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Shadow Imbuement

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Shadow Imbuement is a Rogue skill from the Imbuements skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Shadow Dmg Critical Dmg
+ Non-Physical Dmg Cold Dmg
Critical Strike Chance Lightning Dmg
Vulnerable Shadow Dmg
Imbuement Fire Dmg
Poison Dmg

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.

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Shadow Imbuement

Imbue your weapons with festering shadows. Your next 2 Imbueable Skills deal Shadow damage and infect enemies for 6 seconds. Infected enemies explode on death, dealing 40% damage to all surrounding enemies.
If the infection expires before the enemy dies, it will deal 40% damage to only that enemy.

Lucky Hit Chance: 33%
Damage: Shadow Damage
Tags: Imbuement, Imbueable

Upgrades

Enhanced Shadow Imbuement Upgrade

Enhanced Shadow Imbuement

You have 15%[+] increased Critical Strike Chance against Injured enemies infected by Shadow Imbuement .

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Mixed Shadow Imbuement

Enemies infected by Shadow Imbuement take x12% increased Non-Physical damage for 8 seconds.

Blended Shadow Imbuement Upgrade

Blended Shadow Imbuement

Shadow Imbuement’s primary explosion makes enemies Vulnerable for 2 seconds.


Other Skills that work with Shadow Imbuement

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Shadow Imbuement can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Shadow Imbuement creates
Basic Tree
Primary Forceful Arrow Upgrade

Primary Forceful Arrow

Every 3rd cast of Forceful Arrow pierces through all enemies hit.

Skill

Enhanced Heartseeker Upgrade

Enhanced Heartseeker

When Heartseeker Critically Strikes, gain 8%[+] Attack Speed for 4 seconds. Double this amount if the enemy is Vulnerable .

Skill

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Fundamental Heartseeker

Heartseeker also increases the Critical Strike Damage the enemy takes by x 5% for 4 seconds, up to x 15%.

Skill

Core Tree
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Twisting Blades

Impale an enemy with your blades, dealing 54% damage and making them take 8%[x] increased damage from you for 1.5 seconds. After 1.5 seconds the blades return to you, piercing enemies for 86% damage.

Lucky Hit Chance: 33%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires Dual Wielded weapons
Tags: Core, Cutthroat, Imbueable Skill

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Barrage

Unleash a barrage of 5 arrows that expands outwards, each dealing 22% damage. Each arrow has a 20% chance to ricochet off an enemy up to 1 time. Ricochets deal 40% of the arrow's Base damage.

Lucky Hit Chance: 16%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires a Ranged weapon
Tags: Core, Marksman, Imbueable, Chain Skill

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Enhanced Barrage

Barrage's ricochet chance is increased to 100% for arrows that damage a Vulnerable enemy or Critically Strike any enemy.

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Flurry

Unleash a flurry of stabs and slashes, striking enemies in front of you 4 times and dealing a total of 75% damage to each.

Lucky Hit Chance: 10%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires Dual Wielded weapons
Tags: Core, Cutthroat, Imbueable Skill

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Enhanced Flurry

Each time Flurry damages a Crowd Controlled or Vulnerable enemy, you are Healed for 1% of your Maximum Life up to 12% Maximum Life per cast.

Skill

Improved Flurry Upgrade

Improved Flurry

Flurry deals 20%[x] increased damage to Vulnerable enemies. If Flurry hits any Vulnerable enemy it will make all enemies hit by that cast Vulnerable for 3 seconds.

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Rapid Fire

Rapidly fire 5 arrows, each dealing 33% damage.

Lucky Hit Chance: 20%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires a Ranged weapon
Tags: Core, Marksman, Imbueable Skill

Improved Rapid Fire Upgrade

Improved Rapid Fire

Gain 15 Energy per cast of Rapid Fire when it damages a Vulnerable enemy.

Skill

Advanced Rapid Fire Upgrade

Advanced Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire deals 30%[x] increased Critical Strike Damage for 5 seconds after you Evade.

Skill

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Penetrating Shot

Fire an arrow that pierces through all enemies in a line, dealing 70% damage.

Lucky Hit Chance: 50%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires a Ranged weapon
Tags: Core, Marksman, Imbueable Skill

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Siphoning Strikes



Lucky Hit: Critical Strikes against Close enemies have up to a 85% chance to Heal you for 1% of your Maximum Life (17).
Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

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Stutter Step

Critically Striking an enemy grants 5%[+] Movement Speed for 4 seconds.

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

Agility Tree
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Shadow Step

Become Unstoppable and quickly move through the shadows to stab your victim from behind for 72% damage. Gain 50% increased Movement Speed for 2 seconds afterwards.

Lucky Hit Chance: 100%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires Dual Wielded weapons
Tags: Agility, Cutthroat, Imbueable, Mobility Skill

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Dash

Dash forward and slash enemies for 36% damage.

Lucky Hit Chance: 25%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires Dual Wielded weapons
Tags: Agility, Cutthroat, Imbueable, Mobility Skill

Enhanced Dash Upgrade

Enhanced Dash

Enemies damaged by Dash take 15%[x] increased Critical Strike Damage from you for 5 seconds.

Skill

Disciplined Caltrops Upgrade

Disciplined Caltrops

You have 5%[+] Critical Strike Chance against enemies inside your Caltrops . Double this amount against Vulnerable enemies.

Skill

Methodical Caltrops Upgrade

Methodical Caltrops

Caltrops now deals Cold damage and Chills (CC) enemies for 25% per second.

Skill

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Weapon Mastery

Gain a bonus when attacking based on weapon type:

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

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Trick Attacks

When you Critically Strike a Dazed enemy they are Knocked Down (CC) for 0.5 seconds.

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

Subterfuge Tree
Subverting Smoke Grenade Upgrade

Subverting Smoke Grenade

If an enemy is Vulnerable , Slowed (CC), or Chilled (CC) then Smoke Grenade will Daze (CC) them for 20%[x] longer.

Skill

Countering Smoke Grenade Upgrade

Countering Smoke Grenade

Lucky Hit: Dealing direct damage to enemies affected by Smoke Grenade has up to a 25% chance to reduce its Cooldown by 1 second, or by 3 seconds instead if the enemy is Vulnerable .

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Poison Trap

Place a trap that arms after 1.25 seconds. It activates when an enemy moves within range, applying 396% Poisoning damage over 9 seconds to enemies in the area.
You can have 4 armed traps out at once.

Lucky Hit Chance: 20%
Damage: Poison Damage
Tags: Subterfuge, Trap Skill

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Subverting Poison Trap

You deal x10% increased Poisoning Damage to enemies standing inside your Poison Trap.

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Malice

You deal 3%[x] increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

Imbuements Tree
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Cold Imbuement

Imbue your weapons with frigid energies. Your next 2 Imbueable Skills deal Cold damage and Chill (CC) enemies for 25% per hit.

Damage: N/A
Tags: Imbuement, Imbueable Skill

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Poison Imbuement

Imbue your weapons with lethal poison. Your next 2 Imbueable Skills deal Poison damage and apply 100% of their Base damage as additional Poisoning damage over 5 seconds.

Lucky Hit Chance: 33%
Damage: Poison Damage
Tags: Imbuement, Imbueable Skill

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Precision Imbuement

Imbued Skills gain 3%[+] increased Critical Strike Chance.

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

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Shadow Crash



Lucky Hit: Shadow damage has up to a 10% chance to Stun (CC) for 0.5 seconds.
Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

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Consuming Shadows

Each time you kill an enemy with Shadow damage, you generate 10 Energy.

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

Ultimate Tree
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Rain of Arrows

Arrows rain down over a large area 2 times, each wave dealing 110% damage.

Lucky Hit Chance: 2%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires a Ranged weapon
Tags: Ultimate, Marksman, Imbueable Skill

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Prime Rain of Arrows

Imbuement Skill effects applied by Rain of Arrows have x30% increased potency.

Skill

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Trap Mastery

When Poison Trap or Death Trap activates, you gain 4%[+] increased Critical Strike Chance against Vulnerable and Crowd Controlled enemies for 4 seconds.

Damage: Physical Damage
Tags: Trap Passive

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Alchemist's Fortune

Non-Physical damage you deal has a 5%[+] increased Lucky Hit Chance.

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive

Key Passives Tree
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Precision

When you cast a Marksman Skill, you gain a stack of Precision. You gain an additional stack if that skill Critically Strikes, once per cast.

When you reach 4 stacks of Precision, your next Marksman, Ultimate or Core skill is a guaranteed Critical Strike and deals 50%[x] increased Critical Strike Damage, consuming all stacks of Precision. This damage is further increased by 15%[x] of your Critical Strike Damage bonus.

Current Bonus: 0%[x]

Damage: Physical Damage
Tags: Marksman Passive

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Victimize

Victimize's damage is increased by 120%[x] of your Vulnerable Damage Bonus.
Current Damage Increase: 24%[x]

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive


Items that work with Shadow Imbuement

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Shadow Imbuement
  • Create a condition Shadow Imbuement can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Shadow Imbuement creates

Legendary Aspects

Pestilent Points Aspect
Aspect of Bursting Venoms
Offensive Lucky Hit: Poison Imbued Skills have up to a 15% chance to create a toxic pool that deals [338 - 412] Poisoning damage over 3 seconds to enemies within. While standing in the pool, your Poison Imbuement Skill has no Cooldown and no Charge limit.

Gloves, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Aspect of Corruption
Offensive Your Imbuement Skill effects have [25 - 40]%[x] increased potency against Vulnerable enemies.

Gloves, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Renegade's Retreat
(Map)
Kehjistan Rogue
Aspect of Imitated Imbuement
Offensive Your Shadow Clones also mimic the Imbuements applied to your Skills. Casting an Imbuement Skill grants your active Shadow Clone [5 - 20]%[x] increased damage for 9 seconds.

Gloves, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Aspect of Lethal Dusk
Defensive Evading through an enemy infected by Shadow Imbuement grants Stealth for 4 seconds. Breaking Stealth Heals you for 10 - 25% of your Maximum Life.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Aspect of Noxious Ice
Utility Chilled enemies Poisoned by Poison Imbuement will be further Chilled (CC) for 20% per second. You deal [15 - 30]%[x] additional Poison damage to Frozen (CC) enemies.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Aspect of Siphoned Victuals
Defensive Lucky Hit: Damaging a Vulnerable enemy with a Non-Basic Skill has a 5 - 20% chance to drop a Healing Potion.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Amulet (+50%)

Leviathan's Maw
(Map)
Hawezar Rogue
Aspect of Unstable Imbuements
Offensive When casting an Imbuement Skill you trigger an explosion around yourself, applying the Imbuement effects and dealing [82 - 150] damage of the same type.

Gloves, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Whispering Vault
(Map)
Dry Steppes Rogue
Aspect of Volatile Shadows
Offensive When a Dark Shroud shadow is removed you trigger an explosion that deals 75 - 98 Shadow damage and applies Shadow Imbuement to each enemy it hits.

Gloves, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Ancient's Lament
(Map)
Dry Steppes Rogue
Frostbitten Aspect
Utility Enemies hit by your Grenade Skills have a chance equal to your Critical Strike Chance to be Frozen (CC) for 2 seconds. You deal x10 - 25% increased Critical Strike Damage against Frozen (CC) or Stunned (CC) enemies.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Gloves, Boots, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Icy Alchemist's Aspect
Offensive Lucky Hit: Shadow Imbued Skills have up to a 75% chance to release an explosion that deals [90 - 135] Cold damage to the target and surrounding enemies, Chilling (CC) them for 25%. If they were already Chilled or Frozen (CC), increase this damage by 100%[x].

Gloves, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Mangler's Aspect
Utility Lucky Hit: Dealing direct damage to a Vulnerable enemy has up to a [30 - 45]% chance to Daze (CC) them for 2 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Ravenous Aspect
Resource Killing a Vulnerable enemy grants you x55 - 70% increased Energy Regeneration for 4 seconds.

Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Shifting City
(Map)
Dry Steppes Rogue
Toxic Alchemist's Aspect
Offensive Lucky Hit: Shadow Imbued Skills have up to a 75% chance to create a toxic explosion that applies [60 - 82] Poisoning damage over 5 seconds to the target and surrounding enemies. If they were already Poisoned, increase this damage by 100%[x].

Gloves, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Vengeful Aspect
Offensive Lucky Hit: Damaging a Vulnerable enemy has up to a 25% chance to create an Arrow Storm at the enemy's location , dealing 156 - 404]Physical damage over 3 seconds. Your Arrow Storms deal 25 - 40% increased damage.

Gloves, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Inferno Dungeon
(Map)
Kehjistan Rogue

* Extraction means the Legendary Aspect can be removed from any Legendary item at the Occultist. A dungeon name means the Aspect will be added to your Codex of Power as a reward after completing that dungeon.

Unique Items

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Word of Hakan

"Let the great gates of Caldeum be sealed. Let its proud walls stand fiercely defended. The rest of Kehjistan may suffer this plague, but my city, and my people, will not." - Proclamation of Hakan II

Type: Ancestral Unique Amulet
Class: Rogue

Description: Your Rain of Arrows is always Imbued with all Imbuements at once.

  • +25.0% Resistance to All Elements

Affixes: (Item Power 925)
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Grasp of Shadow

Dark wisps creep hungrily across these gloves, like an assassin's blade seeking a life to steal on a moonless night.


Type: Ancestral Unique Gloves
Class: Rogue

Description: Lucky Hit: Damaging a Vulnerable enemy with a Marksman or Cutthroat Skill has up to a [24 - 34]% chance to summon a Shadow Clone that mimics your attack.


    Affixes: (Item Power 925)
    • +[4.4 - 10.0]% Attack Speed
    • +[28 - 42] Dexterity
    • +[31.5 - 52.5]% Shadow Clone Damage
    • +[3 - 4] to Core Skills


    Changes to Shadow Imbuement

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