Shadow masters were enemies cut from Legacy of Kain: Defiance. They were a more powerful form of shade, depicted in concepts by art director Daniel Cabuco.


Cabuco posted a piece of concept art from 2002 named "Shadows Concept" at his first portfolio website, The art illustrated Raziel in combat with a shadow master, and indicated that shadow masters were composed of three shades, with the annotation "SHADOWS COMBINE TO FORM SHADOW MASTER." They appeared to employ a breath attack.[Spectraljin]

Defiance introduced two varieties of shade, the lesser shades and greater shades, but the shadow master concept was not incorporated into the final game.[DEF][1]


  1. Icon-Prima Prima Games / JDP and Gerald Guess. Prima's Official Legacy of Kain: Defiance Guide. (2003)