Shade (幽兵 Shēdo) is a type of Caster Magic involving the creation of phantom soldiers.
The user can manipulate ghostly figures, which can be used for a variety of purposes, including: shaping large masses of ghosts into powerful ethereal tornadoes and pillars, immobilizing opponents, and shooting various kinds of blasts and beams. The user can create these ghost soldiers at will, even from far distances. The Shades if touched can drain their enemies' life force, they are even capable of reforming themselves after being destroyed, they are shown to be destroyed after an intensely potent spell like Fairy Law. The Shades' initial strength is similar to that of a foot-soldier, but the user can remotely increase their strength to the point that they become super-soldiers; until they are destroyed, the Shades show no sign of fatigue or exhaustion. While Jose was fighting against Erza Scarlet during the Guild War between Fairy Tail and Phantom Lord, his army of Shades was able to overpower the exhausted Fairy Tail Mages.
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