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Legendary Demon Stance

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Disambig icon.png "Mallyx" redirects here. For the book on Mallyx, see The Margonite Mallyx.

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Legendary Demon Stance

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link

28376, 28494
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Legendary Demon Stance

Invoke the power of the legendary demon Mallyx the Unyielding.

— In-game description


Legendary Demon training.
Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Energy/Upkeep cost Tango-recharge-darker.png Description


Empowering Misery.png Empowering Misery 0.75¾ 5 30 Legendary Demon. Heal yourself. Heal more for each condition currently applied to you.


Pain Absorption.png Pain Absorption 0.5½ 30 0 Legendary Demon. Grant resistance to yourself and nearby allies. Absorb conditions from those allies, gaining resolution and additional resistance per condition.
Banish Enchantment.png Banish Enchantment 0.5½ 20 0 Legendary Demon. Deal damage, apply chill, and remove boons from your foe.
Call to Anguish.png Call to Anguish Not available underwater 0.75¾ 30 3 Legendary Demon. Leap toward the targeted area and pull foes toward your landing point.


Embrace the Darkness.png Embrace the Darkness 0.5½ 5 / -6 3 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.
ChainResist the Darkness.png Resist the Darkness Legendary Demon. End Embrace the Darkness early.

Related traits[edit]


Corruption Corruption

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

Invocation Invocation

Vindicator Vindicator


Upon activating Demon Stance:

Mallyx: At last, now I shall feast on their anguish!
Mallyx: Unleash me.

Idle conversations[edit]

Mallyx: Demons of Torment will hound you to death and beyond.
<Character name>: Enough of your threats. I'm not impressed.
Mallyx: I shall consume you from within.
<Character name>: Only if I'm already dead.
Mallyx: You can't hold me forever.
<Character name>: But I can hold you as long as I need to.


Primary article: gww:Mallyx

Mallyx was a powerful Margonite overlord who ruled over the Domain of Anguish. Mallyx led the last bastion of demonic servants of the fallen god Abaddon against the new Goddess of Truth, Kormir.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Swapping legends can now be done in midair.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Legendary Demon Stance has been added to the game.