World of Warcraft: Recurring Nightmares
Cult of the Forgotten Shadow
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Domains: Chaos, Charm, Darkness, Death, Evil, Loss, Lust, Madness, Nightmare, Trickery.
Favoured Weapon: Scythe
While many priests draw on powers such as the Holy Light or the goddess Elune, shadow priests turn to dark energies to accomplish their goals. The Light is often said to bring about feelings of positive emotion— hope, courage, comfort— and the like. Shadow abilities are just the opposite, able to impart feelings like despair, doubt, and panic. In a poetic sense, it can be said that the emotions which the Light brings about come from the “heart,” whereas the emotions manipulated by shadow are often based on survival logic, and therefore affect the “mind.”