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{{Flavour|Creates replicas of creatures native to the caster's current location, weaving them from shadows and threads of Abyssal matter.<br>You can sustain at most four creatures summoned by this spell.}}
 
{{Flavour|Creates replicas of creatures native to the caster's current location, weaving them from shadows and threads of Abyssal matter.<br>You can sustain at most four creatures summoned by this spell.}}
  
'''Shadow Creatures''' is a [[Summonings]] spell with context-sensitive results. Regardless of spell power, casting it will generate one monster or one group of monsters appropriate for the current level. The duration of the summoned creatures is inversely dependent on their [[hit dice]], so weaker creatures will last longer. Monsters normally generated with equipment are given summoned versions of their weapons and armour which disappears with them. Despite the flavor text, any equipment of summoned monsters will dissipate into smoke on their death (or sooner for thrown missiles). This spell will not summon creatures opposed by your god.
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'''Shadow Creatures''' is a [[Summonings]] spell with context-sensitive results. Regardless of spell power, casting it will generate one monster or one group of monsters appropriate for the current level. The duration of the summoned creatures is inversely dependent on their [[hit dice]], so weaker creatures will last longer. Monsters normally generated with equipment are given summoned versions of their weapons and armour which disappear with them. Despite the flavor text, any equipment of summoned monsters will dissipate into smoke on their death (or sooner for thrown missiles). This spell will not summon creatures opposed by your god.
  
 
Band members don't count towards the summoning cap of 4.
 
Band members don't count towards the summoning cap of 4.
  
 
==Monster version==
 
==Monster version==
 
 
The monster version of this spell summons 1d(1 + hit dice/5) monsters or groups.
 
The monster version of this spell summons 1d(1 + hit dice/5) monsters or groups.
  
 
The following monsters can cast Shadow Creatures:
 
The following monsters can cast Shadow Creatures:
*[[Boggart]]s
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*{{monsterlink|Boggart}}
*[[Giant orange brain]]
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*{{monsterlink|Glowing orange brain}}
*[[Orange crystal statue]]
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*{{monsterlink|Orange crystal statue}}
*[[Shadow demon]]
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*{{monsterlink|Shadow demon}}
*[[Test spawner]]
 
  
 
==Sample Results==
 
==Sample Results==
 
*In the [[Dungeon]], results can be extremely varied due to the very broad range of possible monsters you can encounter. For example, on D:12 it might produce a band of [[ogre]]s including an [[ogre mage]]... or it might produce a single [[hobgoblin]].
 
*In the [[Dungeon]], results can be extremely varied due to the very broad range of possible monsters you can encounter. For example, on D:12 it might produce a band of [[ogre]]s including an [[ogre mage]]... or it might produce a single [[hobgoblin]].
 
*In [[The Lair]], this can produce anything from a single plant to a herd of [[death yak]]s.   
 
*In [[The Lair]], this can produce anything from a single plant to a herd of [[death yak]]s.   
*In the [[Orcish Mines]], it usually produces a group of orcs, possibly including warriors, priests, and sorcerers. [[Troll]]s and ogres are possible though.
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*In the [[Orcish Mines]], it usually produces a group of orcs, possibly including warriors, priests, and sorcerers. [[Troll (monster)|trolls]] and ogres are possible though.
 
*In the [[Swamp]], it can spawn a single friendly plant or a pack of [[slime creature]]s.
 
*In the [[Swamp]], it can spawn a single friendly plant or a pack of [[slime creature]]s.
 
*In the [[Snake Pit]], it often summons a pack of [[Naga_(monster)|nagas]], which can include mages and warriors, or a single [[adder]], [[water moccasin]], [[black mamba]], or [[anaconda]].
 
*In the [[Snake Pit]], it often summons a pack of [[Naga_(monster)|nagas]], which can include mages and warriors, or a single [[adder]], [[water moccasin]], [[black mamba]], or [[anaconda]].
*In the [[Vault]]s, it produces anything from [[Cyclops|Cyclopes]] and packs of [[Ogre]]s to packs of [[ugly thing]]s (including [[very ugly thing]]s) and [[deep troll]] skeletons.
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*In the [[Vault]]s, it produces anything from [[Cyclops|cyclopes]] and packs of [[ogre]]s to packs of [[ugly thing]]s (including [[very ugly thing]]s) and [[deep troll]] skeletons.
 
*In [[the Realm of Zot]], it tends to summon [[dragon]]s, [[electric golem]]s, "friendly" [[moth of wrath|moths of wrath]], entire bands of [[draconian]]s, and even occasional [[orb of fire|orbs of fire]]. It is absurdly powerful there, even if you can hardly cast it. Be aware that moths of wrath will often berserk the hostile natives, which can lead to a nasty death for the unwary.
 
*In [[the Realm of Zot]], it tends to summon [[dragon]]s, [[electric golem]]s, "friendly" [[moth of wrath|moths of wrath]], entire bands of [[draconian]]s, and even occasional [[orb of fire|orbs of fire]]. It is absurdly powerful there, even if you can hardly cast it. Be aware that moths of wrath will often berserk the hostile natives, which can lead to a nasty death for the unwary.
*It is much less useful in places that have weak "random encounters" but very strong special encounters, such as [[Hell]], [[the Tomb]], and the last level of [[the Vaults]]. Consider using a more reliable Summonings spell in these places.
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*It is much less useful in places that have weak "random encounters" but very strong special encounters, such as [[Hell]], [[the Tomb]], and the last level of [[the Vaults]]. It is useless in a [[Labyrinth]], producing nothing. Consider using a more reliable Summonings spell in these places.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
Prior to [[0.12]] this spell was considered [[unholy]].
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*Prior to [[0.18]], Shadow Creatures was level 5.
 
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*Prior to [[0.12]] this spell was considered [[unholy]].
In 0.10, the duration of Shadow Creatures summons was reduced.
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*In 0.10, the duration of Shadow Creatures summons was reduced.

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Shadow creatures.png Shadow Creatures
Level 6
School1 Summoning
Source(s)
Casting noise 4
Spell noise 0
Creates replicas of creatures native to the caster's current location, weaving them from shadows and threads of Abyssal matter.
You can sustain at most four creatures summoned by this spell.

Shadow Creatures is a Summonings spell with context-sensitive results. Regardless of spell power, casting it will generate one monster or one group of monsters appropriate for the current level. The duration of the summoned creatures is inversely dependent on their hit dice, so weaker creatures will last longer. Monsters normally generated with equipment are given summoned versions of their weapons and armour which disappear with them. Despite the flavor text, any equipment of summoned monsters will dissipate into smoke on their death (or sooner for thrown missiles). This spell will not summon creatures opposed by your god.

Band members don't count towards the summoning cap of 4.

Monster version

The monster version of this spell summons 1d(1 + hit dice/5) monsters or groups.

The following monsters can cast Shadow Creatures:

Sample Results

History

  • Prior to 0.18, Shadow Creatures was level 5.
  • Prior to 0.12 this spell was considered unholy.
  • In 0.10, the duration of Shadow Creatures summons was reduced.