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The Mysterious shade is a monster found in Daemonheim. It was released along with the Dungeoneering skill. It can be encountered in any room and also features in the monolith puzzle.

Mysterious shade range

Ranged attack.

Mysterious shade mage

Magic attack.

It is one of the most powerful types of foes in Daemonheim, and can easily kill a player. It uses a mixture of Magic (blue-coloured) and Ranged (yellow-coloured) attacks, which are powered evenly. It is almost always recommended to defeat the shades in a room first to eliminate their devastating attacks. They are very dangerous and can deal extremely high damage for their level, powerful and accurate with decent attack speed. They are weak to melee attacks, particularly from crushing weapons such as warhammers and mauls. For using prayer against exceptionally strong shades, either use Protect from Ranged or Protect from Magic or their respective Curse equivalents. Ranged armour offers the best overall defence against their attacks. If there is a single shade in a room (as there often is if soloing), it is almost always about as strong as the player and is likely to exhaust a player's food/prayer quickly if they are wearing melee armour.

This is one of the monsters within Daemonheim that will switch targets instead of continuing to attack the first player it sees. Thus if a group encounters a high level shade and one happens to get attacked, the shade will change target and during this time, the latter can have time to heal or run away.

In a Monolith puzzle room, however, the shades which appear tend to concentrate only on which player attacks them first, but if they kill their target they will become aggressive to all the other players in the room and attack each of them randomly.


Please note that the quantities and rarities are random. Dropped food will usually be the second best you can fish and cook, and drops in general will become less generous as you progress.
Torn bags
Please note that non-members can receive torn bags as well, although they can only sell them (or alchemise).


  • The Mysterious shades look similar to Echned Zekin, the 'captured' form of the demon Nezikchened, which the player has to fight during the Legend's Quest.

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