You’ll find all sorts of information here regarding the Shade Career (for Kerillian) in Vermintide 2. The Shade is as close as you would get to an “assassin class” in Vermintide 2. Kerillian’s “melee spec” is capable of doing incredible damage and is especially useful against specials and, to some extent, bosses.
Shade Passive Ability
- Murderous Prowess: Critical hit backstabs instantly slay man-sized enemies.
- Assassin’s Blade: 50% additional damage when attacking enemies from behind
Shade Career Skill
- Infiltrate: Kerillian becomes undetectable and can pass through enemies for 10 seconds or until she attacks.
Shade Talent Tree Summary
I placed the whole Shade talent tree in “one chunk” so it’s easy for you to VISUALLY spot/theorize synergies versus highlighting them in-game…
|Shade L5 Talents|
|Hukon’s Tenacity||Increases stamina regeneration speed by 30%|
|Fury of Anth Raema||Increases attack speed by 5%|
|Shadowstep||Increases dodge range by 10%|
|Shade L10 Talents|
|Gladerunner||Increases movement speed by 5%|
|Ellinill’s Venom||Increases damage taken by enemies disabling Kerillian by 25%|
|Hekart’s Bounty||Increased Power by 25% when the party holds at least one grimoire|
|Shade L15 Talents|
|Ereth Khial’s Herald||Murderous Prowess bonus is increased to 100% increased damage|
|Mistress of Sacrifice||Increased angle for trigerring Murderous Prowess backstab|
|Bloodfletcher||Murderous Prowess backstabs return 1 bolt or arrow|
|Shade L20 Talents|
|Weavebond||Critical hits grant temporary health|
|Khaine’s Thirst||Kills grant temporary health|
|Champion of Loren||When bosses die, gain health|
|Shade L25 Talents|
|Veilwalker||Increases duration of Infiltrate to 15 seconds|
|Shadowhunter||Infiltrate stealth no longer breaks when firing Kerillians ranged weapons|
|Shadespirit||Reduces cooldown of Infiltrate by 30%|
Shade Generic Build Template
This is meant to be a “General purpose” build for the Shade which focuses on the early to midgame. I will be adding more specialized builds which require more heavy item support soon.
Shade Early Game / Starter Build – Talent Summary
|5||Fury of Anth Raema||Shadowstep|
|15||Ereth Khial’s Herald||Mistress of Sacrifice|
Shade Early Game / Starter Build – Talent Choice Discussion
Remember the above recommendations are primarily suited to be good for “most people”, specifically for “early to midgame” when gear drops can’t easily be tailor fit to your needs.
MORE DISCUSSION TO COME AS THE DAYS PASS!
Well that’s about it (FOR NOW) regarding Kerillian Shade Career path in Vermintide 2. While it takes a little work, the Shade can shine in the end-game where specials and bosses are a huge risk. While pretty subpar against hordes, you’ll be glade you took the dark side against the toughest of foes.