Although Shadow Dragons tend to develop many different abilities and appearances, a common occurrence for some is to be born with a shell to suppress the natural power they wield beneath it. By removing this shell, a Shadow Dragon’s negative energy becomes so volatile, just standing near them can inflict strain on an opponent!
Rising Heat. This Transformation reveals your true power. As you become stronger, so does this state. Each time your base Tier of Power increases, increase the Attribute Modifier Bonuses (AG/FO/SP) of this Transformation by +2, the Stress Test by +4 and this Transformation gains +1 Level of the Durable Form Aspect (max. 3 levels). This effect can stack with existing Attribute Modifier Bonuses and when you first gain access to this form, apply this effect for each Tier of Power you have reached after the first. Additionally, depending on your base Tier of Power, you gain these bonuses:
Intense Presence. Once per Combat Encounter, when you use a Transformation Maneuver to enter this Transformation, you may use the Power Up Maneuver as an Out-of-Sequence Action.
While you are benefiting from the Power Up Maneuver, all opponents within your Melee Range reduce their Life Points by -2(T) at the start of their turn and have all Ki Point Costs for Maneuvers increased by an additional +1(T).
Ultimate Fighting Form. Each time you spend Negative Energy, decrease the Life Points of all opponents within your Melee Range by -x(T), where x is equal to the amount of Negative Energy you spent.
If you make an Attacking Maneuver against an opponent suffering from the Guard Down Combat Condition, increase the Wound Roll of that Attacking Maneuver by +1d4(T).
Shattered Shell Mastery. You can Master the Shattered Shell Transformation starting from Tier of Power 2. When you gain Mastery for the Shattered Shell transformation, you gain the following benefits: