Umbral Aura

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Overview

ParagonMarket ArchetypeEpic Warshade.png

Umbral Aura is the secondary power set for Warshades

"Warshades can generate Dark Fields to give themselves incredible defensive capabilities."

Power Table

The Umbral Aura power set is the secondary set for Warshades. Warshades have three forms, human, Dark Nova, and Black Dwarf. Powers may change or be disabled between forms, but only the base version of the power needs to be enhanced; the enhancement slotting will carry over to the version of the power in other forms. Toggle powers that are active but not available in a form will typically be suppressed, meaning that the power stops offering its benefit and costing endurance, but will immediately be active when switching back to a valid form. The following table shows the level and form at which each power is available:

Power Level Nova Dwarf Effect
UmbralAura Absorption.png Absorption 1 Empty.png Empty.png Auto, Self: +Resistance(Energy, Negative)
UmbralAura GravityShield.png Gravity Shield 2 Empty.png Empty.png Toggle, Self: +Resistance(Smash, Lethal)
UmbralAura OrbitingDeath.png Orbiting Death 4 Check.png Check.png Toggle, Point Blank Area of Effect, Minor Damage over Time(Negative)
UmbralAura PenumbralShield.png Penumbral Shield 10 Empty.png Empty.png Toggle, +Resistance(Fire, Cold, Toxic)
UmbralAura ShadowCloak.png Shadow Cloak 14 Empty.png Empty.png Toggle, Stealth +Defense, +Perception +Resistance(Immobilization)
UmbralAura TwilightShield.png Twilight Shield 16 Empty.png Empty.png Toggle, +Resistance(Energy, Negative)
UmbralAura BlackDwarf.png Black Dwarf 20 Check.png N/A Toggle: Shapeshift, +Resistance(All but Psionic) +Status Protection +Endurance Reduction
UmbralAura StygianCircle.png Stygian Circle 22 Empty.png Check.png Point Blank Area of Effect, Self +Health(Special) +Endurance
UmbralAura NebulousForm.png Nebulous Form 24 Empty.png Empty.png Toggle: Self Intangible, +Jump
UmbralAura ShadowSlip.png Shadow Slip 24 Empty.png Empty.png Long Range Teleport
UmbralAura InkyAspect.png Inky Aspect 28 Empty.png Check.png Point Blank Area of Effect, Foe: Disorient, Self: -Health
UmbralAura StygianReturn.png Stygian Return 35 Empty.png Empty.png Self Rez, Special
UmbralAura Eclipse.png Eclipse 38 Empty.png Check.png Melee (Area of Effect), Foe: -Endurance, -Recovery; Self: +Endurance, +Resistance(All)

Powers

UmbralAura Absorption.png Absorption

Kheldians have a natural mild resistant to Energy and Negative Energy damage. This is an auto power that is always on and costs no Endurance.

Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 1 (Warshade)
Effects Auto, Self: +Resistance(Energy, Negative)
Enhancements TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

UmbralAura BlackDwarf.png Black Dwarf

Kheldians are masters of energy and matter. A Warshade can transform into a massive unstoppable essence draining beast known as a Black Dwarf. When you choose this power, you will gain access to powerful melee and survial powers while in this form. Additionally, 2 powers will granted to your arsenal that can be used while in other forms, Sunless Mire and Essence Drain. While in Black Dwarf form you will only be able use your Kheldian melee powers, as well as Shadow Bolt, Ebon Eye, and specific Kheldian sustain powers. Black Dwarf has awesome resistance to all damage except Psionics, as well as controlling effects. Black Dwarf also has improved HP and Endurance Recovery, but is fairly limited to melee attacks.

Kheldian BlackDwarf.jpg
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 20 (Warshade)
Effects Toggle: Shapeshift, Special
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Jump.png Enhance Jump
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage
IO Jumping.png Leaping
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification
IO Universal Travel.png Universal Travel

UmbralAura Antagonize.png Black Dwarf Antagonize

This power attracts the attention of a foe and all those around him. Use this to pull villains off of an ally in trouble. An Accuracy check is required to Taunt enemy players, but is not needed against critter targets.

Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 20 (Warshade) with UmbralAura BlackDwarf.png Black Dwarf
Effects Ranged (Targeted AoE)
Foe Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt

UmbralAura EssenceDrain.png Black Dwarf Drain

You tap the primal forces of your Nictus power to create an Essence Draining conduit between a foe and yourself. This will transfer Hit Points from your enemy to yourself. Foes drained in this manner have their attack and movement speed reduced. This power can only be used in Black Dwarf form.

Damage Moderate (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 20 (Warshade) with UmbralAura BlackDwarf.png Black Dwarf
Effects Melee
Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Self Heal
Enhancements Enhancements placed in UmbralBlast EssenceDrain.png Essence Drain

UmbralAura BlackDwarfMire.png Black Dwarf Mire

Black Dwarf Mire can drain the essence of all nearby foes, thus increasing your own strength. Each affected foe will lose some Hit Points and add to your Damage and chance to hit.

Damage Moderate (Negative)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 20 (Warshade) with UmbralAura BlackDwarf.png Black Dwarf
Effects PBAoE
Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Self +Damage, +To Hit
Enhancements Enhancements placed in UmbralBlast SunlessMire.png Sunless Mire

UmbralAura BlackDwarfSmite.png Black Dwarf Smite

Black Dwarf Smite is powerful melee attack that can often Disorient or Knock Down opponents. Black Dwarf Smite can also bring down fliers, and slows a targets attack and movement speed. This power is only available while in Black Dwarf Form.

Damage Heavy (Negative/Smashing)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 20 (Warshade) with UmbralAura BlackDwarf.png Black Dwarf and UmbralBlast GravityWell.png Gravity Well
Effects Melee
Foe -Recharge, -Speed, -Fly, -Disorient
Enhancements Enhancements place in UmbralBlast GravityWell.png Gravity Well

UmbralAura TeleportSelf.png Black Dwarf Step

Black Dwarfs can Teleport long distances. Black Dwarf Step has no recharge time, and can be reactivated without pause, as long as you have Endurance.

Recharge None
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 20 (Warshade) with UmbralAura BlackDwarf.png Black Dwarf
Effects Ranged (Location)
Self Teleport
Enhancements Enhancements placed in InherentWarshade ShadowStep.png Shadow Step

UmbralAura BlackDwarfStrike.png Black Dwarf Strike

The Black Dwarf Strike is a moderate melee attack that releases Nictus Dark Energy on impact, which can Knock Down foes, and slows a targets attack and movement speed. This power is only available while in Black Dwarf Form.

Damage Moderate (Smashing/Negative)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 20 (Warshade) with UmbralAura BlackDwarf.png Black Dwarf and UmbralBlast GravimetricSnare.png Gravimetric Snare
Effects Melee
Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Enhancements Enhancements placed in UmbralBlast GravimetricSnare.png Gravimetric Snare

UmbralAura Eclipse.png Eclipse

The dark Nictus power allows you to tap the essence of your foe's soul and transfer it to yourself. This will drain the Endurance of all nearby enemies and add to your own. It will also increase your resistance to all damage. The more foes affected, the more Endurance and Damage Resistance you will gain. Affected foes are unable to recover Endurance for a short while. This power can be used while in Black Dwarf form.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 38 (Warshade)
Effects Melee(Area of Effect)
Foe: -Endurance, -Recovery
Self +Endurance, +Resistance(All Damage)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification

UmbralAura GravityShield.png Gravity Shield

When you toggle on Gravity Shield, you become highly resistant to Smashing and Lethal damage, deflecting away such physical attacks. While in Dark Nova or Black Dwarf form, this power's effects are suppressed and cost no endurance.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 2 (Warshade)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Smash, Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

UmbralAura InkyAspect.png Inky Aspect

Inky Aspect allows you to sacrifice some of your own Hit Points to keep enemies near you Disoriented and unable to use any powers. Endurance cost for this is minimal, but the power can be dangerous to use. This power can be used while in Dark Nova or Black Dwarf form. While in Dark Nova, this power's effects are suppressed and cost no endurance.

Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 28 (Warshade)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Foe: Disorient
Self: -Health
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
Set Categories IO Disorient Duration.png Stuns

UmbralAura NebulousForm.png Nebulous Form

You can Phase Shift to become out of sync with normal space. Although you do not become completely Invisible, you are translucent and hard to see. You are intangible, and cannot affect or be affected by those in normal space. Even gravity has a weak hold on you. You can jump great distances while in Nebulous Form. However, after 30 seconds the phase out effect will wear off. 30 seconds later, if this power is still active the user will become phased out once again. Cannot be used with Rest. This power can be used while in Dark Nova or Black Dwarf form. However, activating it while in either Dark Nova or Black Dwarf will transform you back into your orignal form.

Recharge
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 24 (Warshade)
Effects Toggle: Self Intangible
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Jump.png Enhance Jump
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Jumping.png Leaping
IO Universal Travel.png Universal Travel

UmbralAura OrbitingDeath.png Orbiting Death

You surround yourself with orbiting particles and dark matter that will continually cause Negative Energy damage to any nearby foes. This power can be used while in Dark Nova or Black Dwarf form.

Damage Minor Damage over Time(Negative)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 4 (Warshade)
Effects Toggle: Point Blank Area of Effect
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage

UmbralAura PenumbralShield.png Penumbral Shield

When you toggle on Penumbral Shield, you become highly resistant to Fire, Cold, and Toxic damage. While in Dark Nova or Black Dwarf form, this power's effects are suppressed and cost no endurance.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 10 (Warshade)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Fire, Cold, Toxic)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

UmbralAura ShadowCloak.png Shadow Cloak

You surround yourself with shadowy particles that bend the light around you, making you difficult to spot at a distance. You can be seen only at close range, or if you attack a target. Even if seen, the Shadow Cloak grants you a bonus to Defense and some protection from Immobilization. Shadow Cloak also allows you to see things in a new light, allowing you to better see stealthy foes. Unlike some stealth powers, Shadow Cloak has no movement penalty. Shadow Cloak will not work with any other form of Concealment power such as Shadow Fall or Steamy Mist. While in Bright Nova or White Dwarf form, this power's effects are suppressed and cost no endurance.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 14 (Warshade)
Effects Toggle: Self Stealth
Self: +Defense, +Perception
Self: +Resistance(Immobilize)
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

UmbralAura ShadowSlip.png Shadow Slip

Shadow Slip allows you to teleport very long distances, even across city zones. Activating this power will bring up a menu that allows the user to choose which zone they'll teleport to. This power can be used while in Dark Nova or Black Dwarf form. However, activating it while in either Dark Nova or Black Dwarf will transform you back into your orignal form.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 24 (Warshade)
Effects Long Range Teleport
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories -

UmbralAura StygianCircle.png Stygian Circle

You can tap into your Nictus power to drain the remaining essence of all nearby defeated foes to heal yourself, and recover Endurance. The more defeated foes affected, the more you will be healed. Additionally, the more powerful the defeated foes you drain, the more health you will recover. This power can be used while in Black Dwarf form.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 22 (Warshade)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Self +Health(Special), +Endurance
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Healing-Absorb.png Healing/Absorb
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification

UmbralAura StygianReturn.png Stygian Return

Should you fall in battle, your Stygian Return can drain the life force of all foes around you to bring yourself back from the brink of death. The more foes nearby, the more Hit Points and Endurance are restored to you. Stygian Return will actually leave you invulnerable for a brief time, and protected from XP Debt for 90 seconds. There must be at least one foe nearby to fuel the Transfer and revive yourself.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 35 (Warshade)
Effects Self Rez, Special
Enhancements TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Healing-Absorb.png Healing/Absorb

UmbralAura TwilightShield.png Twilight Shield

When you toggle on Twilight Shield, you become highly resistant to Energy and Negative Energy damage. While in Dark Nova or Black Dwarf form, this power's effects are suppressed and cost no endurance.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon warshade.png 16 (Warshade)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Energy, Negative)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

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