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Death Icon IS.png Death (呪殺?, lit. "curse kill"), also known as Darkness (暗黒, Ankoku)? (闇, Yami)?, and known as Curse (呪怨, Juen)? in Persona 5, is a spell type in the series and the most recurring line of Dark Spells. Death spells usually focus on inflicting instant death on the enemy, though exceptions do exist.

Expel is the Light counterpart to Death.

General Spells[]

Mudo is the general death elemental spell.

Death skills are always in some way or other automatically blocked by bosses, in order to prevent them from being used to instantly kill the bosses. In games where the only Dark damaging skills are Death skills such as in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and Persona 3, all bosses will have an innate void against Dark.

In Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse, Death skills do regular damage, but will instantly kill enemies during Smirk. If a boss is targeted by a Death skill from a character with Smirk, it will do critical damage instead of instantly killing it.

Name Japanese/Romaji Power Target
Mudo ムド
Low odds fatal 1 enemy
Mamudo マハムド
Low odds fatal All enemies
Mudoon ムドオン
High odds fatal 1 enemy
Mamudoon マハムドオン
High odds fatal All enemies

Specific spells[]

Name Power Target
Die For Me!
Very high odds of Fatal All enemies
Paral Eyes Paralyzes target 1 enemy
Petra Eyes /
Stone Gaze
Petrifies target 1 enemy
Death Road /
Hell's Eye
Kills target 1 enemy
Bael's Curse Inflicts Fly ailment 1 enemy
Blood Thief /
Blood Suck
Inflicts Bat ailment 1 enemy

Game Specific[]

Shin Megami Tensei: if... Exclusive[]

Name Effect Target
Wire Breath Inflicts Bind ailment Multiple enemies
Sol Cluster Kills target 1 enemy

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Exclusive[]

  • The status ailment "stone" is affiliated with the Death element.
Name Power Target
Evil Gaze HP reduces to 1 1 enemy
Hell Gaze High odds fatal 1 enemy
Death Flies Almighty heavy damage + 100% Death fatal all enemies

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Exclusive[]

Name Power Target
Darkness 100% Fatal, Mem Aleph Only Entire Party

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Exclusive[]

Name Power Target
Glimmering Eye Chance to petrify Lowest level enemy

Megami Ibunroku Persona and Persona 5 Exclusive[]

  • "Eiha" (エイハ*)? is Japanese for "Shadow Wave" (影波, Eiha)?, in contrast to Kouha (Light Wave).
  • All Death skills in Persona 5 are instead classified as "Curse" type. All common Curse skills in Persona 5 do not inflict any ailment.
  • In Megami Ibunroku Persona, Maeiha dealt heavy Death damage each turn, in Persona 5 this was changed to light damage each turn, its old role being replaced by Maeigaon.
Skill Japanese/Romaji Effect
Eiha エイハ
Light Death damage each turn (1 foe)
Baeiha バイエイハ
Medium Death damage each turn (area)
Maeiha マハエイハ
Heavy Death damage each turn (all foes)

Persona 2 series specific[]

Name Power Target
Stagnant Air Light All enemies
Curse Medium All enemies
Dark Verdict Heavy + fatal All enemies
Omega Cluster Special, fatal All enemies
Chaos Element Special All enemies

Persona 5 specific[]

  • All Death skills in Persona 5 are instead classified as "Curse" type.
Skill Japanese/Romaji Effect
Eiha エイハ
Light Curse damage each turn (1 foe)
Eiga エイガ
Medium Curse damage each turn (1 foe)
Eigaon エイガオン
Heavy Curse damage each turn (1 foe)
Maeiha マハエイハ
Light Curse damage each turn (all foes)
Maeiga マハエイガ
Medium Curse damage each turn (all foes)
Maeigaon マエイガオン
Heavy Curse damage each turn (all foes)

Digital Devil Saga series specific[]

Name Power Target
Curse Inflict ailment - cursed 1 enemy
Blood Curse Inflict ailment - cursed All enemies
Wicked Curse Medium + cursed All enemies
Millennia Curse Instantly kills or curses all enemies.
(3 Death or Mudo Skills)
All enemies
Stone Gaze Petrifies target 1 enemy
Petrifier Chance to petrify all enemies.
(Combo is Stone Gaze + -nda skill)
All enemies


Game Icons


The glyphs which are employed in the visual effects of the Mudo spells and Magatsu Mandala are Siddhaṃ script. It is commonly seen in "Womb Realm Seed Mandala" (胎蔵界種子曼荼羅).

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