Shadow Demon

shadow demonAmong the supreme Demons with unequivocal access to this world, Doom rarely bothers with the affairs of Noninfernals and Lesser Spectral Consorts, while Shadow Fiend passes through almost exclusively on accumulating expeditions. The Shadow Demon, however, has always taken a profound and abiding curiosity in the material plane, as if sensing that mastery of this gnashing dimensional nexus might be the solution to total supremacy of all realities. Called upon first by minor wizards, the Shadow Demon awarded every wish and put on impressive displays of power until he had the full interest of the supreme demonologists, and through them the assorted lords, tyrants, autarchy, and hierophants who depended on sorcery to reinforcement their mundane power.

So great was his fraud that all of those that beckon him considered themselves the master and Shadow Demon the servant. Meanwhile, he eroded their identities and made their minds his own. In the end, most members of the cult were vacant puppets, additions of his evil will. What Shadow Demon’s next step would have been continues to open speculation, for around this time, Nevermore the Shadow Fiend bit into a meticulously nasty-tasting soul and discovered that it held nothing but a foul piece of Shadow Demon’s essence. Made vigilant that a coup was underway, and that the ancient equilibrium of the Umbral Pact was about to be destabilized, Doom Bringer and Shadow Fiend joined forces to destroy the flourishing cult. Uniting spells of unbelievable force, they undid Shadow Demon’s centuries of enduring work, reducing his cult to extinction–and all its members to a bloody mess. Nothing stayed except a tiny speck of demon shadow. Immortal and irreducible, this slither of evil was enough to seed the Shadow Demon’s next plan, and over further centuries, he began to reform. Whatever that fragment of shadow touched, it infected, and its power slowly grew. A confusion of damaged parts pulled together, and united to give Shadow Demon a form even stronger than his previous. He is all but absolute now, and his plan for never-ending dominion lacks all of its earlier weaknesses. It would seem that such a being of pure hatred and evil, a threat to all creation, would be perpetually out of place in our world…yet Shadow Demon does not lack for devotees.





shadow demon disruption


Banishes the targeted unit, removing it from play for the duration. Upon returning, two illusions of the unit are created under Shadow Demon’s control. The pain of deception comes not while it happens, but when it is revealed.


Mana Cost: 120/120/120/120
Cooldown: 25/22/19/16
Ability: Unit Target
Illusion Duration: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Illusion Bonus Damage Taken: 50% / 50% / 50% / 50%
Illusion Damage: 30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
Banish Duration: 2.5 / 2.5 / 2.5 / 2.5


shadow demon soul catcher

Soul Catcher

Curses a random enemy in an area to take increased damage. The bonus damage is dealt as a separate instance of damage. Units under the effect of Disruption can still be affected by Soul Catcher. Trying to resist the Shadow Demon’s corruption is mostly a useless endeavour.


Mana Cost: 50/60/70/80
Cooldown: 13
Ability: Point Target
Damage: Pure
Bonus Damage: 20% / 30% / 40% / 50%
Radius: 450 / 450 / 450 / 450
Duration: 12 / 12 / 12 / 12


shadow demon shadow poison

Shadow Poison

Deals damage in a line, and afflicts enemy units with a poison effect. The poison deals 1/2/4/8 times the stack damage based on the number of stacks on the target, up to 4 stacks. Additional stacks cause 50 damage each. This deferred damage is dealt when Shadow Poison’s duration is expired, or the Release sub-ability is used. The ever-growing influence of the Shadow Demon can pollute the most valiant and pure of heroes.


Mana Cost: 50/50/50/50
Cooldown: 2.75
Ability: Point Target
Damage: Magical
Damage: 50 / 50 / 50 / 50
Stack Damage: 20 / 35 / 50 / 65
Max Stacks To Multiply: 4 / 4 / 4 / 4
Radius: 180 / 180 / 180 / 180
Duration: 10 / 10 / 10 / 10


shadow demon shadow poison release

Shadow Poison Release

Releases the poison to do damage on all affected enemies. Units under the effect of Disruption can still be affected by Shadow Poison.



Cooldown: 1
Ability: No Target



shadow demon demonic purge

Demonic Purge

Purges the target enemy unit, removing positive buffs, and slowing the target for the duration. The unit slowly regains its speed until the end of the duration, upon which damage is dealt. Units under the effect of Disruption can still be affected by Demonic Purge. Once Shadow Demon no longer has any need for his collected cultist, he releases it from its subservience – and its life.


Mana Cost: 200/200/200
Cooldown: 50
Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Units
Damage: Magical
Damage: 200 / 300 / 400
Duration: 5 / 5 / 5