Shadow is the faction of ambition and vision; hidden paths lead to dangerous secrets.
Shadow is one of the five basic
Factions in Eternal. It is themed around sabotaging the enemy and interacting with the void.
Stealing cards Edit
Shadow has various card-stealing effects, such as stealing units with
, drawing the opponents cards with Madness , and redirecting enemy spells with Pilfer .
Forcing discard Edit
Cards such as
and Shakedown disrupt the enemy's game plan by forcing them to discard from their hand. Others, like Sabotage and Dreamsnatcher , have Solitude mill effects, discarding cards from the enemy deck and potentially winning through depleting the deck entirely.
Decreasing unit strength/health Edit
Shadow has spells and curses, such as
and Affliction , which reduce the Devouring Shadow and of units.
Void Interactions Edit
Shadow has many ways to return units from the void, such as
and Dark Return . Other cards like Soulbringer and Xenan Cultist can be combined with these to make the revived units more powerful.
Self damage Edit
Shadow has several cards that deal damage to you in exchange for a positive effect. Some examples are
and Jack's Knife .
keyword is only found in units that include some Shadow influence. Units like Unblockable and spells like Cabal Rogue make use of this to get past enemy defenses.
Unit Types Edit
Faction Combinations Edit
Two-faction Alliances Edit
Three-faction Alliances Edit
Vara is the scion of Shadow. The only true-born daughter of Caiphus and Eilyn, she gave up the throne and went to the Shadowlands with Azindel after her father's death.