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DemActive3.png [Special Active: Strength] Cause a powerful force of demonic energy to encroach onto nearby enemies in an instant. (Can be used in midair)

While darkness encroaches, an enemy's Dark Property resistance is reduced and they take continuous damage while their vision is disturbed for 5 seconds.
When cast, press the skill key again to use the combination gauge to track down and attack nearby enemies

  • Press the [Skill Key] to track down and hit nearby enemies.
  • Every hit uses 1 Combination Point (Up to 10 times)

Switching Skill (Lu)

  • Ciel will switch to Lu when skill is used.
  • Gain 4 Combination Points on successful hit with Lu after switching.
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Damage is increased by 1.2 times.


Class Level Required
Diabla 30

Skill Information

Mode Damage (Physical) Nightmare Max Hits CP Gain CP Usage MP Usage Cooldown
Demonic Release Nightmare Dark Resistance Decrease HP Drain Duration Demonic Release Nightmare
PvE 3236% 333% -250 ?% of Physical/Magical
attack power/second
5 Seconds 1 0~10 4 CP 0~10 CP 200 MP 12 Seconds
PvP 1168% 119%
PvE 3883% 399% -250 ?% of Physical/Magical
attack power/second
5 Seconds 1 0~10 4 CP 0~10 CP 200 MP 12 Seconds
PvP 1401% 144%

Skill Traits

Empowered Nightmare Gigantic Nightmare
Attribute Effect Attribute Effect
Damage increased to 120% Skill size increased to 130%

Total Damage

Mode Regular
Normal Empowered
PvE 3,883% ~ 7,873% 4,659.6% ~ 9,447.6%
PvP 1,401% ~ 2,841% 1,681.2% ~ 3,409.2%
  • Damage ranges from 0 to 10 CP used.

Related Skills

DemPassive6.png Communication - Absorption

Tips and Details

  • The enemy's screen becomes dark and muddled when they are hit with this skill, making it harder to see.
  • The skill will pull in any surrounding enemies even from outside the explosion's range, ensuring more enemies are hit by the explosion.
  • Only the explosion does high damage. The warping lacks an initial hit.
    • However, the explosion's hitbox persists for the first two warps, meaning if the initial explosion kills all enemies around you, and you then warp to an enemy near another set of enemies, all those enemies will be hit be the explosion as well, making it potentially good at clearing with the right setup.
  • Due to the skill gaining 4 CP itself, you only need 6 CP to be able to warp 10 times, as long as you switch from Ciel.



Date Changes
05/03/2016 09/07/2016
  • Nightmare added.
05/19/2016 -
  • Can be used in mid-air.
  • "Reversed" attribute changed to "Gigantic".
06/02/2016 -
  • "Reversed" attribute reset.
09/08/2016 -
  • Fixed target being hit even though dodging first hit.
11/16/2016 -
  • Tooltip improved.
12/01/2016 01/11/2017
  • Tooltip error in [Enhanced] level fixed.
01/12/2017 01/24/2017
  • Damage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage increased.
  • None
06/15/2017 06/28/2017
  • Fixed issue where can home the target out of the range.
02/22/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
  • Nightmare damage increased.
  • Demon Release damage decreased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • None
  • Damage increased.
08/01/2019 08/28/2019
  • No longer a sealed skill.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 나이트매어 Nightmare
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 噩梦 Nightmare
German Flag.png Germany Albtraum Nightmare
Spanish Flag.png Spain Pesadilla Nightmare
French Flag.png France Cauchemar Nigthmare
Italian Flag.png Italy Incubo Nightmare
Polish Flag.png Poland Koszmar Nightmare
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Pesadelo Nightmare

Diabla Skills
Special Active
DemActive1.png Land Crusher     DiaBoS.png Boomerang Step     DemActive3.png Nightmare     DemActive2.png Bloodlust     DemActive22.png Altar of Evil
DemActive15.png Abyss Strike     DemActive16.png Phantom Rush
DemPassive1.png Chemistry     DemPassive6.png Communication - Absorption
Manic Demon
DemActive5.png Death Touch     DemActive6.png Mortal Fear     ThornsHell.png Thorns of Hell     DemActive7.png Dark Plasma     DiablaHellGate.png Abyssal Gate