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    Default [4e DnD] Shadow Knight [PEACH]

    Designed as a defender that summons a horde of supernatural servants, the Shadow Knight is a tactically complex class balanced around being limited by the economy of actions as well as using a screening force of minions to make up for lower-than-traditional defender survivability (as evidenced by the lower hp).

    My players have been playtesting this class for almost a year (yes, I designed this before HoS came out), so I am curious to see what other players and GMs think of it.

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    Role: Defender. You summon forth hordes of shadowy minions to protect your allies defeat your enemies. Your enemies know that if they ignore you for even the shortest period of time, you will exploit their weakness. You lean toward either controller or leader as a secondary role.
    Power Source: Shadow. Your shadow minions are drawn from the Shadowfell, and you have learned to draw upon the fell energies from that same place to empower your more traditional attacks as well.
    Key Abilities: Strength, Intelligence, Charisma

    Armor Proficiencies: Cloth, leather, hide, chain mail, scale; light shield, heavy shield
    Weapon Proficiencies: Simple melee, military melee, simple ranged
    Implements: Ki Foci
    Bonus to Defense: +1 Fortitude, +1 Will

    Hit Points at 1st Level: 13 + Constitution Score
    Hit Points per Level Gained: 5
    Healing Surges per Day: 9 + Constitution modifier

    Trained Skills: Arcana or Religion (your choice). From the class skills list below, choose three trained skills at first level.
    Class Skills: Arcana(Int), Athletics(Str), Endurance(Con), Intimidate(Cha), Religion(Int), Stealth(Dex)

    Class Features: Shadow Minions, Mark of Shadows, Shadow's Blessing, Shadow Path

    Shadow Minions: You gain the Summon Shadow Minion power. Some of your powers have the "Minion" keyword. Powers with the minion keyword can be made as if you occupied one square that is currently occupied by one of your shadow minions. Some Shadow Knight powers allow you to summon additional additional shadow minions. These shadow minions follow all of the same rules as shadow minions summoned by the Summon Shadow Minion power.

    Mark of Shadows: Whenever you successfully hit a target with an attack, you may mark a target adjacent to one of your shadow minions until the end of your next turn.

    Shadow's Blessing: Choose one of these options.
    Mantle of Fury: Whenever you are in dim light or darkness, you gain a +1 class bonus to Fortitude and to attack rolls.
    Mantle of Cunning: Whenever you are in dim light or darkness, you gain a +1 class bonus to Reflex and do not suffer from Armor Check Penalties to skill checks.
    Mantle of Resilience: Whenever you are in dim light or darkness, you gain a +1 class bonus to Will and you gain an additional 2 hit points whenever you spend a healing surge. At 11th level, you gain an additional 3 hits points instead. At 21st level, you gain an additional 4 hit points instead.

    Shadow Path: Choose one of the following options.
    Path of Inhibition: You are an expert at commanding your shadow minions to harry and inhibit your enemies. You gain the Pin Shadow power.
    Path of Enervation: You have learned how to tap the natural entropy of the Shadowfell to break down your opponents defenses. You gain the Sunder Shadow power.
    This choice can also provide bonuses to certain Shadow Knight powers. Look at the individual power entry to determine what effects (if any) this choice has upon the power.

    Summon Shadow Minion (Shadow Knight Feature):
    At-Will * Conjuration, Shadow
    Minor Action Close burst 5
    Effect: You conjure a shadow minion in an unoccupied square within the burst. The minion lasts until you fall unconscious, you dismiss it as a free action, or you start your turn more than 5 squares from it. A minion occupies 1 square. You may have up to 5 minions at a time. If you attempt to summon a minion when you already have 5 or more under your control, you must dismiss one of your existing minions first. Enemies cannot move through a shadow minion's square but your allies can. When you use a move action to move or shift, you may also allow a single shadow minion under your control to move a number of squares equal to your movement speed. You may instead use a move action to allow all of your minions to move a number of squares equal to your movement speed. Your minion can be targeted by attacks. It has 1 hit point, but does not take damage from attacks that miss. You may only use this power once per turn.

    Pin Shadow (Shadow Knight Feature):
    At-Will * Implement, Shadow, Minion, Necrotic
    Immediate Interrupt Melee 1
    Trigger: An enemy marked by you that is adjacent to either you or one of your shadow minions moves or makes an attack that doesn't include you as a target.
    Target: The triggering enemy
    Attack: Strength v. Reflex
    Hit: 1d6 + Intelligence necrotic damage and the target is immobilized until the end of your next turn.
    Level 21: 2d6 + Intelligence modifier necrotic damage.

    Sunder Shadow (Shadow Knight Feature):
    At-Will * Implement, Shadow, Minion, Necrotic
    Immediate Interrupt Melee 1
    Trigger: An enemy marked by you that is adjacent to either you or one of your shadow minions moves or makes an attack that doesn't include you as a target.
    Target: The triggering enemy
    Attack: Strength v. Fort
    Hit: 1d6 + Charisma necrotic damage and the target has vulnerable 2 to all damage until the end of its next turn. Level 11: Vulnerable 4. Level 21: Vulnerable 6.
    Level 21: 2d6 + Charisma modifier necrotic damage.


    Level 1 At-Will Attack Hexes:
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    Shadow Mimicry (Shadow Knight Attack 1)
    At-will * Implement, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1d8 damage and you may make the following secondary attack against an enemy adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions.
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: Strength modifier damage.
    Level 21: 2d8 damage.

    Eclipse Strike (Shadow Knight Attack 1)
    At-will * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Effect: You gain a +1 bonus to the attack roll for each of your shadow minions within 5 squares of you.
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1[W] damage.
    Level 21: 2[W] damage.
    Special: You can use this power in place of a melee basic attack.

    Fatigue Strike (Shadow Knight Attack 1)
    At-will * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier damage and the target reduces the damage of its next successful attack before the start of your next turn equal by your Charisma modifier.
    Level 21: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage.

    Command Minion (Shadow Knight Attack 1)
    At-will * Implement, Minion, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee 1
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 1d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage.
    Level 21: 2d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage.

    Mire Strike (Shadow Knight Attack 1)
    At-will * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier damage and the target is slowed until the end of your next turn.
    Level 21: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage
    Path of Inhibitition: The target cannot shift until the end of your next turn.


    Level 1 Encounter Attack Hexes:
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    Exposing Umbra (Shadow Knight Encounter 1)
    Encounter * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier and all enemies adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions have vulnerable 2 to all damage until the end of your next turn.
    Path of Enervation: Enemies instead have vulnerable 2 + the number of your shadow minions adjacent to it.

    Dark Strike (Shadow Knight Encounter 1)
    Encounter * Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage

    Sudden Shadow (Shadow Knight Encounter 1)
    Encounter * Minion, Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee 1
    Effect: You conjure a shadow minion in an unoccupied square within 5 squares. If the target is adjacent to the shadow minion you just summoned, you have combat advantage for the attack.
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage
    Path of Inhibition: The target is also immobilized until the end of your next turn.

    Consume Minion (Shadow Knight Encounter 1)
    Encounter * Healing, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Requirement: You must have a shadow minion within 5 squares of you.
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier damage and you may spend a healing surge.
    Effect: One shadow minion within 5 squares of you is dismissed.
    Path of Enervation: An ally adjacent to your or the dismissed shadow minion may spend a healing surge instead of you.

    Whirling Shadows (Shadow Knight Encounter 1)
    Encounter * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Close burst 1
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 1d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage
    Path of Inhibition: This power gains the Minion keyword.


    Level 1 Daily Attack Hexes:
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    Seeds of Darkness (Shadow Knight Daily 1)
    Daily * Necrotic, Shadow, Stance, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier and the target is blinded(save ends)
    Miss: Half damage and the target is blinded until the end of its next turn.
    Effect: You enter the Seeds of Shadow stance. While you are in this stance, whenever one of your shadow minions is destroyed by a melee attack, the target that destroyed it is blinded until the start of its next turn.

    Shadow Bomb (Shadow Knight Daily 1)
    Daily * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Close burst 5
    Target: One of your shadow minions within range
    Effect: The target makes the following attack.
    Close burst 2
    Target: All creatures in the burst.
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 1d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage, the target is marked until the end of your next turn, and you may conjure a shadow minion in an unoccupied square adjacent to the target.
    Path of Inhibition: This power only targets enemies
    Effect: The minion is dismissed.

    Spectral Minion (Shadow Knight Daily 1)
    Daily * Conjuration, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Free Action Close burst 5
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion* in a square within range
    Effect: The triggering shadow minion becomes a spectral shadow minion until the end of the encounter. It behaves exactly as a normal shadow minion except that it has hit points equal to your healing surge value. If your spectral shadow minion is destroyed or dismissed, you may designate any single shadow minion of yours to become your spectral shadow minion as a free action. Whenever you move the spectral minion, you may instead teleport it an equal number of squares. If you do so, it becomes invisible and insubstantial until the end of your next turn. Once per encounter, you may use the following attack through your spectral minion:
    Standard Action Melee 1
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 3d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: Half damage and the target is marked until the end of your next turn.

    Shadowblade (Shadow Knight Daily 1)
    Daily * Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage
    Miss: Half damage
    Special: The damage from this attack ignores necrotic resistance the target has.


    Level 2 Utility Hexes
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    Ward Minion (Shadow Knight Utility 2)
    Daily * Necrotic, Shadow
    Free Action Close burst 5
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion in a square within range
    Effect: The triggering shadow minion becomes a shadow ward minion until the end of the encounter. It behaves exactly like a normal shadow minion. In addition, you and any ally adjacent to your shadow ward minion gains a +2 power to all defenses. If your shadow ward minion is destroyed or dismissed, you may designate any single shadow minion of yours to become your shadow ward minion until the end of the encounter as a free action.

    Siphon Vitality (Shadow Knight Utility 2)
    Encounter * Shadow
    Free Action
    Trigger: You hit with your Shadow Path granted power
    Effect: You gain temporary hit points equal to 5 + your Charisma modifier

    Sheath of Shadows (Shadow Knight Utility 2)
    Daily * Necrotic, Shadow
    Minor Action Melee touch
    Requirement: You must be able to use Summon Shadow Minion
    Target: One weapon
    Effect: Until the end of the encounter, whenever you hit a creature with the target, that creature is marked by you until the end of your next turn and it takes an additional 1d6 necrotic damage. You cannot use Summon Shadow Minion as long as this effect is active. You may end this effect with a free action.

    Shadowvision (Shadow Knight Utility 2)
    At-Will * Shadow
    Minor Action
    Effect: You gain darkvision until the start of your next turn.


    Level 3 Encounter Attack Hexes
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    Disturbing Glances (Shadow Knight Encounter 3)
    Encounter * Fear, Implement, Minion, Psychic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee 1
    Target: One creature adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Special: You gain a +1 bonus to the attack roll for every shadow minion adjacent to the target after the first
    Hit: 1d6 + Strength modifier psychic damage and all enemies adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions are marked until they are no longer adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions or until the end of your next turn
    Miss: The target is marked until the end of your next turn or until it is no longer adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions

    Vindictive Blow (Shadow Knight Encounter 3)
    Encounter * Minion, Shadow, Weapon
    Minor Action Melee 1
    Target: One creature you hit with your Shadow Path power since the end of your previous turn
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier damage
    Path of Inhibition: This attack deals additional damage equal to your Intelligence modifier

    Sickening Grasp (Shadow Knight Encounter 3)
    Encounter * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 2d8 + Strength necrotic damage and the target takes a -2 penalty to all defenses until the end of your next turn.
    Path of Enervation: The target also takes a penalty to all damage rolls equal to your Charisma modifier until the end of your next turn.

    Shadow's Summons (Shadow Knight Encounter 3)
    Encounter * Shadow, Teleportation, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Special: Before you make the attack, you may teleport an enemy adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions into an empty square adjacent to you. You may then teleport one shadow minion that was adjacent to that enemy into a square adjacent to that enemy.
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage


    Level 5 Daily Attack Hexes
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    Envenomed Shadows (Shadow Knight Daily 5)
    Daily * Necrotic, Poison, Shadow, Stance, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee 1
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength necrotic and poison damage and the target takes ongoing poison damage equal to your Intelligence modifier (save ends)
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You enter the envenomed shadows stance. While in this stance, any enemy that ends its turn adjacent to one or more of you shadow minions takes poison damage equal to your Intelligence modifier

    Legion Strike (Shadow Knight Daily 5)
    Daily * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Close burst 5
    Target: All of your shadow minions in the burst
    Effect: The target makes the following attack as a free action
    Melee 1
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 1d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage
    Miss: Half damage

    Wraith Minion (Shadow Knight Daily 5)
    Daily * Conjuration, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Free Action Close burst 5
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion in a square within range
    Effect: The triggering shadow minion becomes a wraith shadow minion until the end of the encounter. It behaves exactly as a normal shadow minion except that it has hit points equal to your healing surge value. If your wraith shadow minion is destroyed or dismissed, you may designate any single shadow minion of yours to be a wraith shadow minion until the end of the encounter as a free action. Whenever you hit a target adjacent to your wraith shadow minion with your Shadow Path power, that target is also weakened until the end of its next turn. Once per encounter, you may use the following attack through your wraith shadow minion:
    Standard Action Melee 1
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 1d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and the target is weakened and marked by you (save ends both)
    Miss: Half damage and the target is marked until the end of your next turn
    Path of Enervation: The target takes a -2 penalty to the savings throws against this effect


    Lance of Night (Shadow Knight Daily 5)
    Daily * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: Make the following secondary attack
    Melee weapon + 1
    Target: One creature other than the primary target
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage
    Miss: Half damage


    Level 6 Utility Hexes
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    Siphon Strength (Shadow Knight Utility 6)
    Encounter * Shadow
    Free Action
    Trigger: You hit with your Shadow Path granted power
    Effect: Until the end of your next turn, you gain a power bonus to damage rolls equal to 2 + your Intelligence modifier

    Armor of Shadows (Shadow Knight Utility 6)
    Daily * Shadow
    Minor Action
    Requirement: You must be able to use Summon Shadow Minion
    Effect: Until the end of the encounter, you gain a +2 power bonus to all defenses and you cannot use Summon Shadow Minion. Once per turn, as a free action, you may mark any creature that starts it turn adjacent to you until the start of its next turn. You may end this effect as a free action.

    Investiture of Shadow's Blessing (Shadow Knight Utility 6)
    Daily * Shadow
    Minor Action Melee touch
    Target: One ally
    Effect: Until the end of the encounter, the target gains the benefit of your Shadow's Blessing class feature.

    Mask of Darkness (Shadow Knight Utility 6)
    Daily * Shadow
    Minor Action
    Effect: Until the end of the encounter, you gain a +5 bonus to the Intimidate and Stealth skill checks and you do not incure failures in skills checks by failing by less than 5.


    Level 7 Encounter Hexes
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    Dark Reaping (Shadow Knight Encounter 7)
    Encounter * Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage and make the following secondary attack
    Target: One creature adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: Strength modifier + Intelligence modifier necrotic damage
    Effect: Repeat this attack once for each of your shadow minions. You may not target the same target twice.

    Minions Resurgent (Shadow Knight Encounter 7)
    Encounter * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Close burst 5
    Target: One creature in burst that destroyed one or more of your shadow minions since the end of your previous turn
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: 2d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target
    Miss: You may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target
    Special: You gain a +1 bonus to the attack roll and +2 bonus to the damage roll for every shadow minion after the first that the target destroyed since the beginning of your previous turn

    Drain Life (Shadow Knight Encounter 7)
    Encounter * Healing, Implement, Nectrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 2d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and you may spend a healing surge
    Path of Enervation: You may instead allow an ally within 5 squares to spend a healing surge instead of spending a healing surge yourself

    Shadowmire (Shadow Knight Encounter 7)
    Encounter * Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon, Zone
    Standard Action Close burst 1
    Target: All enemies in burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 1[W] + Strength necrotic damage and the target is marked and slowed until the end of your next turn
    Effect: The affected squares become a zone that lasts until the end of your next turn. Any enemy that starts its turn within or enters the zone takes necrotic damage equal to your Strength modifier and is slowed until the end of its next turn.
    Path of Inhibition: This power gains the Minion keyword


    Level 9 Daily Hexes
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    Pathborn Shadow Minion (Shadow Knight Daily 9)
    Daily * Conjuration, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Free Action Close burst 5
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion in a square within range
    Effect: The triggering shadow minion becomes a pathborn shadow minion until the end of the encounter. It behaves exactly as a normal shadow minion except that it has hit points equal to your healing surge value. If your pathborn shadow minion is destroyed or dismissed, you may designate any single shadow minion of yours to be a pathborn shadow minion until the end of the encounter as a free action. The pathborn shadow minion has an additional benefit based upon your Shadow Path class feature. Once per encounter, you may use the following attack through your pathborn shadow minion:
    Standard Action Melee 1 or Ranged 5
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: 2d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and the target is teleported into an empty square of your choice adjacent to the elder shadow minion
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: The target is marked until the end of your next turn
    Path of Inhibition: Enemies cannot shift out of squares adjacent to your pathborn shadow minion and any enemy that starts its turn adjacent to your pathborn shadow minion takes necrotic damage equal to your Intelligence modifier.
    Path of Enervation: Enemies adjacent to your elder shadow minion take a -2 penalty to all defenses and have any resistance they may possess reduced by 5. Any enemy that starts its turn adjacent to your pathborn shadow minion takes necrotic damage equal to your Charisma modifier.

    Seeds of Stolen Life (Shadow Knight Daily 9)
    Daily * Healing, Necrotic, Shadow, Stance, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage and you gain temporary hit points equal to half of the damage dealt
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You enter the stance of stolen life. While in this stance, whenever one of your shadow minions is destroyed, you and your allies within 5 squares of the destroyed shadow minion gain temporary hit points equal to your Charisma modifier.

    Wracking Shadows (Shadow Knight Daily 9)
    Daily * Implement, Minion, Necrotic, Shadow, Stance
    Standard Action Melee 1
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 2d8 + Strength necrotic damage and the target is weakened and slowed (save ends both)
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You enter the stance of wracking shadows. While in this stance, any enemy that starts its turn adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions must choose to either be weakened or dazed until the end of its turn.

    Ghost Strike (Shadow Knight Daily 9)
    Daily * Shadow, Teleportation, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Effect: Before or after the attack, you may switch places with one of your shadow minions
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength damage
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You are insubstantial and phasing until the end of your next turn.



    Level 10 Utility Hexes
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    Shadowfall Step (Shadow Knight Utility 10)
    Encounter * Conjuration, Shadow, Teleportation
    Move Action
    Effect: You teleport up to 5 squares. You may summon a shadow minion in the square you just vacated.

    Tamed Darkness (Shadow Knight Utility 10)
    Daily * Shadow, Zone
    Minor Action Close burst 1
    Effect: The burst creates a zone of darkness that remains in place until the end of your next turn. The cloud blocks line of sight, squares within it are totally obscurred, and creatures entirely within it are blinded until they exit. You and your allies are immune to these effects.
    Sustain minor: The zone persists.

    Darksight (Shadow Knight Utility 10)
    Daily * Shadow
    Minor Action
    Effect: Until the end of the encounter, you can see all creatures in darkness as if they were in bright light.

    Corpsecall (Shadow Knight Utility 10)
    At-will * Conjuration, Shadow
    Free Action
    Trigger: You reduce a non-minion enemy to 0 hit points or fewer
    Effect: You may summon a shadow minion in the triggering enemy's square


    Level 13 Encounter Hexes
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    Detonate Minion (Shadow Knight Encounter 13)
    Encounter * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Close burst 5
    Target: One of your shadow minions within burst
    Effect: The target makes the following attack.
    Close burst 1
    Target: All creatures in the burst.
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 1d8 + Strength modifier + Intelligence modifier necrotic damage and the target is marked until the end of your next turn.
    Path of Inhibition: This power only targets enemies
    Effect: The minion is destroyed.

    Shadowflash Strike (Shadow Knight Encounter 13)
    Encounter * Shadow, Teleportation, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Effect: Before making the attack, you may switch places with one of your shadow minions within 5 squares
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier damage and the target is marked until the end of your next turn.
    Effect: You may switch places with one of your shadow minions within 5 squares of you and repeat this attack once.

    Umbral Surge (Shadow Knight Encounter 13)
    Encounter * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Close burst 1
    Target: All enemies in the burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage and you may slide the target a number of squares equal to your Intelligence modifier
    Path of Inhibition: This power gains the minion keyword.

    Decay (Shadow Knight Encounter 13)
    Encounter * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch or Ranged 5
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: 3d6 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and the target has vulnerability all equal to your Charisma modifier until the end of your next turn.
    Path of Enervation: The target also takes a penalty to all damage rolls equal to your Charisma modifier until the end of your next turn.


    Level 15 Daily Hexes
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    Horrific Wasting (Shadow Knight Daily 15)
    Daily * Fear, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch or Ranged 5
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 4d6 + Strength necrotic damage and the target takes an ongoing 10 necrotic damage (save ends). Whenever the target takes the ongoing damage, all enemies that can see the target take a -2 penalty to attack rolls until the start of their next turn.
    Path of Enervation: The ongoing damage equals 7 + Charisma modifier necrotic damage.

    Corpse Puppetry (Shadow Knight Daily 15)
    Daily * Shadow
    Free Action
    Trigger: A non-minion enemy adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions is reduced to 0 or fewer hit points
    Effect: The triggering enemy regains hit points equal to its bloodied value, is dominated until the end of the encounter, and gains vulnerability 10 radiant. If the domination ends, the target is immediately reduced to 0 hit points.

    Frigid Shadows (Shadow Knight Daily 15)
    Daily * Cold, Implement, Minion, Necrotic, Shadow, Stance
    Standard Action Close burst 1
    Target: All creatures in the burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 2d8 + Strength modifier cold and necrotic damage and the target is immobilized (save ends)
    Miss: Half damage and the target is slowed (save ends)
    Effect: You enter the stance of frigid shadows. While in this stance, any enemy that starts its turn adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions is immobilized until the start of its next turn and takes cold damage equal to your Intelligence modifier.

    Shadowdance Flurry (Shadow Knight Daily 15)
    Daily * Conjuration, Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage and you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target.
    Effect: You may repeat this attack up to 2 more times against the same or a different target in range.


    Level 16 Utility Hexes
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    Shadowform (Shadow Knight Utility 16)
    Encounter * Shadow
    Move Action
    Effect: You are insubstantial and gain phasing until the end of your next turn. You may shift a number of square equal to your speed + 2.

    Sacrificial Transposition (Shadow Knight Utility 16)
    Encounter * Shadow, Teleportation
    Immediate Interrupt
    Trigger: You are attacked
    Effect: You switch places with one of your shadow minions. The shadow minion becomes the new target of the attack.

    Shadows Abound (Shadow Knight Utility 16)
    Encounter * Conjuration, Shadow
    Free Action
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion.
    Effect: You may summon an additional shadow minion in an empty square within range.

    Siphon Life (Shadow Knight Utility 16)
    Encounter * Healing, Shadow
    Free Action Close burst 5
    Trigger: You hit with your Shadow Path granted power
    Target: You or one ally within the burst
    Effect: The target may spend a healing surge
    Path of Enervation: The target gains additional hit points equal to your Charisma modifier


    Level 17 Encounter Hexes
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    Sweet Revenge (Shadow Knight Encounter 17)
    Encounter * Conjuration, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Immediate Reaction Close burst 5
    Trigger: An enemy within the burst bloodies you
    Target: The triggering enemy
    Effect: You summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: 3d6 + Strength modifier necrotic damage

    Consume Vitality (Shadow Knight Encounter 17)
    Encounter * Healing, Implement, Minion, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Close burst 2
    Target: All creatures in burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 1d8 + Strength necrotic damage and you may spend a healing surge and regain 2 additional hit points for each target hit.
    Path of Enervation: This power can target only enemies.

    Grip of Shadows (Shadow Knight Encounter 17)
    Encounter * Shadow, Teleportation, Weapon
    Standard Action Close burst 5
    Target: One creature in burst
    Effect: You teleport the target into a square adjacent to you and make the following attack against the target
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage

    Summoning Pact (Shadow Knight Encounter 17)
    Encounter * Conjuration, Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage and the tarket is marked until the end of your next turn. Make the following secondary attack.
    Close burst 5
    Target: One creature in burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 1d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and the target is marked until the end of your next turn. You may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target.


    Level 19 Daily Hexes
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    Shadow Hulk (Shadow Knight Daily 19)
    Daily * Conjuration, Implement, Shadow
    Free Action Close burst 5
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion in a square within range
    Effect: The triggering shadow minion becomes a shadow hulk minion until the end of the encounter. The shadow hulk minion expands to fill the same area as a large creature. The shadow hulk minion behaves exactly as a normal shadow minion except that it has hit points equal to your healing surge value. If your shadow hulk minion is destroyed or dismissed, you may designate any single shadow minion of yours to be a shadow hulk minion until the end of the encounter as a free action. When you do so, the new shadow hulk minion expands to fill the area of a large creature. If there is not enough space, that shadow minion cannot become a shadow hulk minion. At the start of your turn, all enemies within 2 squares of your shadow hulk minion is marked until the start of your next turn. Once per encounter, you may use the following attack through your shadow hulk minion:
    Standard Action Melee 2
    Target: One or two creatures
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 3d6 + Strength modifier damage and the target is stunned until the end of its next turn
    Aftereffect: The target is marked (save ends)
    Miss: Half damage and the target is dazed and marked until the end of your next turn

    Volatile Darkness (Shadow Knight Daily 19)
    Daily * Necrotic, Shadow, Stance, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One or two creatures
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude, two attacks
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage and ongoing 10 necrotic damage (save ends)
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You enter the stance of volatile darkness until the end of the encounter. While in this stance, whenever one of your shadow minions is destroyed, all enemies within 2 squares of the destroyed minion take 5 ongoing necrotic damage (save ends).

    Whispers of Ruin (Shadow Knight Daily 19)
    Daily * Fear, Implement, Psychic, Shadow
    Standard Action Close blast 5
    Target: All enemies in blast
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: 3d8 + Strength modifier psychic damage
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: All targets are marked until they can no longer see you

    Soulsplintering (Shadow Knight Daily 19)
    Daily * Conjuration, Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs Fortitude, Reflex, Will. You make one attack roll and compare the result against all three defenses. The target suffers the effect associated with the number of defenses the attack hit and all previous effects.
    Hit (1 defense): 2[W] + Strength modifier damage and you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square within 5 squares
    Hit (2 defenses): 1[W] necrotic damage and you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square within 5 squares
    Hit (3 defenses): Ongoing 10 necrotic damage (save ends) and whenever the target takes the ongoing damage, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target


    Level 22 Utility Hexes
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    Crown of Shadows (Shadow Knight Utility 22)
    Daily * Shadow
    Minor Action
    Requirement: You must be able to use Summon Shadow Minion
    Effect: Until the end of the encounter, you gain a power bonus to all defenses and all Bluff, Intimidate, and Diplomacy checks equal to the number of shadow minions under your control and you cannot use Summon Shadow Minion. You may end this effect as a free action.

    Interposing Shadow (Shadow Knight Utility 22)
    At-will * Shadow
    Immediate Reaction
    Requirement: The target must be adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions
    Trigger: You or an ally adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions is attacked
    Effect: If the attack hits, the target takes half damage. A shadow minion adjacent to the target is destroyed.

    Unbreakable Shadows (Shadow Knight Utility 22)
    Encounter * Shadow
    Minor Action
    Effect: All of your shadow minions gain 20 temporary hit points

    Dark Courtesy (Shadow Knight Utility 22)
    At-will * Shadow
    Free Action
    Trigger: You fail a death saving throw
    Effect: You may dismiss one of your shadow minions. If you do so, you instead succeed on the saving throw.


    Level 23 Encounter Hexes
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    Flaying Umbra (Shadow Knight Encounter 23)
    Encounter * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage and all enemies adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions have vulnerable 5 to all damage until the end of your next turn.
    Path of Enervation: Enemies instead have vulnerable 5 + the number of your shadow minions adjacent

    Reaper's Wind (Shadow Knight Encounter 23)
    Encounter * Necrotic, Shadow Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage and all enemies adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions take necrotic damage equal to your Intelligence modifier and is slowed until the end of your next turn.

    Phase Drain (Shadow Knight Encounter 23)
    Encounter * Implement, Psychic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch or Ranged 5
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: 3d8 + Strength modifier psychic damage and you are insubstantial until your next turn.

    Overpowering Minion (Shadow Knight Encounter 23)
    Encounter * Implement, Minion, Necrotic, Shadow
    Free Action Melee 1
    Trigger: You hit a target with your Shadow Path power
    Target: One creature
    Effect: 3d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage


    Level 25 Daily Hexes
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    Death Vortex Strike (Shadow Knight Daily 25)
    Daily * Force, Shadow, Stance, Weapon
    Standard Action Close burst 2
    Target: All enemies in burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier force damage and you pull the target 2 squares.
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You enter the stance of the death vortex. While you are in this stance, at the start of your turn, all enemies within 2 squares of one or more of your shadow minions are pulled into the nearest square adjacent to one of your shadow minions and take force damage equal to your Intelligence modifier.

    Vampiric Shadow Minion (Shadow Knight Daily 25)
    Daily * Conjuration, Healing, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Free Action Close burst 5
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion in a square within range
    Effect: The triggering shadow minion becomes a vampiric shadow minion until the end of the encounter. It behaves exactly as a normal shadow minion except that it has hit points equal to your healing surge value. If your vampiric shadow minion is destroyed or dismissed, you may designate any single shadow minion of yours to be a vampiric shadow minion until the end of the encounter as a free action. Whenever an enemy ends its turn adjacent to your vampiric shadown minion takes 10 necrotic damage and all allies within 2 squares of your vampiric shadow minion gain 10 temporary hit points. Once per encounter, you may use the following attack through your vampiric shadow minion:
    Standard Action Close burst 3
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 2d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage. For each enemy you hit with this attack, one ally within 5 squares of your vampiric shadow minion may spend a healing surge.
    Miss: Half damage and the target is marked until the end of your next turn

    Enslavement in Shadows (Shadow Knight Daily 25)
    Daily * Implement, Polymorph, Reliable, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch or Ranged 5
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: 4d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and the target becomes one of your shadow minions (save ends). While it is one of you shadow minions, you may treat it exactly as if it were one of your shadow minions and it does not get to act during its turn. If you dismiss the target, you instead end this effect on the target.

    Pact of Dark Strength (Shadow Knight Daily 25)
    Daily * Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 5[W] + Strength modifier damage and you may dismiss a shadow minion. If you do so, this attack deals an additional 2d10 necrotic damage.
    Miss: Half damage and you may dismiss a shadow minion. If you do so, you and all allies within 5 squares of you gain 10 temp hp.


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    Lightsunder (Shadow Knight Encounter 27)
    Encounter * Necrotic, Shadow, Weapon, Zone
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creatures
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage. The attack creates a zone burst 3 centered on the target. The zone lasts until the end of your next turn or until you dismiss it as a free action. The zone is treated as a zone of one step darker (bright light to dim light, dim light to darkness).

    Spectral Mein (Shadow Knight Encounter 27)
    Encounter * Implement, Minion, Psychic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch
    Target: All creatures adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: 2d6 + Strength modifier psychic damage and the target is marked until it no longer adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions or until the end of your next turn.
    Special: You gain a +1 bonus to the attack roll and a +2 bonus to the damage roll for every shadow minion adjacent to the target after the first

    Shadowfetch (Shadow Knight Encounter 27)
    Encounter * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Close burst 5
    Target: One enemy in burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude
    Hit: 2d6 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and you can teleport the target into an square adjacent to you.
    Effect: You may repeat this attack against a different target for each one of your shadow minions in the burst.

    Shadowtether (Shadow Knight Encounter 27)
    Encounter * Conjuration, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Close burst 1
    Target: All enemies in burst
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage. If the target moves before the end of your next turn, it takes 5 necrotic damage.
    Path of Inhibition: If the target moves before the end of your next turn, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target after it finishes moving.


    Level 29 Daily Hexes
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    Umbral Infestation (Shadow Knight Daily 29)
    Daily * Conjuration, Reliable, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage and you may make the following secondary attack
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Will
    Hit: The target is dominated (save ends). Whenever the target fails the saving throw against this effect, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target.
    Miss: The target is dominated until the end of your next turn.

    Herald of the End (Shadow Knight Daily 29)
    Daily * Necrotic, Shadow, Stance, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 4[W] + Strength modifier damage and the target takes an ongoing 10 necrotic damage and cannot regain hit points (save ends both)
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You enter the stance of the end. While you are in this stance, any enemy that ends its turn adjacent to one of your shadow minions takes 10 necrotic damage and cannot regain hit points until the end of its next turn.

    Shadow of Oblivion (Shadow Knight Daily 29)
    Daily * Conjuration, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Free Action Close burst 5
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion in a square within range
    Effect: The triggering shadow minion becomes a shadow of oblivion minion until the end of the encounter. It behaves exactly as a normal shadow minion except that it has hit points equal to your healing surge value. If your shadow of oblivion minion is destroyed or dismissed, you may designate any single shadow minion of yours to be a shadow of oblivion minion until the end of the encounter as a free action. Any enemy that ends its turn within 2 squares of your shadow of oblivion minion takes 10 necrotic damage and a -2 penalty to all saving throws until the end of its next turn. Once per encounter, you may use the following attack through your shadow of oblivion minion:
    Standard Action Close blast 3
    Target: All creatures in blast
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 3d6 + Strength modifier necrotic damage and the target takes an ongoing 20 necrotic damage and is marked (save ends both)
    Miss: Half damage and the target is marked until the end of your next turn

    Rend Soul (Shadow Knight Daily 29)
    Daily * Healing, Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch or Ranged 5
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs Fortitude, Reflex, Will. You make one attack roll and compare the result against all three defenses. The target suffers the effect associated with the number of defenses the attack hit and all previous effects.
    Hit (1 defense): 3d10 + Strength modifier damage and the target takes an ongoing 10 necrotic damage (save ends)
    Hit (2 defenses): 1d10 necrotic damage and the target cannot recharge powers (save ends)
    Hit (3 defenses): The ongoing damage increases to ongoing 20 necrotic damage and the target is stunned (save ends both)

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    Soul Gorger

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    Prerequisite: Shadow Knight, Summon Shadow Minion power

    Gorger's Action (11th level): When you spend an action point, you may dismiss any number of your shadow minions. If you do so, you gain resistance to all damage equal to 7 + the number of shadow minions you dismissed until the end of your next turn.
    Sudden Consumption (11th level): Whenever you summon a shadow minion, you may immediately dismiss it as a free action. If you do so, you gain temporary hit points equal to one-half of your level.
    Empowering Devouring (16th level): Whenever you dismiss one or more of your shadow minions, you can score a critical hit on a roll of 19-20 until the end of your next turn.

    Feed the Fury (Soul Gorger Encounter 11)
    Encounter * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage and you may dismiss one of your shadow minions. If you do so, the target takes an additional 1[W] damage.
    Miss: You may dismiss a minion. If you do so, you may repeat this attack.

    Feed the Hunger (Soul Gorger Utility 12)
    Daily * Healing, Shadow
    Minor Action
    Effect: You may dismiss any number of your shadow minions. For each shadow minion you dismiss, you may spend a healing surge.
    Special: If you are reduced to 0 or fewer hit points, you may dismiss a shadow minion to activate this power as a free action.

    Feed the Void (Soul Gorger Daily 20)
    Daily * Healing, Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Special: Before you make the attack, you may destroy any number of your shadow minions
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC, +1 for each shadow minion you destroyed before making this attack
    Hit: 4[W] + Strength modifier damage, you gain a +2 bonus to the damage roll for each shadow minion you destroyed before making this attack
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You may spend a healing surge, you regain 2 additional hit points for each shadow minion you destroyed before making this attack



    Dark General

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    Prerequisite: Shadow Knight, Summon Shadow Minion power

    General's Command (11th level): You may have 6 shadow minions under your control before you are forced to dismiss additional minions.
    Command Action (11th level): Whenever you spend an action point, you may summon 2 shadow minions in unoccupied squares within 5 squares of you as a free action.
    Striking Command (16th level): You can score a critical hit on a role of 19-20 with powers with the minion keyword.

    Dark General's Command (Dark General Encounter 11)
    Encounter * Conjuration, Implement, Minion, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch
    Effect: Before you make the attack, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square within 5 squares
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 2d6 + Strength modifier necrotic damage
    Effect: You may repeat the attack against a different target

    Dark General's Army (Dark General Utility 12)
    Encounter * Conjuration, Shadow
    Free Action
    Trigger: You summon a shadow minion
    Effect: You may summon 2 shadow minions in empty squares within 5 squares

    Dark General's Scourging (Dark General Daily 20)
    Daily * Conjuration, Implement, Minion, Necrotic, Shadow, Stance
    Standard Action Close burst 1
    Target: All creatures in burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 3d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You enter the stance of the dark general. While in this stance, you may use Summon Shadow Minion as a free action and, once per turn, when one of your shadow minions is destroyed, you may summon a shadow minion in the destroyed minion's square as a free action.



    Ebon Gauntlet Templar

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    Prerequisite: Shadow Knight, Path of Enervation

    Ebon Gauntlet Action (11th level): Whenever you spend an action point, any enemy adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions takes a -2 penalty to all defenses until the end of your next turn.
    Ebon Gauntlet Touch (11th level): Whenever you hit a target with a power that grants vulnerability, increase that vulnerability by 2.
    Ebon Gauntlet Grasp (16th level): Whenever you score a critical hit on a target, that target is weakened until the end of your next turn.

    Ebon Enfeeblement (Ebon Gauntlet Templar Encounter 11)
    Encounter * Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
    Standard Action Melee touch or Ranged 5
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC, Fortitude, Reflex. You make one attack roll and compare the result against all three defenses. The target suffers the effect associated with the number of defenses the attack hit and all previous effects.
    Hit (1 defense): 2d8 + Strength modifier necrotic damage
    Hit (2 defenses): Charisma modifier necrotic damage and the target takes a -2 penalty to all attack rolls until the end of your next turn
    Hit (3 defenses): The target also has vulnerability 5 to all damage until the end of your next turn.

    Enervating Presence (Ebon Gauntlet Templar Utility 12)

    Daily * Shadow
    Minor Action
    Effect: Until the end of your next turn, any enemy with vulnerability take the same penalty to damage rolls. Any enemy with a penalty to damage rolls have vulnerability to all damage in the same amount.
    Sustain minor: The effect persists until the end of your next turn.

    Ebon Gauntlet Sundering (Ebon Gauntlet Templar Daily 20)
    Daily * Shadow, Stance, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 3[W] + Strength damage and the target has vulnerability 10 to all damage (save ends)
    Miss: Half damage and the target has vulnerability 10 until the end of your next turn
    Effect: You enter the stance of the ebon gauntlet. Until the stance ends, whenever you hit a target with one of your shadow powers, that target gets vulnerability to all damage equal to your Charisma modifier until the start of your next turn.



    Sentinel of the Sunless Vault

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    Prerequisite: Shadow Knight, Path of Inhibition

    Inescapable Chains (11th level): Enemies adjacent to your or one or more of your shadow minions take a -2 penalty to saves against effects that slow, immoblize, or restrain.
    Shackling Action (11th level): Whenever you spend an action point, all enemies adjacent to one or more of your shadow minions are marked and cannot shift (save ends both).
    Sunless Shackles (16th level): Whenever you hit an enemy that is slowed with a shadow power that slows, it is also immobilized for the same duration. Whenever you hit a target that is immobilized with a shadow power that slows or immobilizes, it is also restrained for the same duration.

    Midnight Manacles (Sentinel of the Sunless Vault Encounter 11)
    Encounter * Shadow, Weapon
    Standard Action Melee weapon
    Target: One creature
    Attack: Strength vs. AC
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage and the target is restrained until the end of your next turn.

    To Their Knees (Sentinel of the Sunless Vault Utility 12)

    Encounter * Shadow
    Minor Action Close burst 5
    Target: All enemies in burst
    Effect: The target is knocked prone and marked until the end of your next turn

    Tethers of the Sunless Vault (Sentinel of the Sunless Vault Daily 20)
    Daily * Necrotic, Shadow, Stance, Weapon
    Standard Action Close burst 2
    Target: All enemies in burst
    Attack: Strength vs. Reflex
    Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage and the target is marked and immobilized (save ends both)
    Miss: Half damage
    Effect: You enter the stance of the sunless vault. Until this stance ends, any enemy marked by you that does not end its turn adjacent to your or one or more of your shadow minions takes 5 + Intelligence modifier necrotic damage and is pulled into the nearest empty square adjacent to your or one or more of your shadow minions.


    Epic Destiny

    Shadowlord

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    Prerequisite: 21st level Shadow Knight

    Shadowfell Apotheosis (21st level): Your origin changes to shadow. Your Strength score increases by 2 and you gain resist 20 necrotic. You are immune to fear effects.
    Risen Shadow (24th level): Once per day, when you would die, you instead arise in shadow form with hit points equal to your bloodied value. While you are in shadow form, you are weakened, insubstantial, and phasing. If you start your turn at full health, you may return to normal. If you are still in shadow form at the end of the encounter, you die.
    Shadows of Perfection (30th level): Once per round, you may have have one of your shadow minions use your Shadow Path class feature power as a minor action without the trigger.

    Shadowlord's Dopplegangers (Shadowlord 26th level)
    Encounter * Conjuration, Shadow
    Minor Action Close burst 5
    Effect: You may create up to 5 shadow minions in empty squares within the burst. In addition, you may treat all of your attacks as if they had the minion keyword until the end of your turn.


    Feats

    Heroic Tier Feats

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    Breath of Darkness
    Prerequisite: Dragonborn, dragon breath racial power, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you use your dragon breath racial power, you may change the damage type to necrotic damage. If you do so, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square within the blast before you make the attack.

    Shadow Wake
    Prerequisite: Eladrin, fey step racial power, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you use your fey step racial power, you may summon a shadow minion in the square you vacated as a free action.

    Fade into Shadow
    Prerequisite:
    Gnome, fade away racial power, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you use your fade away racial power, you may shift 1 square and summon a shadow minion in the square you vacated as a free action.

    Shadow of the Mountain
    Prerequisite:
    Dwarf, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you use your second wind, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square within 5 squares of you as a free action.

    Stone Shadow
    Prerequisite:
    Goliath, stone's endurance racial power, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you use your stone's endurance racial power, the power also affects all of your shadow minions.

    Dark Perseverence
    Prerequisite:
    Human, shadow knight
    Benefit: Whenever you make a saving throw, you may dismiss a shadow minion. If you do so, you gain a +2 feat bonus to the saving throw.

    Tenebrous Wrath
    Prerequisite:
    Tiefling, infernal wrath racial power, shadow knight
    Benefit: Your infernal wrath power can grant its bonus to an enemy that destroyed one or more of your shadow minions since the end of your last turn. If you do so, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target.

    Soulbound Accuracy
    Prerequisite:
    Elf, elven accuracy racial power, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you use your elven accuracy racial power, you may dismiss any number of your shadow minions. If you do so, you gain a bonus to the reroll equal to the number of shadow minions you dismissed.

    Uaja's Erratic Command
    Prerequisite:
    Githzerai, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you use your second wind, you may have all of your shadow minions may shift up to 2 squares as a free action.

    Ferocious Shadow
    Prerequisite:
    Minotaur, Ferocity racial trait, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you make a melee basic attack due to your Ferocity racial trait, you make the melee basic attack as if it had the minion keyword.

    Lolthtouched Summons
    Prerequisite:
    Drow, Lolthtouched racial trait, shadow knight
    Benefit: When you use your Cloud of Darkness racial power, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square within the burst. When you use your Darkfire racial trait, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target.

    Shadowfocus
    Prerequisite:
    Shadow Knight
    Benefit: You may use any weapon you are proficient with as an implement. You do not gain your proficiency bonus to attack rolls when using your weapon as an implement.

    Corrupting Touch
    Prerequisite:
    Shadow Knight
    Benefit: You may have your unarmed strike attacks deal necrotic damage. If you do so, the proficiency bonus of your unarmed strike increases to +2, the damage die increases to 1d6, and your unarmed strike attacks may use your ki focus's enhancement bonus to attack rolls and damage rolls.

    Dispersive Minions
    Prerequisite:
    Shadow Knight
    Benefit: Your shadow minions have damage resist 5 to close and area attacks. At 11th level, this resistance increase to 10. At 21st level, this resistance increases to 15.

    Opportunistic Summons
    Prerequisite:
    Shadow Knight
    Benefit: Whenever you hit a target with an opportunity attack, you may summon a shadow minion in an empty square adjacent to the target after the target finishes its action.


    Paragon Tier Feats

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    Flitting Shadows
    Prerequisite:
    11th level, shadow knight
    Benefit: Your shadow minions may instead shift a number of squares equal to your movement speed instead of moving an equal number of squares.

    Siphoning Sunder
    Prerequisite:
    11th level, shadow knight, sunder shadow class power
    Benefit: When you hit a target with your sunder shadow class power, you gain resist 4 to all damage until the end of your next turn. At 21st level, you instead gain resist 6 all.

    Impeding Shadows
    Prerequisite:
    11th level, shadow knight, pin shadow class power
    Benefit: When you miss a target with your pin shadow class power, the target is slowed until the end of its turn.

    Dynamic Blessing
    Prerequisite:
    11th level, shadow knight, shadow's blessing class feature
    Benefit: At the end of any short or extended rest, you may choose a different option from your shadow's blessing class feature. You use this option rather than the one you chose at level 1 until you choose another option from your shadow's blessing class feature at the end of another short or extended rest.

    Cooperative Minions
    Prerequisite:
    11th level, shadow knight, summon shadow minion class power
    Benefit: Your allies may treat your shadow minions as allies for the purposes of determining whether they flank targets that you have marked.


    Epic Tier Feats

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    Leaping Shadows
    Prerequisite:
    21st level, shadow knight
    Benefit: Your shadow minions may instead teleport a number of squares equal to your movement speed instead of moving an equal number of squares.

    Twiceblessed of Shadows
    Prerequisite:
    21st level, shadow knight, shadow's blessing class feature
    Benefit: Choose an option from your shadow's blessing class feature that you do not have. You may now benefit from that shadow's blessing class feature option in addition to your original one.

    Quickened Return
    Prerequisite:
    21st level, shadow knight
    Benefit: At the start of your turn, if one or more of your shadow minions was destroyed since the end of your last turn, you may use your summon shadow minion class power as a free action until the end of your turn.

    Shadowborn Vitality
    Prerequisite:
    21st level, shadow knight
    Benefit: You may use your the Intelligence or Charisma modifier instead of your Constitution modifier in order to determine the number of healing surges you have. In addition, you may also use your Intelligence or Charisma score instead of your Constitution score in order to determine your hit points.


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    Bound Shadow (Multiclass Shadow Knight)
    Prerequisite:
    Str 13
    Benefit: Once per encounter, you can use the shadow knight's summon shadow minion power. In addition, once per turn, when you hit a target with an attack power, you may mark a target adjacent to your shadow minion.

    Pact of Darkness (Multiclass Shadow Knight)
    Prerequisite:
    Str 11, Int 11, Cha 11
    Benefit: Choose one of the options provided by the shadow knight's Shadow's Blessing class feature. Once per day, as a free action, you may gain the benefit of the chosen option until the end of the encounter.
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    Mark of Shadows is a bit odd... Marking an enemy who isn't necessarily even close to you is unusual for a Defender, though I suppose it isn't impossible.

    The Mantle of Resilience, at first glance, seems very obviously superior to the other 2 shadow blessings. Defenders tend to spend a lot of healing surges, and that seemingly-small bonus can help a lot. Mantle of Cunning appears weakest overall. I'd probably reduce the healing benefit from Resilience by 1 and give Cunning +1 bonus damage per tier against targets who can't see or aren't aware of the Shadow Knight.

    Having 2 class feature choices is also somewhat odd, though, again, not necessarily problematic.

    Pin Shadow also seems obviously superior. It's somewhat similar to the Fighter's halt-movement-on-OAs thing, except has a better range, can't be defeated by moving twice, and is once per round. I'd suggest increasing Sunder Shadow's damage and changing Pin Shadow to just stop the current movement instead of immobilizing.

    Eclipse Strike can be quite strong. Up to +5 attack? That's huge. Change it to +1 if at least one minion is within 5 squares instead.

    Consume Minion seems a bit too strong for a L1 encounter power on a Defender. It seems comparable to Paladin's Judgement, a L1 Daily, except with less damage and requiring the consumption of a minion. I'd probably remove the healing surge thing and just make it heal Cha hp or give 5+Cha temp. hp.

    Shadow Bomb combos too well with many of your other powers. It can instantly call forth many shadows which you can then use to power other things. Also, since this doesn't actually refer to the Summon Shadow Minion feature, it isn't limited to 5 minions, either. Change that, and maybe only let it spawn 2 or 3 minions.



    That's all for now. Overall, most of the things I'm seeing wrong with it are just minor nitpicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NecroRebel View Post
    Mark of Shadows is a bit odd... Marking an enemy who isn't necessarily even close to you is unusual for a Defender, though I suppose it isn't impossible.
    The intent is to allow the shadows to act as extensions of the defender, and it isn't necessarily required that targets be near the individual marking them. Divine Challenge is a close burst 5 and the minions are required to be within 5 squares of the Shadow Knight.

    The Mantle of Resilience, at first glance, seems very obviously superior to the other 2 shadow blessings. Defenders tend to spend a lot of healing surges, and that seemingly-small bonus can help a lot. Mantle of Cunning appears weakest overall. I'd probably reduce the healing benefit from Resilience by 1 and give Cunning +1 bonus damage per tier against targets who can't see or aren't aware of the Shadow Knight.
    Keep in mind that the listed affects only apply while in dim light or darkness. Personally, my players have found Mantle of Cunning to actually be the most beneficial because it allows the Shadow Knight to be use Acrobatics, Athletics, Stealth, and all of the other most commonly use skills without penalty (Stealth definitely the most potent). Cunning is intended to be more used by skill focused individuals. Within that context, it is actually quite potent.

    Pin Shadow also seems obviously superior. It's somewhat similar to the Fighter's halt-movement-on-OAs thing, except has a better range, can't be defeated by moving twice, and is once per round. I'd suggest increasing Sunder Shadow's damage and changing Pin Shadow to just stop the current movement instead of immobilizing.
    This actually flies contrary to the experience of my playtesters. The vulnerability provided by Sunder Shadow is exceptionally potent. My players actually preferred it to the immobilization of Pin Shadow. Also, keep in mind that, unlike other marks, since these powers are used through either the minion or the Shadow Knight, it is entirely possible to cut off the ability to use these powers by attacking nearby minions.

    Eclipse Strike can be quite strong. Up to +5 attack? That's huge. Change it to +1 if at least one minion is within 5 squares instead.
    Keep in mind that the power does not allow for an ability modifier to be added to the damage roll. The original intent is to have the power be balanced against the Fighter power Sure Strike, which provides a +2 bonus to the attack roll. This power can provide up to a +5 bonus, but it is not likely. The most any of my players have been able to manage over the course of their playtest was a +3 bonus, since it is actually quite hard to maintain a full suite of minions thanks to how squishy and excellent of a target the minions tend to be.

    Consume Minion seems a bit too strong for a L1 encounter power on a Defender. It seems comparable to Paladin's Judgement, a L1 Daily, except with less damage and requiring the consumption of a minion. I'd probably remove the healing surge thing and just make it heal Cha hp or give 5+Cha temp. hp.
    First off, consider that the power only deals 1[W] damage whereas Paladin's Judgement deals 3[W] damage; Paladin's Judgment also heals regardless of a hit. Similarly, it requires the loss of a minion and, by extension, the ability of the Shadow Knight to control and mark. When Defenders use powers akin to those of Leaders, such as this one was designed, they are supposed to be weaker versions. Consider the level 1 Cleric encounter Healing Strike: it deals more damage and provides a useful secondary effect, while not requiring a minor loss of capability.

    Shadow Bomb combos too well with many of your other powers. It can instantly call forth many shadows which you can then use to power other things. Also, since this doesn't actually refer to the Summon Shadow Minion feature, it isn't limited to 5 minions, either. Change that, and maybe only let it spawn 2 or 3 minions.
    That's kind of the point of Shadow Bomb. It is a low power, relatively risky daily power that potentially allows you to saturate your minions. The low damage is the intended offset for the AoE and additional utility. As to your claim that it isn't limited, read the Shadow Minions class feature. It explicitly states that shadow minions summoned by other mechanisms follow the exact same restrictions as those summoned by the power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePurple View Post
    Keep in mind that the listed affects only apply while in dim light or darkness. Personally, my players have found Mantle of Cunning to actually be the most beneficial because it allows the Shadow Knight to be use Acrobatics, Athletics, Stealth, and all of the other most commonly use skills without penalty (Stealth definitely the most potent). Cunning is intended to be more used by skill focused individuals. Within that context, it is actually quite potent.
    The "dim light or darkness" thing really isn't much of a balancing feature, though. How difficult is it to make sure you're in dim light or darkness during a short rest? Hell, even at all times? The Enshrouding Candle is a L7 Wondrous Item from AV1 that forces dim light in its radius as a property. Heck, depending on how your DM interprets slotless items like that, you could even have it active during battle to have those benefits at all times!

    I do understand the benefits of the Mantle of Cunning, it's still somewhat underwhelming on its own, and the healing benefits of Resilience just seem like they'd be of more use in a standard party.

    This actually flies contrary to the experience of my playtesters. The vulnerability provided by Sunder Shadow is exceptionally potent. My players actually preferred it to the immobilization of Pin Shadow. Also, keep in mind that, unlike other marks, since these powers are used through either the minion or the Shadow Knight, it is entirely possible to cut off the ability to use these powers by attacking nearby minions.
    Fair enough. Defenders are supposed to prevent enemies from hitting your squishier members, and immobilization is more effective at that. I'd call Sunder Shadow a more strikerish feature, while Pin Shadow is more Controllery.

    First off, consider that the power only deals 1[W] damage whereas Paladin's Judgement deals 3[W] damage; Paladin's Judgment also heals regardless of a hit. Similarly, it requires the loss of a minion and, by extension, the ability of the Shadow Knight to control and mark. When Defenders use powers akin to those of Leaders, such as this one was designed, they are supposed to be weaker versions. Consider the level 1 Cleric encounter Healing Strike: it deals more damage and provides a useful secondary effect, while not requiring a minor loss of capability.
    Paladin's Judgement is also a daily power, though Comparing an encounter power with a daily shouldn't be quite that fair, hence the suggestion to weaken the healing somewhat.

    As to your claim that it isn't limited, read the Shadow Minions class feature. It explicitly states that shadow minions summoned by other mechanisms follow the exact same restrictions as those summoned by the power.
    Ah, I see. I just looked at the Shadow Minions power, not the feature itself.



    Anyway, further possible critiques. I'm seeing fewer now that I've looked over the rules for conjurations and noted your intent for Shadow Minions to be attacked often.

    That, actually, might be a bit much, as every non-AoE attack that targets a minion is basically a total prevention of all damage they might otherwise have dealt, which is quite strong. Most summons and conjurations either aren't at-will powers, can't be attacked, or actually have an effect on their master when they're killed, but Shadow Minions don't cause any real penalty beyond having to remake them if they're killed. Compare the Shaman's Spirit Companion; if it's hit too hard, the Shaman gets hurt. The Shadow Knight, on the other hand, gets myriad minor bonuses if the enemy ignores their minions, but is not significantly penalized if they don't. That's a possible balance issue.



    The Mask of Darkness power is good, but the part about skill challenge failures seems a bit silly. That's mostly because the skill challenge rules are silly, though. That clause's inclusion just seems somewhat out of place to me.

    Minion's Resurgence is a decent concept, but should it really be a standard action? It seems almost like the concept would be more appropriate as an immediate or move action with a weaker attack. It's basically a "revenge" power, right, and those tend to be quicker than most.



    Looked up through L7 now, and many fewer problems now that I understand your concept a bit more. Again, little aside from minor nitpicks, but I'm now questioning the shadow minion mechanic in general. There should probably be some penalty for losing them beyond losing the options they grant, though probably not to the same extent as the Shaman losing their Companion since you could lose several at once sometimes. Maybe the same damage stuff as the Shaman's Spirit Companion has, but limit the feedback damage to once per round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NecroRebel View Post
    The "dim light or darkness" thing really isn't much of a balancing feature, though. How difficult is it to make sure you're in dim light or darkness during a short rest? Hell, even at all times? The Enshrouding Candle is a L7 Wondrous Item from AV1 that forces dim light in its radius as a property. Heck, depending on how your DM interprets slotless items like that, you could even have it active during battle to have those benefits at all times!
    While I didn't consider the out of combat considerations, remember that while in combat, if you are in dim light or darkness, you suffer from penalties to attack rolls while within those conditions unless you have the special senses. The intent was to grant a thematic benefit for being in those, normally, detrimental situations. I think I will instead change Resilience to grant temporary hit points whenever you spend a healing surge to get around the ability to exploit dim light during a short rest.

    Fair enough. Defenders are supposed to prevent enemies from hitting your squishier members, and immobilization is more effective at that. I'd call Sunder Shadow a more strikerish feature, while Pin Shadow is more Controllery.
    That was also the intent. Path of Inhibition is intended to be the sub-controller path while Path of Enervation is intended to be the sub-leader path (augmenting damage and providing healing effects).

    Paladin's Judgement is also a daily power, though Comparing an encounter power with a daily shouldn't be quite that fair, hence the suggestion to weaken the healing somewhat.
    The healing is, nominally, weaker because unless you specifically chose Path of Enervation, only the Shadow Knight can spend the healing surge. Also, the target has to be adjacent to the minion that you destroy by using the power, so, while it may have a theoretical burst 5 range, it is actually limited in practice.

    That, actually, might be a bit much, as every non-AoE attack that targets a minion is basically a total prevention of all damage they might otherwise have dealt, which is quite strong. Most summons and conjurations either aren't at-will powers, can't be attacked, or actually have an effect on their master when they're killed, but Shadow Minions don't cause any real penalty beyond having to remake them if they're killed. Compare the Shaman's Spirit Companion; if it's hit too hard, the Shaman gets hurt. The Shadow Knight, on the other hand, gets myriad minor bonuses if the enemy ignores their minions, but is not significantly penalized if they don't. That's a possible balance issue.
    The benefits of damage mitigation from enemies targeting minions rather than allies or, more often, the Shadow Knight is baked into the lower than normal HP of the Shadow Knight (5 hp/level as opposed to 6; this is assumes that roughly 1 minion per combat eats an attack that would otherwise be directed at the Shadow Knight combined with the retributive denial aspects of killing a minion). When comparing to the Spirit Companion, it's also important to recognize that the Spirit Companion is substantially tougher; Shadow Minions are instantly removed if they are hit, and it is a planned weakness for the minions to be highly susceptible to AoEs. In my playtesting, it's actually worked out quite well, since, in order to build up an appreciable number of minions without using daily powers, the Shadow Knight must spend a minor action every turn and not have them die, not to mention that, once the Shadow Knight gets multiple minions on the board, the Shadow Knight must either allow all but one of his minions to move or stand still himself to allow his other minions to move. The primary restriction on keeping so many minions up at a time is the economy of actions.

    Minion's Resurgence is a decent concept, but should it really be a standard action? It seems almost like the concept would be more appropriate as an immediate or move action with a weaker attack. It's basically a "revenge" power, right, and those tend to be quicker than most.
    I made it a standard action because it was intended to be complimentary with the normal, once per turn, Summon Shadow Minion without preventing the Shadow Knight from moving, dealing damage, or making a retributive attack with an immediate action.
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