The Shade Drifter is a Necro lieutenant, from Darkspore that is primarily found in the ruins sectors on Verdanth, and possibly also on Nocturna.
From a distance, they will be invisible, but their locations can be identified, as the ground below where they hover has a purple aura.
Shade Drifters have three known abilities:
- Take on a 'ghost form' and charge through their enemies, causing damage to every hero they pass through. They have a very high change to dodge attacks while in this form.
- Drain life from heroes around them.
- The article that Shade Drifters were first mentioned in: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/15/4690357.page#11689357