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Shroud yourself in shadow as a master of darkness and negative energy magic.

Dark Apostate enhancements are available for the Dark Apostate archetype (variant Cleric). Introduced in Update 56.

Dark Apostate enhancements tree

Cores[edit]

Icon Dark Apostate.png
Dark Apostate: Each core in this tree including this one grants you +5 Negative and Alignment Spellpower and +5 Negative Healing Amplification.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 0 Requires: Cleric Level 1
Icon Shadow Shrouding.png
Shadow Shrouding: Toggle: Shroud yourself in Necromantic Energies and assume the form of a Shadow. While in Shadow form, you are considered an Undead, gain a base 100% Fortification, and may heal from Negative Energies. This healing comes at a cost - Undead naturally only take 50% healing from Positive Energy and take 100% more damage from Light. You gain +2 Wisdom and +2 Constitution, as well as +5% Incorporeality and Concealment as your form is partially obscured and intangible. This is a Major Form.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 Requires: Dark Apostate, Cleric Level 3
Icon Enhanced Shadowform I.png
Enhanced Shadowform I: Your Shadow Shrouding gains an additional +5% Incorporeality and Concealment (for a total of 10% each). Passive: +1 Apostate's Curse Dice
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 Requires: Shadow Shrouding, Cleric Level 6
Icon Enhanced Shadowform II.png
Enhanced Shadowform II: Your Shadow Shrouding gains an additional +5% Incorporeality and Concealment (for a total of 15% each). Your Bestow Curse, Doom, and Bane spells no longer have a saving throw.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 Requires: Enhanced Shadowform I, Cleric Level 12
Icon Enhanced Shadowform III.png
Enhanced Shadowform III: Your Shadow Shrouding gains an additional +5% Incorporeality and Concealment (for a total of 20% each). Passive: +1 Necromancy DC, +1 Apostate's Curse Dice
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 Requires: Enhanced Shadowform II, Cleric Level 18
Icon Master of Shadows.png
Master of Shadows: Your Shadow Shrouding gains an additional +5% Incorporeality and Concealment (for a total of 25% each). You also passively gain +4 Wisdom and +1 Apostate's Curse Dice.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 40 Requires: Enhanced Shadowform III, Cleric Level 20

Tier 1[edit]

Requires Dark Apostate, Cleric level 1

Icon Bane.png
Bane: >Enemies are filled with fear and doubt, giving a -1 Penalty to attack rolls and saves against fear on all affected targets. A successful Will save negates this effect. Bane counters and dispels Bless.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Apostates Skills.png
Apostate's Skills: +[1/2/3] Heal, Hide, and Bluff. Rank 3: +1 Will saving throws.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Shadowy Bulwark.png
Shadowy Bulwark: +[5/10/15] Maximum Hitpoints
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Apostates Curse.png
Apostate's Curse: Your Favored Weapons channel the dark energies within you, twisting them into evil versions of themselves - they deal an additional 1d6 Evil Damage on hit (scaling with 100% spellpower).
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Traditionalist Caster DA.png
Traditionalist Caster: +[3/6/10] Universal Spell Power when wielding an Orb or Staff.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements

Tier 2[edit]

Requires Cleric Level 2, 5 APs spent on tree

Icon Prayer.png
Prayer: Gives special favor to you and any allies near you, giving a +1 luck bonus to allies and a -1 penalty to enemies attack rolls, weapon damage, saves, and skill checks, with this buff and debuff increasing in magnitude by 1 every 5 caster levels - max total of 5 at caster level 20.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 No requirements
Icon Enhanced Turning.png
Enhanced Turning: +[2/4/6] uses of Turn Undead per rest.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 No requirements
Icon Mighty Turning.png
Mighty Turning: Undead that you successfully turn are instead destroyed.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 Requires: Enhanced Turning
Icon Enhanced Curse I.png
Enhanced Curse I: Your Apostate's Curse gains an additional damage dice, and grants your Favored Weapons Ghost Touch.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 No requirements
Icon Dark Rewards.png
Dark Rewards: When you critically hit with a Negative Energy or Alignment spell, you gain +[3/6/10] Sacred Temporary Spell Points.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 No requirements

Tier 3[edit]

Requires Cleric Level 3, 10 APs spent on tree

Icon Pray for Mercy.png
Pray for Mercy: Your Prayer-like spells (Bless, Bane, Prayer) now resonate with Evil energies, dealing 1d4 Evil damage per Caster Level to all enemies. This damage is doubled against enemies that are Cursed.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 No requirements
Icon Endless Turning.png
Endless Turning: Turn Undead uses regenerate at a rate of one every 120 seconds, or [10/20/30]% faster if it already regenerates.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 10 Requires: Enhanced Turning
Icon Cursed Words.png
Cursed Words: Cast the Bestow Curse spell without spending any Spell Points, and the spell Bestow Curse now deals 6d6 Bane damage to Undead per Dark Apostate Dice.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 No requirements
Icon Enhanced Curse I.png
Enhanced Curse II: Your Apostate's Curse gains an additional damage dice. Your Deity's Favored Weapon is now an Implement in your hands.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 Requires: Enhanced Curse I
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Wisdom I: +1 Wisdom
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 No requirements

Tier 4[edit]

Requires Cleric Level 4, 20 APs spent on tree

Icon Blessing of the Shadow.png
Blessing of the Shadow: +[50/100/150] Incapacitation range.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 20 No requirements
Icon Return to Dusk.png
Return to Dusk: While you are in any Undead form, when you are knocked unconscious, you dissolve into shadows, granting you Invisibility and Displacement. After 5 seconds, your body reforms, and you are healed for 1d6 Negative Energy per Character Level. This ability costs one usage of Turn Undead, and may only happen once every 3 minutes.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 Requires: Blessing of the Shadow
Icon Dark Judgement.png
Dark Judgement: When you use Turn Undead, you and allies you control gain +[3/6/10] Temporary HP per Apostate's Curse bonus dice.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 20 No requirements
Icon Enhanced Curse I.png
Enhanced Curse III: Your Apostate's Curse gains an additional damage dice. On crit, you apply the effects of the Curse spell.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 Requires: Enhanced Curse II
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Wisdom II: +1 Wisdom
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 Requires: Wisdom I

Tier 5[edit]

Requires Cleric Level 5, Character Level 12, 30 APs spent in tree

Icon Benediction.png
Benediction: The Harm spell now benefits from 2x Spellpower scaling and may now kill enemies.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 No requirements
Icon Ward of Shadow.png
Ward of Shadow: Grants temporary immunity to multiple targets to all forms of alignment-based energy for 1 minute per caster level or until 12 points of energy per caster level (max 120) for each energy type has been absorbed.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 No requirements
File:Icon Necromantic Devotion.png
Necromantic Devotion: +1 DCs with Necromancy spells.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 No requirements
Icon Enhanced Curse I.png
Ultimate Heresy: Your Apostate's Curse gains 2 additional damage dice. On crit, you apply 1d3 stacks of Vulnerability.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 Requires: Enhanced Curse III
Icon Shadows of Death.png
Shadows of Death: You gain +5% Negative, Light, and Alignment Spell Critical Chance. Pray for Mercy is upgraded to dealing 1d6 Evil damage per caster level.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 No requirements