Summon Darkness

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[Special Active: Strength]
Summon a demon of darkness to assist in combat. Automatically attacks nearby enemies, but shares some of the damage taken with the user.
Dark Control
  • HP: 100% of caster's (PvP: 35%)
  • Blood Contract: Shares a certain amount of damage taken with the user.
  • Immune to skill delay/buff/debuff.
  • Pressing the skill key again will unsummon the demon and recover some MP.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
Switching Skill (Lu)
  • Ciel will switch to Lu when skill is used.
  • Gain 4 Combination Points after hitting the target when switching.
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Demon's HP and Skill Damage is increased by 1.5 times.


Class Level Required
Dreadlord 45

Skill Information

Mode  Self BuffDarknessSelf BuffDarkness MP Recovery
(When Unsummoned)
Combination Gauge Gain MP Usage Cooldown
Damage Shared HP Duration
PvE 30% 100% of caster's 30 Seconds 1.95 MP x [Remaining Duration] 4 200 MP 20 Seconds
PvP 35% of caster's
PvE 30% 150% of caster's 30 Seconds 1.95 MP x [Remaining Duration] 4 200 MP 20 Seconds
PvP 55% of caster's


Mode  Self BuffDarknessSelf BuffDarkness
Damage (Physical) Max Hits
Multi Strike Terror Eruption Ground Strikes Multi Strike Terror Eruption Ground Strike
PvE 198% 113% 295% 2 9 7 ~ 13
PvP 27% 15% 41%
PvE 297% 169% 442% 2 9 7 ~ 13
PvP 41% 23% 61%

Skill Traits

Killing Blow (1) Summon DarknessReversed Summon Darkness
Attribute EffectDurationAttribute EffectMP UsageCooldown
Skill effect's duration increased to 150%45 SecondsMP Usage decreased to 60%
Cooldown increased to 150%
120 MP30 Seconds

Total Damage: Darkness

Mode Base
Multi Strike Terror Eruption Ground Strikes
PvE 594% 1,521% 3,094% ~ 5,746%
PvP 82% 207% 427% ~ 793%

Related Skills

Tips and Details

  • The summon is affected by party buffs.
  • Combination Gauge is gained the first time Demon Darkness lands a successful hit. It can be gained from any given hit in the summon's attacks, such as grazing enemies with the later hits of a Ground Strikes, not just the initial hit of those attacks.
  • An invisible hit is triggered when casting this skill, applying the  Enemy DebuffCreeping TerrorEnemy DebuffCreeping Terror debuff to enemies nearby.
  • Demon Darkness's stats are identical to your own, including critical rate, maximize and additional damage.
  • Demon Darkness's attacks will not stack  Enemy DebuffCreeping TerrorEnemy DebuffCreeping Terror nor cause a Burst of Terror. Additionally, none of its attacks will ever count as a back attack.
    • The demon will most commonly use Multi Strike, less commonly Terror Eruption, and only sometimes use Ground Strikes.
    • Multi Strike and the first hit of Ground Strikes count as command/active damage for certain dungeon obstacles like the thorns in Never-Ending Darkness, while Terror Eruption and the rest of the Ground Strike hits count as special active skill damage.
    • The demon will always attempt to face in the direction of nearby enemies, even in the middle of an attack animation, to give the highest chance of its attacks actually landing.
  • Skill damage increase effects will apply to the summon based on your status when the skill was initially cast. For example, if the skill is in a Transcendent Skill Slot and the buff is active, or you have Power of Oriax active, it will gain the damage increase for its entire duration upon use. If you receive similar buffs while the summon is already active, they will not have any effect.
    • Conversely, any Physical Attack increase or Critical Damage increase effects will apply based on your current status, rather than that at the time of casting. Using Dead Hands while the summon is already active will thus still increase its damage, even though the summon itself cannot receive buffs.


Date Changes
02/12/2015 08/12/2015
  • Summon Darkness added.
02/26/2015 -
  • Combination Point gain increased from 3 to 4.
09/24/2015 03/03/2016
  • If there are no targets in the direction where player is looking at, it doesn't turn around and continues attacking its target.
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Tooltip error fixed.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage decreased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
04/25/2019 05/22/2019
  • Summon unit affected by Critical Damage and Physical/Magical Damage Increase effects.
  • Damage decreased.
08/01/2019 08/28/2019
  • Terror Eruption damage changed to physical damage.
03/26/2020 03/25/2020
  • Invisible hit removed.
  • Can only gain CP when Demon Darkness lands a successful hit.
10/08/2020 11/04/2020
  • Darkness action speed increased.
  • None

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
South Korea 서몬 다크니스 Summon Darkness
Japan サモンダークネス Summon Darkness
China (Simplified Chinese) 黑暗召唤 Darkness Summon
Germany Dämonischer Diener Demonic Servant
Spain Servidor demoníaco Demonic Servant
France Serviteur démoniaque Demonic Servant
Italy Servo demoniaco Demonic Servant
Poland Demoniczny Sługa Demonic Servant
United Kingdom Demonic Servant
Brazil Invocar Trevas Summon Darkness