Let’s! Revolution! – Tips for Playing Shadow

So, when I first started playing Shadow, I was like, “This is annoying!” He’s still kind of annoying, but I’ve got a decent 4-win streak going. Here are some tips.

Shadow Tips

  • If you can, Dagger into tiles around known, unrevealed roads to gather the most information. At first, I wanted to stab down roads to kill enemies, but you end up wasting a lotta turns that way.
  • If I stabbed into a road neighboring my starting position, I’d have way less information. I coulda gotten lucky and went right into the dead end, but now I know it’s there and have an isolated area to the right where I can find another in 1-3 turns.
  • Acquire and upgrade gold-gaining skills. You want Interest real early, and then an upgrade to that or the starting passive. They pay for themselves almost immediately.
  • Energy Orbs in Saffron fully restore your energy on defeat. Start exploring around them, but don’t go below the energy of the combined cost of cartwheel and dagger. When you’re about to, finish them off. This tip’s kinda obvious, but the gold you save here is what ensures you scaling into the mid game.
  • Upgrade dagger once for a 1-energy discount and buy extra max energy twice to 24. That brings you from 5 stabs per full energy bar (20/4) to 8 (24/3). You don’t need extra max health.
  • Buy a bow & keep it fully stocked. You need some way to deal damage without using energy.
  • Overcome loss aversion! Once your economy gets off the ground, you should be able to afford offensive items like the Blowdryer or Rusty Sword without worrying about it.
Egor Opleuha
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips and writer on Game Cheat Codes. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game series was and still is the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. And the third part of HOMM is his favorite! He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games / indie games. When not immersed in games, Egor plays guitar, enjoys cooking and fishing.

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