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Enter Shadow Shroud

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Enter Shadow Shroud

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Specter icon small.png Specter
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
Enter Shadow Shroud.png
 → Exit Shadow Shroud.png
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8 Recharge time  
Enter Shadow Shroud

Ally target: Enter shadow shroud and tether a targeted or previously siphoned ally, granting them barrier. If no target is selected, one will be chosen randomly in the indicated radius.

Miscellaneous effect.png Shroud Degeneration Rate: 2%
Miscellaneous effect.png Shroud Degeneration Rate: 4%
Barrier.png Barrier: 1,428 (0.5)?
Miscellaneous effect.png Maximum Stacks: 5
Radius.png Radius: 1,200
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Trickery Trickery

Specter Specter

  • Consume Shadows Consume Shadows — Gain stacks of Consume Shadows at regular intervals while in Shadow Shroud. Exiting Shadow Shroud consumes your remaining shadow force and heals allies based on the number of stacks you have gained. Allies that are fully healed receive the rest of the value in barrier.
  • Dark Sentry Dark Sentry — Apply Rot Wallow Venom to allies you grant barrier to. Outgoing healing to allies is increased. Rot Wallow Venom effect cannot apply to yourself.
  • Hungering Darkness Hungering Darkness — While in shroud, transfer conditions from your tethered ally and cleanse conditions from yourself. Each condition removed in this fashion heals a percentage of your base health and grants your tethered ally barrier.


Shadow Force resets to zero when your effective level changes in zones with differing level caps.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Added a 0.5-second cooldown to Exit Shadow Shroud after using Enter Shadow Shroud. Shadow Shroud now reduces incoming damage by 33% in PvE only.
October 18, 2022
  • (Undocumented) Removed outdated tooltip fact.
October 04, 2022
  • Reduced Shadow Shroud health scaling from 1.5 to 0.69.
  • The squad UI now correctly displays Shadow Force in the party and squad UI while in Shadow Shroud.
  • Enter Shadow Shroud is no longer usable when Shadow Force is too low.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Enter Shadow Shroud has been added to the game.
November 30, 2021
October 26, 2021