Darkness, opposite of the Light, is a term applied to many entities in Diablo series.

  • Demons are occasionally called "Minions of Darkness" or "forces of darkness".
  • Darkness and Evil are often interchangeable terms.
  • Demon Hunters use the power of Hatred to power their abilities, often referring to their power as Darkness.
  • Crusaders take the vow to "fight Darkness"[1]. Symbolically, they play a role of light that pierces darkness of the world[2]. They also occasionally refer to death as being claimed by Darkness.
  • "Dark" is an adjective frequently used for titles, e.g. Dark Horadrim or Dark Wanderer.
  • Darkness and Shadow are often interchangeable terms.


  1. Diablo III, Crown of the Light
  2. Diablo III, Darklight
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