Level 170 to drop the last head of the Shadow Lord (post updated with amazing no-potion and no-charm video)

Special Thanks to Patti Frazier-Laundree for compiling this guide.

Tips by Linda Johnson: Level 170, all 3 stages. Burst the shadow bubbles as soon as you can, and before they spread too far. Recommended Potions at level 166 are the Rainbow Bubble and +3 holes in the ceiling (and +7 bubbles if you can afford them)

Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Video | general tips for Shadow Levels

Points needed for 1, 2, 3 Star: 255 000, 280 000, 520 000

Level 170 – Round 1

Full layout by Jo Ellen Hamilton

Full layout by Jo Ellen Hamilton

Starting Bubbles: 85
Special bubbles: Shadow Bubbles, Crystal Bubbbles, Doom Skull Bubbles, 2 Bomb Bubbles
Tips by Linda Johnson: On the first stage, work on getting rid of one shadow bubble at a time. They’re all surrounded by crystal bubbles, so if you stay away from them they won’t spread.

Be careful to watch your bubble count if the shadow bubbles begin to spread up and try to take them out really soon. You get better aiming for  the Bomb Bubbles near the ceiling if you take out every bubble under the middle skull bubble cluster.

Level 170 – Round 2

Full layout part 2 by Jo Ellen Hamilton

Full layout part 2 by Jo Ellen Hamilton

Starting Bubbles:85
Special bubbles: Shadow Bubbles, Doom Bubbles, Bombs (4)
Potions: 3 holes in the ceiling, Rainbow Bubbles, 7 extra bubbles
Charms: Precision

Picture with diagrams by Jorge Valenzuela Melendez.

The two bombs are circled in pink. The arrow points to the shadow bubble below.Use a V pattern to go up between here and doom bubbles. Knock down sides to drop lower doom bubbles. Depending on your bubbles, you can drop the bombs and clear a path to the lock. Otherwise a good angle shot will do the trick as well. There is no real danger to unlock the Locks very fast, but remember that you by doing so will give the Shadow Bubbles even more room to spread.

Level 170 – Round 3

Full layout part 3 by Jo Ellen Hamilton

Full layout part 3 by Jo Ellen Hamilton

Starting Bubbles: 100
Special bubbles: Shadow Bubbles, Doom Bubbles, Spider Bubbles, Infection Bubbles, Mystery Bubbles, Bombs (2)
Recommended Charms: Precision, Antidote, Salvation, Disarm and Webbing.

Pictures and diagrams by Jorge Valenzuela Melendez.

Pic 1: The yellow line shows you the point at which it will be easier to reach the doom bubbles. The bubbles marked wit a red X should be dropped. Hit the mystery bubble only when you are sure of a drop of all doom bubbles. 

Pic 2:The black line indicates where you will be able to see the ceiling.

Pic 3: Ceiling dropped with remaining doom bubbles. Note the many gold spiders and webbing over the cauldrons. Both will help increase your score.

Please watch this 3 Star video

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! I found this amazing video for Level 170,. 5that is recorde without using either Charms or Potions. It is a truly skilled gamer we got here! Thank you LostForgottenGmers for sharing this publicly! <3

Read ALL about the Shadow bubbles at http://bubble-witch-saga.se/shadow-bubbles/

General tips on Shadow Levels at http://bubble-witch-saga.se/enter-lords-shadows-level-166/

Level 170 EXTRA’s

Bomb Bug discovered by Skillgaming

Level design FAIL (was fixed within 21 hours from launch)