Magical Art: Shadow

The Battle Traits for this Magical Art are Shadow, Necrotic, and Malediction. **Note that Player Characters cannot use the Malediction Trait.
  Cannibalize (1/Battle) You consume the life energy of the dead, feeding your own life force.
  • Level 1: After you finish the incantation, spend 10 seconds of Activity roleplaying a short magical ritual over a corpse killed within the last 5 minutes. Then call, “Heal 2 and Agony to Self by Shadow.” You can cannot cast this spell again until you have rested for 5 minutes.
  • Level 2: After you finish the incantation, spend 10 seconds of Activity roleplaying a short magical ritual over a corpse killed within the last 5 minutes. Then call, “Heal 3 and Agony to Self by Shadow.”
  • Level 3: After you finish the incantation, spend 10 seconds of Activity roleplaying a short magical ritual over a corpse killed within the last 5 minutes. Then call, “Heal X and Agony to Self by Shadow.” X= Tier +2
  • Level 4: After you finish the incantation, spend 10 seconds of Activity roleplaying a short magical ritual over a corpse killed within the last 5 minutes. Then call, “Heal X to Self by Shadow.”
  • Level 5: 2/ Battle
  Cause Fear You channel the magic of shadows and terror to inflict mind-numbing fear on your enemies.
  • Level 1: Make a packet attack for “Short Repel by Fear.”
  • Level 2: “Repel by Fear ”
  • Level 3: 2 packets Level 4: “Double Repel by Fear.”
  Chains of the Underworld You conjure heavy black chains to bind your foes.
  • Level 1: Make a packet attack for “Short Slow by Shadow.”
  • Level 2: “Slow by Shadow”
  • Level 3: 2 packet attacks
  • Level 4: “Double Slow by Shadow”
  Curse of Shadow The frigid energy of Shadow saps the energy from your foe.
  • Level 2: Make a packet attack for “Short Weakness by Shadow.”
  • Level 3: “Weakness by Shadow ”
  • Level 4: You can replace “Weakness” with “Short Drain” if you choose. You cannot cast this spell again until you have rested for 5 minutes.
  • Level 5: Replace “Short Drain” with “Drain.” You cannot cast this spell again until you have rested for 5 minutes.
  Doom You curse your enemy with dark magic, sapping their life energy away.
  • Level 3: Make 1 packet attack for “Waste X Vitality by Shadow,” where X is your Tier+1.
  • Level 4: X is caster’s Tier+2.
  • Level 5: "Waste X Vitality and Agony by Shadow"
  • Level 6: X is caster’s Tier +3
  False Life Shadow energy infuses the target, bolstering them in the same way the undead get their supernatural toughness.
  • Level 1: Call “Imbue to Self by False Life." You get a Grant X Protection effect, where X is the caster’s Tier +1. The spell ends either when the target rests for any reason, the end of the current Watch, or the Protection points are consumed. Before the protection points are expended, the target can call “Shield by Shadow” against one Light or Radiance attack. If the target uses the Shield defense, the spell ends and any remaining Protection points are lost. Target cannot benefit from this spell again until the beginning of the next Watch.
  • Level 2: You can cast this as a touch spell, calling "Imbue by False Life" and giving the target an Imbue card with the blue text in the Level 1 description.
  • Level 3: X is caster’s Tier+3. Level 4: X is caster’s Tier+5.
  Ghoul Touch The paralyzing touch of the ghoul is transferred to the weapons of an ally.
  • Level 1: Call “Imbue by Ghoul Touch" and gain 2 Melee Attacks for Slow by Shadow,”
  • Level 2: You can cast this as a touch spell, calling, "Grant Melee Attack: Slow by Shadow"
  • Level 3: You can choose to replace "Slow by Shadow" with "Short Paralyze by Shadow"
  • Level 4: You can choose to replace "Slow by Shadow" with "Paralyze by Shadow"
  Life Tap (1/Battle) You create a conduit between you and the target—as it takes damage, you heal damage.
  • Level 1: Make 1 packet attack for “Waste 2 Vitality by Shadow." If the attack hits and the target takes the effect (i.e. doesn't Avoid, Shield, Resist, etc), then immediately call, "Heal 1 to Self by Shadow" You can cannot cast this spell again until you have rested for 5 minutes.
  • Level 2: Make 1 packet attack for “Waste 3 Vitality by Shadow." If the attack hits and the target takes the effect (i.e. doesn't Avoid, Shield, Resist, etc), then immediately call, "Heal 2 to Self by Shadow"
  • Level 3: Make 1 packet attack for “Waste X Vitality by Shadow." If the attack hits and the target takes the effect (i.e. doesn't Avoid, Shield, Resist, etc), then immediately call, "Heal Y to Self by Shadow" X= Tier +2, Y= Tier +1
  • Level 4 X= Tier +3, Y= Tier +2
  • Level 5: 2/ Battle
  Orb of Annhilation A crackling black orb causes destruction to whatever it touches.
  • Level 2: Make a packet attack for “Waste X Armor” where X is the caster’s Tier+1.
  • Level 3: You can use the Level 2 version OR make a packet attack for “Short Destroy X” where X is Armor or Shield.
  • Level 4: X is Armor, Shield, or Weapon. If you choose Weapon, you must specify Left or Right before throwing the packet.
  • Level 5: “Destroy X”
  Shadow’s Caress The bitter-cold energy of Shadow courses through the target, causing wracking pain.
  • Level 1: Make 2 packet attacks for “Agony by Shadow”
  • Level 2: Make 3 packet attacks.
  • Level 3: “Agony and Short Weakness by Shadow”
  • Level 4: "Agony and Weakness by Shadow"
  Shadowstrike
  • You infuse the target’s weapons with necrotic energy, dealing burning-cold damage wherever they touch
  • Level 2: Touch one weapon and call “Imbue by Shadowstrike." You gain 2 Melee Attacks for Waste X Vitality by Shadow, where X equals the caster’s Tier.
  • Level 3: You can cast this as a touch spell, calling, "Grant Melee Attack: Waste X Vitality by Shadow" Note that this grants 1 melee attack.
  • Level 4: If cast on self, gain 3 melee attacks. If cast on another, call, "Double Grant Melee Attack, Waste X Vitality by Shadow." At this level, you can also cast this as a Grant Missile Attack effect.
  • Level 5: If cast on self, the melee attacks become, "Waste X Damage and Agony by Shadow." If cast on another, the call becomes, "Grant (Melee/Missile) Attack: Waste X Vitality and Agony by Shadow"