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Abyssal Rider
Type of Creature Demon
Mode of Travel Demonic Horses
Genders Male
Additional Features Armored, Ride demonic horses, Possess magical abilities.
Racial Status
Affiliation Hell
Occupation Demonic Cavalry
Partner(s) Demonic Horse Mount
Noticeable Members Abyssal Gladiator
Weapons Swords, Magic
First Appearance
Debut Darksiders

The Abyssal Riders, also known as the Dark Riders, are the Destroyer's Cavalry. Beneath their armor, these pitiless horsemen are cracked and pale, their flesh barely able to contain the hellfire that roils within. They can release this energy in sorcerous attacks, or channel it into phantom steeds which shriek with the agony of their riders' tortured souls. Their Horses are disgusting corpses which spout blue flames where they ride. Abyssal Riders can be stunned via a sword swipe if War is on Ruin and Ruin is charging. In general, Abyssal Riders are very difficult to defeat without Ruin. Abyssal Riders have the following attacks:

  • Their Horse will rear up and then slam its hooves down. This does the most damage.
  • The Abyssal rider will throw out a pillar of blue sorcerous energy which will travel along the ground towards War. Damage is moderate, but can be repeated.
  • The Abyssal Rider will swipe at War with his sword, often knocking him off Ruin.
  • The Abyssal Rider will charge his horse at War doing light damage.

They also appear in an armoured variant with more stamina.


After killing Silitha and giving Samael her heart, in a backtrack in the Ashlands, a special fight can be triggered during the path to reach the Iron Canopy, after the Soul Bridge.