Durza (born as the human Carsaib) was a Shade in the service of Galbatorix, the main antagonist in Eragon, the first book in the Inheritance series, as well as the 2006 film of the same name. He was one of Eragon's primary adversaries and one of two Shades in Alagaësia during Eragon's time: the other being Varaug, though they were not alive at the same time.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 9-B physically. At least 8-B with magic

Name: Durza, Carsaib (As human)

Origin: Inheritance Cycle

Gender: Male

Classification: Human (Formerly), Shade

Powers and Abilities: Expert Swordsman, Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 1 and 3), Magic, Fire Manipulation, Telepathy, Mind/Memory Manipulation, Mind Control, Teleportation, Telekinesis, Enhanced Senses (A Shade could see as clearly at night as they could during the day and track scents at great distances), Extrasensory Perception, Dream Manipulation (Movie only), Regeneration (Probably Mid to Mid-High, can only be killed by being stabbed through the heart), Immortality, Energy Projection, Forcefield Creation, Immense pain tolerance; Any seemingly fatal wound simply causes a Shade to reappear elsewhere, completely healed and stronger than before, Resistance against Mind Manipulation

Attack Potency: At least Wall level physically (Comparable to Athletic Elves and should be as strong as Eragon after his Transformation). At least City Block level with magic (Likely comparable to Varaug, who could fight both Arya and Eragon at the same time)

Lifting Strength: Probably Class 1+ via powerscaling (Comparable to Eragon)

Striking Strength: At least Wall level via powerscaling (Comparable to Eragon)

Speed: At least Subsonic via powerscaling (Comparable to Eragon)

Durability: At least Wall level. At least City Block level with protection spells (Comparable to Eragon)

Stamina: Superhuman (Like any Shade, he can fight or run for days)

Standart Equipment: Sword

Range: Extended melee range, several dozen meters with magic (Magic is affected by distance), at least citywide with Telepathy

Intelligence: High (A master of sorcery)

Weaknesses: A Shade can be killed by being stabbed through the heart

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Garjzla: This spell was used by the Shade Durza in the prologue to Eragon in which he raised his hand and uttered the word, causing a ball of red fire to spring from his palm and smite Arya, who collapsed. He then used this spell to quickly kill several Urgals.
  • Boetk istalrí: Used by Durza to ignite a quarter-mile of forest.
  • Mental Attack: Durze can attack other peoples mind, while simultaneously using his sword and if he successfully invaded a person's mind, he can read their thought, memories, movements and control them.


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