Shade is an unlockable passive item added in Afterbirth †.
- Grants a shadow familiar that follows Isaac's movements on a 1-second delay and deals 2 contact damage per tick or 30 damage per second to enemies.
- Shade is absorbed by Isaac after dealing 600 damage.
- The familiar disappears and turns into friendly dark Chargers, similar to those spawned by My Shadow.
- Isaac will now do equal contact damage at the same rate as the Shade used to.
- BFFS! will continue to work on Isaac even after absorption, doubling damage dealt.
- If Isaac gains a method of flight, Shade will gain wings.
- Obsessed Fan behaves similarly to Shade before the disappearance, but with a longer delay on following Isaac's movements.
- Shade's pickup quote may be a reference to the horror film "It Follows".