Dread Spikes is a recurring ability in the series.
Dread Spikes is a Black Magic spell learned by Dark Knights. When cast, the spell will cover the player in spikes for 60 seconds, draining HP from enemies who use melee attacks against the player. The spell does not work against undead, and will halt if half the player's maximum HP is absorbed.
Dread Spikes is a passive ability that allows one to sometimes counter with Drain. It can be used by DemiVampire.