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Gifted with increased stealth and agility, the Shadow Walker was designed to be the Arkana’s silent assassin. Moving invisibly through the battlefield, she uses her Chakra to mask her presence from her enemies. And when she strikes, it is with inhuman speed, ravaging her target with lethal claws and disappearing in the blink of an eye. While advanced equipment can be used to detect a Shadow Walker’s presence, to most she is the specter of death – a ghost amongst the melee, waiting to claim the lives of the foolish and unwary.
Serial Number: 81243610J
Archetype: Shadow Walker
Base Clone DNA: Northern Eurasia
Like all Arkana, the Shadow Walker’s role in combat has a marked effect on her mind. She tends to avoid confrontation in a public setting, choosing to single her target out in private, and she is prone to long periods of calm followed by unexpected, violent outbursts. The other Arkana, for their part, seem to treat the Shadow Walker with a sense of distrust; they view her as a vicious opportunist, staying hidden while they do the “real work,” and appearing only when a kill is certain.
Unlike most Arkana, the Shadow Walker’s enhancements were specifically designed to complement her natural Chakra abilities. The Ghost module, for example, allows her to fade to near-invisibility on the battlefield. When activated, only a highly-trained Arkana or advanced detection equipment can reveal her presence. Enhanced quick-fire musculature and a Genesis Corp short-range personal teleporter also give the Shadow Walker a number of options for initiating and escaping combat; she will often rush an opponent from a hidden state, inflict a lethal wound, and then teleport away before they ever have a chance to react.
The MC-24 Talons were designed to inflict lethal injury as quickly and quietly as possible. Reinforced with experimental Narak alloys, the blades are long enough to reach vital organs, and sharp enough to pierce most forms of armor. By biding her time, and searching for the perfect opening, a Shadow Walker is often able to eliminate her target with only a single well-placed thrust.
Abandoning stealth in favor of pure power, the Epona Mech transforms the Shadow Walker into an implacable hunter. The Epona’s four nimble feet grant it incredible speed, as well as the ability to perform a dash-assault, instantly closing the distance between the Shadow Walker and her prey. Together with its lightning-fast attacks, and the ability to slow her enemies from a distance, the Epona Mech insures that no one can escape the Shadow Walker’s sights.
Class Pros and Cons
- Very high DPS.
- High critical damage in stealth mode.
- Fast movement, high Evasion, short range teleport (blink).
- Speed & attack bonus in Mech-mode.
- Low survivability.
- Detection buffs cancel stealth mode.
- No ranged attacks.
|Catfight|| While the basic attack skills do not consume SP, they do not demonstrate the extent of the Shadow Walker's ability.|
|Double Blow||Higher Ch-ATK yields greater damage.|
|Hack and Slash||A more powerful attack then Double Blow with a high critical hit chance and slightly longer cooldown. Higher Ch-ATK yields greater damage.|
|Slaughter||A powerful attack with a high critical hit chance. Higher Ch-ATK yields greater damage.|
|Fatal Thrust||A more powerful attack then Hack and Slash with a slightly longer cooldown.|
|Fade||Concealment effect can only be active in Non-Combat state.|
|Shadow Strike||Channels Chakra into a powerful, concentrated attack with a very high critical percentage. Can only be used from a Concealment state.|
|Secret Charge||A sudden burst of Chakra enables the Arkana to close at tremendous speed, charging enemies within range. If the attack succeeds, the oponent becomes immobilized. Can be used during In-Combat or Cancealment states.|
|Ghost Walk||This skill harnesses Chakra to increase movement speed and create a field of bending light that renders the Arkana invisible during combat, enabling quick escape.|
|Calming Essence||The Shadow Walker hurls a ball of Chakra energy at the enemy, dealing blistering damage over time every tick. If used while Concealed, it cannot be blocked. Cannot apply DoT damage to enemies more than 4 levels above the caster. In a PvP battle, only half the normal DoT damage will be dealt.|
|Crippler||Chakra: Particle. Because the min and max.attack strength range is so broad, damage is not unilaterally applied. Shadow Walker Particle Chakra skills have the additional effect of decreasing aggro.|
|Shadow Dance||Chakra: Particle. Deals Particle damage to surrouding enemies in a sweeping arc. Because the min and max.attack strength range is so broad, damage is not unilaterally applied. Shadow Walker Particle Chakra skills have the additional effect of decreasing aggro.|
|Resurgent Sting||A long-time Particle Chakra Skill that has a broad Min-Max ATK range. Damage from the skill can vary greatly. If you have the Shadow Walker's Chakra Attack passive, you'll be able to deal higher damage with this skill.|
|DeathBlow||Chakra: Electric. The Arkana creates a high-voltage electromagnetic field, disabling enemies caught in the area of effect from using skills (normal attacks are still possible). Higher skill ranks increase the range, maximum number of affected enemies and duration of the effect. Higher Ch-ATK yields higher Chakra damage.|
|Twilight Explosion||Chakra: Electric. The Arkana creates a high-voltage electromagnetic field, disabling enemies caught in the area of effect from using skills (normal attacks are still possible). Higher skill ranks increase the range, maximum number of affected enemies and duration of the effect. Higher Ch-ATK yields higher Chakra damage.|
|Contortionist||Temporarity increases movement speed.|
|Miss Misery||Increases ACC and augments the Arkana such that EVA can be applied to unavoidable enemy attacks.|
|Precision||Temporarity boosts critical hits to deal an increased amount of damage.|
|Escape Artist||A powerful self-augmentation that boosts EVA; essential for escaping in an emergency.|
|Flare||Chakra: Gravity. Puts enemies within the affected area in a Knocked-out state.|
|Skyjump||Blink to the specified location, so long as it within the effective range.|
|Advanced Health Mastery||Increases the Shadow's Walker maximum HP based on item stats.|
|Soul Mastery||Increases the Shadow's Walker maximum SP based on item stats.|
|Concealment Mastery.||Augments the Shadow Walker's Concealment ability. Higher Concealment scores decreases the distance from which the Shadow Walker can be detected.|
|Accuracy Mastery.||Auguments ACC. Allowing for more precise attacks.|