For other uses of the name "Shadow", see Shadow (disambiguation).

Shadow magic is what Shadow appears as.

The Roleplaying Game

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The shadow energy (aka Shadow Plane) is not limited to a single plane; it is instead an integral part of every aspect of the universe, woven into every plane. Thus, spells that call upon this energy, such as shadow conjuration, draw upon local sources rather than reaching to another plane. Positive energy remains associated with the energies possessed by living beings, and negative energy with the motive forces of death and the undead. Magical weapons that have effects wielding this energy draw upon energy bound into their own material, freed by enchantment.[1] "Shadow" is spell type common to many items and spells created by the Shadow Council and other such nefarious organizations.[2] The arcane and shadow magic appear to be tied together.[3] In the RPG, Shadow appears to be split into subcategories or is synonymous with "Darkness", "Negative", "Death", "Destruction", "Chaotic", "Evil", and "Fel". It is a damage type often found as a bonus type damage (enchantment or enhancement) in the RPG. In one example it's also a sub-school of the magic school of Illusion (illusions composed of a quasi-real, tangible shadow material with shadow bonuses, ex. Storm, Earth and Fire).[4] Spells of shadow may derive their power from actual shadows & darkness.[5]

In World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.

Main article: Magic_school_(WoW)#Shadow

In World of Warcraft, shadow magic acts as a game mechanic in opposition to holy magic. Shadow magic is generally restricted for use to the Shadow shadow Priest priest and Warlock warlock classes.


  1. ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 132
  2. ^ Magic & Mayhem, pg. 158
  3. ^ More Magic and Mayhem, pg. 73
  4. ^ Magic & Mayhem, pg. 100-101, 157, 158
  5. ^ Dark Factions, pg. 32, 93

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