"Join me—the darkness is our ally."
The Specter harnesses the power of shadow magic to debilitate enemies and preserve the health of allies. Enter Shadow Shroud to link with friends and fuel the destruction of your foes.
— In-game description
Specter is an elite specialization for the thief unlocked with the End of Dragons expansion. They deepen their knowledge of shadow magic, traditionally used for assassination, to also strengthen their allies, connecting their own shadow with that of an ally. They siphon shadow force with their attacks to Enter Shadow Shroud, unleashing darkness on their foes, and supporting their linked ally. Specters have learned well skills, which they repurpose as mobility skills, shadowstepping to another location before dropping these wells that damage foes and aid allies. They can also wield scepters in their main hand, conduits for their shadow magic that drown enemies in darkness, or shroud allies in barrier. Specters excel at both damage dealing and support.
List of specter skills
- See also: List of thief skills
|F2||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||Exit Shadow Shroud||Exit your shadow shroud, breaking the tether between you and your ally.|
|1||Haunt Shot||½||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||¼||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||¾||8||Shroud. Leap to the targeted area, 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||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||½||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.|
|1||Shadow Bolt||¾||Fire a projectile that hinders foes and helps allies.|
|1||Double Bolt||¾||Fire two projectiles that hinder foes and help allies.|
|1||Triple Bolt||1½||Fire three missiles that hinder foes and help allies.|
|1||Shadowsquall||2½||Stealth Attack. Unleash a barrage from the shadows towards your target.|
|2||Shadow Sap||¾||3||Hurl a bolt that hinders foes and helps allies.|
|3||Triple Threat (without offhand)||1½||4||Fire three missiles that hinder foes and help allies.|
|3||Twilight Combo (with offhand Dagger)||½||4||Dual Wield. Fire a slow-moving projectile, then fire a quick shot that accelerates the first.|
|3||Measured Shot (with offhand Pistol)||½||3||Dual Wield. Shadowstep and fire a shot that hinders foes and helps allies.|
|3||Endless Night (with offhand Pistol)||2¼||3||Dual Wield. Fire a beam that hinders foes and helps allies.|
|Well of Gloom||1||20||Well. Shadowstep to your target location and drop a well that cripples foes and heals allies.|
|Well of Bounty||½||20||Well. Shadowstep to a targeted point and create a well that grants boons to allies.|
|Well of Tears||¾||20||Well. Shadowstep to the target location and drop a well that repeatedly strikes foes.|
|Well of Silence||½||30||Well. Shadowstep to the target area and lay down a well that removes conditions from allies. Gain shadow force for each condition removed. The first strike of the well dazes foes.|
|Well of Sorrow||¾||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.|
|Shadowfall||½||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
- See also: List of thief traits
|Minor Proficiency||Scepter Proficiency||You can wield scepters in your main hand.|
|Minor Adept||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||A portion of condition damage is converted to healing power. Gain healing power, which is increased while wielding a scepter.|
|Major Adept||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||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||1||Apply Rot Wallow Venom to allies you grant barrier to. Outgoing healing to allies is increased.|
Rot Wallow Venom effect cannot apply to yourself.
|Major Master||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||Gain increased shadow force when hitting a foe with Siphon. Grant increased barrier when targeting an ally.|
|Major Master||Traversing Dusk||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||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||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||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||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.|
Specters are masters of shadow magic, using their scepters to wield dark forces in debilitating enemies.
— Official site
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
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.
- Specializations: Adept Specter — Begin training the thief's specter elite specialization. (5)
- Specializations: Master Specter — Completely train the thief's specter elite specialization. (10)
- Specialization Collections: Possession — Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the specter's scepter, Possession. (3)
- Promotional material
- If you want to know more about the specter, Elray is the specialization mentor.
- On the promo art specter is wearing Grinning Tahkayun Mask.