Shadow Arena Items
Shadow Arenas (or SA for short) are Dungeons that spawn rarely in Uber Worlds. They can be found in any Biome except the Peaceful Hills. Shadow Arenas contain the game’s most difficult fights, and are the most effective means for collecting end game gear. The Arenas are locked when discovered and will need to be opened with a Shadow Key by holding the assigned Hotkey. Keys can be made from 50 Shadow Key Fragments at an Adventurer’s Crafting Bench. Gems and fragments can be collected by completing Dungeons and Lairs respectively in Uber worlds. Fragments drop from defeating one star quests, while gems will drop from three star quests, and higher level Uber Worlds will drop more pieces per fight.
Players will need to find a Shadow Arena in an Uber World to be able to craft the Shadow Key in the Shadow Key Mold, which opens the Arena. Only one key needs to be used to let 8 players into the Shadow Arena.
At the end of the last wave, after killing Colossus, a chest will appear. This chest can drop Relic (Red), Resplendent (Rainbow) or Shadow items. Rarely, items like Eye of Q’bthulu, Shadow Banner Recipe, the Magic Carpet Mount, and the Wings of Darkest Night can drop. During certain [[::Category:Holidays|Holidays]] or Events, the Shadow Arena may also drop themed items. Higher numbers of Holiday boxes drop in U4 and U5.
As of the 3/10 Patch, The chests will now drop Shadow Shards instead of Flux.
Higher level Shadow Arenas will grant better loot drops and greater experience, with Shadow drops becoming more common, although they are also more difficult to complete. Monsters in U5 SA’s are often buffed and have high HP, making them a difficult challenge for low level players or those with poor gear.
Completing Shadow Arenas also grants progress towards the completion of your Star Bar.