Shades are creatures in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that are summoned in groups of 2-3 by Wispmothers. They are extremely weak and usually dissipate in a single hit. They are mainly used as distractions by wispmothers, as they are identical to them, making it difficult to tell the difference.
Normally, the Whispmother will attack the being that destroys its summoned shades.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)