|Spell level :||Innate level: 9, Sorcerer/Wizard: 9|
|Components :||Verbal and Somatic|
|Spell resistance :||Special|
You conjure a shadow variant of one of the following spells: Delayed Blast Fireball (when cast on a hostile creature), Summon creature VIII (when cast on the ground), or the combination of Premonition, Protection from Spells, and Shield (when cast on yourself).
When cast on self, all three effects are applied with the same duration of 1 hour/level, so the Protection from Spells is effectively extended (1 hour in game time is two minutes on most modules). This makes Shades always a better choice for wizards than an extended Protection from Spells. Sorcerers, with their limited spell selection, may consider learning this spell since it combines the effects of 5 different spells into a single spell slot.