THE BUILD: “Death Shadow” Shadow Chaser Build

Ragnarok Online Shadow Chaser Build

Please take note that this is a GUIDE. You are not required to copy exact stats, equips and skills. What works for me may not work for you. You have been warned.


Shadow Chaser is one of the most annoying classes in-game. That is a compliment. The Shadow Chasers are a class with game breaking debuffs that are called Masquerades and Paint Skills. If they get into Masquerade Range, a good Shadow Chaser can also strip you of all your gear making you very vulnerable. Chasers are a pretty hard job to play correctly, which is what this guide is for.

Build: WoE, PvP, PvM

Codename: Death Shadow

Shadow Chaser Ragnarok Build THE BUILD: Death Shadow Shadow Chaser Build

credit goes to Josef Martin. thanks for the SS

The Breakdown:

You obviously will max only 3 Masquerades: Masquerade Groomy, Masquerade Ignorance and Masquerade Weakness.

Masquerade Gloomy will dismount any class that has a mount which is especially good against the Rune Knight’s Dragon. Rune Knights lose the ability to Dragon Breath when they lose their Dragon.

Masquerade Ignorance basically is a skill Silence that can’t be cured until the duration is over. Use Masquerade Ignorance when a class is distracted by other jobs to disrupt their skill use. Use in combination with Close Confine to seal the kill for your team.

Masquerade Weakness is your initiating skill after you flying kick to an enemy. This skill removes both Weapon and Shield for a duration. This is an awesome skill to take down tough Royal Guards that rely on their shield to use their skills.

You will have to get at least level 5 Reproduce to copy Flying Kick. This is your mobility skill. Use this to blink from enemy to enemy while casting Masquerades on them. You can also Flying Kick on your teammates by shift clicking.

The other paint skills you should get are Manhole, Chaos Panic and Dimensional Door as a perquisite to Feint Bomb.

You may or may not get Strip Accessory. It is very useful to take their Accessories off since most of them don’t even notice. Pretty good skill to get rid of those Accessory reliant skills.

Use Shadow Formation strategically since it can now be dispelled by Ruwach, Sight and other revealing skills once the balance patch hits.

The Shadow Chaser’s role in WoE is to disable the opposing guild’s front line by taking off their dragons and shields making it easier for your team to take them out. Fire Traping can only do so much not to mention it leaves you pretty exposed which is why it is not advised. I suggest getting Storm Gust lvl 1 to freeze enemies than getting Fire Trap or any killing skill.

Your main role is to disable and cripple. Leave the killing to the PK jobs.

The Build:

Pre-Balance Patch

  • AGI 70
  • VIT 120
  • INT 100
  • DEX 110
  • LUK the rest goes here

High points of VIT is needed to maintain high survivability since you will most probably be in the front line of the fights. INT is there for frozen immunity while the AGI and DEX is for anti-masquerade and masquerade chance respectively.

Post-Balance Patch

  • AGI 70
  • VIT 120
  • DEX Max
  • LUK the rest goes here

Drop the INT since you won’t be using it because you still get frozen now even with 100 INT. DEX is maxed to get the best possible chance to Strip or Masquerade a character.

The Equipment:

Item Buffs you can use:

Food buffs (+30 AGI,VIT & DEX), Increase HP Potion, Soul Scroll(increase max HP & SP for 30 mins), Cranial Scroll, Immune Scroll, Battle Scroll.

These equips will keep you alive enough to masquerade the enemy. If you are going to get Extremity Fisted then use Shadow Formation as a bailout skill to kill them. When you’re in trouble to get killed Shadow Formation is the skill to go to.

The Marine Sphere Accessory is mainly for enemy Shadow Chasers. Use Magnum Break to get them out of stealth if you see their foot prints.

Dee’s Comments:

This Build focuses on the primary role of the Shadow Chaser which is to Strip and Masquerade to minimize threats which is what they are made for.

I’ll leave your imagination to run wild with the market of MVP Cards we have today to improve this build. See you next Sunday for another session of THE BUILD.


I’d like to hear what you think. Comment Below!

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74 Responses to “THE BUILD: “Death Shadow” Shadow Chaser Build”

  1. Good build but the lack of agi makes this Chaser very vulnerable to the Masquerades of the opposing guild’s chaser during WoE. :D

    It’s the very reason why I switched to a DIVA build rather than to a DIV.

    Posted by Carl :D | June 3, 2011, 9:23 pm
    • the problem with masqs is there is still no known/proven formula. even if agi does give masq resistance its still unclear how much resistance X agi gives. besides in guild clashes you don’t normally target the enemy chasers 1st, you go for their swordsman classes and suras.

      Posted by Dee | June 4, 2011, 12:41 am
  2. It’s just my opinon after all, i tend to counter other chasers during woe since they can easily disable Suras and RKs. Yes there is no current formula for the masquerades but by experience it’s those characters with high agi the pose a problem to chasers such as dps/hybrid type rk.

    What I like most in your proposed build is the high vit, 60k HP pool neo valkyrja and muffler + CK will make that character a tank capable of jumping to the frontlines with flying kick!
    100 dex is already good enough for FT damage+ stripping, what more if its 107.

    The high int is interesting as HoM’s -20 int does screw up frost immunity sometimes.:D

    BTW you seem to have forgotten that Chaser’s can equip status Arrows and inflict those statuses using flying kick :D

    Posted by Carl :D | June 4, 2011, 1:37 am
    • yea my initial build had 100 agi but that was mainly for aspd with a quad dop dagger for breaking emps lol. i wanted 120 int due to how game breaking HoM is now, which is what i try to do with all my woe characters btw. so screw it, i just went with the 120 int one in the end.

      thanks for reminding me about equipping status arrows. its very much appreciated. :D

      Posted by Dee | June 4, 2011, 8:25 am
  3. i’m using this stat build ryt now. it does fine in pvp and marvelous in woe. one skill i never go without is flying kick. i get quick escapes in woe.

    Posted by Kyoji | June 6, 2011, 7:13 pm
  4. What the best build and skills for shadowchaser on a woe type?

    Posted by rann | June 11, 2011, 1:54 pm
  5. Skills list please ? frome high thief to Shadow Chaser “WOE”

    Posted by Neetz | June 16, 2011, 5:36 pm
  6. Imo for PVP, Stats are more spread out for status immunity, Combat knife is shit compared to a Assassin’s Damascus. If you’re on the offense I suggest you get Robo-eye, Byorgue/Byrogue compunded Valk Armour, Assassin’s Damascus.

    Posted by Chong | June 22, 2011, 12:29 am
    • yes i agree that if you want to pvp you would likely get agi for flee and maybe masq resistance.i really think the SC class is more on disabling & annoyance. yes SCs can kill but is it as deadly as the suras? on an offensive setup you would like to fly kick to frontliners while masqing them to set them up for firetrap spam.

      Posted by Dee | June 22, 2011, 9:35 am
    • I’d take Combat Knife for assassin damascus anyday where you can easily achieve a whopping 79% demihuman reduction. This reduction together with the SC’s natural High HP pool makes them the perfect frontliners in WoE with their masquerades and fire trap. Assassin Damscus is sh1t compared to CK to be honest. What skill will you be planning to use assassin damascus?? Cross Impact?? Psychic Wave??? even with a Byorgue armor, the damage with these skills are negligible. Might as well take advantage on things where SC’s excel and that is tanking and disabling :D

      Posted by Carl :D | June 24, 2011, 9:20 pm
    • i never knew SC’s can equip assassins damascus… /swt

      Posted by George | June 5, 2012, 12:14 pm
  7. I plan on doing this build but my problem is, how to level the character up to 150. Any tips or something?

    Posted by Feel | July 2, 2011, 7:24 am
    • best way is to do endless tower runs. chasers are always a want for these parties so your in luck. you can also hunt monsters 10 levels above you by mobbing and spamming firetrap!

      Posted by Dee | July 2, 2011, 8:36 am
      • Sorry for this newb question since I quitted a ling time ago when ET was not yet implemented. What does SCs actually do in ET? (Note: I’ve never gone to ET yet, I don’t even know what’s there but I’ve heard it a lot)

        Posted by Feel | July 10, 2011, 9:33 am
        • basically SC masq ignorance the MVPs so they can’t cast any skills. take advantage of it now because in future updates masqs won’t work on MVPs anymore. so SCs will be kicked out of ET tower run parties.

          Posted by Dee | July 11, 2011, 4:47 pm
  8. dee tanung ko lng kung anu mas ok kung 2 neo skull o 2 Upgrade clip alligator??o tig isa sila???

    Posted by LOL | July 23, 2011, 9:30 pm
  9. sir dee, gagana po ba ang status arrows using flying kick kapag ang weapon mo eh dagger lang (without status ailments card on it)?

    Posted by kingking | August 23, 2011, 9:54 am
  10. second question ko e, ano po ba ang mga skills na gagamitin o kokopyahin ng SC during WOE? nalilito po kasi ako kung ano ang gagawin, masquerade weakness, ignorance, pati groomy na lang ang ginagamit ko. SF pa syempre :D

    Posted by kingking | August 23, 2011, 9:57 am
    • i would reproduce “flying kick” so it won’t get overwritten by some random spell if i get dispelled. flying kick does wonders with mobility. as for intimidate “storm gust” maybe? or any skill you just randomly get but storm gust is on top of the list if its woe.

      Posted by Dee | August 23, 2011, 10:27 am
    • i usually copy fire trap or flying kick.

      Posted by Yosef Martin | June 3, 2012, 1:55 pm
      • fire trap is good in small group fights but in big fights it usually should be the suras that do the killing. once balance patch hits fire trap gets a huge nerf in damage not to mention the 200% SP use.

        if you can take care of flying kick in intimidate then you can get windmill to add 2-3 masquerades off when characters sit. welcome to the site!

        Posted by deesrojournal | June 3, 2012, 2:06 pm
  11. for my woe combo, i usually manhole the character, then set up three blast mines and then use Shadow formation and steps on the mines. i bail out of trouble especially when there are suras around, i just use shadow formation on them or to my enemies.

    Posted by Yosef Martin | June 3, 2012, 3:17 pm
  12. what do you mean by pre-balance and post-balance?

    Posted by Christian | June 9, 2012, 8:42 am
  13. pards ano magandang card sa Head gear? :)

    Posted by Gun | July 12, 2012, 12:21 pm
  14. ung emp po ba ay plant class na so no matter what is your attack it will just be 1damge while hitting emp? kaya mas mgnda more agi than str?
    i’m planning kasi ASS type breaker SC what do you think sir?

    Posted by toper | July 12, 2012, 6:39 pm
  15. why feint bomb

    Posted by Zeph | August 5, 2012, 7:46 am
  16. Hi,
    Great guide you have here, planning on using them once I have the chance.
    I’ve been in hiatus for 4 years and wow! a lot of changes. Most or make that ALL my equipments need upgrading..
    I hope it’s not too much to ask if I can ask for a list of decent equipments (w/ estimated price if possible) that would also be good for WOE. I’ve only been playing for a week, just finished with the Shadow Chaser Job Change Quest. it’s like ragnarok 101 for me again..
    Appreciate any help you can give..

    Posted by Jo | August 15, 2012, 1:27 am
  17. Hi great site :)

    Posted by rawra | September 3, 2012, 11:21 pm
  18. nice guide… keep it up!

    Posted by bocaditos | September 7, 2012, 8:47 pm
  19. Dee what is the use of int? in the rebalance patch? jsut want to clear :)

    Posted by Kris Godfrey | September 9, 2012, 11:21 pm
    • not really much unless you want to use magic spells that require MATK or sniper traps. Sniper traps got a big debuff since they don’t do as much when balance patch hits since you need trap mastery skill for damage. welcome to the site kris!

      Posted by deesrojournal | September 12, 2012, 2:45 pm
  20. im thinking chaser build is 97 agi 97 vit 97 int and dex 97 is it possible?tnx

    Posted by Crow | September 14, 2012, 6:20 am
  21. afaik: 1) demi-human damage reduction computation is not cumulative {credits to gm lem}, 2) you can only 120 two stats and 100 four stats

    Posted by Sakurazukamori | September 16, 2012, 9:30 am
  22. Hi Dee!

    Since we are dropping INT, does that mean we have to bring more blue pots?

    Posted by Dizzy | October 3, 2012, 6:10 am
  23. sir, ask lang po kasi ngreset ako ngayong ng stat at skill.. bket po tinangal ang INT? Ang build ko po kasi is INT DEX VIT walang AGI, nagtatanim po ako ng bomba then shadow form.. kapag tinangal ko INT, mababa na ang damage nun?

    Posted by Judgment | October 5, 2012, 5:50 pm
  24. What would be my main skill for mobbing since there isn’t any int nor str in this build, still a newbie here.

    Posted by Newb | October 8, 2012, 1:37 pm
    • hmm.. SCs aren’t really a mob and kill class. They are more of a disable and let other classes kill kind of job. With masquerades being nerfed to not being able to use on MVPs i think they will be taken out of the equation for ET and Bossnia. thats just my opinion, other SCs can correct me if i’m wrong. :) welcome to the site!

      Posted by deesrojournal | October 15, 2012, 10:42 am
  25. how did you get this build?
    AGI 70
    VIT 120
    INT 100
    DEX 110
    LUK the rest goes here

    when i used stat calcu i have a conflict with that stats

    Posted by jam | October 19, 2012, 7:16 am
  26. If that’s the case how am I suppose to level up? I believe they are like a mob type before when firing trap wasn’t nerfed.

    Posted by Newb | October 20, 2012, 1:38 am
  27. Sir, im fine with my build right now. I would like to ask for any suggestions for mid gear and also the card, I have +9RWC kiel for my upper and hankie, in mid gear i have Black Devil Mask, i am planning to put card in the midgear, so any suggestion for the card and also for the equipment? thanks! My stat is hybrid btw, thanks!

    Posted by Judgment | October 22, 2012, 9:30 pm
  28. pde po bang maging BOW type ang SC??

    Posted by minikeyk | November 2, 2012, 1:41 pm
  29. sir ask ko lang. bow type na SC ung ginawa ko. possible ba na ma-master ko ung masque skills and plagiarism with the triangle shot? hindi pa ko max level eh.

    Posted by linielle | November 19, 2012, 1:35 pm
  30. pwede po bang 1 int nalang tapos mag +30fuds int nalang ako? para ang stats ko vit , dex , agi nalang po.

    Posted by tokiokid | December 20, 2012, 8:05 pm
  31. hey guys do u now wat is perfect build i masq. type sc. if the enemy is pure agi type

    i want 100% masq

    Posted by ter | January 7, 2013, 7:39 pm
  32. and also how sc can copy shield spell??

    Posted by ter | January 7, 2013, 8:43 pm
  33. 120 vit
    120 dex
    70 agi
    32 LUK
    may tirang 2 stat point…

    e kng…

    120 vit
    120 dex
    65 agi
    45 luk
    meron dn tirang 2 stat point lagay sa int…

    ano po b ms advisavle? or ms mggng useful? ung sa ms mtaas na agi or sa luk? help nman po.. or ok lang po b yang ganyang stats.. kasi ganyan na stats ko.. kng ms mganda higher agi.. mg reset me.. thanks po sa mga mag rereply

    Posted by ivi a iz k | February 1, 2013, 12:06 pm
  34. may alam po ba kau panu d ma masquerade gloomy ung mga RK?! as in sobrang hirap ma gloomy! pa turo nmn po please! salamat :D

    Posted by Eneru Chan | February 13, 2013, 5:23 pm
  35. uuh. does job level of the caster and the castee affect the chance of casting masquerades?

    Posted by Peter | May 15, 2013, 9:16 pm
  36. astig ng mga guide! hirap na hirap akong maghanap ng SC na matatanungan sa Valk, nice job Dee! big help!

    Posted by coLm | June 26, 2013, 10:18 am

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