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The essence of the shadow world was used to forge this mysterious weapon. Now it emits dark energy around self. A fun fact: it is quite good to use it to cover yourself from the Sun in the summer.

—Weapon description in the Gallery

The Sword of Shadows is a Melee weapon introduced in the 11.1.0 update.

Description

It is a purple, Halloween themed sword that can attack players in close range, it is a charge weapon which when charged to the max, it will turn the player invisible. It has good damage, low attack speed, and decent mobility.

Appearance

It is a weapon with a glowing purple blade and handle. The handguard is green. There appears to be a glowing red eye in the middle of the handguard.

Performance

This weapon is a melee weapon, so it can only be used in close range. This weapon can deal more damage the more it is charged up. Moreover, when the weapon is charging up, the player is invisible. Once the player releases the fire button, they swing the button and become no longer invisible until the next time they charge.

The Shiv can reduce charge time of this weapon, allowing it to reach full charge faster. The higher the module level, the faster the charge time.

Strategy

Tips

  • Be careful near enemy pets, as the pets can attack you while you are invisible.
  • In Raids, the monsters can see you even when you are invisible. This is evident due to the gray specks that goes within your body.
  • Use this weapon in Campaign to avoid enemies.
  • Aim for the head to maximize damage.
  • Try to keep this weapon at full charge, as you will remain invisible for as long as the fire button is held. This is helpful for stealth, especially when used for fending off players that mainly look around instead of moving.
  • Use this to counter Guardian users, as the Guardian cannot attack invisible enemies.
  • It is used for escaping snipers, but make sure to move erratically so he/she will have a hard time aiming towards you.
  • Use this weapon in Arena, because the mobs can't see you.
  • Just because you're are invisible does not mean you are 100% safe. Enemies can still see your miniature specks around your body, which are the primary dead giveaways.

Counters

  • Because you can't really see their body, don't use a weapon with a small projectile. Use flamethrowers and area damage weapons
  • Pick off its users with guns/weapons capable of covering much more distance than this one.
  • It is thought that a fully charged Sword of Shadows is considered a 1 shot weapon and is introduced as so in many compilations. Although not proven, this signifies insane damage, enough to do a hit and run.
  • Much like with the case of the Stealth Bracelet, you can identify invisible opponents as a cluster of white specks.
  • The Sword of Shadows requires a full charge in order to actually turn users invisible and to deal the maximum damage possible with the weapon as well; Try and kill them off with your guns before they can achieve a full charge.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Have a longer ranged weapon, in case you attempt to pick off snipers.

Changelog

11.1.0

  • Initial release

11.3.0

  • The weapon received a small buff, wherein the time to fully charge the weapon was slightly decreased

16.5.0

  • The weapon is removed from the Armory

16.6.0

  • The weapon is brought back to the Event Chest

Trivia

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