Shadow elementals are creatures summoned to the material world by powerful shadow-casters. With an in-born malevolence and a hatred of life and light, they are dangerous creatures when not bound to a summoner's service. There are six well-known kinds of shadow elementals, from the smallest (about the size of a halfling) to huge elder elementals.

These creatures are very similar to the darkness elementals from Dragon magazine, published during the 2e era.


Shadow elementals are incorporeal, and deal cold damage with their touch. They are adept at attacking creatures in shadowy illumination, and possess a shadow mystery, dusk and dawn, that allows them to create the necessary illumination where they desire.


  • Tome of Magic (3e)

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