After the major skill changes in July 2016, Shadow elemental skill set finally deserves some serious attentions from Destroyer players. I have been playing earth elemental destroyer (or to be more accurate, Ani-cancel-based destroyer; elemental system was introduced later) since forever. I have made the switch to Shadow Destroyer after the patch.
Shadow Destroyer has received multiple minor boost over the year but still not good enough to compete with its Earth counterpart. The major revamp in July has finally raised Shadow destroyer to the same level as Earth Destroyer, if not better. However, there is a catch to Shadow elemental skill set: it is highly gear dependent! (I will elaborate on that in the guide).
Therefore, i don’t recommend new players who have not reached the level cap or are not fully geared to try out this build. Although this Shadow Destroyer Guide is meant to replace my previous Earth Destroyer Guide, I would still keep the previous guide updated with the latest changes (soon) for the sake of new Destroyer players. Also, I am mainly a PVE player; I am not sure about the capability of shadow destroyer in PVP.
Throne of Elves will be released in China cinema on 19th Aug 2016. Throne of Elves VR (virtual reality) movie will be released later in October this year. The movie is produced by Mili Pictures, who have made Dragon Nest 1st Movie: Warrior’s Dawn, but it is no longer associated with Dragon Nest IP anymore due to contract termination.