|This is an elemental research about Shadow element, a guideline. |
All the mentioned abilities are the basics, and by no means are the only possible abilities of this element.
It's only used to show the differences in elemental levels.
Shadow is an element, unique for darkers. This element is the closest to darkness, and despite belonging to Fire elemental branch, it is different from typical fire elements. While fire elements focus on burning things, shadow is more about hiding and avoiding being hit.
That is why the very first skill shadow darkers learn is not a shadow fire/breath, but shadow blending. It's of more practical use for them rather than a shadow breath.
Skill levels & abilities Edit
Starter level: Basic blending with shadows, also known as shadow transformation for very bit (up to 1 hour). Enough to get away from danger.
Intermediate level: The blending is possible for longer time, maybe a few hours. The darker starts attempting to maintain their form while turning into a shadow, basics of shadow form; it doesn’t hold for more than a few minutes though, the form is unstable. They may learn how to breathe a shadow “fire”, which doesn’t burn, but suffocates enemies. If the enemy is hit with it on head, the shadow fire leaves potions of shadow magic on their eyes, making them confused, even attack their allies.
Average level: All the previously levels' skills but stronger and more stable.
Master level: The darker gets a hold of a shadow form and can maintain it for a few hours without fully blending with the shadows or materializing back. Usually the shadow form is without any effects, so hitting it neither harms the darker nor the attacker; they just pass through. The shadow form rarely repeats the darker's material shape, usually it's simplified.
"Shadow claws” - striking the enemy with paws, engulfed in shadow fire, - can be learned on this level. They don’t need to know how to breathe the shadow fire for it though. If a shadow darker is wingless, they may also learn to manifest shadow wings once they master their shadow form skill.
Guardian level: The Guardian level of shadow element is rumoured to allow darkers the ability to expand and shrink their shadow, make it partially material, so that they would be able to make spikes out of their shadow to pierce the enemies. However, the only know darker of such level is Korfeo, as usually the Master skill level is enough to survive and fight.
- Shadow darkers are not strong physically, therefore rely a lot on their element;
- Usually shadow darkers are black fully or partially, rarely of any other colour.