Shadow Power

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Shadow Power is a Defensive Demon Hunter skill unlocked at Level 16. Using this enables the Demon Hunter to add considerable life leech for a short period of time.

This skill and all of its rune effects cost Discipline to enable the effect, which lasts for just 3 seconds. It's therefore essential for a Demon Hunter to use this skill strategically, timing it to start just an onslaught of other offensive skills, so as to gain the most possible benefit from the short term buff.



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[edit] Skill Rune Effects

See the Shadow Power rune effects page for a more thorough description of rune effects, or any of the individual rune pages for numbers, screenshots, blue quotes, and much more.

Name Level Description
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Shadow Power
(database)

Defensive
16 Cost: 14 Discipline


Draw in the power of the shadows, gaining 16093 Life per Hit for 5 seconds.

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Night Bane
(database)
21 Slow the movement speed of enemies within 30 yards by 80% for 5 seconds.
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Blood Moon
(database)
29 Increase the Life per Hit gain to 32185.
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Well of Darkness
(database)
37 Reduce the cost to 10 Discipline.
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Gloom
(database)
51 Reduce damage taken by 35% while Shadow Power is active.
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Shadow Glide
(database)
58 Gain 30% increased movement speed while Shadow Power is active.


[edit] Synergies

The following Demon Hunter passives provide a benefit to Shadow Power, runed or not:

Name Level Description
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Perfectionist
(database)

Passive
35 Reduce the Discipline cost of all skills by 10%. Increase your Armor and resistance to all damage types by 10%.


Discipline is used to fuel many of your tactical and defensive skills.


[edit] Development

Shadow Power was first seen at the July 2011 Press Event, where it was a level 19 skill.

The initial base skill's function was:

  • Draw in the power of the shadows, increasing attack speed by 30% for 8 seconds.

Players enjoyed this greatly during early beta testing, when it provided a great short term DPS boost that most players used to devastate Leoric. This effect was evidently too powerful, and the skill was changed to its current, much-less-useful life leech form in late 2011.


[edit] Beta

When the beta began in September 2011, Shadow Power was changed to level 12. The skill system was once again overhauled for the Beta Patch 13, and Shadow Power was classified as a Shadow skill and moved way up to level 30. For Beta Patch 14, it was re-classified as a Defensive skill and dropped to level 16. Also, the "Shadow" category was replaced with "Hunting".


[edit] Media

Shadow Power can be seen in action on video here:

  • None yet.

You can find pictures in the Diablo III screenshot and picture gallery:


[edit] References