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Noblesse09.png [Special Active: Strength] Summon a magic circle and drop demon spears on the enemy.
Shadow Bolt
  • Demon Spears explode when hitting either a target or the ground.
  • Hold down the Skill key to gain Super Armor and drop spears from the magic circle.
  • Releasing the Skill will auto adjust the magic circle and fire spears until the duration runs out.
Switching Skill (Lu)
  • Ciel will switch to Lu when skill is used.
  • Gain 4 Combination Points on successful hit with Lu after switching.
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Damage is increased by 1.2 times.


Class Level Required
Noblesse 35

Skill Information

Mode Damage (Magical) Demon Spear Count CP Gain MP Usage Cooldown
Demon Spear Explosion
PvE 149% 421% 12 4 CP 200 MP 13 Seconds
PvP 47% 135%
PvE 179% 505% 12 4 CP 200 MP 13 Seconds
PvP 57% 163%

Skill Traits

Heavy Shadow Bolt Critical Shadow Bolt
Attribute Effect Cooldown Attribute Effect MP Usage
Damage increased to 144%
Cooldown increased to 120%
15.6 Seconds MP Usage increased to 120%
Skill will ignore 50% defense (25% defense in PvP)
240 MP

Extra Information

Total Damage

Mode Regular Noblesse Oblige
Normal Heavy Normal Heavy
PvE 8,208% 11,819.52% 12,312% 17,729.28%
PvP 2,640% 3,801.6% 3,960% 5,702.4%


Affected By Action Speed
 * (See Tips and Details)

Related Skills

   Camilla's Secret Manual (Expert) is needed to unlock this skill, available through the Expert Training Skill Quest or Item Mall.
  Noblesse Oblige
   Forbidden Secret Manual (II) is needed to unlock this skill, available through the Power of Transcendence Skill Quest or Item Mall.
  Innocent Duet

Tips and Details

  • Casting and releasing the skill are affected by Action Speed, but controlling the magic circle, as well as the drop speed and interval of the spears, is not.
  • You will be invincible both on skill use and when releasing the magic circle, so holding on to it for a bit to time the release to avoid an attack can be helpful.
  • Shadow Bolt inflicts a massive amount of hitstun, almost completely stopping bosses during their super armour attacks for the entire skill duration.
  • This skill is extremely lag-sensitive and several issues may occur in such an event:
    • The magic circle may not appear, but the spears will still fall, making it difficult to determine the exact location of their origin point.
    • The circle may 'jam' and moving it will become difficult.
    • The screen may freeze in place and will not follow the circle as the player moves it, similarly to Hell Drop.
  • While the skill claims the spears explode on contact with enemies as well, this is false. They will only explode when hitting the ground or a platform, making them deal very little damage to airborne enemies.
  • If another Shadow Bolt is still on the field, casting the skill again due to cooldown reduction effects will cause the previous one to disappear.
    • Sometimes the Magic Circle will seemingly appear at the location of the previous Shadow Bolt, but trying to move it will snap it back to where it normally starts, and the spears will drop in their intended locations regardless.


Date Changes
02/12/2015 08/12/2015
  • Shadow Bolt added.
02/26/2015 -
  • Combination Point gain increased from 3 to 4.
  • Fixed issue where you could fire more than intended 9 maximum bolts.
  • Fixed error where explosion damage was being applied abnormally
  • Fixed error where amount of falling spears increased due to Tribute passive's effect.
04/20/2015 -
  • Unable to hit the enemies below the platform.
07/09/2015 -
  • Fixed error where demon spears getting caught in the delay when you awaken after casting them.
10/08/2015 03/16/2016
  • Fixed error where Shadow Bolt doesn't work if there are no enemies.
01/14/2016 -
  • Fixed characters freezing for 10 seconds when using the skill right before stage clear.
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Fix aiming reticle being stuck in one direction.
06/30/2016 07/13/2016
  • Regenerating (1) trait replaced with Critical trait.
08/11/2016 09/28/2016
  • Demon Spear Count error fixed.
01/25/2017 02/08/2017
  • Demon Spear damage increased.
  • Explosion damage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage increased.
  • None
10/19/2017 -
  • Fixed issue where the skill effect remain after Lu died.
  • Fixed issue where the skill location will continue moving when being time stopped.
01/11/2018 -
  • Fixed issue where will consume Gathered Souls.
02/22/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage decreased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • None
  • Damage increased.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
  South Korea 섀도우 볼트 Shadow Bolt
  Japan シャドウボルト Shadow Bolt
  China (Simplified Chinese) 连环暗影 Chain Shadow
  Germany Schattenblitz Shadow Bolt
  Spain Rayo sombrío Dark Bolt
  France Éclair ténébreux Dark Bolt
  Italy Fulmine dell'ombra Shadow Bolt
  Poland Mroczna Błyskawica Dark Bolt
  Brazil Portal Sombrio Dark Portal

Noblesse Skills
Hyper Active
  Castle of Abaddon
Special Active
  Shadow Bolt       Twilight Judgment       Fantasy Impromptu - 2nd Movement       Spear's Descent       Spectral Spear       Soul Entrapment       Magdonic Cannon       Rain of Chaos
  Soul Sigil       Swift Smash       Soul Spread
  Spiritual Enhancement       Tribute       Nobility       Awakened Will: Noblesse       Awakened One       Noblesse Oblige