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Shadow Status Effect in Diablo 4

An overview of the Shadow Status Effect in Diablo 4.




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Status Effect NameEffect Description
ShadowDeals Shadow Damage over Time

Shadow is an effect that applies damage over time (DoT) to players or enemies by using certain skills or items. It can also cause explosions, dealing Shadow damage to surrounding enemies.

Necromancers and Rogues are the only classes using Shadow abilities.

How to Apply Shadow

Shadow can be applied by both the player and enemies. Some skills, items, and passives can cause this effect. Some Legendary Aspects can also enhance this effect, such as the Aspect of the DamnedAspect of the Damned.

Here are some examples of Skills or Passives related to the Shadow Status Effect:

RogueShadow ImbuementShadow ImbuementConsuming ShadowsConsuming Shadows

How to Recognize Shadow

Players will see a dark purple glow around themselves or an enemy inflicted with Shadow, indicating that they are receiving Shadow damage.

When an enemy affected by Shadow dies, it will trigger a dark purple explosion, inflicting Shadow damage to all surrounding enemies, which makes it easy to trigger a chain reaction of sorts.

Additional Information About Shadow

Rogues can only inflict Shadow damage through Imbuements.
Necromancers can inflict Shadow damage through Curse or Darkness skills.

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