Type: Supplementary / Offensive
Rank: B-S (S rank)
Range: Short - Long
Damage: 40 - 80
Description: The Dark Arts, also known as Dark Magic, refers to any type of magic that is mainly used to cause harm, control, or even death to the victim. The Dark Arts are not necessarily "evil", just because it's labelled "dark". While the Dark Arts have a bad reputation, overall, dark magic is not, by definition, "evil" magic. A Dark spell is primarily defined as any spell that consistently affects the object in a negative manner, usually associated with varying levels of discomfort.
Dark spells can be classified into three groups: jinxes, hexes, & curses. These groups form a hierarchy, with jinxes at the base, hexes in-between, and curses at the top. The further one ascends up this hierarchy, the more wicked, the stronger, the longer-lasting and the less reversible the Dark spell's effects appear to be.
Ebublio Jinx: - Supplementary
The Ebublio Jinx ( Ebublio ) is a jinx that entraps the target in a very large bubble that absorbs physical force, allowing it to survive attacks of equal rank and lower. Appearing as a brilliant purple jet of light accompanied by purple flame and smoke, when the spell lands a bubble rapidly expands from the point of contact to envelop the target. While it is able to absorb physical force, it is vulnerable to energy based attacks. If the item targeted is within short range, the user is able to create the bubble around said object nonverbally and without a wand.
Leg-Locker Jinx: - Supplementary
The Leg-Locker Jinx ( Locomotor Mortis ) is a hex that is used to bind the legs of the victim together. Similar to the Impediment Jinx, the Leg Lock Jinx renders the target's leg muscles to “freeze” up, preventing movement. In certain scenarios where the opponent is moving, by binding their legs, this jinx can cause them to fall over with great force from their momentum. The effects are short lasting, however, never lasting more than a single turn, and can be countered by overpowering it with raw physical power. The target can still mold chakra, however; it’s just that his muscles become unable to move
Flagrante Hex: - Supplementary/Offensive
The Flagrante Hex ( Flagrante ) is a Hex that causes objects to emit searing heat when touched. An object bewitched in this way will burn not only flesh, but material as well, causing second degree burns on contact and melting through bones within minutes. Protecting against this curse is difficult, as there are no outward signs of its use though once it's effects only apply to things it touches. This can be applied through direct contact with an object, hexing it and then removing contact with the object with it's effects being triggered or through release of a orange jet of energy. Year 6 and up Kisei are able to add the effects of Flagrante to other spells or jutsu remotely at the cost of a jutsu per turn and can only be done three times per fight. It can only be applied to techniques which physically travel (so not genjutsu) and only to techniques which can travel at speeds that can be reacted to (cannot be applied to hindering sound or anything instant). Can only be used overall 5 times, each with a turn break in between.
Reductor Hex: - Defensive/Offensive
The Reductor Hex ( Reducto ) is a hex that can be used to blast solid objects into pieces.This spell differs from Bombardment as Bombardment creates an explosion through force; Reductor insteads heats the object until expands through heat, reducing it's form into ashes, rapidly heating through and melting it as the heat causes the spontaneous combustion. This can only be used four times with a one turn break in between each use. This cannot be applied to the opponent's clothing or anything on their person.
Sectumsempra Curse: - Defensive/Offensive
Sectumsempra ( Sectumsempra ) is a curse whose effect is the equivalent of an "invisible" sword; it is used to slash the victim from a distance, causing rather deep wounds. The slash follows the user's wand movements to release a jet of black energy. The jet of energy travels from the wand, towards the intended target, and cuts into them to deal a deep wound upon contact. Due to the depths of the cut, the victim’s run the risk of dying from blood loss if medic treatment is not applied in time, if the wounds are not instantly fatal. Though the aforementioned medjutsu may heal the wounds and may prevent scars, any body parts that have been severed by this curse cannot be grown back ( a trait of dark magic's permanent effects ). This can only be used 4 times, each with a two turn usage limit in between uses. This also can only be used up to mid range, it's effectiveness and lethality raised through closeness. After using, the user cannot use S rank Dark Arts and higher next turn.
Crucio Curse: - Defensive/Offensive
The Cruciatus Curse ( Crucio ) is a curse and one of the most powerful and sinister spells known to wizardkind. When cast successfully, the curse inflicts intense, excruciating pain on the victim. To successfully perform this curse, merely uttering the incantation is not enough. The wizard or witch must possess a deep desire to cause the victim pain and strike the opponent with a red jet of energy. This curse seemingly targets specific parts of the opponent's brain when landed, overloading the pain receptors with intense and great unimaginable pain. This pain is so intense that the target cannot react rationally while under it's effects. In order to sustain the pain, the user cannot use any other jutsu or attacks while it's in use. Doing so will cause the curse to end, leaving the target aching but conscious. This can only be used 3 times, each with a two turn usage limit in between uses. This also can only be used up to mid range and no S rank Dark Arts and higher next turn.
Avada Kedavra: -Offensive
The Killing Curse ( Avada Kedavra ) is a curse and one of the most powerful and sinister spells known to wizardkind. When cast successfully on a living person or creature, the curse causes a quick, painless death, without any signs of violence on the outside body. This happens
by the spell having being so comprised of mahou that when it strikes the opponent, it passes through the body, the energy destroying the heart on a cellular level while blasting them backwards 10 meters. However, one may dodge the green bolt or block it with a physical barrier of equal power. An explosion of green fire may result if the spell hits something other than a living target. The Avada Kedavra curse is recognizable by the flash of green light and the rushing noise emitted from the caster's wand. When the curse hits a living, organic target, it is capable of killing them without noticeable, outwards injury. However, when this curse hits an inanimate target, it produces short range greenish explosions of small fire. Can only be used twice per opponent, preventing usage for 3 turns after usage and no S rank and higher Dark Arts for two turns.
Note: Nearly all Dark Arts take the form of projectiles of mahou, and can be defended against like any other jutsu. For those that do not need to physically travel, their methods of defense varies based on the spell used.
Note: S rank applications are usable only by Year 5 Kisei and higher, A rank by Year 4, etc.
Note: Dark Wizards can use Hexes and Curses while Light Wizards can only use Jinxes.
Note: Specific restrictions for each spell are listed in each’s description.
Note: Only usable by members of the Kisei Clan.