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Shades are exiles, scions of a noble line ousted from the jagged towers of Clar Karond. They haunt the wilderness of the Blackspine Mountains like vengeful ghosts, preying on all who enter their domain. If the moment – or the price – is right, Shades will sometimes accompany dark elf armies to war. Some travel even further afield, bringing their murderous skill to distant shores in exchange for gold or vicarious thrill.

In the aftermath of Ubersreik, Kerillian’s dreams were a jumbled cacophony, and one of the most lucid visions spoke of an ancestor who bore the exiled blood of Clar Karond. The dreams did not emphasise the future, but here and now. Through the mists of memory, a cruel voice spoke, urging her to reclaim the mantle of her forebear. Her count continues, but in glory, not in penance.

As a Shade, Kerillian treads an assassin’s path, striking unaware or distracted foes when they are most vulnerable to her wicked blades. She is fleet-footed death, come to claim the blood of the living.


- Vermintide 2 Official Website

Shade
Portrait kerillian shade.png
Details
Passives
Murderous Prowess
Ability
Infiltrate
Cooldown
1:00
Hit Points
100



Shade is one of the three careers from which Kerillian can choose.

This career is available at level 12, after Waystalker and Handmaiden.

Description[edit | edit source]

As the pain of exile continues to fester within Kerillian, a new voice introduced itself in hushed tones in her dreams. The whispers promised purpose and meaning and Kerillian, being sick to death of the world of men, listened. The voice belonged to Khaine, the God of War and Murder. Having accepted to heed his call, Kerillian embarked on a sinister journey to find her true self.

In battle, the Shade is a master of stealth, a deadly assassin striking from the dark, able to outmaneuver any foe with fleet-footed movement and otherworldly agility. Devoted to her new faith, the Shade prefers weapons favored by Khaine to do her bloody work.

Skills and Traits[edit | edit source]

Ability Description
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Infiltrate

Career Skill

  • Kerillian becomes undetectable and can pass through enemies. Lasts for 5 seconds, or until she attacks.
  • The first successful attack breaks the stealth. If it is a melee strike, it is guaranteed to be a critical hit and also benefits from a massive bonus damage multiplier.
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Murderous Prowess

Passive Ability

  • Critical hit backstabs instantly slay man-sized enemies.
Assassin's Blade

Passive Ability

  • 50% additional damage when attacking enemies with melee attacks from behind.
Grim Fortune (unlisted)

Passive Ability

  • Increases critical strike chance by 5%.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Melee Weapons
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Sword
Dagger.png
Dual Daggers
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Dual Swords
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Sword and Dagger
Glaive.png
Glaive
Greatsword.png
Two-Handed Sword
Spear.png
Elven Spear
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Elven Axe
Ranged Weapons
Swiftbow.png
Swiftbow
Longbow.png
Longbow
Swiftbow.png
Hagbane Shortbow
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Volley Crossbow

Talents[edit | edit source]

You may select one talent from each tier and change it as you please.

Level 5
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Bleak Vigour

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Khaine’s Thirst

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Blood Kin

Melee critical strikes and headshots grant 2 temporary health. Critical headshots restores twice as much. Melee killing blows grants temporary health based on the health of the slain enemy. Healing yourself with a First Aid Kit or a Healing Draught also heals your nearby allies for 20% of their maximum health. Removes any wounds.
Level 10
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Cruelty

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Exploit Weakness

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Exquisite Huntress

Increases critical strike damage bonus by 50%. Increases damage by 20% to poisoned or bleeding enemies. Headshots increases headshot damage bonus by 10% for 5 seconds. Stacks up to 10 times.
Level 15
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Smiter

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Assassin

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Enhanced Power

The first enemy hit always counts as staggered.

Deal 20% more damage to staggered enemies. Each hit against a staggered enemy adds another count of stagger. Bonus damage is increased to 40% against enemies afflicted by more than one stagger effect.

Deal 40% more damage to staggered enemies. Each hit against a staggered enemy adds another count of stagger. Headshots and critical hits instead inflict 40% bonus damage, as do strikes against enemies afflicted by more than one stagger effect. Increases total Power Level by 7.5%. This is calculated before other buffs are applied.
Level 20
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Ereth Khial’s Herald

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Vanish

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Bloodfletcher

Assassin’s Blade is increased to 75% additional damage when attacking enemies from behind. Killing an enemy with a backstab grants stealth for 3 seconds. Backstabs return 1 bolt or arrow.
Level 25
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Blood Drinker

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Spring-Heeled Assassin

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Gladerunner

Critical hits reduces damage taken by 20% for 5 seconds. Critical hits increases movement speed by 20% for 5 seconds. Increases movement speed by 10%.
Level 30
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Cloak of Mist

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Shadowstep

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Cloak of Pain

Infiltrate cooldown reduced by 45%. No longer grants a damage bonus on attacking. Infiltrate causes Kerillian to blink forward, passing through enemies. Hitting an enemy while under the effect of Infiltrate does not break stealth. Second attack does not grant bonus damage. Can only trigger once.
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Heroes in Vermintide 2
Kruber icon.pngMarkus Kruber
Bardin icon.pngBardin Goreksson
Kerillian icon.pngKerillian
Saltzpyre icon.pngVictor Saltzpyre
Sienna icon.pngSienna Fuegonasus