Dread Spikes


Covers you with magical darkness spikes. Steals HP from enemies that hit you. Ineffective against undead.


Spell cost: 78 MP
Spell element: Dark
Magic skill: Dark Magic


Casting Time: 3 seconds
Recast Time: 3 minutes
Duration: 3 minutes

Other Uses[edit]

Resale Price: ~5,040 gil

How to Obtain[edit]

Auction House Category: Scrolls > Black Magic ( )


Price: 70,560 Gil
Name Location Type
Mazween Aht Urhgan Whitegate (G-7) Standard Merchant



  • While Dread Spikes is in effect, the caster drains up to 100% of the damage inflicted upon them by a melee attack from an enemy monster, depending on their Dark Magic Skill and the level of the enemy.
    • Dread Spikes does not drain damage incurred from TP attacks.
    • Amount drained is adjusted by an enemy's magic damage reduction modifiers.
    • The HP absorbed will not generate enmity for the Dark Knight.
    • Effect is reduced to 20% during Conflict.
  • Dread Spikes effect lasts one minute, or until the caster has drained up to half of their maximum HP.
  • The Dark Knight will still be KO'd if a single attack inflicts an amount of damage that exceeds their remaining HP.

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