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Cloak of Shadows

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Cloak of Shadows
Hides the Assassin, allowing her to attack with greater accuracy.
Class Assassin
Skill Tree Shadow Disciplines
Level 12
Prerequisites Psychic Hammer
Damage Type None
Mana Cost None
Other Stats
Synergies None
Cloak of Shadows is an Assassin Skill in Diablo II.
  • Active Effect: Cloaks the Assassin in shadows, hiding her from view and allowing her to sneak past enemies and attack with greater accuracy.
  • Required Level: 12
  • Prerequisites: Psychic Hammer
  • Gives synergy to: None
  • Receives synergy from: None


Cloak of Shadows causes the sky to become dark. If the sky suddenly becomes dark, possibly an Assassin is nearby using this skill. In addition to the darkness, enemy Defense is reduced. This is a handy skill that almost all Assassins will want to take advantage of.

This skill is extremely useful. When cast, many skills of some monsters are blocked: archers cannot fire (except champion and unique ones), Sand maggots cannot lay eggs, Unravelers cannot use their poison breath, Venom lords cannot use their Inferno attack etc. Most monsters stop moving when you cast Cloak of shadows until you get close to them. Once you attack them, they can use their skills again.


Moving through the darkness, unseen by her foes, the enshrouded Assassin can steal past opponents or ambush her unsuspecting victims with devastating attacks.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Mana Cost: 13
Range: 20 yards

Level 1234567891011
Bonus Defense 10% 13% 16% 19% 22% 25% 28% 31% 34% 37% 40%
Enemy Defense -15% -18% -21% -24% -27% -30% -33% -36% -39% -42% -45%
Duration(sec) 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Level 12131415161718192025
Bonus Defense 43% 46% 49% 52% 55% 58% 61% 64% 67% 82%
Enemy Defense -48% -51% -54% -57% -60% -63% -66% -69% -72% -87%
Duration(sec) 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 32
Assassin Skills
Martial Arts Tiger StrikeDragon TalonFists of FireDragon ClawCobra StrikeClaws of ThunderDragon TailBlades of IceDragon FlightPhoenix Strike
Shadow Disciplines Claw MasteryPsychic HammerBurst of SpeedWeapon BlockCloak of ShadowsFadeShadow WarriorMind BlastVenomShadow Master
Traps Fire BlastShock WebBlade SentinelCharged Bolt SentryWake of FireBlade FuryLightning SentryWake of InfernoDeath SentryBlade Shield

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