Conjure a shadow that will fly forward and burn foes in its path.
The spirit requires SOUL to be conjured. Strike enemies to gather SOUL.


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Unleash a more powerful spirit

Press FOCUS/CAST or QUICK CAST without holding UP or DOWN to launch a projectile that passes through enemies and deals damage. The projectile will now penetrate all objects in its path including walls and invulnerable parts of enemies, such as a shield or shell, but will not damage a fully protected enemy.


  • Flukenest turns the Shade Soul into a horde of black baby flukes that bounce around dealing damage.
    • When combined with Defender's Crest, launches a single large fluke that explodes into a damage-dealing cloud of gas.
  • Shaman Stone increases the width of the projectile and the damage dealt by 33%

How to Acquire

Upgrade to Vengeful Spirit. Requires purchasing the Elegant Key from Sly in Dirtmouth.

The spell is located behind a locked door in Soul Sanctum within the City of Tears. Requires defeating a Soul Warrior that continuously spawns Folly enemies.


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Soul Snail
  • Shade Soul is obtained from a Snail Shaman linked to some kind of machine. This implies that the researchers of the Soul Sanctum were experimenting on the Shamans' natural ability to use Soul.
  • The tendrils that come out of The Knight's back are similar to those seen on the Knight's Shade at the end of the Radiance fight.