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Embrace the Darkness

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Embrace the Darkness

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Demon
Embrace the Darkness.png
 → Resist the Darkness.png
Training cost
9 Hero points
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  5 Energy  -6 Upkeep  3 Recharge time  
Embrace the Darkness

Legendary Demon. Summon the power of the legendary demon to transform into a powerful avatar. Pulse torment to nearby foes. Using skills that cost energy increases the torment applied on the next pulse.

Damage.png Damage: 80 (0.3)?
Torment.png Torment (5s): 110 Damage, 159 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Torment.png Torment (6s): 132 Damage, 191 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Torment.png2 Additional Torment (5s): 220 Damage, 318 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Torment.png2 Additional Torment (6s): 264 Damage, 382 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Torment.png Additional Torment (6s): 132 Damage, 191 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Field: Dark

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Corruption Corruption

Salvation Salvation

  • Generous Abundance Generous Abundance — Heal allies around yourself when using a Legend skill. Heal allies around Ventari's Tablet when using a Legendary Centaur skill. Dragon Facet skills and Ventari's Will cannot activate this trait.

Devastation Devastation


  • The dark type field has a maximum duration of 3 minutes and 18 seconds, damage and torment pulses, however, will not stop.
  • Mallyx occasionally shouts "Now you shall witness true ultimate power!" on use. This is a direct quote that he used in the original Guild Wars.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 08, 2021
  • Reduced the duration of applied torment from 5.5 seconds to 5 seconds in PvE only.
May 11, 2021
  • Reduced torment duration from 6 seconds to 5.5 seconds in PvE only.
March 04, 2020
  • Reduced additional torment stacks after using an energy skill from 2 to 1 in PvP only.
October 01, 2019
  • Lowered the recharge from 10 seconds to 3 seconds.
July 16, 2019
  • This skill is now a mobile dark field.
  • Increased recharge to 10 seconds.
  • This skill no longer grants a stat increase and is no longer unblockable and unblindable.
  • The amount of torment applied per pulse is unchanged, but using a skill that costs energy now increases the stacks of torment applied on the next pulse by 2.
  • This skill now deals a small amount of damage each pulse.
July 10, 2018
  • Reduced the energy upkeep of this skill from 7 to 6 energy per second. Reduced the casting time of this skill by approximately 0.25 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the attribute bonus from 10% to 15% in PvP and WvW.
July 28, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to be instantly activated.
July 26, 2016
  • This skill now applies and removes stacks of Hardening Persistence correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented torment from being applied to downed enemies.
February 23, 2016
  • This skill will now deliver an attack instead of piercing all defenses.
  • The skill remains unblockable and will ignore blindness, but it will no longer pierce evasion.
December 15, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this ability to be active while not in legendary demon stance.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Embrace the Darkness has been added to the game.


  • When the player uses this skill, their character's appearance changes to a dark purple skin and their face to Mallyx's/a Margonite's face with blinking eyes.