Classes: The Shadowknight

Shadowknights - The evil warriors. A combination of fighter and necromancer, the shadowknight is a complex class to develop and play correctly.

What is the best strategy to develop and play your shadowknight? Can the shadowknight solo, and if so how? How should you play a shadowknight in a group? What skills and spells are the most and least useful for the shadowknight? What items should you be seeking for your shadowknight?

Post your strategies on how to best play and develop the Shadowknight and read, rate and comment on what others have to say

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#1 Jul 30 2004 at 8:44 PM Rating: Default
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ok i was thinking Dark Elf But i hear there are alot of bad fraction probs 4 them but i am new and i just need some advice can u list n e thing about bilding ashadow knight or n e thing u got

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#2 Jul 30 2004 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Here is a link to the most recent thread here about this topic.

http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/classes.html?class=5&mid=1090875247830843524&num=17

Note that the original poster gets race and class backwards however.

Edited, Sat Jul 31 10:48:07 2004 by dfrnchman
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#3 Jul 30 2004 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
Heh heh, if your worried about faction then you probably shouldn't play a shadowknight. And grats for being one of the few newbies to understand that class and race are different things. I've seen people higher than me still mix those things up.
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#4 Jul 31 2004 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Lol people who mess up class and race=complete noobs who have never played a class oriented RPG before.
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#5 Aug 01 2004 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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ok pro's and cons.
Dark Elf- pro- High base int Nightvision, look awesome. con- bad faction, lower str.
Ogre- High Str, high sta, Tall. Con- low int, ugly, bad faction, lower dex and Agi
Troll. pro. High STR High STA Regen Look ok. con. low int, bad faction, exp slash.
Human. pros. Good faction, average stats can wear alot of armor. con. HORRIBLE NIGHTVISION lower stats than others.



Dunno if i covered all of em, tell me if i missed anything.


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#6 Aug 01 2004 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Dunno if i covered all of em, tell me if i missed anything.


Missing a lot.

Ogre -pro unstunable in front from lvl 1. Con- experience slash
Erudite- Pro High Int con- melee skills low compared to others, no night vision
Gnome - good agi and dex, good int, no faction problem at home, small target. Con- not that strong, puntable (could be pro too)
Iksar Pro-- good melee stats, no faction prob at home, regen, can stay near home and lvl quite high. Con-- xp slash, faction problems away from home in older zones.
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#7 Aug 01 2004 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
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With a DE, you don't have to spend any pts on Int so you can dump pts into physical stats.

Ogres and trolls will always come up short on mana no matter what you do.

Iksars were a bad idea to begin with but are ok SK's.
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#8 Aug 02 2004 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Only thing DE has over any other SK is Ultravision (Best vision in the game)

Trolls & Ogres get Slam, which help stun while you are using a 2 handed wep.

Yes you get the aa 2handed bash ability after oh lvl 59 so thats a while away if you are just starting.

Read that thread posted in the second reply for more info.
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#9 Aug 03 2004 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Sigh, please people, read the friggen posts! It's like I'm replaying the movie Groundhog Day. I wish this was the SKO forum so you could absolutely get FRAGGED for reposting a repost of a repost.

There are SOOOOO many posts about this, and they are not less then a day old at best. Tons of information. Luna & dfrnchman, shuriken, ect, ect repeat themselves only so many times before they completely IGNORE what is posted here. You endanger yourselves in not getting any good information by NOT READING WHAT IS ALREADY THREADED!
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Quote: " It's like I'm replaying the movie Groundhog Day"


LMAO

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#11 Aug 04 2004 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm replaying the movie Groundhog Day.


Exactly. Smiley: clap

The best race subject has been beaten to death.
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#12 Aug 06 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Default
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u mist 2 that i no of

- gnome there good alind and they prob have the best int
bad str and ther littel
dont no to much bout them other then that

- iksar good str, sta, int fast hp regen, tall, dark vishon
bad faction u can to anywer and exp. penlty

sk's dont get kick trols and ogers get a slam to compinsat this comes in handy and there epic is 2hs so no bashing. we dont get dule weal so 2h is the best bet.

i play an iksar cus i like a chaling and u get that hp regen. as an sk u get life taps and life tap procs for your wepon so u dont have to heal as much it makes u a littel tufer i dont no thats just my 2cents
sorry bout the spelling =)
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#13 Aug 06 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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gnome there good alind and they prob have the best int


Not good aligned, just not as hated at home as much compared to a lot of other SKs.
Also dont have best int. Dark Elves have em beat, but only by 1 point.
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#14 Aug 06 2004 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Repost...

This subject has been BEAT TO DEATH. Please review past postings and you will get a TON of answers about this particular subject.

Races pros and cons in a nutshell

Human - pros: no exp penalty, decent start area, decent faction, medium size /cons: poor night vision, average starting statistics, cannot slam

Gnome - pros: no exp penalty, small size, decent starting area, tinkering, above average starting int, best starting faction for an SK /cons: below average str/sta, cannot slam, constantly getting "I'm gonna (step, eat, poop, etc) you/on you" remarks from other races due to diminutive size and papa smurf 3d graphic

Dark Elves - pros: DE SK's look kewl, good starting int, good starting location, excellent night vision, medium size, no exp penalty / cons: below average str/sta, cannot slam

Ogres - pros: Best starting Str/Sta, decent night vision, Frontal Stun resistant, can slam / cons: dumb as a box of rocks, 15% racial exp penalty, below average faction, Large race (cannot fit in some areas without shrink)

Trolls - pros: Second best starting Str/Sta, decent night vision, Regen (decreases in usefulness at higher lvls), can slam, shares starting location with DE's / cons: dumb as a box of rocks, sucky 20% racial exp penalty, Fire Resistance penalty, below average faction, Large race (cannot fit in some areas without shrink)

Iksar- pros: Above average starting int, decent exp starting area, Regen (see troll), AC bonus which gets better at higher lvls, medium size, excellent night vision / cons: below average str, sucky racial 20% exp penalty, sucky faction, cannot wear a lot of pre-planes of power plate armors, cannot slam, having to fight off all the chicks because of how kewl they look...

Erudite - pros: Best starting int, no exp penalty, decent starting area, decent faction / cons: girly man muscles and stamina, looks like a throwback from a Saturday night live Conehead episode, no night vision, cannot slam
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#15 Aug 08 2004 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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A shadowknight is the evil counterpart to a palidan and there
is nothing more eveil than a dark elf.

Dark elves or the tier dal are kos in a lot of places and being a shadowknight you just added a few more places.

If this is your first time playing I would suggst play a high elf or a wood elf(not a shadowknight or a necromancer).

If you have played before than enjoy yourself for there is nothing like a Dark Elf,I should know for my first charactor was a High Elf, 52 mage.

Edited, Sun Aug 8 17:46:38 2004 by Eadvile
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A shadowknight is the evil counterpart to a palidan and there is nothing more eveil than a dark elf.


You need to study the history of the Iksar (their history is evident all over Norrath). They had most of Norrath either enslaved or fighting a running battle in days long past. It wasnt until dragons and gods interveined that the Iksar were overthrew. As for why they are KOS, its not because they were nice masters. Most of Norrath was food to them, or animals to be slaughtered at their whim.
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I watch these arguements about race in every class thread and laugh hysterically!!! What a waste of time to type all this out.

First off, with twinking being so common today, racial arguements become even a bigger joke.

Second being from the days of old, I played during the serious experience penalty phase and still picked a Troll SK. It was a challenge and what I wanted to play.

Pick based on what you want to try and do. Read the advice about what you can do and ignore the ridiculous arguements over whats best this and that.

Everyone has an opinion but technically the one that matters is your own.

4 years and I haven't bought a thing in the bazaar/EC for twinking. I pass gear down to my alts if possible or I give them to lower level players who aren't high level alt's and are just starting out. That was the way the game used to be, a community. Now it's 65 or bust more often than not.

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#18 Mar 29 2005 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually he is right,Dark elf are even more Evil than the Iksar.
The Dark elves were once high elves years ago who were twisted by the God of Hate himself <Innoruk> into Evil elves who;s only ambition is to Destroy and Manipulate.And unlike the Iksar The Dark Elves are doing a great job at fulfilling their ambition.don't beleive me? Go take a stroll through FV.True Evil is Very intellegent soare the Dark elves,The Iksar while yes are Evil in nature,aren't quite as evil as the scheming Teir dal.IMO lol
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#19 Mar 31 2005 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Heh, u need to read ur Norrathian Lore. There is a reason why the Iksar r KOS EVERYWHERE. The Iksar once enslaved all the nations of Norrath (and in some cases used the other races as food). U will notice that there r not statues of DE's all over Kunark, but Iksar. It took Trakanon (a dragon) and his minions to lay low the Iksar empire the FIRSTtime. Hell, the Crusaders of Greenmist in 1312 were an ARMY of Iksar SK's (imagine that). The SECOND Iksar empire was under the leadership of the great Iksar Warrior Venril Sathir (and yes, the Iksar squished the elves).

The Dark Elves LOST their war with their High and Forest elf cousin's and forced underground.

Sooo, which do u think is more evil? An empire that ruled and enslaved Norrath TWICE, or a race that cannot even win a civil war with its own? Additionally, the Iksar would of NEVER given refuge to the Troll nation when they lost their home city to the Froglocks (it shows weakness IMO). Heh, Froglocks r used as slaves in Cabilis.
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hehe right on, i can accept that,i have read the lore,i am aware of the iksar lore i play one on EQ too.
i guess the reason i was saying the Dark elf were more evil was because of their likeness to the whole fall of the rebel angels and satan in the bible.you know,once kind and caring,now evil and twisted.<btw the only reason the DE's let the trolls in their home ,is to use them for all they are worth.The same as what they have done wih the Orcs etc..> ,i guess this discussion if put into real life terms would be, who is more evil,the satanic church or the Nazi's?,or for that matter, George w. Bush =p,either way it's a hard one to call and will always be debatable.My vote will always go for the dark elfs though when it comes to evil.
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#21 Apr 01 2005 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I concede, DE's do look evil. Looking at an Iksar make u want to hand them a bottle of skin lotion. Hey, but we almost kicked CPT Kirk's ass (the Gorn are the Cousin's of the Iksar), that makes us mega evil.
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if u posted this before drakkins came out u can be a drakkin SK i think and u can be a froglock and iskar..

Edited, Feb 26th 2007 5:10pm by REEEEX
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#23 May 29 2007 at 6:56 PM Rating: Default
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gnome is the best sk possible =)


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