The Phantom is one of two "common" Manifestations of Tager. The other is the Mirage. Why these two more commonly Manifest than others is unknown. Phantom's are the sturdy and reliable foot soldiers upon which the Eldrich Society stands. They are well protected by natural armor, possess powerful claws and the ability to fire arcane energy as a ranged assault. Phantoms possess the ability to 'howl', causing enemies to cringe in fear and forcing flying creatures to the ground.
Rough 40% of all Tagers are Phantoms. This means that virtually all Tagers know one personally or are one themselves, giving the Society as a whole an excellent understanding of the tactics which Phantoms can employ.
Phantoms can Metamorphose into Wraiths. The exact process of this change is a closely kept secret among the Eldrich Society.