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Shadar-kai Monster Manual
This illustration of shadar-kai by Chris Stevens and Espen Grundetjern accompanied the race's description in the Monster Manual.
Abilities +2 Dexterity
and either
+2 Intelligence or
+2 Wisdom[Dr397:2]
Skills +2 Acrobatics
+2 Stealth
Size Medium
Speed 6
Vision low-light
Languages Common + 1
Traits Shadow Origin
Shadow Jaunt
Avg. height 5'7"–6'0"
170–183 cm
Avg. weight 110–170 lbs.
50–77 kg

Shadar-kai is a character race in 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons.[MM:279][Dr372:5]

Shadar-kai are humanlike natives of the Shadowfell.

Racial traits[]

As a player character race, shadar-kai receive the following racial traits.

Shadar-kai feats[]

These feats have the shadar-kai race as a prerequisite. Additional prerequisites are noted.

Heroic tier (any level) Paragon tier (11th level or higher)
Epic tier (21st level or higher)


Shadar-kai first appeared in 4th edition as a monster race,[MM:230] with optional rules for creating non-player and player shadar-kai characters.[MM:279].

The "Playing Shadar-Kai" article by Chris Sims in Dragon #372 expanded on the shadar-kai origin and racial traits, and added a number of shadar-kai racial feats.[Dr372:5]