What does the Shadow Clone do in Enter The Gungeon?
The Shadow Clone is a D-rank active item that spawns a temporary clone of your Gungeoneer in Enter the Gungeon.
The Shadow Clone will aim at the same spot where you aim and shoot the same weapon you currently have equipped. The Shadow Clone will also block incoming enemies and enemy bullets but the Shadow Clone’s movement will be opposite to the player.
Multiple Shadow Clones can be spawned at the same time, thanks to Shadow Clone’s low cooldown.
The Shadow Clone is a very good item in Enter the Gungeon, especially for one that’s ranked at D-tier.
If you can recharge the Shadow Clone fast enough, you can have as many as three Shadow Clones active at one time. Since the Shadow Clones shoot the same gun and aim in the same direction as you, you’re effectively tripling your DPS output, making it a very useful D-tier active item in Enter the Gungeon.
Shadow Clone only has one known Synergy in Enter the Gungeon – Kinjutsu.
Kinjutsu is a Synergy between the Shadow Clone and the Decoy in Enter the Gungeon.
Kinjutsu will cause the Shadow Clone to instantly spawn three clones instead of one upon the use of the item. However, since both the Decoy and the Shadow Clone are active items, you’re going to need an inventory-expanding item such as Utility Belt or Backpack first.
The Shadow Clone is an active item in Enter the Gungeon, which means you need to manually activate the item to spawn a clone. If you can recharge the Shadow Clone fast enough, you can spawn multiple clones that will copy where you aim and shoot around the Gungeon.
The only thing you have to worry about when using the shadow clone is that the clone’s movement will be opposite to your own movement. However, the clone will aim and shoot at the same target as you are. You can use the Shadow Clone to block enemies and incoming bullets from enemies around the Gungeon.
One very important thing to remember is to avoid spawning the shadow clone too close to walls at all costs. Otherwise, the shadow clone will clip onto the wall, restricting its movement.
If you haven’t noticed yet, the Shadow Clone is a reference to Naruto Uzumaki’s favorite ninja technique, which allows him to spawn multiple copies that can fight alongside him in battle.
The same is true in Enter the Gungeon – activating Shadow Clone will let you make copies of yourself that will shoot enemies with the same guns you currently have equipped. With the Kinjutsu Synergy, you can spawn multiple copies simultaneously, just as Naruto does in the anime series.