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{{Quote|For now I find this power gained is more unto a curse. My spirit burns with every spell and each irreverent verse. Despite this strength and knowledge earned, I have paid a heavy toll. Never should’ve traded power for my own immortal soul.|''[[The Initiate]]'' (excerpt)|Diablo II}}
 
{{Quote|For now I find this power gained is more unto a curse. My spirit burns with every spell and each irreverent verse. Despite this strength and knowledge earned, I have paid a heavy toll. Never should’ve traded power for my own immortal soul.|''[[The Initiate]]'' (excerpt)|Diablo II}}
 
[[File:Triune demon summoning-cropped.jpg|thumb|A demon being summoned into a mortal body]]
 
[[File:Triune demon summoning-cropped.jpg|thumb|A demon being summoned into a mortal body]]
'''Demonic Magic''' is a type of magic. Demons can be summoned to the physical plane through this method.<ref name = "LoDM">''[[Diablo II: Lord of Destruction]] Manual''</ref> Blood and human flesh can be used to bolster this magic.<ref name = "Command">''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Command from Cultist Grand Inquisitor]]''</ref> Use of demonic magic taints the blood of humans using it.<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Cultist Blood]]''</ref> Through the process of summoning, a demon can possess the shell of a human.<ref name = "BoA"/>
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'''Demonic Magic''' is a type of magic. Demons can be summoned to the physical plane through this method.<ref name = "LoDM">''[[Diablo II: Lord of Destruction]] Manual''</ref> Blood and human flesh can be used to bolster this magic.<ref name = "Command">''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Command from Cultist Grand Inquisitor]]''</ref> Use of demonic magic taints the blood of humans using it.<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Cultist Blood]]''</ref>
   
Centuries ago, when using demonic magic, it was common to invoke lesser demons and subdue them in order to gain their power. Fooled by these [[Demon Imp|creatures']] small stature, sorcerers underestimated their powers and often summoned them to serve as familiars. Once lulled into trusting these demons, the master would find their will subjugated by that of their "servant," who would then vivisect him and create numerous homunculi from the pieces.<ref>[http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/monsters/act5-demonimp.shtml Demon Imp], ''The Arreat Summit''. Accessed on 2014-08-12</ref> [[Adria]] detailed the preferred method of summoning demons. One should never attempt to summon a demon alone. Instead, the summoning should be conducted in a group consisting of three, four, or seven individuals (representing the [[Prime Evils]], [[Lesser Evils]], and [[Great Evils|combination of the two]] respectively).<ref name = "BoA"/>
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Centuries ago, when using demonic magic, it was common to invoke lesser demons and subdue them in order to gain their power. Fooled by these [[Demon Imp|creatures']] small stature, sorcerers underestimated their powers and often summoned them to serve as familiars. Once lulled into trusting these demons, the master would find their will subjugated by that of their "servant," who would then vivisect him and create numerous homunculi from the pieces.<ref>[http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/monsters/act5-demonimp.shtml Demon Imp], ''The Arreat Summit''. Accessed on 2014-08-12</ref>
   
 
Of note, magic was used to create the demonic [[Winged Fiend]]s.<ref name = "D1M"/>
 
Of note, magic was used to create the demonic [[Winged Fiend]]s.<ref name = "D1M"/>
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