All Devils ranging from High-Class to Low-Class are able to use this form of power, letting them both create and control different supernatural phenomena for different forms of combat. There are some unique demonic powers that inherited among the different 72 Pillars and the Extra Demons, which no other devils outside their respective clan are able to use. Due to their members being married to other clans, the children born form the union of fellow pure-blood devils can manifest the powers of one of their parents, as was the case with Venelana Gremory (née Bael); who married into the Gremory clan, which allowed both her children; Sirzechs Lucifer and Rias Gremory, to inherit her Power of Destruction.
In order to use demonic power, it has been described that a devil must first acquire the power of imagination, the power to create and good sense; however, the main prerequisite for all this is, is that it requires a certain amount of demonic power. Members from Noble Devil Clans such as the 72 Pillars are born with greater demonic power compared to that of normal devils to the point where it's rare for them to train in using their demonic power. Most notably the relatives and descendants of the original Four Great Satans are born with demonic power far superior to those from the 72 Pillars, with the Lucifer Clan being the strongest ones in terms of demonic power.
There are rare occasions where devils outside of the original Satans, such as the case with the current Four Great Satans have demonic power that equals or surpasses them. Another individual who was born with an immense amount of demonic power is Diehauser Belial, the current Rating Game champion, who's power is stated to be equal to the current Satans.
On much rarer occasions, Super Devils, also known as Transcendental Devils are born such as Rizevim Livan Lucifer, Sirzechs Gremory, and Ajuka Astaroth, all of whom were considered irregular devils born with demonic powers exceeding that of the original Four Great Satan, with their powers reaching and surpassing most of the Gods of other mythological factions. Sirzechs in his true form surpassed Hades, one of the Top Ten Strongest Beings in the World. Ajuka, who was said to rival Sirzechs in his true form was confident enough to restrain Shiva.
Though it is natural for demonic power to manifest in all devils from birth, there are rare cases when devil children are born unable to use their demonic power or are even bad at using demonic powers. This is even the case with High-Class Devils such as Sairaorg Bael who was both born with little to no demonic power and lacked his clan's unique power.
Due to the pride of the upper echelon of the Underworld, High-Class Devils looks down on those who're born with low demonic power, including their own family members. This was most notable with Sairaorg, a pure-blood devil from the Bael Household who was exiled by his own father in the remote regions of their territory with his mother to prevent other devils from learning about his condition.
It is possible for a devil's demonic power to be increased through constant training, but the exact method of doing so is still unknown. Outside of training, there are methods of increasing one's demonic power ranging from using Ophis' Snake or using the King Piece; a special kind of Evil Piece which enhances demonic power by a factor of 10 or 100.
Devils have a natural weakness against holy-based powers such as the light-based weapons of Angels. Devils who have higher amounts of demonic power can develop resilience against holy weapons and objects.
List of Demonic Powers
|Clan Abilities||Normal Spells||Custom Abilities||Evil Piece|
- Light Novel Volume 15, Episode Issei.1
|High School DxD|
|Abilities||Sacred Gear • Demonic Power • Holy Power • Magic • Senjutsu (Kasha) • Youjutsu • Touki • Fox Fire • Fire Breath • Outrage|
|Abilities by Species|
|Human||Sacred Gear • Magic|
|Dragon||Fire Breath • Outrage|
|Nekomata||Senjutsu (Kasha) • Youjutsu|
|High School DxD|
|Devil Clan Powers||Power of Destruction • Power of Time • Worthless • Hell Fire • Immortality • Hole • Crack • King of Flies • Sea Serpent of the End|
|Custom Demonic Powers||Sacred Gear Canceller • Kankara Formula • Absolute Defense • Dragon Shot • Dress Break • Pailingual • Nyuutron Beam Cannon|
|Evil Piece Powers||Promotion • Castling|
|Demonic Powers by Clan|
|Satan Clan Powers||King of Flies • Sea Serpent of the End|
|72 Pillars Clan Powers||Power of Destruction • Power of Time • Worthless • Hell Fire • Immortality|
|Extra Demon Clan Powers||Hole • Crack|