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Strength of Shadows

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Strength of Shadows

Specter icon small.png Specter (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Strength of Shadows

Gain expertise based on a percentage of your vitality. Torment you inflict deals increased damage.

Expertise attribute.png Gain Expertise Based on a Percentage of Vitality: 13%

— In-game description

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Traits that are improved by this trait

Trickery Trickery

Specter Specter

  • 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.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 26, 2023
  • Reduced torment damage bonus from 25% to 20% in PvE only.
July 18, 2023
  • This trait no longer reduces incoming damage and no longer increases the duration of torment inflicted by Rot Wallow Venom, but instead increases torment damage by 25% in addition to converting vitality to expertise.
March 15, 2022
  • The duration increase to torment instances applied by Rot Wallow Venom has been reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Strength of Shadows has been added to the game.
  • (Undocumented) Now increases Rot Wallow Venom Torment duration by 2 seconds rather than 50%.
November 30, 2021
October 26, 2021