Poisonous Cloud

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[Special Active: Strength]
Cast a poisonous cloud that slowly moves forward.
The enemies within the poisonous cloud will be hit by cursed lightning.
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Damage is increased by 1.2 times.
Available for Memorize
  • This skill can be memorized by inputting the skill key during the Memorize Stance. (Stand still for 2 seconds while in MP recovery state)
  • Press V to activate the memorized skills in order.


Class Level Required
Dark Magician 15

Skill Information

Mode Damage (Magical) Max Hits Duration MP Usage Cooldown
Cursed Fog Cursed Lightning Cursed Fog Cursed Lightning
PvE 601% 577% 6 6 3.5 Seconds 200 MP 14 Seconds
PvP 220% 207%
PvE 732% 692% 6 6 3.5 Seconds 200 MP 14 Seconds
PvP 264% 249%

Skill Traits

Light Poisonous CloudEmpowered Poisonous Cloud
Attribute EffectMP UsageAttribute Effect
MP Usage decreased to 80%160 MPDamage increased to 120%

Extra Information

Total Damage

ModeBaseOz's Power
  • Average assumes 4 hits.
  • Does not account for splash damage.


Affected By Action Speed
* (See Tips and Details)

Tips and Details

  • The Cursed Fog reaches up to 3 platforms high, and the Cursed Lightning is able to reach 5 platforms above the enemy targeted by it, making it excellent in vertical rooms such as Sea of Ruin.
  • The Cursed Lightning will occur for every enemy inside the fog and will deal splash damage to any other enemies near the struck target, allowing the skill to deal high damage to grouped enemies.
  • You're able to move again mid-cast, well before the animation really finishes and the cloud even appears.
  • Due to the rate of travel, most targets will typically be struck 3~4 times.
  • Poisonous Cloud can be combined with [Mod] Ruin or Aging to deal the maximum amount of strikes.
  • The cloud travels for the distance of approximately a full Free Training room.
  • Only your initial casting animation is affected by action speed.



  • Despite the skill no longer inflicting any type of poison status ailment, its name in NA still refers to it as Poisonous Cloud as opposed to most other servers, including KR, which have always referred to the skill as Dark Cloud.
    • This inconsistency carries over to its in-game description where it still refers to the cloud as a "poisonous cloud" and the fog as "Poisonous Fog".
  • The original version of this skill is nearly identical to Arme's Alchemist Level 2 Black Magic Skill, Killer Cloud, which summons a green cloud that deals damage over time.

Old Version

Video Description
Between its initial release and the 08/06/2015 KR Patch, Poisonous Cloud used to create a green cloud that inflicts Poison, hence its name in the North American server.
  • This version had a Skill Note that inflicted a unique Toxic status effect, which had a unique status icon.
    • After the 11/07/2013 KR Patch, the unique status icon was removed and the debuff was instead indicated by a graphic color change (from green to dark green). In addition, this patch also gave this skill the ability to expand the cloud up to twice its initial size.
Between the 08/06/2015 and 07/18/2019 KR Patch, this skill was changed to inflict Curse instead of Poison.
For a brief period between the 07/18/2019 RE:BOOT patch and 08/01/2019 balance patch, this skill was similar to its current iteration but was stationary.


Date Changes
03/27/2008 05/04/2011
  • Poisonous Cloud added.
11/07/2013 02/12/2014
  • Range increased.
  • The range is increased gradually towards the direction the skill is used.
05/15/2014 09/17/2014
  • Initial hit method adjusted.
  • Later hits don't inflict hitstun.
08/06/2015 01/13/2016
  • Inflicts  Enemy DebuffCurseEnemy DebuffCurse instead of  Enemy DebuffPoisonEnemy DebuffPoison now.
  • Icon changed from to
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Damage increased.
  • Enhanced trait changed to Gigantic.
  • Useful trait changed to Empowered.
06/02/2016 -
  • Damage error on [Enhanced] level fixed.
- -
  • Damage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage increased.
  • None
11/02/2017 11/15/2017
  • Damage increased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
  • Dark Cloud damage increased.
  • Initial hit damage decreased.
07/18/2019 08/14/2019
  • Skill features changed.
  • Icon changed from to
  • No longer inflicts Curse.
  • Skill features changed.
    • Creates Cursed Fog that slowly travels forward. Enemies inside will be struck by Cursed Lightning.
02/03/2022 03/02/2022
  • Cursed Fog travel distance decreased.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
South Korea 다크 클라우드 Dark Cloud
Japan ダーククラウド Dark Cloud
China (Simplified Chinese) 黑暗之雾 Dark Cloud
Germany Dunkle Wolke Dark Cloud
Spain Nube negra Dark Cloud
France Nuage ténébreux Dark Cloud
Italy Nuvola oscura Dark Cloud
Poland Mroczna Chmura Dark Cloud
United Kingdom Dark Cloud
Brazil Névoa Tóxica Toxic Fog