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Abilities and Powers

Abilities and Powers

Cocytus is the weapon master of Nazarick - with his four arms, he is capable of expertly wielding any of his 21 different weapons. Being the Floor Guardian of the 5th Floor, he is an extremely powerful Guardian. He bears tremendous resistance to frost attacks belonging to the ice element.

He also holds some power over ice due to his Knight of Niflheim job class. In addition to that, he has the ability to perceive if someone has his attention directly focused on him. On the other hand, he is able to make use of his tail as an offensive-weapon to sweep or knock his enemies away when they attempt to attack him from behind.[1]

From the perspective of a weapon user, his attacks are the strongest in Nazarick. In other words, according to Ainz, Cocytus is said to possess the greatest attack power when using a weapon.[2] This coincides with the fact that his skill and ability are entirely specialized in the use of various weapons.

In addition, Cocytus' exoskeleton is also his armor, which could be strengthened with the increase of his level and the use of data crystal. At the same time, it possesses resistance against fire. The good thing about Cocytus' weaponized body is the convenience of not needing to replace the equipment should it be damaged as it would be repaired when his HP is restored. It wouldn’t drop upon death like normal equipment and it provides Cocytus with many benefits. While so, his defenses cannot be breached by someone whose level is below him.

However, the drawback is also apparent. His exoskeleton's hardness, toughness, and other stats are comparatively lower than player equipment of a similar level. It is almost impossible for a level 100 weaponized body like Cocytus' to reach the stats of divine level equipment.[3]

In the Sorcerer Kingdom, Cocytus's scope of work has increased by a wide margin. He is now in charge of commanding, managing, and training the Sorcerer Kingdom’s army, which consists mostly of the undead, but also includes various types of demi-humans and a small number of humans.[4]


  • Cutting Wind: A single-target [Wind] physical attack move that can be used on a foe.
  • Demi-Human Killing: A single-target physical attack that has increased damage against demi-human beings.
  • Frost Breath
  • Ice Pillar
  • Kulika Blade (俱利伽羅劍): Mainly used in chain-combos after certain skills.
  • Piercing Icicle
  • Rakshasa
  • Razor Edge
  • Self-Enhancement: It increases the user's [Wind] damage.
  • Smite Frost Burn
  • Vidyārāja Strike (明王擊)
  • Acalanātha Strike (不動明王擊)
  • Acala's Sword: It's an AoE Physical attack that deals damage to multiple foes.[5]
  • Yakshanarata[6]


  • Frost Aura: This aura makes Cocytus' surroundings extremely cold, dealing continuous ice damage and negative conditions to those in his vicinity. While he can suppress its effects and range, he is unable to completely deactivate this aura and this can cover a 100-meter radius circle. The extreme cold can cover at least a radius of around 25 meters.
  • Unnamed Ability: It can temporarily nullify the attack of weakly enchanted weapons from harming Cocytus.

Main Equipment

Cocytus’s equipment granted him resistance to fear and mind-affecting effects originating from external sources.[7] He is also equipped with items that helps him resist long-ranged attacks from afar.


  • When attempting to measure their strength, excluding Rubedo, there are three who are considered to be the top among the warrior classes. Cocytus has an advantage against Albedo, but not against Sebas. Sebas is strong against Cocytus, but not against Albedo. Albedo can probably win against Sebas, but not against Cocytus.[8]
  • According to Ainz, when dealing with a caster's group of summoned minions, Cocytus would probably kite the summons towards the summoner to bring the both of them into his range before striking them down.[9]


  1. Overlord Volume 04 Chapter 5: The Freezing God
  2. Overlord Volume 01 Chapter 2: Floor Guardians
  3. Overlord Volume 08 Side Story 2: A Day in Nazarick
  4. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 1: An Unexpected Move
  5. Mass for the Dead
  6. Overlord Volume 4 Special Drama CD: The Sealed Evil Tree Arc
  7. Overlord Volume 04 Chapter 4: The Dawn of Despair
  8. Overlord Blu-ray 01 Special: The Emissary of the King
  9. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 4: Well-Prepared Traps


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