Wizard101 Shadow Creatures Guide

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Shadow Creatures – New Shadow Magic!

Shadow Creatures 1With the release of Khrysalis Part 2 to the Test Realm today, W101 made us aware of the next generation of Shadow Magic: Shadow Creatures!

These creatures last 4 rounds, and similar to our current Shadow Spells we can do things they “like” or “dislike” the difference here seems to be that at the end of 4 rounds, doing things these creatures “like” will have an impact on the damage they do to our opponents! We’ll let you know more as we are able to test them.

Here’s the quote from the W101 Test Realm Update Notes:

Shadow Creatures are the next phase of Shadow Magic. Players can summon forth these creatures which live in the realm of Shadow.

shadow creatures 2These creatures are fickle, and the more they are pleased by the caster’s actions, the more effective they will be. A good way to look at Shadow Creatures is that by summoning one, it is not supporting you, but you are supporting it. If you please the Shadow Creature through your actions, it will cast spells as it powers up (adding blades, traps, etc.), and its final attack will be more powerful. If you cast spells that displease the Shadow Creature, it won’t be so kind.

Shadow Creatures persist for 4 rounds. Each type of Shadow Creature has actions they like and actions they dislike. These vary between creatures. Performing actions they like will cause them to grow and gain power, and as you would expect, performing actions they dislike, or passing, will cause them to shrink down a stage. It’s up to you to experiment with spells to find out what each Shadow Creature likes or dislikes

Check them out below:

Dark Shepherd

Wizard101 Dark Shepherd Spell


Cost: 2 Shadow Pips, 0 Power Pips.

Effect: 300-750 Health Steal to all enemies, swap half to Health.

Level: 97+

Dark Nova

Wizard101 Shadow Creature Dark Nova Spell


Cost: 2 Shadow Pips, 0 Power Pips.

Effect: 400-1600 Shadow Damage (to single target?)

Level: 97+

Dark Fiend



Cost: 2 Shadow Pips, 0 Power Pips.

Effect: 580-945 Shadow Damage to all enemies.

Level: 97+

Dark Shepherd Deeper Info

Who Gets Dark Shepherd?


  • Heals
  • Health Steals (Ghoul, Scarecrow, Etc)
  • Shadow Magic (Tested with Shrike)
  • Negative Charms (Plague, Weakness, Smoke Screen, Black Mantle, etc.)


  • Blades
  • Traps


  • 300 Damage to all enemies. (No Likes)
  • 400 Damage to all enemies + Shadow Blade. (1 Like)
  • 550 Damage to all enemies + Shadow Spear. (2 Likes)
  • 750 Damage to all enemies + 25% Incoming healing boost ward to self. (3 Likes)

Note: Healing ward looks like the trap from Lord of Night, except it is a positive instead of a negative healing effect.

Dark Nova Deeper Info

Who gets Dark Nova?

  • Storm
  • Ice (Thx to Christian in the comments!)


  • Blades (Put them on yourself or Teammates, as long as you cast them.)
  • Traps
  • Shadow Magic (Tested with Shrike)


  1. Shields
  2. Heals


  • 400 Damage to single target. (No Likes)
  • 798 Damage to single target + Shadow Blade. (1 Like)
  • 1200 Damage to single target + Shadow Spear. (2 Likes)
  • 1600 Damage to single target + 25% universal trap to all enemies. (3 Likes)

Dark Fiend Deeper Info

Who Gets Dark Fiend?

  • Fire
  • Myth (Thanks to seethe42 in the comments!)
  • Balance (Brand GhostSpear in the comments)


  • Damage
  • Shadow Magic (Tested with Shrike)
  • Cleanse Charm, Pierce, Shatter (via seethe42)

Note: Immolate does not count as two “Likes”, but other self damage spells like Dark Pact do count as a Like.


  • Blades
  • Traps
  • Heals


  • 580 Damage to all enemies. (No Likes)
  • 689 Damage to all enemies + Shadow Blade. (1 Like)
  • 809 Damage to all enemies + Shadow Spear. (2 Likes)
  • 945 Damage to all enemies + Pierce one shield from all enemies. (3 Likes)

Current Testing Info

dark-fiend-selectedNote: During our testing, on Test Realm, these Shadow Spells have only been lasting 3 rounds instead of the advertised 4 rounds. We’ll let you know if this changes.

How They Work

These are very similar to your current Shadow Spells, like Shrike. When you cast them you get an orb which informs you whether or not they “like” what you are doing.Β  They start at 30% Backlash and that amount is raised or lowered depending on whether you “please” the Shadow. At the end of (currently) 3 rounds, you will be damaged with Backlash for that percentage of your health.

The major difference here is that unlike previous Shadow Spells, they do not affect your stats. Instead of giving you any bonuses, at the end of (currently) 3 rounds, they damage your opponent(s).

Likes = Buffs

Doing things that please the Shadow will cause it to buff itself.

  1. shadowbladeIn our testing, we found that the first “Like” causes the Shadow to place a 40% Shadow Blade.
  2. The second “Like” causes the shadow to place a 10% Shadow Spear.
  3. What happens on the third “Like” depends on which Shadow Creature you’re using.
  4. At the end of 4 rounds, when they do their scheduled attack, their attack uses these Shadow Buffs to inflict greater damage on your opponents.
  5. With each “Like” your Shadow Creature will do more base damage on their attack, independent of their buffs. It will also remove 10% Backlash.
  6. Each “dislike” will drop your Shadow Creature’s damage down a level (though it cannot go below the lowest number on the card). Dislikes will not remove any Shadow Buffs you have earned (blade/spear). It will add 10% Backlash.
  7. The shadow behind you will visibly grow or shrink to let you know how “powered up” it is.

shadowspearShadow Creatures have secondary effects which only happen at 3 “Likes”. For instance, Dark Shepherd may also place a 25% incoming heal boost ward on its user.

More Specific Info:

  • Besides just using their Shadow Blades and Spears, the Shadow Damage will use your universal buffs – like Balanceblade and Bladestorm – if you have any on at the time.
  • Shadow Creatures will use your Universal damage boost!
  • Shadow Creature attacks cannot critical. (Tested using the glitched Critical Globals on Test Realm).
  • Shadow Creatures are “blind” to pet spells. Cards from your pet will not count as Likes or Dislikes.
  • Unlike previous Shadow Magic, Shadow Creatures will stick around if you Polymorph and continue to gain Likes/Dislikes.
  • The Shadow Buffs (blade/spear) can be stolen with Steal Charm and destroyed with Earthquake.
  • You can defend Shadow Damage with Universal defenses. Universal Resist, Tower Shield, Weakness, etc.


How They Look

These shadow spells appear as.. well, a shadow. They stretch from your feet and rise up behind you, like an actual shadow come to life.


Watch them in Action!


Where to find Shadow Creatures

Elana-Darksun-soloElena Darksun in the Solar Arc in Khonda Desert, Khrysalis. She becomes available for training as soon as you complete the Solar Arc quests. These are main line quests, so if you haven’t found her you simply haven’t quested far enough.


Be Level 97, have previously learned Shadow Magic, and have completed the quest Creatures of Shadow and Light.




Keep your eyes open for more updates as we gain more info on Khrysalis part 2!

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Wizard101 Level 97 Global Spells Guide

Wizard101 Shadow Creatures Guide


Bonus – Beguile Glitch from testing!

Today we were testing the effects of Beguile on the new Shadow Creature spells and came across a glitch. This is purely a visual glitch, and the health gets adjusted to be distributed across both teammates at the beginning of the next round. However, on the round that the glitch happens, one teammate really takes a beating. lol

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  • Garrett

    I LOVE that two of these are aoe… this is a fantastic addition for classes like life and myth that have been lacking in high level aoe power in the higher levels…it really depends on what these spells “like” i do enjoy that they are focusing on these shadow spells as being the “big damage spells” instead of high level school spells

  • So if these are from the Solar Arc, these must be the “Sun” Shadow-corrupted spells, yes?

    • Idk, it doesn’t seem like they’re really related to sun spells in any way.. but we’ll find out.

  • Eric Stormbringer

    This is a huge amount of change to process, going to be really excited to see how these impact PvP.

    • jerry

      idk how to even use those things even though i read the description

      • same -_- i am so confused

        • Angel

          Well i guess the higher you protect it, the more damage it will do at the end.

          • u can enchant THEM???????? i just saw alexander lionheart solo the last boss on his channel

      • Psylent Night

        No worries! We’re going full speed into test realm to test the new shadow spells out. We’ll be updating this guide as we figure out more info πŸ™‚

  • Phil

    I’m confused as to how these work, is it like a single hit or a minion? Because i’m not sure how a single hit would be pleased/displeased by my actions and if it’s a transformation like the previous, it would seem that i’m limited to that single move on the card? I’m probably missing something

    • I think it’s like a mix between a pet, a minion, and a current shadow spell. It can’t be attacked (like a pet), and it casts things (like a minion) and what it casts on its final turn depends on if you do what it likes or dislikes (like a shadow spell).

      That’s my impression, anyway, testing will tell us for sure.

      • Phil

        Ok, thank you both πŸ™‚

      • Angel

        I think you might have to protect it.

    • Psylent Night

      My initial observation is minion that lingers for four rounds, then does what its supposed to do. Your guess is as good as mine though lol

  • Danny

    These look AWESOME.

  • Jack Dragonshield

    Trying to decide which one I like most! πŸ˜›
    It’s gonna be hard to choose between them, that’s for sure.

  • mirmir

    YESSSSSS! Shadow Creatures! I’m probably going with dark shepherd, but then again dark fiend doesn’t look bad either….
    P.S. still waiting on a balance promethean pvp guide… lol

    • thomas

      look up mine, i think i called it breaking the scales

  • Merciless Jean Percy

    Wow kingsisle seem to be working hard, first the pirate101 updates and now all of these. I can’t wait for them to go on live realm.

    • Garrett

      pirate101 still hasnt had any actual updates or a test realm… just more teasers… that they have been getting since november… if pirate101 updates this year it will be a miracle.

      • They have said “in the Spring” a few times, so I think it won’t be long. πŸ™‚

  • Are these guys, like, minions? I honestly don’t get how they work.

    • Cody Nightblade

      These new shadow spells come with the special effect that at the end of the round, when the shadow magic leaves, you will cast that spell to summon the creature, depending on which two-shadow pip spell you used. If you used spells that your creature liked during the shadow magic aura, the damage will be higher. If you used spells that the creature disliked, it’ll do less damage.
      I have seen in one video that when you do something that satisfies the shadow aura, your wizard seems to cast a specific order of blades (only worked for dark fiend in test realm, during last battle of Khrysalis Part 2, against Morganthe, when she used shadow magic): +40% shadow damage, then +10% shadow pierce, then I don’t know what the third one is, if it exists.
      *This needs to be verified.*

  • While You Read My Name I Took

    To be honest, I don’t see much use for these spells. You can’t boost them up without being balance. I’d only use them if they made a shadowblade.

    • Someone called me? >:D

    • Laurel Balanceblade

      Lucky me! πŸ˜€

  • ~Justin LightShade~

    I also noticed that the Shadow spells has a new picture in the right box.

  • I would love the drain one

  • Aaron S.

    i love the idea of the shadow nova, it can either be as massive as a storm owl, or as pathetic as an ice wyvern. it’s almost like a wild bolt πŸ˜€ problem with shepherd is that now anyone can basically use a scarecrow, which makes death class less unique. as for the fiend, I love it! it won’t effect pvp in any way, (which is a pro) but in pve, myth now has an aoe…other schools may not use it though since you can’t boost it in any way

    • Laurel Balanceblade

      not really you can’t blade shepherd except you prefer to die fast but you can heal and let it blade you so it works out i guess?

  • WilliamD

    so based on the fact that they are shadow do they ignore shields resist and any other debuffs like the backlash from current shadow spells do?

  • Carter

    No myth AOE. Oh my gosh. Myth is now extremely weak!

    • Cory Arp

      Really? Myth has frog, quake and multiple stun spells. LIFE needs an aoe. Not myth.

      • Carter

        Life has at least forest lord myth needs a more powerful myth school only spell.

        • flash33

          Forest lord costs 8 pips to cast though; myth has humongofrog at 4 pips and earthquake and noble humongofrog both at 6 pips. My main wizard is a fire wizard, yet I still find myself using meteor strike as my main attack when facing mobs with fire dragon for boss fights (and before you ask, yes, I do have a myth wizard and some myth wizard friends as well).

          • zeus warrior

            It still doesn’t mean myth doesn’t need an aoe spell. My primary is fire and as a fire I can use rain of fire, a very good aoe spell. Myth just needs an aoe spell that at least does 600 damage to all.

      • Laurel Balanceblade

        no its myth that need an AoE and am not even myth but I know lots of Myth friends

      • zeus warrior

        LIFE has forest lord, a decent aoe. MYTH on the other hand doesn’t have any strong aoe spells.

  • Greedy Samuel Templeton

    By any chance, would these shadow creatures come with backlash?

    • Laurel Balanceblade

      read the explanations pls

    • Psylent Night

      Yes! They start out at 30 backlash

    • Laurel Balanceblade


  • Cory Arp

    Kings isle really has dropped the ball when it comes to life school. I am very upset with how they treat life wizards.

    • Evan Firerider

      Why? They just gave you guys a scarecrow in shadow form.

      • Christopher Legendblade

        Yeah I agree, I may not be in zafaria yet but I already love it.

    • zeus warrior

      Shadow shepherd is not underpowered, it steals health which is good.

    • Xicero

      What? I’m a life wizard myself and I’m glad we got something like this. Another all attack spell for us which also gives health back to us. I’m pleased with it.

    • Blaze MeOut

      Dude you heal others while it attacks for you honestly … its a great spelt your like multitasking plus it gives healh back how great is that … and it goes through life and ice absorb … dang that is a lot

      • James Earthwalker

        Do you really think that Life wizards JUST heal? Seriously. We use Blades and Traps too!

        • Blaze MeOut

          I never Said that dude … chill out … but you guys have the power to heal better than anyone else … you can heal a friend while you want to attack at the same time … sounds like a great multitasking spell … death also gets this spell this spell isn’t just meant for life … so stop wining about it … this spell isn’t specifically life school purpose


      You guys aren’t alone ice needs some type of damage on their gear too

  • Laurel Balanceblade

    Balance? Do we get any for free?

    • Isaac Hicks

      your most likely getting the same one as life

      • Laurel Balanceblade

        Yea figured.

  • Isaac Hicks

    If storm gets dark nova for free that means fire and myth will too like with shadow shrike. and if life gets dark shepherd free then balance will also like shadow seraph. which means ice and death will get dark fiend free like with shadow sentinel.

  • mirmir

    cooooooool pictures. so has anyone found out how they function yet?

    • Psylent Night

      Almost! We only got through a handful of the basics before our testers had to go. We’ll try to update this post with organized info asap πŸ™‚

  • tonyyy

    will all school get 1 shadow spell for free again or storm and life only? because it would be awfull

  • tonyyy

    and i would love to see them in action so can u make a video of them? i would be gracefull

  • Cody Nightblade

    This makes me think of how powerful Balance can get if they learned the dark shepherd, with all the blades a balance has… Then, Balance has availing hands and helping hands, so keep healing. This would probably intensify the damage, and perhaps hit more than ten thousand damage for a drain done by a sorcerer.

  • 4/5/2014 – This guide has been updated with findings from our initial testing on Test Realm.

    • Major update to the info here, from more in-depth testing.

  • Christian Gomez

    My Ice wizard got Dark Nova for free.

    • Thanks for letting us know. πŸ™‚

  • Gabriel

    Saw a video of the dark shepherd the shadow creatures appears behind you and its amazing

  • Gabriel

    Johnnycentral1 posted the video on YouTube

  • Adrian Earthwalker

    Death gets Dark Nova for free. Just pointing that out.

    • Just to be sure.. You got it on your Death? This isn’t just the natural assumption of Drain = Death, right?

  • Gabriel

    Death gets sheperd

  • Gabriel

    Blaze life hammers’ s video on YouTube

  • mirmir

    So, for instance I’m using dark shepherd and I use a blade, will it add more backslash, or will nothing happen?
    idk if I can live with just heals lol. In my opinion, Dark fiend should have been the attack that likes attacks, and Fiend should have liked blades.

  • James

    Is it possible to use Shadow Shrike, Sentinel, or Seraph while using the new shadow spells?

    • I don’t think so.. but we’ll try to test it when we can.

      • James


    • Blaze MeOut

      well I think so … these aren’t like the shadow polymorph thing … they are like summoned minions … idk we have to get three shadow pips for it … but backlash is gonna be huge XD

    • Laurel Balanceblade

      I think you can but kill your opponent when the spells are still active or you are so dead

    • seethe42

      Yes, in fact Shrike is one of the likes for Dark Nova. By the way, it’s 3 rounds, not 4, and the third like adds a +25 universal trap to all enemies.

  • Just updated this with more images from our testing, and a bit more info – including the visual aspects of the spells.

  • Phil

    I’m curious to see how drain spells affect Shepard, if they don’t assist in decreasing backlash like they don’t with shrike then i’m not too sure how to use them lol. Thanks for the updates πŸ™‚

    edit: the more health you drain back the more the backlash will deal, but if you boost the shadow less and cause it to drain less you still take more backlash.

  • alexis hunter

    One more thing – the way I see it, the main problem with the Shadow spells is that they pretty much announce the opponent about your exact actions for the next 3 or 4 rounds. Many other things can give hints (blades – so you will attack; auras – so you will defend / heal / attack etc.), but because of the Backlash, which CONDITIONS the players to do the respective actions, the Shadow spells are the worst offenders in this area. And the creatures are a little worse than the spells, because they also announce WHEN you will be doing a certain action – with Shrike on the opponent can only vaguely guess about when you will hit, and how hard, but with a Creature looming behind you, you’ll clearly not be doing any game-changing move for the next 3 (or 4) rounds. Unless they will be used as decoys? Hmmmm…

  • Just a note, I had to edit “BA” out of two of your comments today. It’s on our list of blocked words lol, sends comments straight to moderation rather than visible on the site.

    • alexis hunter

      Oops. That explains why my comments went into moderation – I thought that it was caused by some mysterious settings of the laptop I wrote them from. I’ll remember to cool off my enthusiasm when writing epithets πŸ™‚

      On a somewhat related note, I’ve just discovered that you can’t type “Savage Paw” in the game. Oh dear.

      • The game filters are a little aggressive, yeah. lol

  • mirmir

    Another question-shadow resist? throughout the video I saw shadow resist. Does this mean there will be shadow damage, and more shadow to come?

    • It’s just our universal resist. The same way you can resist moon damage from insane bolt.

      • mirmir

        Oh. Got excited there for a second lol.

  • Laurel Balanceblade

    Right now i am so happy i am balance because i can blade fiend or nova to the max

  • Alvin

    Ok guys, if your confused about shadow magic, read on!
    This form of shadow magic puts a shadow behind you. When you do something it likes it grows bigger, but do something it doesn’t like and it adds backlash so watch out! The first time you please it with your actions it gives you a shadow blade +40 damage. The second time you do this you get a shadow spear +10 pierce. and the third time you do it, to do something extra (as stated in the likes=buffs section) at the end of there 3 (may be 4 by live realm) round term they will attack doing more damage the more you pleased them! shadow nova does the most shadow fiend does second most and shadow shepherd does the least but heals you when casted. They each have there own cool animation and each have there own likes and dislikes. Shadow fiend likes all obstacles removed from its path so attacks and shield breaking will make it happy. Shadow shepherd enjoys healing so don’t bother buffing its damage as it will do that for you! just heal away! Shadow nova finally is a selection spell, while all the other spells its all enemy’s shadow nova you can aim on one enemy. It does the most and enjoys traps, blades, so on… I hope this cleared everything up and sorry for any grammar errors!

  • WTG

    they should have cut to the chase a little more and not kill eachother and make a 14 min video of them trying to do a simple task >.>

    • It’s a testing video. It’s not a demonstration of just “how to use them”.. it’s showing what happens under different circumstances.

  • Isaiah HawkHaven

    hey, does death drains like Scarecrow and Dr.von for example make the dark shepherd stronger? or do you have to use satyr or sacrifice?

  • Shadow Fiend always looks like a weird dog thing.

    We tested this with Nova, and since Shrike gives 10% damage boost, it counts as a Like for Dark Nova. Pretty nifty.

    • Blaze MeOut

      Lol I mean you look like a shadow dog … XDD … shadow fiend does look like a dog yes … but after you usd shadow shrike … it didn’t look like shadow shrike if you noticed

      • Used it several times tonight and Shrike looked the same as always.

        • Blaze MeOut

          Hmm … it must have been a glitch o:

          • “creatures” that we fight in the game have a different look for their shadow spells like Shrike.

          • Blaze MeOut

            Oh that explains a lot

          • flash33

            Actually, me and Ravino. figured out in KH part 1 test that if you have a transformation elixir active and you use a rank 1 shadow spell while still in a shadow spell form, then you can look like these “boss/enemy form” shadow spells. I wrote an article about it for Spiral Libraries that you can see here: http://spirallibraries.com/2013/12/20/the-alternate-shadow-spell-forms/

          • It’s possible, but it’s a glitch. Originally this simply happened any time you had a transformation on – you looked like a “creature” so you got a creature shadow. Then they *tried* to fix it, but we’re still able to invoke the glitch.

          • Blaze MeOut

            Hmm no wonder I seen it in 1v1 when some guy horribly tried to use it against by shirking twice but had to much backlash

  • Blaze MeOut

    Hey guys dark shepherd attacks exactly like scarecrow … so that means if the enemy rebirthed just to stay alive … dark shepherd will go through the absorb and kick as

  • luke unicornblod

    all of them uses balance blades as well as shadow blades, so balance gets nice boost on shadow spells πŸ™‚

  • luke unicornblod

    NOWS you can get tree likes on shadows dark sheperd gives +25% to hext heal when you get tree likes

  • seethe42

    A few things missing from the Guide:

    Dark Nova’s likes also include Cleanse Charm, Pierce and Shatter (even if there is nothing to clear).

    Myth gets it for free.

    The third like gives +25 universal trap to all.

    • Blaze MeOut

      Oh wow nice research … well the description of dark nova did say it liked damage output … you are pretty much making it easier to attack with those spells especially with all those shields/weaknesses gone

      • seethe42

        Was mistake, please update. It’s NOT Nova, it’s Fiend. My mistake confusing them as I learned all 3 to test them.

    • Thanks for the info. I added this to the guide along with a major update from our testing results.

  • Thinking Death players will be excited to find that Shepherd “likes” health steal spells.

  • Laurel Balanceblade

    What about Balance?

    • Someone with a Balance needs to let us know what they got for free.

      • Laurel Balanceblade

        Ok I am in test realm but not that far yet, will try

  • For the damage like, do self damage hits count? I know immolate doesn’t, but how about testing it out with those self damage death spells?

    • Just tested this and using Dark Pact, the self-damage counted as a like, then the blade as a dislike.

  • Jack Frost

    Well, obviously balance is the last one to be found out like always. Balance is probably getting Dark Fiend, so I guess I’ll be having to spend an extra point for Nova πŸ™

  • Minion sacrifice spells do not seem to count as a “like” for Fiend.

    • Beguile works as expected but causes a visual glitch. I’m thinking this glitch could lead to a similar “pop back to life” glitch like Cloak was doing.. so if you get to test that out and find the same bug, please report it on test realm.

      • Currently in 1v1, using beguile on the turn that Shadow Nova is supposed to attack causes it do to nothing. The caster still gets backlash, but nova doesn’t attack anyone.

        So, in 1v1 you can use beguile as a Shadow Dispel, basically.

        • I also think these things are limited to a single “like” per turn. Immolate only counted as one like for Fiend. I tried the new shift spell with Fiend also, since it likes damage and ward breaking effects – this also counted as a single like. So, that’s my impression atm.

        • Blaze MeOut

          Hmm I think this is a bug issue … dark nova is a single hit attack … from what I know from group Pvp experience … beguile has no affect on single hits … only all enemy hits … so in 1v1 this might only work against dark nova or dark nova has a bug with beguile … the other shadow creatures are all enemy hits so they might not actually dispel… the program that controls the shadow creatures are trying to look for other teammates on your team … since there is no other players in 1v1 it doesn’t hit anyone … so this might also be considered a bug

          • Beguile has worked like this with regular spells in 1v1 before, so it’s not entirely surprising.

  • Corwin ShadowForge

    Balance gets dark fiend if I remember right πŸ˜› Except.. I trained all 3 so I might get mixed up o_o

  • Updated to include video of the Beguile glitch from our testing.

  • Jack Dragonshield

    Since these are attacks, Can they be enchanted with colossal?

    • Scot hexeyes

      yeah,can they?

    • Nope.

    • ThatDudeWhoDestroys

      That’s actually not a bad idea. I would most definitely implement enchants into the Shadow Creatures.

  • jason

    my brother’s ice wizard is warlord and he just spams blades and traps, then hits with massive lord of winter. with dark nova in his deck, he wll be able to weaken opponents

  • True Fire

    I don’t get it, what’s the glitch? Didn’t make much sense to me?

    • I got beguiled, which meant the AoE attack should have hit my team instead of the opposing team. That part worked, except if you watch the video closely, you’ll see it didn’t hit my whole team. It damaged the player on the far left, repeatedly. Nearly killed him.

  • Blaze MeOut

    this beguile glitch needs to be fixed loll someone got twice the beating XD

  • Blaze MeOut

    hmm blind to pet spells sounds good because then it makes the advantage of having certain cards from your pet that help you out a ton in shadow form

  • Blaze MeOut

    Advantage of shadow creatures: they are like minions that doesn’t take up any spot in Pvp …

  • Phillip

    I don’t know why ice got Dark Nova, I mean we’re suppose to have high health and resist, but it dislikes it if you shield/heal.

    • YO

      That’s the point.. with their high resist and health ice wizards naturally have, there would be no need for shielding/healing. It goes along with the Shadow Creature that they’re given for free, same with every other wizard that receives their free Shadow Creature.

    • Nova likes buffs.. and Ice has to buff more than any other class. So I mean, makes pretty good sense to me. lol

  • Scot HexEyes

    Actually, what does balance get?

  • Brand Ghostspear

    Balance gets dark fiend because i just got it on my balance.

  • Brand Ghostspear

    If you use the moon shift spell in shadow shriek, it will take away the backlash. And if in dark fiend creature, it will have no affect with moon shift spell.

    • This is not true. I just tested with Dark Fiend and it gets a “like” from the damage of a Shift spell.

      • Brand Ghostspear

        Oh, I probably used a different shadow creature. I just got all the shadow creatures yesterday and still getting used to them. But it still works with shadow shriek.

        • Yeah, I figured. With that in mind – Are you sure Dark Fiend is what you actually got for free?

          • Brand Ghostspear

            Ya, I did. When I completed quest, it gave me dark fiend.

  • Ethan spellcaller

    What spell do balance wizards get?

  • Boris icestaff

    So the shadow dispell is the beguile?:D

    • purple fury

      there is no shadow dispell, but you can use the shadow spell against them by casting beguile on them when its supposed to hit, then it will change target and hit theyre own team

  • Paul

    When the Shadow Creature reaches its last round and attacks…is its action staggered until after you take your turn?

  • Brand Ghostspear

    I just ran some test on using dark fiend and moon shift paladin, If perform that mouse paladin, the fiend will do a like and a dislike. Also, when i used it again, even it did like and dislike again and it has a shadow blade, it will add shadow pierce.

  • seethe42

    Just got to these spells on live and no longer get one free. All three cost 1 point.

  • purple fury

    so do these really last 3 rounds instead of the said 4 rounds, or is the bug fixed? if so please give more info on the 4th like πŸ˜€

  • Alvin

    They last 4 rounds. The first round is the one you casted it on plus the other three rounds.

    • purple fury

      this is not true cause then this would count for the shadow polymorphs too and they last 3 rounds, but when you would use them they both last 3 rounds after you cast it, so that would mean those spells are 4 round polymorph?

  • Alvin

    Guys I just tested, I don’t know about all weaknesses, but Shepherd likes virulent plague!

  • James Earthwalker

    Ugh. Life, AGAIN, is ripped off in terms of Shadow Spells. Basically, the only thing we can do for those rounds when we have Shepherd or Seraph, we can do nothing but heal in hopes of reducing Backlash. Shepherd likes Health Steals, but we don’t get any of those unless we have Death as a secondary school! So basically, all we can do is heal, whereas in terms of Shrike and Nova, you can do up to 4 things to remove Backlash: Blade, Trap, Damage Bubble, AND Attacking! (I know Nova likes only Blades and Traps, but seriously.) Unfair much, Kingsisle? At LEAST make Sanctuary, Guiding Light/Brilliant Light, and Guardian Spirit reduce Backlash!

    • purple fury

      just spam minor blessing lol

  • riley

    can they be enchanted

  • sonicflare9

    can someone help me get dark nova meet me in realm dryad

  • Wait can you buff these with Sun Enchants? Or nah? πŸ˜›

    • Nope.

      • Eh, that would make it somewhat confusing since you have 3 different damage types, and it would go overpowered.

      • Bambuchani

        FINALLY someone said A USEFUL kind of Information^^

  • sonicflare9

    what quest do i get dark nova

  • The Balance Wizard Soloer

    Can somebody tell me how can dark fiend can benefit balance? I understand how it will benefit fire with it’s damage over time and myth with its remove shield and its earthquake but how will it benefit balance?

  • The Balance Wizard Soloer

    How will dark fiend benefit balance?

  • The Balance Wizard Soloer

    how can dark fiend benefit balance?

  • James Earthwalker

    Does Guiding Light, Guardian Spirit, or Sanctuary do anything to Dark Shepherd? Would they be neutral, or add or remove Backlash?

    • Not sure about GS or Sanctuary, but I don’t think Guiding Light affects it. Could be wrong though, my memory of that specific test is fuzzy.

  • James Earthwalker


  • The Balance Wizard Soloer

    how can dark fiends benefit balance? it benefits fire with it’s damage over time and myth with its remove ward or trap but how does it benefit balance though?

    • Posting the same question repeatedly will not make it any more likely to be answered.

      The answer to your question is subjective. Any Balance player is capable of casting attacks and therefore “buffing” Fiend and getting heavy damage out of it. So it’s as much a benefit to Balance as it is to any other school.

      The question of how it will benefit YOUR Balance depends entirely on how you play. It may not benefit your playstyle, but that’s true of any spell for any school. It seems to me that Balance, true to their philosophy, are getting a “balanced” set of Shadow Spells. Their last one was defensive, this one is offensive.

      • The Balance Wizard Soloer

        XD when I posted the comment I didn’t see it get posted but now when I look at the bottom its filled with the same questions my bad it was an accident and thank you

  • Mohamed Asmali

    I dont get it

  • Mohamed Asmali

    i have seen people in wizard101 use different kinds of shadow creatures

  • Mohamed Asmali

    so can anyone tell me what those cards are?

  • tristan winterflame

    I have my last training point. I don’t know weather to use it on dark nova or conviction

  • kevin legendhammer

    ok, so i know now that shadow fiend likes damage, but does earthquake count as a double like?

  • Also worth mentioning, Dark Shepherd likes weaknesses and black mantles.

  • William Blackburn

    Don’t know if you have added this but Dark Shepherd likes all kinds of Negative Damage Charms πŸ™‚
    When I am jading in a 4v4 I like to activate Shepherd then use Plagues, V.Plagues and JuJu to max out its strength.

  • William Blackburn

    Just did some testing with Shepherd. Although Negative damage charms do count as likes, accuracy debuffs like mantle and smoke screen do no affect it.

  • Wolf FrostBlade

    I know I might be echoing somebody in the comments or maybe I just didn’t read the guide thoroughly, but I discovered that Dark Nova uses Feints, nonetheless, Feints are universal.

  • codyraven101

    So it they are happy enough like giving there likes you won’t get any back lash

    • No, if you cast spells that they “like” then backlash gets reduced, the minimum is 10% backlash. Casting a Shadow spell guarantees backlash.

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