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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 Edit

ShadowAbilityOverview

Characters using various Shadow abilities.

Shadow ability cannot be blocked, but may be dodged. It also can stop the Legion's "temporary uninterruption" interval. Shadow ability cannot deal Head hits (except Displacements) or Critical hits. In order to use a Shadow ability, a piece of gear that contains that 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, such as June who can utilize Blink ability despite not wearing Heralds suit.

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 perk. The bar is recharged by dealing or taking damage. Taking damage recharges the shadow 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 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 Shadow abilities as much as they want. Shadow form lasts for 10 seconds. There are circumstances where the Shadow bar is missing, therefore preventing the use of Shadow form, or the enemy is in unlimited Shadow form.

Shadow Alteration Perks Edit

Main article: Perk (SF3)

Below are the list of perks that are related to shadow energy. They can either alter the shadow bar or giving additional advantages by entering shadow form or using shadow abilities.

  • Recollection - Gain more shadow energy after receiving a Head hit.
  • Shadow Burn - Reduce the opponent's shadow energy and health. Can be triggered with weapon shadow abilities.
  • Shadow Leech - Absorb the opponent's shadow energy. Can be triggered with weapon shadow abilities.
  • Spurt - Gain shadow energy by moving around. Can be used to extend shadow form duration.
  • Rising Tide - Gain more shadow energy by dealing 3 (or more) hits combo.
  • Accumulation - Gain more shadow energy by dealing Critical hits.
  • Aphotic Barrier - Increase defense after exiting shadow form.
  • Shadow Charge - Gain more shadow energy by receiving a hit.
  • Amplification - First shadow energy used after entering shadow form deal more damage.
  • Deterrence - Reduce the opponent's shadow energy by using shadow abilities.
  • Discharge - Reduce the opponent's shadow energy by attacking.
  • Recharge - Gain more shadow energy by attacking.
  • Shadow Affinity - Gain additional shadow energy at the start of a round.
  • Shadow Remedy - Recover health upon entering shadow form.
  • Transfusion - Recover health when using shadow abilities.
  • Vaporization - Increase damage the more shadow energy the opponent has.

List of Weapon Shadow Abilities Edit

To use weapon's Shadow ability, press the Shadow + Forward/Backward directional button (the direction the character is facing the opponent). The cooldown time for Weapon Shadow abilities is 5 seconds. Weapon Shadow Abilities can trigger the effects of some weapon perks.

Icon Name Available on Ability Overview
Legion Small

Legion


Note: Hack and Tumble comes with the temporary uninterruption interval, which means the user will not lose balance if they receive attacks, and the ability will not stopped.
SHADOW STRONG WEAPON Crush

All Rare weapons

ShadowCrush
SHADOW TWOHANDED SWORD SLASH Rift

Epic Two-handed Sword

ShadowRift
SHADOW AXES THROW Hack

Epic and Legendary Axes

ShadowHack
SHADOW HAMMERS THROW Mash

Epic and Legendary Hammers

ShadowMash
SHADOW SWORD LONELY SPINNING SLASH Lunge

Epic, Legendary, and Unique One-handed Sword

ShadowLunge
SHADOW DUAL SWORDS SLASH Pierce

Epic and Legendary Swords

ShadowPierce
SHADOW AXES 2 Skeet

Epic, Legendary, and Unique Maces

ShadowSkeet
SHADOW GIANT SWORD SLASH 1 Tumble All Giant Sword
ShadowTumble
SHADOW TWOHANDED HAMMER SLASH Anvil Epic and Legendary Two-handed Hammer
2 hand hammer
SHADOW TWOHANDED SWORD THROW Vane Legendary and Unique Two-handed Sword
ShadowVane
SHADOW SPEAR SLASH Pricker Epic and Legendary Spear
ShadowPricker
SHADOW SHIELD KNOBSTICK SLASH 1 Meteorite Epic and Legendary Flail & Shield
ShadowMeteorite
Dynasty Small

Dynasty


Note: The shadow abilities of Dynasty weapons can prompts the temporary strengthening, therefore increasing the damage.
SHADOW AGILE WEAPON TORNADO Tornado

All Rare Weapons

ShadowTornado
SHADOW STAFF SPINNING SLASH Thresh Epic, Legendary, and Unique Staff
ShadowThresh
SHADOW GUANDAO SPINNING SLASH 1 Twirl

Epic and Legendary Guandao

Guandao
SHADOW SABERS BLINK Turmoil

Epic, Legendary, and Unique Sabers

ShadowTurmoil
SHADOW CHAIN KNIFE SLASH 1 Torrent

Epic and Legendary Chain Knife

ShadowTorrent
SHADOW NUNCHAKU SPINNING SLASH Flail

Epic and Legendary Nunchaku

ShadowFlail
SHADOW SHUANGOU SLASH 2 Slide Epic and Legendary Shuang Gou
ShadowSlide
SHADOW DEERHORN SLASH
Twist Epic and Legendary Deer Horns
ShadowTwist
SHADOW DADAO SLASH
Loop Epic and Legendary Dadao
ShadowLoop
Herald Small

Heralds

Shadow dash Dash

All Naginata and Rare Weapons

ShadowDash
SHADOW SAI SLASH 1 Prod Epic and Legendary Sai
Sai
SHADOW GLAIVE SLASH 1 Harpoon Epic and Unique Glaive
ShadowHarpoon
SHADOW KATANA SCABBARD SLASH 1 Windmill Epic and Legendary Iaido Katana
ShadowWindmill
SHADOW CLAWS SLASH 1 Pounce Epic and Legendary Claws
Claws
SHADOW KATANA SLASH 1 Displacement Epic and Legendary Katana
ShadowDisplacement
SHADOW KUSARIGAMA SLASH
Trip Epic, Legendary, and Unique Kusarigama
ShadowTrip
SHADOW DUAL KAMA SLASH
Ripper Epic and Legendary Kamas
ShadowRipper
SHADOW WHIP KATAR SLASH 1 Asphyxia Epic and Legendary Whip Katars
ShadowAsphyxia

List of Armor Shadow Abilities Edit

Press the Shadow + Down directional button to use armor's Shadow ability. The cooldown time for armor Shadow abilities is 7 seconds.

Icon Name Available on Ability Overview
Legion Small

Legion

SHADOW STRONG ARMOR Ram

All Rare Armors

ShadowRam
SHADOW CARAPACE Spikes

Epic Armors

Warlord's Plates (Legendary Armor)

ShadowSpikes
SHADOW THUD Thud

Legendary and Unique Armors

Swamper’s Camouflage (Epic Armor)

ShadowThud
Dynasty Small

Dynasty

SHADOW AGILE ARMOR Shift

All Rare Armors

ShadowShift
SHADOW AGILE ARMOR 2 Peg-Top

All Epic, Legendary, and Unique Armors

ShadowPegTop
Herald Small

Heralds

SHADOW BLINK Blink

All Rare Armors

ShadowBlink
Shadow precise armor explosion Blast All Epic, Legendary, and Unique Armors
Herald armor

List of Helm Shadow Abilities Edit

Press the Shadow + Up directional button to use helm's Shadow ability. The cooldown time for helm Shadow abilities is 7 seconds.

Icon Name Available on Ability Overview
Legion Small

Legion

SHADOW MIND THROW Choke All Rare Helms
ShadowChoke
SHADOW UPPERCUT Uppercut All Epic Helms

Chapter 1 Legendary Helms

ShadowUppercut
SHADOW STRONG HELMET
Pivot Chapter IV - VI Legendary Helms

Unique Helms

ShadowPivot
Dynasty Small

Dynasty

SHADOW AGILE HELMET Whirl All Rare Helms
ShadowWhirl
SHADOW MINE Burst All Epic, Legendary, and Unique Helms
ShadowBurst
Herald Small

Heralds

SHADOW PUSH Repel All Rare Helms
ShadowRepel
SHADOW PRECISE HELMET Eruption All Epic, Legendary, and Unique Helms
Herald helmet

List of Ranged Shadow Abilities Edit

To use ranged weapon's Shadow ability, press the Shadow + Forward/Backward directional button (the opposite direction the character is facing the opponent). The cooldown time for Ranged Weapon Shadow abilities is 7 seconds.

Icon Name Available on Abillity Overview
Legion Small

Legion

SHADOW RANGED STRONG EXPLOSION Concussion All Rare Ranged
ShadowConcussion
SHADOW RANGED STRONG KNIFE
Bonds Epic and Legendary Throwing Knives
ShadowBonds
SHADOW RANGED STRONG ARBALEST
Ballistae Epic, Legendary, and Unique Arbalest
ShadowBallistae
SHADOW RANGED STRONG AXE
Tide Epic, Legendary, and Unique Throwing Axes
ShadowTide
SHADOW RANGED STRONG PILUM
Collector Epic and Legendary Pilum
Pilum
SHADOW RANGED STRONG PISTOL
Removal Epic and Legendary Pistol
Pistol
SHADOW RANGED STRONG TRAP
Clutch Epic and Legendary Trap
Traps
Dynasty Small

Dynasty

SHADOW RANGED AGILE CLOUD
Cloud All Rare Ranged
ShadowCloud
SHADOW RANGED AGILE KNIFE
Ricochet Epic and Legendary Throwing Daggers
ShadowRicochet
SHADOW RANGED AGILE BOOMERANG
Cage Epic and Legendary Boomerangs
ShadowCage
SHADOW RANGED AGILE CHAKRAM
Roll Epic and Legendary Chakrams
ShadowRoll
SHADOW RANGED AGILE BOMB
Trail Epic, Legendary, and Unique Fire Orbs
ShadowTrail
SHADOW RANGED AGILE BOW
Hailstorm Epic and Legendary Bow
Bow
SHADOW RANGED AGILE SPIKE
Stalagmites Epic and Legendary Spikes
Spikes
Herald Small

Heralds

SHADOW RANGED PRECISE LIGHTNING
Bolt All Harpoon and Rare Ranged
Harpoon
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE KUNAI
Leap Epic and Legendary Kunai
ShadowLeap
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE SHURIKEN
Flow Epic and Legendary Shuriken
Shuriken
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE NEEDLE
Porcupine Epic and Legendary Needles
Needles
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE FOLDING BLADE
Grinder Epic, Legendary, and Unique Folding Blades
Folding blades
SHADOW RANGED PRECISE ELECTROMINE
Deactivation Epic and Legendary Electromines
Electromines

Unavailable Shadow Abilities Edit

Icon Name Available on Ability Overview
SHADOW NAGINATA SLASH 1 Collapse Epic and Legendary Naginata, before Chapter IV update. Telekinetically stabs two Naginatas up from the ground, one in front and one behind the opponent, then slams them both down on the opponent in the middle, smashing back into the ground.
Unknown Armor Shadow Ability Stroke Leaps upward to deliver a knee kick. If hit, the player will descends down from the sky to deliver two more kicks to the opponent and flip backwards.


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