Sample flavor text:
While many use the ways of stealth for petty larceny or espionage, a few have honed the ability to attack from the darkness into a deadly art. Shadows move without being seen, making them masters of tactical repositioning and striking at the enemy's weakest side. Their single-minded pursuit of the perfect kill pushes them into obsessively training with their weapon of choice, and it is this training - together with a masterful understanding of ambush tactics - that makes the Shadow seem like an almost supernatural specter of death. A fair fight is the last thing a Shadow wants - when her work is done, she fades as quickly as she arrived, a trail of bodies the only trace of her being there.
Depending on your campaign, a Shadow could be...
- A master ninja who excels at getting into places where nobody expects her
- A hired killer with a flair for misdirection and soft footsteps
- An adventurer who has returned from the deepest dungeons with a little something extra
- A cutting-edge covert operative whose sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
Party Role: Combatant. Your ability to reposition and inflict grievous damage on a single target, even in the middle of a throng of enemies, allows you to selectively take out the biggest threats to your party while remaining elusive.