Shadows are projectile-wielding foes. Their magical missiles can momentarily stagger Kratos, leaving him open to strikes from nearby enemies.
Shadows can be an annoyance when they're teamed up with other warriors. They'll sit in the background as long as they're allowed and pelt you with projectiles at a surprisingly fast rate. Needless to say, you should try and deal with them first.
Their missiles can be blocked, though — and parried if you get the timing down. Get through their attempts, and they're easy enough to kill, with low health and a low stun threshold.
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