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Specters are masters of shadow magic, using their scepters to wield dark forces in debilitating enemies.

— Official site

Specter is an elite specialization for the thief.

List of specter skills[edit]

See also: List of thief skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
F1 Siphon.png Siphon 0.5½ 18 Steal.
F2 Enter Shadow Shroud.png Enter Shadow Shroud 8 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.
F2 ChainExit Shadow Shroud.png Exit Shadow Shroud Exit your shadow shroud, breaking the tether between you and your ally.

Shadow Shroud[edit]

1 Haunt Shot.png Haunt Shot 0.5½ Shroud. Unleash darkness in a targeted area, inflicting conditions on foes and gaining might for each target struck. Heal your tethered ally and grant them might based on the number of targets struck.
2 Grasping Shadows.png Grasping Shadows 0.25¼ 3 Shroud. Unleash darkness in a targeted area, inflicting conditions on foes. Cleanse conditions from yourself while healing and cleansing your tethered ally, based on targets struck.
3 Dawn's Repose.png Dawn's Repose 1 8 Shroud. Dash in your chosen direction, inflicting fear on foes at your ending point. Grant barrier to your tethered ally and yourself based on targets struck. Heal your tethered ally based on targets struck.
4 Eternal Night.png Eternal Night 1 8 Shroud. Strike at foes in front of you with your shadow magic, inflicting conditions. You and your tethered ally gain health for each enemy struck.
5 Mind Shock.png Mind Shock 0.5½ 16 Shroud. After a short channel, unleash a blast of compressed magic that stuns enemies. You and your tethered ally gain stability, with stability gaining bonus duration for each enemy struck. Heal your tethered ally based on each enemy you hit.

Weapon skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Scepter[edit]

1 Shadow Bolt.png Shadow Bolt 0.75¾ Fire a projectile that hinders foes and helps allies.
1 ChainDouble Bolt.png Double Bolt 0.75¾ Fire two projectiles that hinder foes and help allies.
1 ChainTriple Bolt.png Triple Bolt 10.5½ Fire three missiles that hinder foes and help allies.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngShadowsquall.png Shadowsquall 20.5½ Stealth Attack. Unleash a barrage from the shadows towards your target.
2 Shadow Sap.png Shadow Sap 0.75¾ 3 Hurl a bolt that hinders foes and helps allies.
3 Triple Threat.png Triple Threat (without offhand) 10.5½ 4 Fire three missiles that hinder foes and help allies.
3 Twilight Combo.png Twilight Combo (with offhand Dagger) 0.5½ 4 Dual Wield. Fire a slow-moving projectile, then fire a quick shot that accelerates the first.
3 Measured Shot.png Measured Shot (with offhand Pistol) 0.5½ 3 Dual Wield. Shadowstep and fire a shot that hinders foes and helps allies.
3 ChainEndless Night.png Endless Night (with offhand Pistol) 20.25¼ 3 Dual Wield. Fire a beam that hinders foes and helps allies.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Well of Gloom.png Well of Gloom Not available underwater 1 20 Well. Shadowstep to your target location and drop a well that cripples foes and heals allies.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Well of Bounty.png Well of Bounty Not available underwater 0.5½ 20 Well. Shadowstep to a targeted point and create a well that grants any boons to allies that they don't already have. If allies already have all boons, grant might instead.
Well of Tears.png Well of Tears Not available underwater 0.75¾ 20 Well. Shadowstep to the target location and drop a well that repeatedly strikes foes.
Well of Silence.png Well of Silence Not available underwater 0.5½ 30 Well. Shadowstep to the target area and lay down a well that dazes foes that it hits. Foes that are using skills when struck are inflicted with any conditions they don't already have.
Well of Sorrow.png Well of Sorrow Not available underwater 0.5½ 20 Well. Shadowstep to your target location and create a well that inflicts foes with any damaging conditions they don't already have. Foes that already have all conditions will be inflicted with torment.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Shadowfall.png Shadowfall Not available underwater 0.5½ 75 Well. Shadowstep to the target location and drop a well that continuously pulls foes to its center, increasing intensity with each hit.

List of specter traits[edit]

See also: List of thief traits

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Scepter Proficiency.png Scepter Proficiency You can wield scepters in your main hand.
Minor Adept Specter (trait).png Specter Unlock scepter. Steal becomes Siphon and your initiative is reduced. Gain access to shadow force through spending initiative, and gain access to Shadow Shroud ability.
Major Adept Second Opinion.png Second Opinion A portion of condition damage is converted to healing power. Gain healing power, which is increased while wielding a scepter.
Major Adept Shallow Grave.png Shallow Grave 60 If the ally tethered by your Shadow Shroud takes a lethal blow, consume your shroud to prevent their death and heal them. If you would take a lethal blow, enter Shadow Shroud instead if your shroud is above the threshold.
Major Adept Consume Shadows.png 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.
Minor Master Dark Sentry.png Dark Sentry 1 Apply Rot Wallow Venom to allies you grant barrier to. Outgoing healing to allies is increased.
Major Master Larcenous Torment.png Larcenous Torment Torment you inflict is increased. Gain shadow force when you torment a foe.
Does not grant shadow force while in shroud.
Major Master Amplified Siphoning.png Amplified Siphoning Gain increased shadow force when hitting a foe with Siphon. Grant increased barrier when targeting an ally.
Major Master Traversing Dusk.png Traversing Darkness Heal allies in the area around you when you shadowstep. Gain shadow force for each ally in the radius. Wells grant alacrity on their initial impact.
Minor Grandmaster Panaku's Ambition.png Panaku's Ambition Gain barrier when you strike foes with a stealth attack. When you apply stealth to allies you also grant them barrier. This effect can only be received once and will reset when stealth is removed.
Major Grandmaster Strength of Shadows.png Strength of Shadows Gain expertise based on a percentage of your vitality. Incoming damage from enemies is reduced based on the number of conditions they have. Rot Wallow Venom inflicts torment for a longer duration.
Major Grandmaster Hungering Darkness.png 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.
Major Grandmaster Shadestep.png Shadestep Siphon now grants you barrier when targeting enemies, and it revives allies when targeting them. Shadowstepping breaks your barrier and grants it to nearby allies, proportional to the number of allies affected.

Lore[edit]

By utilizing their Shadow Shroud, the specter harnesses the power of shadow magic to debilitate their enemies and preserve the health of their allies. By diving straight into the shadows, they've learned to control them.

— Elite specialization lore[1]

The bloodthirsty Panaku had a change of heart as he defended the emperor of Cantha. After this event, he vowed to do more to save and empower those he deemed important. Knowing only the art of assassination, Panaku melded these skills with his shadow magic to create a twisted monstrosity that stole the essence of his enemies in order to bolster himself and his allies. The specter harnesses the power of shadow magic to debilitate enemies and strengthen allies. Enter Shadow Shroud to link with friends and fuel the destruction of your foes.

Elite specialization lore‎

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