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Summon a shadow to deal damage and reduce knockdown.
  • Damage Absorption: Absorbs 20% of the damage the user would take.
  • Shadow's Health: 25% of the user's health (12.5% in PvP)
  • Lowers the Magical Attack and Defense of enemies that touch the shadow.
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Damage is increased by 1.2 times.


Class Level Required
Royal Guard 40

Skill Information

Mode Summoned Shadow (Magical) Installed Shadow MP Usage Cooldown
Shared Damage HP  Enemy DebuffShadow PowerEnemy DebuffShadow Power Duration
Knockdown Decrease
Per Second
Magical Attack / Defense Decrease Duration
PvE 483% 20% 25% of caster's HP 22 31% 3 Seconds 16 Seconds 40 MP 8 Seconds
PvP 121% 12.5% of caster's HP 15.5%
PvE 579% 20% 25% of caster's HP 22 31% 3 Seconds 16 Seconds 40 MP 8 Seconds
PvP 144% 12.5% of caster's HP 15.5%

Skill Traits

Killing Blow (1) ShadowPowerful Shadow
Attribute EffectDurationAttribute EffectCooldown
Skill effect's duration increased to 130%5.07 SecondsSuper Armor added to the skill
Cooldown increased to 150%
12 Seconds

Extra Information


Affected By Action Speed

Tips and Details

  • Possible bug: The skill's tooltip claims knockdown will only be reduced once, as the installed shadow section does not mention it again and it is listed below the damage step rather than the Shadow debuff effect. However, it actually reduces Knockdown continuously every second while an enemy is affected by the debuff, allowing you to attack at leisure, never allowing the enemy to reach the Knockdown Limit (until they either die or Mana Break).
  • The  Enemy DebuffShadow PowerEnemy DebuffShadow Power debuff is continuously reapplied every second, so long as the enemy is within the shadow's area.
    • The debuff's 3 second duration will only apply the moment an enemy leaves the shadow's area, and is meant to give it some leeway due to its small area.
  • The shadow's initial hit is not limited to the actual casting animation, meaning when an enemy collides with the shadow for the first time, even if the shadow has already been installed, they will still be damaged and take hitstun.


  • After the 2015 Skill Tree Revamp, this skill's icon still retains the character silhouette of Noblesse, despite the skill being moved to Royal Guard.
  • The skill visual will always depict Ciel in his Royal Guard promotional outfit and Lu in her Noblesse promotional outfit.


Date Changes
02/12/2015 08/12/2015
  • Shadow added.
02/26/2015 -
  • MP Usage decreased.
  • Hitstun changed to large hitstun.
  • Damage adjusted to match new MP cost.
  • Shadow install duration decreased.
  • Gain/Invested SP amount error fixed.
09/24/2015 03/03/2016
06/30/2016 07/13/2016
  • Killing Blow (2) trait changed to Powerful.
08/11/2016 09/28/2016
  • Fixed issue where when Shadow is active, on random occasions if the Noblesse is attacked, another shadow will appear in their place which will damage the opponent.
01/12/2017 01/24/2017
  • Damage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Fixed issue where Shadow disappear when using the skill with Switching.
  • Damage increased.
  • None
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
  • Damage decreased.
06/22/2023 07/19/2023
  • None
  • Magical Attack/Defense Reduction decreased.
05/09/2024 05/22/2024
  • Fixed the Killing Blow (1) trait also increasing the shadow's damage effect duration.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
South Korea 새도우 Shadow
Japan シャドウ Shadow
China (Simplified Chinese) 暗影 Shadow
Germany Schatten Shadow
Spain Sombra Shadow
France Ombres Shadows
Italy Ombra Shadow
Poland Cień Shadow
United Kingdom Shadows
Brazil Projeção Projection