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Shadow Ability is a gameplay feature in Shadow Fight 3. It is a special ability which can be used while in Shadow Form. Each ability gives different effect to either the player or enemy, like causing a shockwave by stomping the ground, creating a burst of explosion, dashing in very high speed, and many more. Shadow Abilities are contained in equipment, so wearing that equipment allows the player to use the corresponding Shadow Ability in fights. Each piece of equipment of rarity higher than Common has its own Shadow Ability. The damage dealt by Shadow Ability is determined by Helms.

Using Shadow Ability

ShadowAbilityOverview

Characters using various Shadow Abilities.

Shadow Ability cannot be blocked but may be dodged. It also can stop the Legion's Unbreakable state. Normally, Shadow Ability cannot deal Head Hits or Critical Hits (with some exceptions). In order to use a Shadow Ability, a piece of gear that carries the ability must be equipped. However, this only applies to the player and most enemies, while a number of enemies are excepted. Some enemies can still use an ability despite not equipping the required gear.

Shadow Abilities can only be used while in Shadow Form; the character can enter Shadow Form when the Shadow Energy bar is fully charged. The bar is located under the health bar, and both the player and the opponents start a fight with the bar filled halfway through, unless enforced by a fight rule or modified with Perks. The bar is recharged by dealing or taking damage. Taking damage recharges the Shadow Energy bar faster than dealing damage. This applies to both the player and opponent. 

Once the bar is fully charged, the character can use an ability to enter Shadow Form or simply press the Shadow Ability button to enter it. To use an ability, players must press the Shadow button along with a directional button. A Shadow Ability has a cooldown time. Therefore, characters cannot spam a Shadow Ability as much as they want. Shadow Form lasts for 10 seconds. There are circumstances where the Shadow Energy bar is missing, therefore preventing the use of Shadow Form, or enemy's Shadow Energy bar is always full, therefore the enemy is in unlimited Shadow Form. The cooldown time for Shadow Abilities is 5 seconds.

List of Weapon's Shadow Abilities

To use a weapon's Shadow Ability, press the Shadow button + Forward directional button (the direction in which the character is facing the opponent).

Note: The pluses in the base damage row means the damage below it can only be dealt if the previous hit is successful.

Icon Name Available on Ability Overview Base damage
Legion Small

Legion


Note: Hack, Tumble, Meteorite and Warm-Up can come with the Unbreakable State, which means the user don't recoil if they receive attacks, and the ability is not stopped.
SHADOW STRONG WEAPON Crush All Rare weapons
ShadowCrush
15 Base damage
SHADOW TWOHANDED SWORD SLASH Rift Epic and Legendary Two-handed Swords
ShadowRift
10 Base damage
20 Base damage
SHADOW AXES THROW Hack Epic, Legendary and Unique Axes
ShadowHack
3 Base damage or 8 Base damage 6 times
SHADOW HAMMERS THROW Mash Epic and Legendary Hammers
ShadowMash
5 Base damage
5 Base damage
10 Base damage
SHADOW SWORD LONELY SPINNING SLASH Lunge Legendary and Unique One-handed Swords
ShadowLunge
15 Base damage
SHADOW DUAL SWORDS SLASH Pierce Epic and Legendary Swords
ShadowPierce
3 Base damage
1 Base damage
+
16 Base damage
SHADOW AXES 2 Skeet Legendary Maces
ShadowSkeet
5 Base damage
+
5 Base damage 2 times
SHADOW GIANT SWORD SLASH 1 Tumble All Giant Swords
ShadowTumble
10 Base damage 2 times
SHADOW TWOHANDED HAMMER SLASH Anvil Epic, Legendary and Unique Two-handed Hammers
2 hand hammer
4 Base damage
10Base damage
6 Base damage
SHADOW TWOHANDED SWORD THROW Vane Azure King Legendary and Sin Eater Unique Two-handed Swords
ShadowVane
10 Base damage
+
10 Base damage
3 Base damage
3 Base damage
SHADOW SPEAR SLASH Pricker Epic and Legendary Spears
ShadowPricker
4 Base damage
15 Base damage
SHADOW SHIELD KNOBSTICK SLASH 1 Meteorite Epic and Legendary Flails & Shields
ShadowMeteorite
7 Base damage
23 Base damage
SHADOW BIG KNIFE SLASH 1 Butterfly Epic, Legendary Knives
ShadowButterfly
7 Base damage
0 Base damage
7 Base damage
+
7 Base damage
SHADOW KNUCKLES SLASH 1 Warm-Up Fury and Bitey
SAWarmUp
20 Base damage
Dynasty Small

Dynasty


Note: The Shadow Abilities of Dynasty weapons can activate the Triple-Attack Aura, which means the users can increase the damage of their Shadow Abilities.
SHADOW AGILE WEAPON TORNADO Tornado
  • All Rare Weapons
  • Imperial Silk Legendary Armor
ShadowTornado
20 Base damage
SHADOW STAFF SPINNING SLASH Thresh Epic, Legendary and Unique Staffs
ShadowThresh
2 Base damage 7 times
4 Base damage
6 Base damage
SHADOW GUANDAO SPINNING SLASH 1 Twirl Legendary and Unique Guandaos
Guandao
2 Base damage 6 times
4 Base damage
4 Base damage
6 Base damage
SHADOW SABERS BLINK Turmoil Epic and Unique Sabers
ShadowTurmoil
8 Base damage 2 times
SHADOW CHAIN KNIFE SLASH 1 Torrent Epic and Legendary Chain Knives
ShadowTorrent
30 Base damage
SHADOW NUNCHAKU SPINNING SLASH Flail Epic and Legendary Nunchaku
ShadowFlail
6 Base damage
8 Base damage
SHADOW SHUANGOU SLASH 2 Slide Epic and Legendary Shuang Gou
ShadowSlide
1 Base damage
1 Base damage
5 Base damage
2 Base damage
or
3 Base damage 7 times
SHADOW DEERHORN SLASH Twist Epic, Legendary and Unique Deer Horns
ShadowTwist
1 Base damage 3 times
17 Base damage
SHADOW DADAO SLASH Loop Epic and Legendary Dadaos
ShadowLoop
20 Base damage
SHADOW GLAIVE KNIVES SLASH Circulator Epic and Legendary Composite Glaives
FirefliesCirculator
5 Base damage
5 Base damage
4 Base damage 6 times
6 Base damage
SHADOW TRIPLE STAFF SLASH Whirlwind Epic and Legendary Sanjieguns
ShadowWhirlwind
0 Base damage
20 Base damage
SHADOW DUAL SABERS Acrobat Legendary Sabers
ShadowAcrobat
8.5 Base damage
+
8.5 Base damage
SHADOW DUAL CLEAVERS Demon's Teeth Legendary Cleavers
SADemonTeeth
20 Base damage
5 Base damage
20 Base damage
SHADOW FANS
Command Legendary War Fans
SACommand
3 Base damage
10 Base damage
10 Base damage
Herald Small

Heralds

Shadow dash Dash All Rare Weapons and Naginata
ShadowDash
12 Base damage
SHADOW SAI SLASH 1 Prod Epic and Legendary Sais
Sai
5 Base damage
+
3 Base damage
1 Base damage 3 times
3 Base damage
1 Base damage 3 times
3 Base damage
6 Base damage
SHADOW GLAIVE SLASH 1 Harpoon Epic, Legendary and Unique Glaives
ShadowHarpoon
10 Base damage 2 times
SHADOW KATANA SCABBARD SLASH 1 Windmill Epic and Legendary Iaido Katanas
ShadowWindmill
5 Base damage 4 times
SHADOW CLAWS SLASH 1 Pounce Epic and Legendary Claws
ShadowPounce
10 Base damage 2 times
SHADOW KATANA SLASH 1 Displacement Epic and Legendary Katanas
ShadowDisplacement
1 Base damage
20 Base damage
SHADOW KUSARIGAMA SLASH Trip Legendary and Unique Kusarigamas
ShadowTrip
2 Base damage
+
5 Base damage
3 Base damage
4 Base damage
SHADOW DUAL KAMA SLASH Ripper Epic and Legendary Kamas
ShadowRipper
5 Base damage
+
10 Base damage
SHADOW WHIP KATAR SLASH 1 Asphyxia Epic and Legendary Whip Katars
ShadowAsphyxia
20 Base damage
SHADOW NINJATO SLASH 1 Hyperdash Epic and Legendary Ninjatos
ShadowHyperdash
7 Base damage
+
10 Base damage
SHADOW KATANA DASH Shadow Onslaught World Slicer Legendary Katana
SAShadowOnslaught
20 Base damage
SHADOW NAGINATA SLASH 1 Collapse Discipline Unique Naginata
Shadow Collapse
1 Base damage
20 Base damage
Icon shadow ability Lynx Forward Toying With Food Order's Claws Legendary Claws SAToyingWithFood 6 Base damage
+
4 Base damage
3 Base damage
4 Base damage
8 Base damage
SHADOW COMPOSITE SWORD Void Compass Blazing Logic and Battle of Laws Legendary Composite Swords SAVoidCompas 10 Base damage 3 times

List of Armor Shadow Abilities

Press the Shadow button + Down directional button to use armor's Shadow Ability.

Icon Name Available on Ability Overview Base damage
Legion Small

Legion

SHADOW STRONG ARMOR Ram
  • All Rare Armors and Bear's Thicket Legendary Armor
  • Council of Seven Legendary Armor (Chorus of the Void set fully equipped)
ShadowRam
15 Base damage
SHADOW CARAPACE Spikes
  • All Epic Armors
  • 4 Legendary Armor
  • 2 Unique Armors
ShadowSpikes
17 Base damage
SHADOW THUD Thud
  • Legendary armors, Unique Armors
  • Swamper’s Camouflage and Stigmata Epic Armors
ShadowThud
17 Base damage
Dynasty Small

Dynasty

Note: Peg-Top can prompt the Triple-Attack Aura.
SHADOW AGILE ARMOR Shift All Rare Armors
ShadowShift
0.1 Base damage
SHADOW AGILE ARMOR 2 Peg-Top All Epic, Legendary and Unique Armors
ShadowPegTop
2 Base damage 10 times
Herald Small

Heralds

SHADOW BLINK Blink

All Rare Armors

ShadowBlink
N/A
Shadow precise armor explosion Blast All Epic, Legendary and Unique Armors
ShadowBlast
20 Base damage
SHADOW PRECISE ARMOR SLASH Stroke Savannah and Shell of Genesis Legendary Armors
ShadowStroke
5 Base damage
+
5 Base damage
+
10 Base damage

List of Helm Shadow Abilities

Press the Shadow + Up directional button to use helm's Shadow Ability.

Icon Name Available on Ability Overview Base damage
Legion Small

Legion

SHADOW MIND THROW Choke All Rare Helms
ShadowChoke
6 Base damage
+10 Base damage
SHADOW UPPERCUT Uppercut
  • All Epic
  • All Legendary Helms (Except helms from Chapter IV to Chapter VII)
  • 2 Unique Helm
  • Infinite Journey Legendary Helm (Chorus of the Void set fully equipped)
ShadowUppercut
15 Base damage
SHADOW STRONG HELMET Pivot
  • All Legendary Helms from Chapter IV to Chapter VII
  • 2 Unique Helms
ShadowPivot
0 Base damage
+
5 Base damage* 4 times
SHADOW SWARM Soul Revenge Moan of Eternity Legendary Helm
SAShadowRevenge
10 Base damage 2 times
Dynasty Small

Dynasty

SHADOW AGILE HELMET Whirl
  • All Rare Helms
  • Rage of Clutches and Wreath of the Chosen one Legendary Helms
ShadowWhirl
20 Base damage
SHADOW MINE Burst All Epic, Legendary and Unique Helms
ShadowBurst
10 Base damage
Herald Small

Heralds

SHADOW PUSH Repel All Rare Helms
ShadowRepel
N/A
SHADOW PRECISE HELMET Eruption All Epic, Legendary and Unique Helms
ShadowEruption
20 Base damage

List of Ranged Weapon Shadow Abilities

To use ranged weapon's Shadow Ability, press the Shadow + Forward/Backward directional button (opposite to the direction the character is facing the opponent).

Icon Name Available on Ability Overview Base damage
Legion Small

Legion

SHADOW RANGED STRONG EXPLOSION Concussion All Rare Throwable Ranged Weapons
ShadowConcussion
13 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED STRONG KNIFE Bonds Epic and Legendary Throwing Knives
ShadowBonds
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED STRONG ARBALEST Ballistae Epic, Legendary and Unique Arbalests
ShadowBallistae
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED STRONG AXE Tide Epic, Legendary and Unique Throwing Axes
ShadowTide
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED STRONG PILUM Collector Epic and Legendary Pilums
Pilum
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED STRONG PISTOL Removal Epic and Legendary Pistols and Bullet Guns
Pistol
4 Base damage
6 Base damage
4 Base damage
6 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED STRONG TRAP Clutch Epic and Legendary Traps
Traps
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED STRONG TRAP Raging Giant Unique ranged weapon shadow ability when Champion of the Pit set is equipped.
SARageStomp
17 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED STRONG BATTLEHORN Rumble Legendary Battle Horn
ShadowRumble
20 Base damage
Dynasty Small

Dynasty

Note: Despite Coveted Vessels flask is belongs to Heralds, it comes with Cloud shadow ability.
SHADOW RANGED AGILE CLOUD Cloud All Rare Ranged Weapons and Flasks
ShadowCloud
11 Base damage

Summons a shadow cloud for a few seconds, which causes continuous damage to the opponent if they stand within the cloud.

SHADOW RANGED AGILE KNIFE Ricochet Epic and Legendary Throwing Daggers
ShadowRicochet
4 Base damage
2 Base damage 7 times
SHADOW RANGED AGILE BOOMERANG Cage Epic and Legendary Boomerangs
ShadowCage
10 Base damage
+
3 Base damage
2 Base damage
1 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED AGILE BOOMERANG Shadow Aurora Unique ranged weapon shadow ability when Steppe Prince set is equipped.
TarlanSet2
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED AGILE CHAKRAM Roll Epic and Legendary Chakrams
ShadowRoll
10 Base damage 2 times
SHADOW RANGED AGILE BOMB Trail
  • Epic, Legendary and Unique Fire Orbs
  • Snowballs (Unique Ranged Weapon)
  • Battle of Laws Legendary Composite Sword (Chorus of the Void set fully equipped)
ShadowTrail
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED AGILE BOW Hailstorm Epic, Legendary and Unique Bow
Bow
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED AGILE SPIKE Stalagmites
  • Epic and Legendary Spikes
  • Indigo Legendary Blaster (Chorus of the Void set fully equipped)
ShadowStalagmite
25 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED AGILE HOOK Docile Cattle Legendary Hook
SADocileCattle
5 Base damage
+
15 Base damage
Herald Small

Heralds

SHADOW RANGED PRECISE LIGHTNING Bolt All Harpoons, Blasters and Rare Ranged Weapons
Harpoon
13 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE KUNAI Leap Epic and Legendary Kunais
ShadowLeap
5 Base damage
+
15 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE SHURIKEN Flow Epic and Legendary Shurikens
ShadowFlow
1.67 Base damage 12 times
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE NEEDLE Porcupine Epic and Legendary Needles
ShadowPorcupine
15 Base damage
+
5 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE FOLDING BLADE Grinder Epic, Legendary and Unique Folding Blades
Folding blades
10 Base damage
+
3 Base damage
2 Base damage
3 Base damage
2 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE ELECTROMINE Deactivation Epic and Legendary Electromines
ShadowDeactivation
20 Base damage
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE BEAM ELECTROMINE Shadow Blast Spatial Traps Legendary Electromines
SAShadowBlast
20 Base damage

Shadow Ability Alternative

This ability is an alternative to the shadow ability. Some sets use these abilities as part of their set bonuses. Currently, there 5 sets that are using these shadow ability alteration; Immortal Lord with Rot energy, Perfect Surface Servant with Ice energy, both Chorus of the Void (Level 6 required) and Liberator with Void energy and King of Serpents with Bloom energy.

The Elders' Lion, despite using the Oblivion energy, it did not have any shadow ability alternative.

Name Set Ability Overview Base damage
Rot Lunge (Weapon) Vampire Set Icon
Immortal Lord
RotLunge
33 Base damage weapon damage
Rot Thud (Armor)
RotThud
10 Base damage unarmed damage
Rot Pivot (Helm)
RotPivot
12,5 Base damage 4 times unarmed damage
Rot Ballistae (Ranged Weapon)
RotBallistae
25 Base damage ranged damage
Blizzard (Weapon) Perfect Surface Servant
Perfect Surface Servant
IceCirculator
5 Base damage
5 Base damage
4 Base damage 6 times
6 Base damage
Rush (Armor)
IceRam
25 Base damage
Glacier (Helm)
IceGlacier
24 Base damage shadow damage
+
16 Base damage ranged damage
Shards (Ranged Weapon)
IcePorcupine
7,35 Base damage
+
3,15 Base damage
Void Compass (Weapon) Mnemos Set Icon
Chorus of the Void
10 Base damage 3 times
Void Bolt (Ranged Weapon) 20 Base damage
Void Eruption (Helm) Mnemos Set Icon
Chorus of the Void
Liberator set icon
Liberator (Shock only)
VoidEruption
20 Base damage
Void Blast (Armor)
VoidBlast
20 Base damage
Void Pricker (Weapon) Liberator set icon
Liberator
VoidPricker
20 Base damage
Void Collapse (Armor)
VoidCollapse
1 Base damage
20 Base damage
Void Twirl (Helm)
VoidTwirl
2 Base damage 6 times
4 Base damage
4 Base damage
6 Base damage
Void Dash (Ranged Weapon)
VoidDash
12 Base damage
Cobra Throw (Weapon) King of serpents set icon
King of Serpents
14 Base damage in total (base damage for each hit are unknown)
Gaze of Terror (Helm) 10 Base damage
Ivy (Armor) 13.5 Base damage (ground shake)
9 Base damage for each vine
Basilisk's Trail (Ranged Weapon) 0 Base damage

Trivia

TitanSuperSlash

Desolator Super Slash from Shadow Fight 2

TitanMindThrow

Mind Throw from Shadow Fight 2

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3 naginatas appear when performing Collapse

  • Despite it being stated that the Legion hates shadow energy, the Legion has the largest variety of shadow abilities in the game.
  • Aside from allowing the character to use Shadow Abilities, being in Shadow Form also increases the damage of other attacks by 25%.
  • Some equipments have their own unique shadow ability, which other equipments do not have.
  • The Naginata is the only weapon that has its Epic and Legendary versions share the same Shadow Ability as their Rare counterpart.
  • Harpoons and Blasters are the only ranged weapons that have their Epic and Legendary versions share the same Shadow Ability as their Rare counterpart.
  • Mash, Skeet, Meteorite, Whirlwind, Circulator, Displacement, Trip, Ripper, Peg-Top, Removal, Trail, Bolt and Void Compass are the only Shadow Abilities that are capable of dealing Head Hits.
    • Additionally, it allows these abilities to deal Shock.
  • Some of the Shadow Abilities function similar to certain moves from Shadow Fight 2. Examples are the Choke ability which is similar to the Mind Throw Magic, and the Tumble ability which functions in a similar manner to the Desolator Super Slash move. Both of them are the unique attacks used by Titan.
  • Clutch - Rage Stomp and Cage - Shadow Aurora are the only shadow abilities which share the same in-game icon.
    • Raging Giant and Shadow Aurora are the sets exclusive shadow abilities when it fully equipped and they're alter the original shadow ability of the ranged weapon.
  • Raging Giant currently is the only shadow ability that has no official name. The name "Raging Giant" is fanmade.
  • Divine Judge's, Spring Champion's and Demon Prince's Shadow Abilities are not affected by cooldown time. Therefore, users can still use Shadow Ability while their cooling time is not yet over.
  • Unlike other Rare equipments, Rare Traps, Rare Spikes, Rare Electromines do not have any Shadow Ability.
  • The user is completely interruptible when performing Ram - not even shocks can put a stop to it.
    • Shadow Onslaught and Shadow Blast also once had interruptible, but after the v1.34 update, they no longer have this ability.
  • There was a bug on Collapse shadow ability, where the user summons 3 naginatas instead of two. This can happen if the distance between the user and the enemy is far enough.
    • This had been fixed in later updates.
  • Initially, the Collapse shadow ability was unavailable after the Chapter IV update - over 5 years since that ability was removed.
  • Soul Revenge reuses the scrapped one-handed sword shadow ability animation.
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