Shadow steed

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Shadow steed
Level 38
Family Horse family creatures
Body Type Quadruped
Classification(s) Non-corporeal undead
Area(s) Found Shadow Valley
BCS <Not Known>
HP 400
Speed  ?
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Charge +224 to +272 AS
Stomp +204 to +264 AS
Warding Attacks
Sleep (501) +208 CS
Cold Snap (512) +211 CS
Repel (Fear) +200 CS
Maneuver Attacks
Fade to Shadows Invisibility (916)
AS Boost +289 to +329
Offensive Spells & Abilities
Elemental Wave (410)
Ice Patch (512) AoE
Gas cloud Area of Effect
Defense Attributes
Melee <N/A> DS
Ranged +202 DS
Bolt +209 DS
Bard Base +122 TD
Ranger Base <N/A> TD
Sorcerer Base +138 to +155 TD
Wizard Base <N/A> TD
Cleric Base <N/A> TD
Empath Base <N/A> TD
Paladin Base <N/A> TD
Major Elemental +150 TD
Minor Elemental +149 TD
Major Spiritual <N/A> TD
Minor Spiritual <N/A> TD
Major Mental <N/A> TD
Minor Mental <N/A> TD
Defensive Spells & Abilities
Elemental Defense I (401)
Elemental Defense II (406)
Thurfel's Ward (503)
Strength (509)
Mass Blur (911)
Treasure Attributes
Coins  ?
Gems Yes
Magic Items  ?
Boxes  ?
Skin a silvery tail
Other  ?

As magnificent as any living horse, this shadow steed stares beyond you with glowing red eyes. Its matte black coat provides a sharp contrast to its shining silvery tail and mane. The shadow steed paws the ground restlessly with its front hooves as it swishes its tail, flickering into and out of the shadows.

Hunting strategies

Shadow steeds are found in the same place as shadow mares, so it is necessary to consider both of them. Shadow mares can notably be knocked down with Elemental Wave (410), but shadow steeds are immune to the effects of the spell. Thus, while the steeds are capable of knocking you down with that spell, you cannot use it to give yourself breathing space on RT from standing back up. While the shadow mares will stun easily, the same is not true of the steeds.

Both shadow steeds and mares have the ability to disappear, effectively negating your attack on them. However, while they are "invisible", they cannot be sensed with Presence (402). They are also non-corporeal undead, so they are not vulnerable to critical hits. Steeds are stun resistant even under Phase (704).

Other information

  • Shadow steeds can shake off stuns.

Shadow steeds have a chance to turn invisible after an attack or maneuver is made against it:

Just as you move to strike, the shadow steed fades into the shadows!

Shadow steeds have an AS boosting maneuver, which allows their Charge AS to go up to +329:

A shadow steed rears back on its hind legs!

Shadow steeds sometimes have a spiritual warding attack (-20 TD pushdown) following successful melee hits:

A shadow steed stomps at you with its foot!
AS: +229 vs DS: +198 with AvD: +42 + d100 roll: +63 = +136
... and hits for 15 points of damage!
Blow raises a welt on your right arm.
CS: +194 - TD: +204 + CvA: +10 + d100: +56 - -5 == +61
Warded off!

References

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