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D4 Poison Example

A poisoned Sludge in Disgaea 4.

Poison is one of the Status Ailments that can be inflicted on characters.


It's represented by small purple bubbles(before Disgaea 5) or a purple skull(since Disgaea 5) above a character's head. Units affected by it take damage equal to 20% of their max HP(10% in Disgaea 1) at the start of their turn. Units that were defending before the start of their turn will only lose half the normal amount of HP(so 5% max HP in Disgaea 1, and 10% in subsequent games).

Units that die from Poison damage do not count as being killed by someone, meaning they won't give EXP/Mana and won't increase kill counts.


Two Specialists deal with the Poison ailment:

  • Having a Pharmacist on any equipment increases a character's resistance to the Poison status by 1% per level.
  • Having an Alchemist on any equipment gives a character's normal attacks a chance to inflict Poison by 1% per level.

Methods to inflict Poison[]

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness[]

  • Poison Arrow (Bow skill)
  • Prinny Dance (Prinny skill)
  • Camaraderie (Faery skill)
  • Zombie Puke (Undead skill)
  • Hell Pepper (Winged skill)
  • Putrid Breath (Treant skill)

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories[]

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice[]

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten[]

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance[]

  • Poison Party Mist (Hedler's Overload)
  • Strange Shot (Archer skill)
  • Curse Storm (Sorcerer skill)
  • All of Sludge's unique and Magichange skills
  • Poisonous Matter (Sludge Evility)
  • Lepidoptera (Winged Warrior skill)
  • Poison Jet Mist (Winged Warrior Magichange skill)
  • Rotten Headbutt (Undead skill)
  • Resident Undead (Undead skill)
  • Zombie Critical (Undead Magichange skill)
  • Corpse Bear Attack (Undead Dual Magichange skill)
  • Flying Spore Shot (Fairy Dual Magichange skill)
  • Poison Fox Dance (Nine-Tails Dual Magichange skill)