From the Nightfall manual:

"Outside the world we know, other dimensions exist, realms beyond what we can see and experience. Human residents of Tyria, Cantha, and Elona know that when they die, their souls pass on into the Mists, the realm of the afterlife. Some spirits linger in this world, or find ways to walk back into the realm of flesh...yet there are other creatures who watch them and wait, drawn to the energy of countless souls."
"Sometimes souls are not enough. In dimensions alien to the physical world, sentient entities scheme of ways to enter the realm of flesh, dreaming of the havoc they can wreak. Just as ghosts can defy death by returning to the land of the living, demons find ways into our world, where they feast on suffering, despair, and the vital energy of intelligent creatures."
"Demons are more than creatures of the Mists—they are made from the Mists themselves, bits of etheric matter that have gained malignant sentience and power. Whether they appear as monstrous humanoids, bestial abominations, or radically inhuman horrors, they share many of the same aspirations: the strong consume or dominate the weak, reveling in their feasts and victimization. As they are not native to the real world, demons hold an abiding hatred of its denizens. They are also ruthlessly intelligent, more than willing to enter into arrangements that allow them to routinely prey on humans and other foolish living creatures."

Known Subtypes


Region Army Creature Trophy
Guild Wars Prophecies
"Nightfallen Tomb" Torment creatures2 Warrior-icon-small28 Grasp of Insanity
Mesmer-icon-small24 Scythe of Chaos
Guild Wars Factions
Shing Jea Island Nightmare Horde Assassin-icon-small9 Lesser Oni Oni Talon
Assassin-icon-small16 Oni Oni Claw
Kaineng City Shiro'ken Warrior-icon-small28Shiro'ken Warrior1
Ranger-icon-small28 Shiro'ken Ranger1
Monk-icon-small28 Shiro'ken Monk
Necromancer-icon-small28 Shiro'ken Necromancer
Mesmer-icon-small28 Shiro'ken Mesmer
Elementalist-icon-small28 Shiro'ken Elementalist
Assassin-icon-small28 Shiro'ken Assassin1
Ritualist-icon-small28 Shiro'ken Ritualist
Soul Stone
Echovald Forest Nightmare Horde Assassin-icon-small28 Oni Keen Oni Claw
The Jade Sea Nightmare Horde Assassin-icon-small28 Oni Keen Oni Talon
Assassin-icon-small28 Shadow of Kanaxai n/a
The Deep Nightmare Horde NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Death
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Decay
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Depletion
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Exposure
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Failure
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Fear
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Lethargy
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Pain
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Scorpions
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Shadows
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Soothing
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Surrender
NA-icon-small28 Kanaxai Aspect of Torment
NA-icon-small30 Kanaxai
Assassin-icon-small24 Oni of the Deep
Guild Wars Nightfall
Istan Torment creatures Warrior-icon-small12 Grasp of Chaos  ?
The Desolation,
Realm of Torment
Margonite Warrior-icon-small24 (26) Margonite Executioner
Ranger-icon-small24 (26) Margonite Bowmaster
Monk-icon-small24 (26) Margonite Cleric
Necromancer-icon-small24 (26) Margonite Warlock
Mesmer-icon-small24 (26) Margonite Seer
Elementalist-icon-small24 (26) Margonite Sorcerer
Paragon-icon-small24 (26) Margonite Ascendant
Dervish-icon-small24 (26) Margonite Reaper
Margonite Mask
The Desolation,
Realm of Torment
Margonites Monk-icon-small28 (30) Margonite High Priest3
Paragon-icon-small28 (30) Margonite Patriarch3
Margonite Mask
Torment creatures NA-icon-small24 (26) Torment Claw
Warrior-icon-small28 (30) Blade of Corruption
Ranger-icon-small28 (30) Arm of Insanity
Monk-icon-small28 (30) Word of Madness
Necromancer-icon-small28 (30) Shadow of Fear
Mesmer-icon-small28 (30) Herald of Nightmares
Elementalist-icon-small28 (30) Rain of Terror
Paragon-icon-small28 (30) Spear of Torment
Dervish-icon-small28 (30) Scythe of Chaos
Demonic Relic
Realm of Torment Torment creatures Warrior-icon-small28 Grasp of Insanity2
Mesmer-icon-small24 Scythe of Chaos2
Elementalist-icon-small28 Wrathful Storm2
Domain of Anguish Margonites Warrior-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Vu
Ranger-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Mank
Ranger-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Tuk
Monk-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Ki
Necromancer-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Dabi
Mesmer-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Kaya
Elementalist-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Su
Paragon-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Rund
Dervish-icon-small28 Margonite Anur Ruk
Margonite Gemstone
Stygians Warrior-icon-small28 Stygian Brute
Warrior-icon-small28 Stygian Horror
Ranger-icon-small28 Stygian Fiend
Necromancer-icon-small28 Stygian Hunger
Dervish-icon-small28 Stygian Golem
Stygian Gemstone
Torment creatures Warrior-icon-small28 Flesh Tormentor
Ranger-icon-small28 Spirit Tormentor
Monk-icon-small28 Heart Tormentor
Necromancer-icon-small28 Soul Tormentor
Mesmer-icon-small28 Mind Tormentor
Elementalist-icon-small28 Mind Tormentor
Paragon-icon-small28 Sanity Tormentor
Dervish-icon-small28 Earth Tormentor
Torment Gemstone
  1. Also encountered in Unwaking Waters.
  2. Although these demons are technically torment creatures from a lore perspective, they are not considered torment creatures by the monster hunt lightbringer blessing, and are not subject to Lightbringer's Gaze.
  3. In the Desolation, Margonite High Priests and Margonite Patriarchs are only encountered during A Deal's a Deal.


  • Tortureweb Dryders are considered "demonic servants of Abaddon" by Lightbringer's Gaze, however testing on other Dryders with weapons of Demonslaying indicates that Dryders are not demons.
  • All Nightfall-exclusive Titans are considered "demonic servants of Abaddon" by Lightbringer's Gaze, however Titans are not considered demons by weapons of Demonslaying.
  • All Nightfall Shadow Army creatures are considered "demonic servants of Abaddon" by Lightbringer's Gaze, however Shadow Army creatures are not considered demons by weapons of Demonslaying.
  • Creatures which drop Demonic Remains and Demonic Fangs and creatures referred to as "demons" or "demonic" by in-game dialogue are not necessarily demons from a game mechanics perspective.
  • Lightbringer skills treat many non-demon creatures in Nightfall as "demonic servants of Abaddon", see the Lightbringer rank article for details.
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