Great for stealing eggs. Able to turn invisible and leap ungodly distances, these creatures are perfect for stealing things like wyvern eggs. You can just wander around in stealth mode, looking for a notch with an egg, and when you see one, you can leap up and immediately turn back to stealth. Leaping does make you visible, but there’s nothing stopping you from immediately turning invisible upon landing. Then, you can just hop off and steal the egg, quickly getting back on and turning invisible again. You can then, in stealth mode, just fall out of the little notch and walk out of the ravine. As long as your shadow mane has enough stamina, there is literally nothing stopping you.
Since Shadowmanes have eight attacks/abilities, let me walk you through how to use them on a Playstation!
Primary attack: this one’s easy, press the right trigger.
Teleport/lightning attack: double click the left trigger near a creature.
Teleport attack (with radar ability): hold the left trigger down until a target is found, then press it again.
High jump: hold down X until crosshairs appear. The longer you hold the higher and further the jump.
Camouflage: click the right joystick.
Charged attack: hold down the right trigger. (You can only use this attack when the bar at the bottom of the screen is full and the shadowmane’s eyes are glowing. If you deal the final blow with the attack, it will automatically recharge.)
Roar pack bonus (male): double click the right joystick.
All tame cloak (female): double click the right joystick.
This creature is the crown jewel of ark creatures, as it is fast, strong, has good weight, can take a hit, and cloaks and swims incredibly fast. As well as everything listed above, they have a dash attack that hits multiple targets, and gets a crazy mate boost. There more, but I’m tired of typing how good shadowmanes are🙂
Both male and female can cloak themselves, but female can also cloak all dinos in an area around it, while the males cannot. The males can instead give a courage effect I imagine is similar to Yutys, but I don’t know for sure. Both male and female also have a powerful charged jump, and a dash attack where they teleport between a group of creatures and damage them, and also stun them for a couple seconds