Shadow Veil is a spell within the Arceuus spellbook that requires 47 Magic and completion of A Kingdom Divided quest to be cast.
While under the effects of Shadow Veil, players have a 15% chance to avoid being stunned and damaged while pickpocketing NPCs. This stacks multiplicatively with the dodgy necklace, where Shadow Veil will attempt to avoid the stun first for a total of 36.25% chance to not take damage from a failed pickpocket. The spell does not affect the success rate of blackjacking. The effects of the spell remain active for a duration ( seconds), where is the player's Magic level at the time of casting. Players can only cast Shadow Veil once every 30 seconds. This results in level 50 Magic providing 100% uptime via lasting the full 30 seconds to cast again. Higher Magic levels will reduce the need to cast as often.
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- ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 25 June 2021. (Archived from the original on 25 June 2021.) Mod Ash: "The Veil tries first, with its 15% roll. If it succeeds, the NPC doesn't shout.
If that fails, the NPC shouts, and then the necklace does its 25% roll.
So your chance of dodging the penalty is indeed the 36.25% you calculated, and you can see which one happened to you."
- ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 23 August 2021. (Archived from the original on 28 August 2021.) Mod Ash: "It does not help with that."