Shadow Lantern

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Shadow Lantern is a unique type of Moonlantern which does not produce light and grants the unique Conjure Shadow Lantern Wraith spell.

Description Icon.png

Encased in a cocoon of shadow within the lantern, the mangled pixie lies like some deformed pupa, its mouth slack, and those same shadows crawling over its graying tongue.


One-handed damage
D4 Bludgeoning.png 1d4 (1~4) + Strength modifier Damage TypesBludgeoning damage
Two-handed damage
D6 Bludgeoning.png 1d6 (1~6) + Strength modifier Damage TypesBludgeoning damage
Clubs Clubs
Rarity: Rare
Enchantment: None
Light (weapon property) Light
 Melee: 1.5 m / 5  ft
 Weight: 0.9 kg / 1.8 lb
Price: 190 gp
UID UNI_GLO_Moonlantern_Gale
UUID c9ebcfae-8c9a-4acc-8a30-da7830b32121


The holder of this item gains:

Conjure Shadow Lantern Wraith Conjure Shadow Lantern Wraith ()
Cast as a level 6 spell ( Recharge: Long rest.)

Where to find

Obtainable from Balthazar's hidden room in Moonrise Towers when Gale is in the party:

  • To access Balthazar's hidden room, interact with the top right Protruding Book ('Musty Tomes') and insert one of the human hearts from the room into the small Ancient Altar.
  • Within the hidden room, interact with the ritual circle with Gale and combine a Dead Pixie with a Broken Moonlantern.
    • Any other character can try to craft the lantern, but must first overcome Gale's protests and a DC 30 Arcana check.


  • This item is only obtainable with Gale in your party, and Gale has exclusive dialogue about Mystra and shadow magic before and after creating the lantern.
  • The spell from this item is not granted when equipped in the torch slot, it must be equipped as a weapon
  • Allowing Gale to destroy the ritual instead grants him Mystra's Benevolence (Advantage Icon.png Advantage on Concentration checks until the next Long Rest). If the player destroys the circle, no benefit is granted.
  • Despite being tagged as a Rare item, the ingame tooltip for the Shadow Lantern is coloured as a Story Item, like other Moonlanterns.
  • As the flavour text suggests, unlike other Moonlanterns, the Shadow Lantern does not emit a bright sphere of light. Contrary to what the description may indicate, it also does not produce shadows, unlike Darkness.
  • Since this special lantern doesn't emit light, it provides no protection from the Shadow Curse.