Shadow is an element acquired by Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon.


The symbol of Shadow looks like a dark yin yang symbol of black above teal.


Primary Shadow

  • Shadow Strike: Cynder can unleash her shadow element by diving into her own shadow and strike out from the darkness with shadow empowered claws. Shadow strike can also help Cynder get through purple doors.
  • Deadly Shadow Strike
  • Sinister Shadow Strike

Secondary Shadow

  • Shadow Fire: Cynder can unleash her shadow element by breathing a dark shadow fire to suffocate foes.
  • Suffocating Shadow Fire
  • Asphyxiating Shadow Fire


Both effects of the Shadow Strike and Shadow Fire will leave portions of the shadow magic coating the enemy's eyes, confusing them into attacking their own allies instead of their enemies for a short while.


In Skylanders, one of Cynder's abilities involve her turning into a shadow to dash past enemies, leaving behind a trail of ghosts that cause damage.


  • According to lead concept artist Jared Pullen, dragons of the Poison, Shadow and Fear elements exist, but the elements come from a different, darker entity instead of the light entity that created the other elements (Fire, Electricity, Ice, Earth, Water and Wind).[1]


Spyro - Sparx - Cynder - Hunter - Malefor - Ignitus - Volteer - Terrador - Cyril - Chronicler
Prowlus - Meadow - Hermit - Mason
Catacombs - Twilight Falls - Valley of Avalar - Warfang - Ruins of Warfang - Attack of the Golem
The Dam - Burned Lands - Floating Islands - Malefor's Lair
Grublins - Grublin Flies -Hero Grublins - Orcs - Hero Orcs
Trolls - Bowman Orcs - Wyverns - Shadow Apes

Golem - Destroyer - Malefor

Fire - Electricity - Ice - Earth - Aether - Poison - Fear - Wind - Shadow
Dragons - Grublins - Spirit Gems - Armor - Green Chains - Elite Enemies