The type of dragon that walks and flies among the shadows and strike without warning. These dragons can hide in the shadows of people and directing them into a secluded area. There, they come out of the shadow and bite down on the human's flesh. After about 24 hours, the human transforms into a shadow dragon themselves. Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence. Although they seem to be bloodthirsty monsters, the only people they transform are people with an corrupted heart. These dragons are a sentient species. Which means they can think individually and were even trained as mounts in ancient times. Their types vary from the sleek, swift flyers to the ground-dwelling drakes. When tamed, they are unusually protective of children and families.