly avoid an oncoming attack.
  • If you hold the arrow key in the direction you're moving, you will immediately start dashing after Shadow Step ends.
  • If Shadow Step is used off a platform, Raven will glide through the air for the duration of the skill.
  • The distance traveled is affected by your Movement Speed and any Status Effects that would affect it.
  • The Light Skill Trait only affects the initial MP cost. The cost to thrust or throw fire bombs remains the same.
  • Both the thrust and the falling grenades can be countered.
  • Each grenade that doesn't hit a target will leave behind a flame.


  • 03/29/2012 KR
    • Increased cooldown time.
  • 11/07/2013 KR
    • MP usage decreased from 30 to 20.
  • 08/06/2015 KR
    • Merged with Shadow Thrust (without Super Armor),Counter Chance and Shadow Backslide.
      • Pressing Z.png during skill will perform powerful stab that pierces through enemy.
        • Doesn't knock down and gives weak hitstun.
      • Enables stand up attack by pressing X.png when standing up.
      • Redirect Shadow Step by pressing the key again. Also throw 3 firebombs by pressing X.png.
    • Activation, Movement speed increased.
    • Can be used in mid-air.
    • Fixed problem where you could get hit during Shadow Step.
  • 08/13/2015 KR
    • Changed so Z thrust attacks forward in [Enhanced].
  • 04/21/2016 (KR) / 05/18/2016 (NA)
    • MP Usage increased.
    • Additional Attacks' MP Usage decreased.
    • Firebombs changed to be small hitstun.
  • 05/19/2016 KR
    • Fixed issue where cooldown increasing when choosing "Haste" trait.
    • Fixed issue where shows Shadow Backslide's icon after casting.
  • 06/02/2016 KR
    • Fixed issue where Thrust is not affected by The Ring of Flexibility (II).
  • 09/29/2016 KR
    • Fixed Fire Bomb tooltip not showing Physical/Magical damage sign.
    • Fixed Fire Bomb damage only doing half damage.
  • 12/29/2016 KR
    • Damage decreased.
  • 03/30/2017 (KR) / 04/12/2017 (NA)
    • Cooldown increased.
    • Trust and Fire Bomb MP cost increased.
    • Cooldown starts after the skill is finished.
  • 04/27/2017 KR
    • Damage increased.
    • Additional MP Usage removed.
    • MP Usage increased.
    • Invincibility changed to Super Armor.
  • 05/18/2017 KR
    • Tooltip error in [Enhanced] level fixed.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 섀도우 스텝 Shadow Step
Japanese Flag.png Japan シャドウステップ Shadow Step
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 暗影步伐 Shadow Step
Spanish Flag.png Spain Zancada sombra Shadow Step
French Flag.png France Avancée dans l'ombre Advance in the Shade

Taker Skills
Special Active
RSActive1.png Maximum Cannon     RSActive2.png Cannon Blade     RSActive3.png Power Assault     RSActive5.png Seven Burst     
STactive1.png Shadow Step      File:FlameSword.png Flame Sword     
File:STPassive2.png Focus Strength
Couple Skill
CSZE.png Extreme Heavenly Love