Curse of Nihility

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This article lists generic interactions with Curse of Nihility. For interactions with uniquely-named or special buffs, or otherwise unusual interactions, see the List of Special Curse of Nihility Interactions.

Icon Buff 2010011.png Curse of Nihility is a special debuff effect that removes certain buffs on adventurers and nullifies their effects for a certain amount of time. It is primarily used by bosses in the Rise of the Sinister Dominion and the Trials of the Mighty quests.

Mechanics

  • Affected buffs will be removed entirely when Curse of Nihility is inflicted.
  • Using skills and triggering abilities that grant affected buffs will not grant them if Curse of Nihility is active. Any Icon Skill 044.png Buff Zones that grant affected buffs will also not grant them while Curse of Nihility is active.
    • However, for abilities that count the amount of buff zones an adventurer or enemy is standing in, the buff zones will still be counted.
    • For example:
      • 110365 01 r05.png Nevin's Icon Skill 151.png Magnus ApocalypseLv. 2: Deals 1 hit of 1000% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies, and decreases the remaining time of Locked Sigil by 60 seconds if the attack connects.

        During Sigil Released, this skill instead deals 1 hit of 1000% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies plus a number of additional hits of shadow damage to nearby enemies equal to the number of buff zones they're standing in. Damage dealt by those hits is 300% for user-created buff zones and 100% for buff zones created by allies.

        If this skill is used as a Shared Skill, it always uses the Sigil Released variant. [7500 SP]
        will still deal extra hits to enemies in nullified buff zones.
      • 110307 02 r05.png Dragonyule Victor's Icon Ability 1010011.png Holiday AidLv. 2: Using Chuting Stars while in a buff zone restores the user's HP with 50% Recovery Potency. will still heal him if he uses Icon Skill 190.png Chuting StarsLv. 2: Deals 1 hit of 2500% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies, and deals additional hits to enemies in buff zones created by both the user and other adventurers. Damage dealt by those hits is 1 hit of 500% shadow damage per buff zone that the enemy is standing in. [6017 SP] while standing in nullified buff zones.
  • Curse of Nihility cannot be removed by shapeshifting.
    • However, if an adventurer is already in dragon form without Curse of Nihility, Curse of Nihility cannot be applied upon them for the duration of their dragon.
    • Adventurers that use Hybrid Transformation, such as 110360 01 r05.png Tiki or 100007 07 r05.png Gala Notte, can also avoid Curse of Nihility by being in their transformed state.
    • Adventurers that use Dragondrive or Partner Summon are NOT able to avoid Curse of Nihility by being in their transformed state.
    • Skills that are modified after shapeshifting, such as 110021 03 r04.png Dragonyule Xainfried's Icon Skill 023.png Breath of the YuletideLv. 3: Deals 1 hit of 889% wind damage to enemies directly ahead, and raises the dragon gauge by 90 DP if the attack connects.

      After the user has shapeshifted once, this skill will raise the dragon gauge by 130 DP instead. [7634 SP]
      , will become reverted to their pre-shapeshift version if Curse of Nihility is active.
  • Curse of Nihility is a debuff, and as such can be cleansed with self-debuff removal, such as 110326 01 r05.png Natalie's Icon Skill 051.png Clean SlateLv. 2: Removes all debuffs from the user.

    If the user's HP is below 30% of max HP when using this skill, increases the user's strength by 20% for 15 seconds.

    If the user's HP is above or equal to 30% of max HP, reduces their HP to 20% of max HP and grants them a one-use divergent shield that nullifies damage less than 80% of the user's maximum HP. Divergent shields can stack with ordinary shields. [6000 SP]
    .
  • Passive boosts to strength and defense, such as boosts from Wyrmprints like 400076 01.png Crystalian Envoy
    Icon Rarity 5.png Crystalian Envoy
    Affinity: -
    HP: 91   Strength: 29
    Abilities
    Icon Ability 1020002.png HP 70% = Strength +13%
    and 400429 01.png Memory of a Friend
    Icon Rarity 5.png Memory of a Friend
    Affinity: Icon Union 06.png Lance's Boon
    HP: 88   Strength: 32
    Abilities
    Icon Ability 1020002.png Flurry Strength +20%
    , will still grant the user strength while their respective conditions are met. This is because these prints' effects are not visible buffs and thus aren't affected. In other words, passive boosts are always immune.
    • This does not include wyrmprints with Doublebuff/Resilient/Last/Slayer's/Striker's/Dragon's abilities, as they provide buffs which will be removed.

Curse of Nihility will remove and nullify the effects of the following buffs, unless specifically stated otherwise:

Some immune exceptions include:

  • Icon Ability 1010152.png Surge of Strength
  • Icon Ability 1010170.png Critical Damage Surge
  • Icon Buff 2050129.png Primal Dragalia
  • Icon Buff 1021001.pngIcon Buff 1021002.pngIcon Buff 1021003.pngIcon Buff 1021004.pngIcon Buff 1021005.png Elemental Damage Up originating from dragon abilities (such as from 210134 01.png Gala Reborn Poseidon)
  • Icon Buff 2050041.pngIcon Buff 2050060.pngIcon Buff 2050064.pngIcon Buff 2050091.pngOverdamage
  • Icon Buff 1080001.pngIcon Buff 1080002.pngIcon Buff 1080004.pngIcon Buff 1080005.pngIcon Buff 1080006.pngIcon Buff 1080010.pngIcon Buff 1080012.pngIcon Buff 1080014.pngAffliction Chance Up
  • Icon Buff 1020001.png HP Up
  • Icon Buff 2060001.png HP Regen originating from adventurer, dragon, or weapon abilities/skills
  • Icon Skill 044.png Buff Zones that grant HP Regen (such as from 100002 06 r05.png Wedding Elisanne)
  • Icon Buff 2010002.png Life Steal
  • Icon Buff 1020004.png Recovery Potency Up
  • Icon Buff 2010004.png Skill Shift
    • However, stances such as 110010 01 r05.png Mikoto's Icon Skill 002.png Ravenous FireLv. 4: Deals 2 hits of 910% flame damage to enemies directly ahead, and activates "Flare Stance" for 20 seconds if the attack connects. During Flare Stance, the user's strength is increased by 10% and gives access to Ravenous Fire (Flare).

      Ravenous Fire (Flare) deals 3 hits of 685% flame damage, ends Flare Stance, and activates "Ruin Stance" for 15 seconds. During Ruin Stance, the user's strength is increased by 15%, adds 30% to the modifier applied to their critical damage, and gives access to Ravenous Fire (Ruin).

      Ravenous Fire (Ruin) deals 3 hits of 517% and 1 hit of 776% flame damage, and activates "Ruin Stance" for 15 seconds. [4500 SP]
      and 110348 01 r04.png Hanabusa's Icon Skill 004.png Dance of BladesLv. 3: Deals 1 hit of 1130% light damage to enemies directly ahead and activates "Dragon Dance" for 20 seconds if the skill connects. During Dragon Dance, this skill is upgraded to Dance of Blades (Dragon Dance).

      Dance of Blades (Dragon Dance) has a reduced SP cost of 2567, deals 1 hit of 1382% light damage to enemies directly ahead and if it connects, ends Dragon Dance and activates "Tiger Dance" for 15 seconds, granting access to Dance of Blades (Tiger Dance).

      Dance of Blades (Tiger Dance) has a reduced SP cost of 2567 and deals 1 hit of 1633% light damage to enemies directly ahead. If the skill connects, Tiger Dance will end. [2840 SP]
      are still nullified.
  • Icon Buff 2050047.pngIcon Buff 2050049.png Locked Sigil and Sigil Released
  • Icon Buff 1020010.png Damage Reduction
    • However, the Damage Reduction from 100015 05 r05.png Gala Chelle's buff zone is nullified.
  • Icon Buff 1020011.pngIcon Buff 1020012.pngIcon Buff 1020013.pngIcon Buff 1020014.pngIcon Buff 1020015.pngIcon Ability 1010075.png Elemental Res Up
  • Icon Buff 1020020.png Shield and Divergent Shield
  • Icon Buff 2050133.png Damage Diffusion
  • Icon Buff 2010003.png Knockback Immunity
  • Icon Ability 1020041.png Reflexive Evasion
  • Amp effects
  • Altered Force Strike buffs, such as 110064 01 r04.png Yachiyo's Icon Skill 030.png Peerless HeartLv. 2: Activates "Dauntless Spirit." The user's next force strike will deal extra damage. [4139 SP]

Buffs that are unique to certain adventurers or dragons could be nullified or immune - this is determined on a case-by-case basis. For more details, see List of Special Curse of Nihility Interactions.

Cleansers

Skills that remove Curse of Nihility

Name Adventurers with Skill Weapons with Skill Dragons with Skill
Icon Skill 051.png Clean SlateLv. 2: Removes all debuffs from the user.

If the user's HP is below 30% of max HP when using this skill, increases the user's strength by 20% for 15 seconds.

If the user's HP is above or equal to 30% of max HP, reduces their HP to 20% of max HP and grants them a one-use divergent shield that nullifies damage less than 80% of the user's maximum HP. Divergent shields can stack with ordinary shields. [6000 SP]
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Abilities that remove Curse of Nihility

Name Might Value Adventurers with Ability Wyrmprints with Ability Dragons with Ability Weapons with Ability
Icon Ability 1010011.png Emergency Repairs I 60 - - -
Icon Ability 1010011.png Emergency Repairs II 80 - - -