High School DxD Wiki
High School DxD Wiki

Dress Break, also known as Clothes Collapse, is a technique developed and put to use by Issei Hyoudou.


While training in preparation for Rias' Rating Game against Riser Phenex, Issei invented the technique to fight against Riser's peerage, which consisted entirely of girls. Following its creation, it became one of the two signature moves of Issei that he uses against female opponents, along with Pailingual.


Dress Break has the ability to strip women of their clothing by touching the clothes. To use Dress Break, Issei first comes into contact with his target, after which a magic circle appears at the point of contact. Finally, Issei triggers the Dress Break with a snap of his fingers.[1] Aside from clothing, Issei can also remove any magic or techniques covering the female body as well, as shown when he removed the restraints binding Asia Argento,[2] and the holy swords covering Jeanne's body.[3] A variation of the spell can be used to peel fruits and vegetables.

Dress Break can also be used to solely "strip" women of the effects of spells or abilities that have been used against them, such as mind manipulation.[4] Issei hopes to someday combine both variation into one.


Ver. B (Body)

This move is used to "strip" women by destroying their clothes and/or armor.

Ver. A (Astral)

This move is used to "strip" women by destroying the effects of spells or abilities that have been used against them.

Dress Break DxD

Dress Break DxD, an enhanced version of the spell augmented by the Diabolos Dragon armor, by using his Dragon God aura, he can halt his target’s movement. While strengthening his left hand, he can destroy a female's clothes without touching it.[5]


  • In the anime, the inspiration for Issei's Dress Break came from his fight with Kalawarner, when the latter was stripped naked by the energy released from Issei's Sacred Gear when he first activated it.
  • In the anime, there was a green line linked to his hand connected to both Katase and Murayama which Issei could see, but remained invisible to others before using Dress Break.
  • Issei states that he initially could not decide between this spell or one that would allow him to see through clothing.[6]
  • Dress Break resembles the Disarming spell from Negima! (Mahō Sensei Negima!).