Warlocks vs Shadows is a 2D arena based brawler with RPG elements and the sequel to the freeware title Risk of Death. The player controls one from a selection of eleven warlocks. Four are available from the start, the others need to be unlocked. The warlock needs to fight against a new, deadly threat: shadows creatures. Each warlock has various spells (four types per class). For example, Jake has spells based on fire, Zardonic has sound, and Kheera can use a totem to increase the power of a normal spell. In each stage the character must destroy several waves of enemies. For killing monsters heroes receive experience points. These can be used to improve their skills. The game has a story mode, Vs mode and Horde. In the latter the player, with friends, can fight against monsters without restrictions. The game has five different worlds and visuals based on the pixel art technique.